For the last couple of weeks I’ve been putting the final touches on my latest poetry book, Angel Toughness. I am so excited about this book.
I’m tired today. It’s been a long week and I feel it, and it shows.
I often view life as a march, one foot in front of the other while people around you either cheer or tell you that you’ll never make it. Some folks point out things like your lack of college degree or the fact that you’ve made some mistakes.
It’s a chilly, rainy day here and it’s also National Poetry Day. That prompts me to share a poem I wrote about waking up to a day like this. I find rainy days oddly comforting, so much so that I play rain sounds all day when I’m working as a way to get my mind […]
One of my most popular poems over the years has been “Read the Label,” a poem I wrote long, long ago and published in my first book, The Difference Now.
I love watching the robins appear in spring. Such a hopeful sign, and the way they hop about the yard and collect items for their nests intrigues me as well.
Spring has been trying to arrive, but I think she’s been a bit lazy. Probably vacationing in a warm place and isn’t in too much of a hurry to come up to the Midwest right now. She’s been taunting us, allowing her buddy Winter to have at it around these parts. This is a picture […]
You knew it would happen eventually! I’ve been so obsessed with glass sculptures the last few years that I just had to write a book about them.
We celebrated an anniversary this weekend.
I first started writing about emotional affairs almost a decade ago. The subject was a work assignment, and as I continued to write about it I received emails and comments from people who had gone through it.
I’m humbled today that my “This I Believe” essay is featured on the site’s homepage, along with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi. Totally blown away by that, actually.
I was recently reminded about why it was so important to tell my story. We all have stories, all of us have unique experiences that shape who we are. Some of them are positive, wonderful and funny. Some of them are negative. They involve mistreatment and abuse and sadness. I don’t believe in telling your […]