Throwback Thursday: Poetry’s Darkness and Light

The weird truth about me that may or may not be genetic: I cannot hear meter. I cannot hear stressed syllables. Neither can my dad. Inherited? I don't know, but I do know that all I can write is blank verse (or is it free verse? I'm forever confusing the two.) Here's a stab I…

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Throwback Thursday: The Forgotten Novel

So... I just remembered that I have an unfinished fantasy novel sitting in my virtual sock drawer. I pulled it up, and behold!: the word count was over 104,000 (remember: unfinished.) I used to be a lot wordier with my projects when I was in my teens. I wrote a big hunk of One Was…

We Don’t Need No Education–Or Do We?

To be honest, I really hated school. I hated the sameness, the predictability. I knew that I was going to argue with my teacher over math (every. single. day.) I knew that I'd flunk the science quiz no matter how hard I studied. And I knew that I would be all too relieved when it…

Happy Woman’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to the mothers 🙂 Happy Aunt's Day to the aunts 🙂 and a blessed, happy day to every woman who doesn't have a child to call her own. Why did I include every woman on this glorious day? Because they all deserve to be celebrated and today seemed like a nice day…

Foil Dinners (Recipe)

If you're in a hurry and don't want to make a huge mess, here's a recipe that I have memorized that is quick and easy and, most importantly, DELICIOUS! Foil dinners: Ingredients: 1 pound ground hamburger Four medium-sized potatoes, scrubbed clean 1 small onion Baby carrots, halved or quartered, long-ways Salt and pepper Four sheet…