• Life,  Quotes,  Writing

    It Happened that Thursday

    Man lies in hospital bed

    Thursday, October 19, 2017.  3:22 PM. The cheery jingle of an arriving text message caused no alarm. Just another afternoon heading home from campus. Youngest sister checking in. I glance at the phone while the car cools down. Falling below 80 degrees in October is always the hope by Floridians,…

  • Life,  Writing

    Of All the Places….

      of all the places, i remember it best.       our house on the corner – suburban Miami circa 1970s: 3 bedrooms. long hallway. “florida” room. tall heater on the living room wall. a front porch for making mud pies. sunday dinners on the homemade table. jumping fish.…

  • Life,  Poetry,  Process,  Stories from the Art,  Writing

    The Poetry We Live

    I often stand at our fridge, looking at the dozens of words, all magnetized and waiting to be noticed, moved, and meshed into a poem or story. I wait to see what jumps out at me – combinations of words that take on a life of their own. A few months ago, four words stood…