Projects Though no one can go back and make a brand new start…

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start…

… anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. This is definitely something I needed to see. I am starting a new path in my career today. It’s not something I’ve done before, though it’s something I can do easily. I don’t want to give too much away, at least until I …

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Projects May 2017 Roundup

May 2017 Roundup

This month I am starting a new thing: a roundup. A roundup can mean different things for a blog. Maybe it’s a call to action from other bloggers regarding a question posed by the hosting blog. Maybe it’s a list of the blogger’s favorite posts from other bloggers. Writeropolis’ roundup is a variation on the …

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Music Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey featuring the Weeknd

Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey featuring the Weeknd

I’m not a total stan for Lana but I have always enjoyed her aesthetic. I have to be in a certain mood for her. Artistically, I completely get her. I love that loaded glittery American dream of Hollywood, femininity, sex, money and power. Sonically, Born to Die is a fantastic piece of pop art. She …

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Poetry Dance Even Though the World is Falling Down Around You

Dance Even Though the World is Falling Down Around You

To Bukowski and Hard Times. There’s a part of me, deep inside, a bluebird, perhaps That sways while the world burns To a waltz that no one else can hear but me. In spite of all the terror and fear and anxiety in my world Since the world is ending, I’m throwing the party. Dance …

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Projects There’s a bluebird in my heart

There’s a bluebird in my heart

I’m late to the game, but I recently got into Charles Bukowski. He’s one of those authors that people assume you know of but you really don’t, until you read something of theirs. There’s something so pure about the way he manipulates language. It reads autobiographically, but it’s raw and masculine and vulgar and wonderful. …

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Music Better Than Today by Kylie Minogue

Better Than Today by Kylie Minogue

Tuneful Tuesdays are my weekly song recommendations of the moment. But don’t expect the latest, hottest thing. A lot of it will be classics and throwbacks from the extensive jukebox in my head. Today’s track is “Better Than Today” by Kylie, from her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite. I’m a little shocked the Aphrodite era didn’t …

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Writing The Crashing Tide

The Crashing Tide

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. I got word last week that my thesis for my MFA was officially accepted. I would’ve been devastated if they didn’t take it, but I was informed by my program director that the letter is basically a formality. I don’t even care; …

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Poetry Dwelling on Eternity

Dwelling on Eternity

This is the last beginning. I will not move forward from here. Draw the line, straight and perfect, use the ink I bleed from my fingertips. Onto your skin, into your head, and out of your heart. Dig in and hold the line, retreat is not an option. It’s too late. The light continues. Won’t …

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Music Hard Times by Paramore

Hard Times by Paramore

Tuneful Tuesdays are my weekly song recommendations of the moment. I decided to skip the single song for this week and go with a whole mixtape. It’s been a minute since I’ve done one. This mix is inspired by the Spotify trend of using song titles to make your playlist. The title is inspired by …

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