I first came across this poem at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival a couple of years ago. I would have to say that this yearly festival is my favorite way thus far to experience poetry, and it is definitely one of my favorite things about Connecticut. Imagine an historic mansion turned art gallery, rolling pastures […]


Last week’s PoeMondaY poem was longer and filled with gorgeous imagery, but short poetry can be just as captivating. Today, I present one of my favorite short poems, this one by Gregory Orr. I’d love to hear your thoughts! To Be Alive To be alive: not just the carcass But the spark. That’s crudely put, […]


Just a quick note to say I’m super excited for the opportunity to work on my website, novel, artwork and other fun stuff this summer! Big changes are in progress for the website, I’m taking an online novel-writing class to help me delve back into my work in progress, and I’m working on a few other things […]


Hello, there. My name is Christine. You probably don’t know me. I’m not any of the politicians or celebrities out there who are commenting on the current state of affairs in our country. I am just your average American citizen. I was raised with religion. My dad’s side of the family was probably more spiritual than […]


Greetings from Aruba! As I tried to log in to my account, everything was in Dutch. Hehe. It’s interesting the little things that remind you of being in another country. I’m at a Marriott, so everything in Americanized, but even if it wasn’t, most places take the USD, and most people speak English. We won’t […]


It is nearly Friday… my favorite day of the week, Friday. I think most people would probably pick Saturday as their favorite day, but no, not me. But you have to work on Fridays, some people might say. Sure I do, 8 hours. But there’s a certain buzz about Fridays, a natural high from knowing […]


A warm breeze through open windows, wind chimes tinkling in the stirring breeze, the smell and sound of steaks sizzling on the grill (oh, how I love cooking out), a palm tree thrust into the bright blue sky, a really good book, blanket and pillow on the lawn while absorbing the sun, a brief nap […]