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Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Lists

I recently applied for an internship with a literary agency, and they asked me to list the last ten young adult and middle-grade books I read, as well as my ten favorites of all time. This was an interesting experiment…

A Poisonous Poem

A Poisonous Poem

Poison is obvious, right? It smells rotten or looks dangerous or feels scary. But the insidiousness of a good poison is that it’s none of these things. It smells sweet tastes delicious feels so normal… like cyanide or antifreeze or…

The 5 Year Journal

The 5 Year Journal

The diary for people who don’t keep diaries, but who want a record of their days: Even though I write copious amounts and have kept many journals and/or diaries during my lifetime, I’m somewhat enchanted with the 5-year journal. It’s…

What about Trump?

What about Trump?

Did my title catch your attention?  No seriously, I find myself asking this question far too regularly these days. What about Trump? What does his presidency say about the USA? About the state of the world? About the state of each…

InHuman

InHuman

One last poem…and least for a time… I misplaced my humanity for a time. I recognized the illusion of ego, but lost Myself. I still bore my name, but the identity attached to the label began to disappear. My name…

Ode to Old Loves

Ode to Old Loves

For some reason, I’m on a poetry sharing jag right now. Here’s one of my personal favorites I’ve written:   My first love was my grandfather. He made sure to always blow the spaghetti out of my ears, and together…

Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels

I wrote my first poem when I was 8 years old. Poetry was my first love and still infuses every word I write. This seems like the right poem to share with you all today. Broken Vessels You reach for…

Why YA?

Why YA?

Ever wonder why Young Adult books are all the rage these days? Sit back, relax, and enjoy this short original video explaining the YA Mystique: If for some reason you can’t seem to watch the embedded video, here’s an external…

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