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every hour

I have been rolling around with words today. saying too much. feeling so unfocused. there seems to be a lot of ideas and thoughts vying for attention from me these days. I want to keep things simple but things get complicated. complicated by the words I say or don’t. by the lateness of the day or the irritation in my […]


the secert

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”― Susan Cain create resistance artist takes action


five senses friday

this is an oldie but goodie…started on abby try again. seeing: lots of foggy and rainy mornings this earlier week. I am hoping we don’t get inot one those 15 day of rain situations again. also, seeing floor puzzles on my table and um, floors. hearing: rain. Alicia Keys’s new album. both so good. tasting: loads of grannie smith apples. […]


planner notes

this month, I finally got a handle on how to use my planner. if you can recall, I got this planner in july. at first I tried to use it like a traditional planner. then I tried to get all creative and such but none of those things worked.  it all came to a head in October when I did not […]


(maybe) back to life

if you sit at the desk long enough I don’t know what you will find maybe the world of darkness and light, that the poets speak of or maybe just a desk full of empty space   if you go out into the world long enough I don’t know what you will find maybe heartache rage and hopeful faces or […]



“you are whole. you are complete. Perfectly just as you are. today and always you are enough.” — shannon moyer-szememeyei


make your life

make your life a celebration of something– something beautiful. something soaked in fierceness and truth. something dancing with gloriousness. something that makes your spirit feel bigger. brighter.   make it less about public confession and more about love making. less about complaining and more about doing the work.   keep your hands on the ground. let your heart be opened […]


slowly creating

this November, I had the earnest stars in my eyes to work on a novel. And I did. I got up every morning and wrote for 20 minutes on a piece of fiction. there are many reasons I wanted work on a piece of fiction. I think writing fiction helps hone story-telling skills. I like reading fiction and I use […]