Too Cute For Halloween

When we celebrated Halloween back home in Detroit and Chicago the rule was the scarier the better. Then we moved to Oklahoma. You’re pretty much considered a Satan worshipper if you dare celebrate down here. And if you do – the unwritten code is please keep it “friendly.” My 18-year-old and I had to find…

Pay Attention While Walking

As someone who struggles with chewing gum while walking my Facebook status can wait. Not everyone however has the same issue. No clue which city posted this sign, but I think it’s hilarious.

Voice: Who Speaks For You?

You can’t find your voice if you only let others speak for you. I love the photo from istock. The person in the middle standing out in red with their arms in the air seems so freeing. A visual “ME! I’m here!” in a sea of beige. It speaks to me and so does the…

Poetry Walking

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.  ~David Carradine   Johnny Depp refers to Angelina Jolie as “poetry walking” during a post production interview while filming The Tourist and I love that image. Is he speaking of her body, her eyes, her scent? Maybe it’s the way she carries herself or how she…

Poetry: I Believe

I’m studying voice right now and writing a lot more poetry.  I’ll admit this isn’t the voice I’m used to hearing from myself. It’s raw and unedited. I usually reserve those pieces for my journal.  November is the whole national write a novel month. Rather than write a novel, I’m going to gather, edit, and…

Let’s Talk About It. Fear

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. ~Katherine Paterson October is a great month to look at fear. Of what are we afraid? Why Are we afraid? What does being afraid look like? I know what it looks like on me; blushing, shaking,…

Please Help Me Turn Google Purple For November.

My son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2000. This petition to turn Google Purple for November was started by Tiffany Kairos and I’m supporting it. Would you please take a moment and sign your name. It’ll take less than 60 seconds. Thanks.   November 1st is Epilepsy Awareness Day! Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans…

I have a Speech Impediment: Totally Like Whatever, you know?

Speak with conviction…. it’s not enough to question authority, we need to speak with it. – Taylor Mali I’m taking a writing course right now on finding my writers voice and I love it. What I find interesting is that while people will tell me to write like I speak, I’d rather not. I shared…

Blog Tour: Kathi Macias, Deliver Me From Evil

I have a guest blogger today. I have been given a free copy of Deliver Me From Evil to give away to one of my lucky readers. If you are interested in receiving this book, please be sure to leave a comment below and I will draw a name on November 1,2011. Enjoy ——————————————————————– How…

Life with Boys: Halloween Decorations

My boys love it when I decorate for Halloween. As far as they are concerned the creepier the better. The only problem with that is, we live in the Bible Belt. If I do anything other than cutesie people think we worship satan. Still. I love my guys and I love decorating for Halloween. I…