Category: Journal

  • 2022-09-28 Destined to Fail… 🩸

    2022-09-28 Destined to Fail… 🩸

    I’m not worried about my health because I’m in great shape for my age. I’ll probably be saying that for the next 30 years. As I age, all the parts of my body that fail will likely be very appropriate for whatever age I might be when that happens. It’s been true for my eyes […]

  • 2022-09-18 The Most Underutilized Magic 8 Ball Answer… 🎱

    2022-09-18 The Most Underutilized Magic 8 Ball Answer… 🎱

    “Concentrate and ask again” There’s always a lot going on, you know, and life never seems to slow down. By now I’ve realized that this notion I always have that things are going to slow down any minute is a trick of the mind. And that I’m my own worst enemy, ensuring that it doesn’t. […]

  • 2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    The days come and go. Things happen that feel *noteworthy* but I’m not taking notes. In my head, a dozen times, I’ve thought about posting those pictures I took at UNL last week. I got invited by my darling daughter to read poems in the sound booth for an assignment. I’d never been in a […]

  • 2022-09-03 The One About Pleasing People

    2022-09-03 The One About Pleasing People

    Historically, I finish things I start. Unfinished business really tugs at my brain (and heart) and even worse if that involves tarnishing my reputation in someone else’s eyes. For all the times I’ve tried to throw my hands up and say “I don’t give a fuck what other people think” I should have learned that […]

  • 2022-08-26 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 3,4,&6: Big Scenery and Big Changes in Scenery

    2022-08-26 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 3,4,&6: Big Scenery and Big Changes in Scenery

    We decided on another leisurely morning on Tuesday and slept in (sort of) instead of getting up early to catch the sunrise. The sunset is where it’s at anyhow. I say “sort of” because we still got up relatively early and did that exercise thing we do. This is part of how I know I’m […]

  • 2022-08-23 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 1 & 2: To Moab & the Arches

    2022-08-23 Epic Summer Road Trip Days 1 & 2: To Moab & the Arches

    Days 1 and 2 have involved a lot of driving. Somehow every trip that Jim and I have planned since getting married has been this way. Mostly because of the pandemic and the nix on air travel. But even for destinations we’ve flown to like Oregon, the “exploration” factor has been high where we’ve only […]

  • 2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    2022-08-21 Epic Summer Road Trip Day 0: Reading poetry, chaos, and exhaustion.. but I didn’t die! 😂

    Yesterday I bit off more than I could chew but I survived. I sacrificed day 0 of my vacation to do a reading at a local bookstore cuz 1: It was a Saturday and I knew there was a bigger chance more people could go on a Saturday. And 2:There weren’t a lot of other […]

  • 2022-08-16 Miss SugarCookie Attempts Shameless Self-Promotion…

    2022-08-16 Miss SugarCookie Attempts Shameless Self-Promotion…

    Calling all the cool people in the Omaha/Lincoln/Council Bluffs metro area. You know who you are and you know where you need to be this Saturday! The Bookworm in Omaha at 1pm to hear local poetry peeps reading from their respective books. More info about who and what here. I’ll be reading from my collection, Unsuspecting […]

  • 2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    2022-08-15 Denver Road Trip Wrap Up

    The road home always seems longer. It’s boring, exhausting, and there’s a big let down after all the fun things planned have come and gone. But for posterity, here’s one last hurrah to wrap this latest road trip with ribbons and bows… Wednesday we left around 3:30 in the afternoon and chased the sun all […]

  • 2022-08-14 Denver Road Trip Day 4: Meeeeoooow Wolf

    2022-08-14 Denver Road Trip Day 4: Meeeeoooow Wolf

    This feels like the good ole days right? Writing blog posts every day regardless of how boring or repetitive they are. Today’s topic is no surprise. Day 4 of my little road trip. Not to be mistaken with my BIG road trip which starts in one short week. I’m not joking. If I did something […]