Balancing (on) the popsicle stick tower… the writing life

June 20, 2011

Words stretch
Fold crumple

Sticks and stones
Break bones

Build your words
over Scaffolding

Your life
Your strength

Popsicle sticks
And glue

When it falls
Bones may break

But the words
Will stand


Prelude to a choice…

November 13, 2009


“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood…”

Robert Frost

The Tome

What would you do if you found this tome in the middle of your desk on a Monday morning? Stay tuned...

DIY Summer Fashion Series: imagine/sketch/create (part one)

June 27, 2008

My first sketches for this idea

An idea takes form

out of a swirl of fabric

and a page of gemstones

Imagine a dress of

the lightest fabric

weighted by secret

flashes of bright stone


Click here for part 2!

Mars + Val Kilmer + A Car Battery = Peace Of Mind

May 28, 2008

Having an award winning poet as one’s mother is sensational. You grow up knowing a special secret: the world is wholly abstract, yet interconnected, and far more open to interpretation than most people realize. Life is a game of picking out signs and assigning them meaning.

My mother recently told me she had made up her mind about moving into a larger apartment. What clinched her “yes”?

Mars, Val Kilmer, and a car battery.

It’s a long story, and you’d have to have poet blood to understand any of it : )