• Music,  Uncategorized

    Neo 70’s Revival Music? Huh?

    I have lived in Texas all my life. Growing up in a small town as a teen here was a little like what I imagined being at the tail end of space would be like. By the time all the new stuff reached us (e.g. music, fashion, fads), it was all old hat, retro, Throwback Thursday/Flashback Friday before they existed. Seriously, all those 80’s fads (Jelly shoes, Twister Beads, parachute pants) were over by the time they reached us. Before we knew it, Grunge had taken over and we were still wearing big bangs and clothing with bold geometric (dare I say Mondrian?) prints. And somehow, in the middle of…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Social Media Poetry? Absolutely!

    Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was an unusual one. Take social media updates and create found poetry. Interesting. And I knew exactly which one I wanted to do. Happily, I cannot take credit for any of the words in this poem. They are gorgeousness to the power of ten and belong to a woman I met over a year ago. I love reading her Facebook status updates. Her name is Darwin Prophet. Blogging A to Z Challenge: letter O   Observations Words by Darwin Prophet, Form by Jessica Scott   Days travel fast in the swing of spring blossoms; on the green, voices echo in the warming flight of the starlings on…

  • Poetry

    Taking a Walk in a Chicago Neighborhood

    This past June I was fortunate to be able to visit my best friend, Laura, in Chicago. I had only been there once before, in 2010, but I was surprised by how well I remembered her neighborhood. Not that much would have changed; it is Chicago and space is at a premium, unlike here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Mostly, it was the retail stores that had changed. However, there was this one thing I noticed this time around that was not there in 2010. Now, I don’t know if it was the time of year that made the difference or if someone had moved. But there is this one…

  • celebrities,  Movies,  Poetry

    My Texas Is Showing

    I am not a big country music fan, but I am Texan by right of birth, born to country parents and growing up, eventually, in the country. My father and his family were farmers and cowboys. My own Uncle David, whose birthday I share, was a rodeo cowboy for a while. And thanks to the Cherokee blood running through our veins (not that you’d know it to look at me unless you notice my cheekbones), he looked every bit the dashing cowboy with striking blue eyes. And just like every cowboy I’ve ever read about or have known, he had a problem with alcohol. Why am I bringing this up?…

  • OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Love is…

    Alright, darn it…I knew this prompt was coming. Raise your hand if you are just waiting to see what I write about love. Rod, put your hand down, we all know you are. (~wink) Sigh. Okay. Here we go. I write about love often, believe it or not. CJ has read a few. Love is probably the most written about feeling in poetry. The beginnings of love, the ending of it, the longing for it, describing it, etc. The challenge for today, though, was to write about what phase we are in in a relationship, past loves, new love, and ending loves. I cringed when I saw this. I’ve put…

  • Life,  Random,  theatre

    I Keep Saying This Lately

    I know I keep apologizing for the lack of posts lately but I am truly sorry for not writing. Having 3-4 kids at home for summer vacation is a terrible inconvenience in the writing (and work) sector of my life. I’m very certain once they go back to school and a more stable schedule is back in place I will be able to get back to writing and posting every day. So, until then let’s scrap the normal blog schedule and I just post what I can when I can. How would that be for everyone? Great! I did go to see The Tempest Friday night and loved it! It…

  • celebrities,  Random,  Writing

    Versatile Blogger Award

    Alrighty then. I was notified by my friend CJ on Sunday night that she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m very honored at the award. Basically, it means that someone considers my writing of a certain quality, and wants to recognize that and share with others. I am very humbled, and pleased, that she thought of me. Thank you, CJ, for your kindness and thoughtfulness. It means a lot to me. You can find CJ over at DYSB Writing. She has come a long way since I first met her in January, and I am very happy to call her ‘friend’. Now, to accept the award there are some…

  • celebrities,  Music,  Poetry,  Writing

    Monday’s Muse: Stardust

    Last night my friend CJ let me know that she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. So, tomorrow’s post will be about that. Today is Monday’s Muse and I have a new one for you. I have recently been reading articles about the stars and how we are, technically, made up of the same components as the stars themselves. Yesterday I was thinking about that and was inspired to write Stardust. Besides, it’s one of my favorite Nat King Cole songs. Although, my poem has nothing to do with the song. But, you get both because it’s Nat King Cole, and I love that chocolate-velvet voice. xo Jesi Stardust…

  • Poetry,  Thoughts

    Monday’s Muse: Verisimilitude

    This was a very long weekend. It’s one of those that you want to say ‘can we try again?” But, not me. Not this time. There are some things that just need to happen, whether for good or ill. Getting through something like this gives us strength and teaches us a little more about ourselves. I am finding that I’ve finally become resigned that a certain decision is going to have to be made, and the more I watch this play unfold, the more I am certain that I am going to have to become the antagonist. That’s not a pleasant decision. It makes you think, though, that sometimes the…

  • celebrities,  Love,  Poetry,  Writing

    My Birthday Gift To You

    I had a fantastic day yesterday, not because it was my birthday, but because I was able to share it with people I care about who care about me. My new friends and old, my family, and my kids, they all came together and showed me how much I was loved. I am still getting happy tears in my eyes when I think about this. There is so much I could share with you from yesterday. I could talk about how my friend Amber remembered, and is planning a small get together for this weekend. I haven’t had someone care enough to do something like this for me for my birthday…