A New Yorker

Is anyone else extremely shocked about Anthony Bourdain passing away? Is anyone else shocked, but not shocked at the same time? I’m, for the first time, really taken aback by the passing of a celebrity. I knew he was troubled — we all knew. But who really would have thought that such a down-to-earth guy,…

Two Windows

I’m back! I’m sorry I didn’t post anything while I was on vacation; I wanted it to be a true vacation, so I made a point of not doing anything except enjoy Nashville. It’s a great city and if you haven’t been yet, I recommend you do — especially if you’re a country music fan….

No Loss

It’s funny how quickly my writing intentions change with this blog. I say I want to focus on fiction, but instead, I have a poem for you guys. Ideas for short stories weren’t coming to me, and I didn’t want to force it because that’s an almost guaranteed way to write a bad story. The…

Love Is in the Air

Good news! I have another poetry submission for you all! I received this poem a little while ago and I knew it had a place on this blog by offering the reader a unique twist on love. Based on the title, the reader is set out to think this is just a simple love poem,…

Suspect and Fated Steps

I have two poetry pieces for you all today. Anthony Gorman, aka Grumpy Gorman, reached out to me with a handful of amazing pieces. It was really tough to limit myself to only two, but I think you will all enjoy these. His work requires a couple reads, but in a very good way. Don’t…

Through the Mountains

I have another poem for you all tonight. I feel like kicking National Poetry Month off with as many poems as possible because what better way is there to celebrate? I┬áspoke┬áthis one while driving up to New Paltz. There were low hanging clouds that were actually clouds and not just fog rolling down the mountains,…

Declaration

I have another poetry submission for you all today. Debbie Whittam reached out to me a little while ago with a poem about bullying and I instantly jumped on it because I knew how prevalent an issue bullying is and that calling out bullies needed to be encouraged. When I read the first draft, I…

Through My Window

I’m still on my poetry kick, and I’m loving it. I’m 200 pages deep into The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes and I’m really feeling myself becoming more creative, and I’m writing more meaningful pieces. Everything Hughes writes is done with a purpose. I want to emulate that. I typically write pieces that are stuck…