What Would Peter Quill Do?

My Pilgrimage to North Beach

This past Saturday, we needed to get out of the house.  It was hot (+100F, blech), and the only thing I had to do was cleaning.  Who wants to do that?  Not this girl.So we headed to SF for an adventure day.  Originally we were going to go to the zoo…but after spending more time enjoying ourselves at The Melt, eating ridiculously good jalapeno and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, than we intended, I had to look for something else to do....more

Little Moments on Friday

Line up your martinis like a lady, girls. Now that school has started, I am a little busier.Just a little bit. (she says sarcastically with a wickedly wry smile)...more

The Helmet – A Jig Into New Formalism

So, for the past 30 years Poetry has been in a New Formalism phase…which doesn’t seem to be a phase, after 30 years.But if that’s what the kids are doing these days, then let’s do this thing. The HelmetIf you drop your helmet, and there is no expectedDamage, you might want to consider a surveyinspection.  Falling on the soft shoulder mayhave saved your head.  But, get your helmet inspected. Mini stress fractures can compromise your advantage....more

Hacker Poetry


I’m Publishing A Poetry Journal. You’re Invited.

A few years ago I was the editor for an in-house poetry journal titled, “Illume.”  It lasted 3 seasons, and it was a fantastic collaboration of poets.After that, I self-published my own poetry book, “Petals of Magnolia.“I think it’s time for me to publish another poetry journal....more

5 Ways To: Ruin Your Homeschool

Since school has started, you have undoubtedly made lists and lists of what you would like to happen in order to have a successful year with your kids.I, however, am here to remind you of how you can efficiently ruin your homeschool year!Enjoy! ...more

September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Normally I’m not big into the ribbons for awareness, but I also don’t feel super comfortable sharing difficult things, so I’m not going to be putting decals on my car.  I think knowledge and awareness are absolutely crucial to getting more cures and more people involved in helping each other, but I’m pretty selective about what I share, and I think it’s better that way.  Like, I don’t like telling people I have Celiac because I don’t like going through the questions…with everybody....more

The Last 4 Months of 2014…Go!

As of today, we are in the final homestretch of 2014….WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!!...more