The Awakening Spring

Back in mid-March when we began this pandemic journey, I wrote a post titled “In These Times” that laid out some ideas I would use to return to self-care.  One of those was to “see that Spring had awakened”.    Living in the Northeast, Spring seems to have taken it’s time, as we drift back Read More …

The Poet’s Salvation

I generally write every morning – journaling really.  Taking that time to write a stream of consciousness with no editing and no judgement stretches my mind and soul releasing the cobwebs from overnight or the prior day and readies me for the tasks at hand. A few weeks ago, I stopped that practice.  The news Read More …

In these times…

These are interesting times. You may use a different word(s) to qualify them. I do too. Strange. Weird. Scary. Difficult. Depressing. New reality. No matter how you describe these days, like me, your anxiety may be heightened, you may be hyper-focused on the news around us, or wondering how we will survive or rise above Read More …

A new year begins…

As I sit here writing in my studio, a light snow has begun to fall outside my window. The birds that frequent are flitting here and there scouring for seeds. They always seem busiest when the snow is falling, as if this may be the last food available. And yet, I always refill their feeding Read More …

Writing as art

Each day when I settle in to write, I sometimes wonder am I a writer or an artist.  Is a writer and an artist one in the same each just using different media or approach to conveying the concept? Does the distinction even matter? When I take the opportunity to combine art forms, it doesn’t Read More …