• NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    In Which I Write About Food…

    For me, the only thing worse than thinking about food is writing about it. I’m not a foodie. Half the time I wish I didn’t have to bother with eating. What do I want to eat? What will my kids want to eat? How should we be eating? There are times when I seriously despise food. Yes, I am one of those “fortunate” people who stereotypically doesn’t have a problem with food. I don’t have food addictions. I used to be able to eat anything I wanted anytime I wanted. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have food issues. For me, eating has always been an issue because unless I’m…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Hay(na)ku! Bless You, Here’s a Tissue

    A hay(na)ku is a variant of the haiku, and was created by poet Eileen Tabois. It is a three line stanza that consists of one word on the first line, two words on the second, and three words on the third. You can write a simple hay(na)ku or try writing several and creating a hay(na)ku sonnet (created by Vince Gotera), which is more sonnet-ish and not a true sonnet. This was our poetry prompt for today. Mine is whimsical. After all the deep stuff, I needed some lightness of being. Today’s Blogging Challenge letter is W. My word is whimsy. Also, I’d like to give a HUGE shout-out to my…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Blog,  Compassion

    Countdown to Friday

    So, those of us participating in #1000Speak Voices For Compassion are supposed to do a little reveal of what our post is going to be about Friday. I really thought about it. I’ve had my idea in mind for about a week and have been working as often as I can on my post. But I’ve decided I’m not going to reveal it to you. I love surprises and I don’t like easy hints that give the surprise away. (I’m pretty good at guessing by the way-psst Denise…when you said you had a secret, the first thought that went through my head was “she’s coming down for a visit-yeah…our ESP…