The Best of It: Weekend Hikes Edition

Hiking at Emma Long Metropolitan Park. Being able to let Astrid off-leash (allowed at the park) and trusting her to stay close to us and play well with other dogs. Finishing my third quilt. Getting to participate in the 100,000 Poets for Change Southwest Haiku Reading on Friday night. You can view the three haikuContinue reading “The Best of It: Weekend Hikes Edition”

November Poetry Contest Winner

Thanks to those who participated in the November poetry challenge! One of the fun things has been seeing who enters. I received poems from people that I had no idea were interested in writing! This month’s winner is my friend, Colleen Miller. In lieu of a gift certificate, Colleen opted for a donation in herContinue reading “November Poetry Contest Winner”

The Best of It: Pandemic Wedding Officiant Edition

The honor of being asked to officiate a wedding in and of itself. The occasion to wear my chartreuse 1970s cocktail dress, which could best be described as extra, and which I do not have occasion to wear very often. The outdoor reception include tacos, churros, pan de muerto, and cake. The juxtaposition of aContinue reading “The Best of It: Pandemic Wedding Officiant Edition”

November Poetry Contest

I’m excited for another round of the Monthly Poetry Contest! This time around, I’ve extended the deadline so that people have more time to draft and send a poem. Once again, the prize is a $25 gift card to the independent bookstore of the winner’s choosing. See the Monthly Poetry Contest page for complete rulesContinue reading “November Poetry Contest”

Chapbook Interview: what mothers withhold by Elizabeth Kropf

I never can remember the first time I met someone who became a close friend. I know that I met Elizabeth Kropf at AIPF, and I’ve known her close to a decade, if not more. There have been periods when we’ve spent a lot of time together, and periods where work, school, and family meantContinue reading “Chapbook Interview: what mothers withhold by Elizabeth Kropf”

The Best of It: Midweek Edition

The stovetop mushroom lasagna recipe in the new issue of Bon Appetit Playing fetch/tug with Astrid in the yard A fruitful three-hour work session with my memoir group this morning Turning old Chianti bottles into candleholders I’ve been making my own variation winter market salad for over six years now, and it remains one ofContinue reading “The Best of It: Midweek Edition”