Thursday, March 06, 2014

I am fighting the good fight up the hill. Here is my second collection SEVEN (3: A Taos Press, 2013). It is a good book as I feel it is much stronger and more cohesive than PITY THE DROWNED HORSES which came out in 2005. Please consider checking out SEVEN if you haven't done so. It can also be purchased at
the Small Press Distribution Website.


Sunday, November 03, 2013

This is the most recent painting. It's my 13th. It looks a bit better from a distance. I am slowly improving. Wrote two drafts of poems yesterday as well. Trying to type up manuscript #4, but procrastination has come. Will type two poems this week. That's my goal. I have a title for the fourth collection. Scared mostly about finding a publisher for #3 and #4, but pleased that I have written so much in the last year.

Thinking a lot about compassion for myself. And others. Thinking about the poems of Alfred Corn (Contradictions) and Robert Creeley (Earth). All alone in cyberspace. Thinking about anonymity as a poet, but more so how I am learning some things about letting go of ego. Just beginning, but starting where I am. It is difficult to let go of ego, to move on towards joy. But that's where I want to go.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I think this is my 12th painting.  I was going to take a class in painting with acrylics, or 6 classes at the Active Adult Center in Wheat Ridge, but it will have to wait until later.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Here are my sunflowers. They need more work than I thought. I think this is the 9th or 10th painting and people say I am too hard on myself-- in general of course. So I wish I'd added more petals, but it's okay. Will try to add more detail to purple flowers which are supposed to be morning glory.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Here are two more paintings I did at the Living Arts Co-op

I'm still enjoying painting. I'm a beginner, and I'm too hard on myself!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

I just wrote on facebook about how I am glad I am not up for tenure at an academic institution because I can speak freely. Also, I am not sure if tenured professors feel they can speak freely. Finally, I am thankful I am not an adjunct living without health insurance. All is well. Everything is okay.

Time to do some more writing. I've been plugging away, putting it all down, writing like I mean it.

Today I did help teach the creative writing class at the mental health center's wellness program, and it was nice. We did some free writing on the topic of recovery. It was a good experience as I feel no longer stuck in a place of negativity and shock from my illness. I am well on my way to recovery, and it feels fantastic.

I have a project I hope to finish tomorrow. There may have been a mishap on my part, but if that's the case I'll survive it. Feeling okay with things these days. Feeling like I am free to write, free to speak my mind, free to enjoy life.