“Mom! You Look Just Like a…”

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I write an awful lot about the years when I first got divorced. Not because those years haunt me; not because the painful bits are seared into my memory Continue reading ““Mom! You Look Just Like a…””

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How Are You (Reposted)

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I do apologise. I have not posted in quite awhile. My health is never great at this time of the year and my energy levels always attest to that.

This was my very first post, almost a year ago now. It didn’t get much attention – it’s a bad attempt at poetry, which is not my forte. But the feelings were real. And the words suit this time of year, when it appears that everyone is scurrying around preparing The. Best. Christmas. Ever. Music is sweet and nostalgic; folks are preparing to go home for the holidays; family members are surreptitiously wrapping presents; cookies are being baked and plans being made. Continue reading “How Are You (Reposted)”

On Writing, Catharsis and Joy

“Two a.m. and I’m still awake, writing a song

If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside me

Threatening the life it belongs to…”

Anna Nalick Breathe (2 AM)

I have always had a deep reverence for poets and song-writers. With an economy of words that never fails to leave me in awe, Continue reading “On Writing, Catharsis and Joy”