Reasons to Celebrate

Life is still weird, and some days are hard, so it’s especially nice when you find a few reasons to celebrate. September has gifted me with some good ones. Reason to Celebrate #1: FALL The official start of fall is still a few days away, but last week the Texas summer took its leave. TheContinue reading “Reasons to Celebrate”

Vision+Voice 2019 / Why Poetry Matters

I almost didn’t make it to the Vision+Voice reception this year. Teaching all day + Writing Club + grading + trying to perfect that PowerPoint for Monday, and suddenly it was 6:30PM, and I was still in my classroom, and the Vision+Voice reception was starting across town in half an hour. For a quarter ofContinue reading “Vision+Voice 2019 / Why Poetry Matters”

How to Write a Journal Entry When You Have “Nothing” to Write About

A couple of years ago, I shared my 10 Tips for Keeping a Journal, and today I want to elaborate on Tip #3: Think Small. As I said in my previous post, “If you wait until you have ‘good stuff’ to write about, your journal may stay closed for months. The truth is, there’s goodContinue reading “How to Write a Journal Entry When You Have “Nothing” to Write About”