Big Poetry Giveaway 2013

Yes, It is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! 🙂  I so love this month. Don’t get me wrong, I love many other months as well.  At the end of this April, however, I will be giving away TWO books of poetry.  I will ship them to the winners (selected by the random list generator at random.org) in…

Musings on a Rainy Day

I learned some things while on my 12 day jury duty stint: 1. People only tell their version of the truth, which may include a lot of lies. 2. The waiting is the hardest part. 3. Food is a great balm. 4. Violet’s Cakes cupcakes are worth every penny. 5. There is nothing like hot…

Fall Daze

The Daze of Fall is upon me. We have decorated for fall/Halloween, we have all gotten sick with our first cold and/or allergies, and it is that time in which (at work) there is no downtime. It is football season, but this year not basketball season (sadly). I have been thinking a lot about the…

August Postcards

            I was feeling a bit spontaneous last week and I signed up for a poetry postcard festival in August at Concrete Wolf.  The deal is you get a list of names (randomly generated) of those who have signed up to receive postcards.  In order to receive a postcard with…

Slave to Randomness

Am I a slave to the randomness of this internet age? I can’t help myself, but over at Tumblr I love the random photos that roll on my dashboard. Of course, I helped guide the random selection with interests (art, photography, travel, places, medieval history, etc) and it is a visual polyphony of soma. Soothing…

Um, I am 29…again…

I am not, but I was in this pic below. 🙂  Many things have changed.  My job, my hair (which has only been straight that one evening), my weight, etc.  But I would live this life AGAIN to get my two WONDERFUL boys and one FINE husband! Stay tuned.  Life is about to turn pretty…

Water Lilies

You know I think it might not be so random, but the pic I took yesterday at the Huntington closely resembles the one I posted recently (from the Getty Villa) regarding summer reading…sigh. Apparently, I am lily friendly. Anyway, I think I will pick up and do some more divination deck reviews in the next…

Poetry Book Giveaway

Continuing with the theme of Poetry and all things Random, I am participating in the Poetry Book Giveaway that poet Kelli Russel Agodon started.  It is an ingenious idea.  Basically, you comment at the bottom of this post if you would like to be in the RANDOM drawing (with the help of random.org) on May…

Egads!

I apologize for the lack of blog-o-pinions in these days! Work-home life has been exhausting and all-consuming. I do feel some creativity coming on and expect to be posting away in the next few weeks. So stay tuned! In the meantime, I literally found this fortune on my home desk today and am not sure…

Urban Dictionary

It is my opinion that the history in the better part of the 21st century will be written by the people (all people, and yes, that does include under-educated folks).  The thing I like about it is how dynamic our world has become — well, it has always been dynamic, but with the digital age…