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Inspiration! Where do you find it?

Inspiration! Where do you find it?

Are you a person who sits quietly, deep in thought until the next great idea comes your way? Do you put yourself smack in the middle of chaos, drawing energy from the crush of noise as life occurs around you? Do you read what other’s have to write? Listen to what others have to say? Any of this? None of this?

Depending on the project, I require different recipes for success… Continue reading

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Rules to a Happy Heart

Rules to a Happy Heart

I live my life by ten rules and those ten rules have brought me great happiness. In thinking about where to begin this week, I considered picking up where I left off, with Rule #3: Find Your Freak!  But then I thought about all my new readers (thank you Cleveland) and since we’re just getting … Continue reading

Happiness is a Sport

Happiness is a Sport

I am struggling with happiness. This is not to say I’m unhappy, but happiness comes in many layers and my own happiness is missing one. This is hard to admit when you’re basically a happy person with no reason to be unhappy. After all, I’m in a loving relationship. I have a job which has … Continue reading

Slammin’ in NYC

Slammin’ in NYC

Before last night, I was a spoiled poet. I first slammed in Raleigh, North Carolina where poetry was paired with wine and served to an audience amidst painted canvases hung on gallery walls. I slammed about love and self-discovery. Or I slammed about a recent broken heart and dreams of tomorrow. Years later I found … Continue reading

What is A Slammin’ Adventure?

What is A Slammin’ Adventure?

“What exactly is A Slammin’ Adventure?”  you ask. I hope I’m not the first to introduce you to Slam Poetry. Stop. That’s not true. Start again. If I am the first to introduce you to Slam, I am humbled and I welcome you to a completely new adventure in poetry. But if I am not, I … Continue reading