Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Tropical air breathing Lifts me when I'm grieving The death certificate arriving Reminds me I'm alive and thriving Those around me ignoring Dismissing me like that floors me I was here before them Who I am is without shame Their secrets they hide Until the day they died They dumped on me Instead of taking … Continue reading Blogging the Grief (#poem)

“All My Kids Play the Drums”

"All my kids play the drums," my father said during the early days of discovery after we made our first adult contact. (My father was serving in the Naval Air Force overseas when I was born and before he returned home, my mother had broken up with him via a "Dear John" letter and  married … Continue reading “All My Kids Play the Drums”

Palm Fever

I think I might have told the story of how I wrote Palm Fever cruising into Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but I had some fun with it now that It will soon be available on iTunes and other digital distributors - the date TBA. Anyway, here's a small clip I made for it:

The Long Way (Song of the Day)

Not sure how much more poetry I'll be writing this month. Even yesterday's poem was more song lyric than poem. Besides, I'm rushing to get all of my evaluations done from NSAI before this year’s membership expires next month. So I'm pretty much focusing on songs, not poems or novels. So I'm listening to The … Continue reading The Long Way (Song of the Day)

#NaPoWriMo, #CampNanoWriMo, #LogicProX: Making Tough Choices

The closer it gets to April 1st, the more overwhelmed I am about trying to do CampNano (novel), NaPo (poems), and  LogicProX (music production) classes. It ain't gonna happen. 🙂 Something's gotta give and it's going to be CampNano. Ouch! I have such mixed feelings about it. I've been trying to write both music and … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo, #CampNanoWriMo, #LogicProX: Making Tough Choices

April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)

Becoming One With Your DAW: Empowering Women in Music Production

I started out with GarageBand and there's something about it being so approachable, especially for females, that really moved me forward in my music production career. And why I post that quote in my header. More women need to be empowered to engage in this male-dominated industry. A few outstanding women who have helped me … Continue reading Becoming One With Your DAW: Empowering Women in Music Production

Rockin’ Like Joan Jett

I don't know what made me do it, maybe it was listening to the fabulous music on the Music City reality TV show, or maybe it was the rejection email for "She's Not That Good" proposal, which was a relief because I totally wanted to take the story a different direction, but I started thinking … Continue reading Rockin’ Like Joan Jett

Grandmother Margaret’s House: Warming up for NaPoWriMo

With NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) approaching quickly (April 1st), I've been reading some new books about writing and getting in the mood to get back to my writing. Why not start with a story about Grandmother Margaret's house in California, so reminiscent of my new house here in Florida. Lying awake at night in … Continue reading Grandmother Margaret’s House: Warming up for NaPoWriMo