Advice From The Poet: On Creating Art & Community

Advice from the Poet on Creativity and Community

I came to San Miguel de Allende via Wonderland and Oz… It was at an eclectic gathering comprised of a handful of locals, a few European and North American ex-pats, a fistful of fellow travelers, some missionaries and several artists and authors at a bohemian house party in an artsy community along the Mexican hillside … Continue reading

The Religion of Poetry: Writing as Worship

It was in the late decay of August, under the large white VIP tent, backstage at an outdoor music festival that I first saw him in person, a rock idol and poet I had admired for some time.  And as if I knew what I was doing I closed my book and impetuously walked right … Continue reading

Writer’s Block, Procrastination & Vulnerability: An Introduction

WELCOME to Worthy Books and Things

My parents and I sat together enjoying the warm Florida breeze wafting in through the open windows and sharing our thoughts with each other about life, meaning, our passions (namely, writing) and purpose (specifically, sharing our stories), and our different yet intersecting journeys.  Yes, we actually talk like that in my family. Then while I sat, … Continue reading

POETRY | Dream Girl

I once knew a girl in every way beautiful Brimming with so much passion and potential Bright green eyes deep full of meaning and sparkle She showed her happiness with a dimple When she smiled full of pleasure   She was so beautiful, this girl I remember Bursting with laughter and good humor Quick witted … Continue reading

On Blogging: Giving Thanks!

I began blogging only a little over a year ago.  Why exactly I thought this was something I could or should do I still don’t really know.  I have been writing for nearly 30 years if you include all my clothbound journals filled with youthful dreams, travel logs and the written record of the many variations of … Continue reading

Of Silence, The Sunshine State, Favorite Songs & Saving Stories

Seagull

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe Pick one: a. Blog identity crisis b. Writer’s block c. Hiatus d. Extended vacation e.  All of the above BTW, the answer is e.  “all of the above” and I’ll tell you more about it so just keep reading. It’s good to be back!  Did ya miss me? *grin* So where … Continue reading

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