you say to-may-to

Last night, I made fortune tellers with Jacob. I mean, we called them cootie catchers when I was a kid, but whatevs. I forgot how much fun they are. Jacob got mad because I refused to choose “regular” colors, as he calls them: I decided to take a non-traditional approach to the fortunes, too. I […]

1 month check up

On January 1, I posted a blog with a series of resolutions for the year. Let’s see how I’ve done so far, shall we? 1. Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob. So far, so good, I think. I’ve been spending lots of time with him, and Donna and I even tried to take him ice skating on […]


We got some. And then we got some more. And then more on top of that. Yay winter.

Friday Goodness

I haven’t done one of these in AGES. However, Awesome Megan (I think that’s how I will always describe her now) suggested it, so here we are. Perhaps I’ll even try to do this with some regularity? Who knows. Anyway, onward! 1. There was/is apparently some sort of thing about two spaces/one space after a […]

splice all of the rest away

I just found out, literally a minute ago, that my photography professor, Mark Ensslin, passed away last summer. I happened to think of him today, after a long period, and realized that although he used to post regularly on Facebook, I hadn’t seen any updates from him in some time. After visiting his profile, I […]

low like you

So I was all prepared to do a post about Jessie J’s new video, “Do It Like A Dude.” I was stoked to talk about it because of all the genderbending etc. etc. But then I was like No let me check out Autostraddle first because I want to see what they said about it. […]

gotta get away from me

This weekend was the annual Poetry and Prose Getaway in Cape May, organized and hosted by Murphy Writing Seminars. It was, in a word, AMAZING. This is not unusual. The prompts were crazy-difficult again. I got two solid drafts out of them, poems that I’m happy with and think will fit well in the manuscript […]


Please stop what you’re doing right now and go read this poem. Trust me, you will not be sorry.

wrapped up in clovers

Ok, so a couple cool things happened this week. 1. I finished reordering the manuscript, and when I say “finished reordering the manuscript,” I mean “I put it into a brand-spanking-new document on my Mac and it’s now saved as A Door Opens At Night Version 2.docx and it’s ready to be released to the […]