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A Poet's Life

May 28, 2017 – Sanctuary In A Closet

As I peruse through my memory bank while working on my show, interesting things surface. I keep coming back to my 7-year-old self. That was a tumultuous time for me. It was the year the beatings began, the year my father put my mom and I up in a one room apartment as he prepared…
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May 20, 2017 – Reaching For Roots

I was invited to a conference of an organization called Exchange. I really knew nothing about this so I was eager to find out more about it. This is an organization that does so much for our youth, I’m still processing all of it. I was also made aware of ACT the Art Conservatory for…
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May 12, 2017 – A Month Of Gratitudes

Seems like the track I’m on this month revolves around being very grateful for so many things. My main focus, however, is the gratitude I have for writers that inspire me, mentors that have pushed me forward and believed in me, and powerful women that encourage me to follow my own path of creating something…
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March 9, 2017 – Things My Father Did/Didn’t Say

It’s amazing how easily a child’s mind can be molded by words. Though I am 59 years into this life and I’ve forgotten some things over time and some memories have become cloudy, I have for some reason been able to remember most of the things my father said to me. I idolized my dad…
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January 27, 2017 – The Education Rush

I love learning! One of my greatest disappointments was not being able to attend college after graduating from High School. I was not an A student, but I pretty much managed about a 3.5GPA. I had made plans with my best friend, Sue, for the adventure of a lifetime. We were going to attend Pima…
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January 21, 2017 – Positive Growth

So, I’ve been writing about some pretty heavy stuff lately. I’ve been writing for a long time now and I have always veiled the true feelings I carried inside. My main reason for writing about this 365 day transformation, is so that I could learn how to release the many things I feel have held…
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Daily Gratitude 1/13/14

Today I am grateful to have time to revisit the notes I took for school. I was so overloaded while in the moment that I didn’t really have time to process much of it. My list of authors to look up and study is about 4 pages long. I wrote down every name I heard…
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Daily Gratitude 1/12/14

Today I am grateful for rest. I spent the majority of the day running errands, cleaning house and getting caught up on things that had pretty much gone undone while in my MFA Residency. It feels good not having to cross the bridge today! Whew, that became grueling. Thinking next term I might just plan…
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Daily Gratitudes 1/6/14 – 1/11/14

In light of the very demanding task of the intense 10 days of my low residency program at UT, I’ve had to dedicate myself to being present without interruptions and have therefore decided to condense my gratitudes for the week into one post. Suffice it to say, my gratitude for this experience reaches far beyond…
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Daily Gratitude 1/4/14

Today I am grateful for receiving the gift of knowledge from someone I admire. We often feel we know so much, or we at least pretend to embrace our knowledge, only to realize that learning what we already know on a different level is truly a gift. Oftentimes human nature and ego step in the…
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