The reason I haven't written much lately is also the catalyst for my thoughts today. In early July, an immediate family member suffered a bad break (well, three breaks...pretty nasty stuff) to the leg. As the one with the most flexible work schedule, I stepped into a role I haven't attempted before: live-in caregiving. I… Continue reading Writing as Self-Care
I recently had the privilege of being able to hear one of my favorite opera singers perform live. Maybe not a sentence you expected to read today. Believe it or not, I was an opera singer in a past life. It didn't work out, which was probably for the best. Anyhow, I still sing, teach… Continue reading Do You Have Anything to Offer?
Recently, I taught haiku to a group of elementary students. I started the lesson on the defensive, expecting groans, complaints, poetry bashing, and a general unwillingness to participate. I tried to counter some of that up front by telling the students I loved haiku and that I expected them to be respectful of that. I… Continue reading Write Like a Child