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Happy Fourth of July

It may not feel like we have much to be happy for. We have a leader who can barely meet the standards of a 7th grader, a world at paranoid levels as if there are zombies among us, and it is getting dangerously hot. 173 more words


Something Good

From Antique Sugar in Phoenix, Arizona.  They have a sign which says:

“If you choose not to wear a mask, we respectfully ask that you postpone your visit. 67 more words


lavender and blackberry sleep | poem

slip into consciousness at the touch of cotton soft skin

and contrasting fingertips.

eye the waving sultry curls of blond against brown locks,

after closing the satin blinds, drawing in closer the four walls, 135 more words


The Truth Of July

At this point in 1776, Rhode Island had already abolished slavery, and it was two years earlier. Other states followed pretty quickly.

From before day one, many in the U.S. 173 more words



  • Max snoozing on the red chair. May 21, 2019.
  • Max May 22, 2019

Max was with us for only two years. He was good laid back companion cat and we miss him already.


Rainier Writing Workshop - Year One Books, Part 1

Good morning, bookwyrms! Boy, have I got an exciting surprise for you.

For those of you who checked out my The Rainier Writing Workshop post a while back, you’ll know that I’m currently working on my creative writing MFA with PLU’s low-residency writing program, RWW. 1,104 more words

Book Talk


I approach;
What do you see?
In the dark and eternal night,
I see Heckate
Standing with her shining light.
The wolves curled at her feet… 81 more words