The New Colossus

Where do I stand today? Like many of you, I moved through my morning in a state of shock and visceral dismay. I made my coffee and found myself thinking of a line from V for Vendetta: “for three years, I had roses and apologized to no one.” I am a 26-year-old American woman. I more »

Notes of the Day XI-XV [Poetry]

XI. The little boy in the shark fin hat Stalks through the shelves at the library Hunting for stories instead of minnows And gulping down trivia whole. XII. Tamara cries when you bring her a brownie, A corner piece, just like she likes them, Because she thought nobody ever noticed. XIII. The old man at more »

Art Show at England Run Library

I have twenty-two pieces of art on display at England Run Library through the month of May. Most pieces in the show are for sale. Check it out at: 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406. Join me on Saturday, May 14 from 1:00-4:00 at the library for a live art demonstration! I will also be more »

The Halls of the Wind [poetry]

I see you in the sunlight laughing behind the leaves casting everything golden. I see you in the color of the sky in the early October morning; pale, crisp, bespeaking wind and distant storms above blazing trees. I hear you in the river and the laughter of strangers. My eyes search the crowd but never more »

Life After Crazy IV – Invisible...

Losing one’s mind compromises any sense of privacy. While I was nuts, I had no control over what I said, or what I told whom. Consequently, I have no more secrets to keep from the people who were with me on Crazy Night. It’s been an enormous weight off my shoulders, and since then, I more »





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