My first reading. January 5, 2012 at the Natsoulas Gallery in Davis.
The tortoise is what I aspire to. Methodical. Steadfast. Self-contained. I am no tortoise. I think of the lizards us kids would stalk and chase and hunt, not to kill, but to capture: live. To keep as a pet in a shoebox with some sand. Sometimes on those desert hikes you come […]
It’s kind of last minute, but I should really share: I’m going to have my first-ever featured reading (as, you know, a writer!) tomorrow for Poetry Night in Davis at the John Natsoulas Gallery. Pretty exciting! I will have more to say (and hopefully video links to post) after it happens.
Given that everything changed in 2010, 2011 had a lot to live up to. My expectations were high. And while not everything I planned to accomplish in 2011 came to pass (thought I’d finally buy a car– oh well), much more than I expected did. A funny thing happened yesterday: for about a minute, I […]
Blogging must be the hardest writing there is. Oh, I’ve been essaying like a mad thing. All year I’ve been working on a book, a memoir, and I’m in my third section of a creative nonfiction writers’ group, during which I’ve workshopped six pieces, four of which I’ve submitted for publication. I’m hopeful, but certainly […]
A perennial flower, blossoming, blooming, thriving, then dying; going to seed, returning to earth, waiting a season or three, then blossoming, blooming again: let’s say that’s why my portfolio is so slim, so sporadic. I’m a late bloomer. I didn’t think it was going to happen that way. I was 9 or 10 when I […]
Last fall, I gave myself a deadline of September 14, 2011 (my 33rd birthday) to write a book– a memoir in 33 short essays or vignettes. In January, I enrolled in a proper Creative Nonfiction course, and I’m now in my second session of that course. Last week, I submitted my first essay for publication […]