Writing in multiple languages?

Years ago (in high school and college) I took Spanish.  I could understand a lot, and speak a little.  I listened to Spanish radio in the car, and watched telenovellas on TV.  But one thing lead to another, and I didn't stay with it after college. Eventually, not having the need or the opportunity to … Continue reading Writing in multiple languages?

Sharing good news…

I have a poem appearing in a new anthology.  The anthology is a special edition put out by the publishers of the River Poets Journal.  The poems selected for this anthology are all about/inspired by rivers.  My poem is called, "Imperfections Tickle." For more information about River Poets Journal (or information about purchasing the book), click here: … Continue reading Sharing good news…

Time flies when you’re having fun…

As the school busses warm up their engines and the office supply stores prepare for the big upcoming rush, I hear so many people say the same thing..."Where did the summer go?"  Well, I am happy to report that I know exactly where my summer went this year...to the fabulous Jersey shore and then to … Continue reading Time flies when you’re having fun…

Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

In this constant struggle of mine to find (make) time for reading, writing, and discussion, I have joined a few sites online.  (As well as two book clubs which is a whole other story!)   I am not sure if these sites will help me find more time or less, but I guess that only … Continue reading Readers and Writers Networking Sites…

All I Want For Christmas Is You

A while ago (around 14 years ago!) I started writing a short story inspired by the Mariah Carey Christmas song, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."  Through the years the story has stuck with me and every once in a while I reread it or added a little bit to it.  I have always … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is You

I want a Digital Voice Recorder!

My new favorite thing is something that I don't actually have yet.   I would like to get a digital voice recorder with a USB connection so that I can connect it to my computer (which I backup daily now, thank you) and transfer what I record to an audio file.  How great would that … Continue reading I want a Digital Voice Recorder!

Stop what you are doing and back up!

Please, if you are currently writing anything on a computer (or have in the last few days or weeks or months) and haven't backed it up yet, do so now! I recently lost (and I truly hope with all of my heart this loss is only temporary because of the many brilliant technology minds out … Continue reading Stop what you are doing and back up!

A Conversation – Overheard

-I thought you were all about the "big picture," the "meant to be," and the "everything happens for a reason." - I was.  But, it's different now.  I feel different now. - Why?  What's so different about now? - He hurt me more than I realized. - And, so now you think about it differently? … Continue reading A Conversation – Overheard

Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!

My most recent "new favorite thing" is magnetic paper!  Maybe you already know about this, but I just found it yesterday, and I'm so happy I did! One of the stations I use in my language arts class is a Magnetic Poetry station.  A few students at a time can use a variety of words … Continue reading Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!