But the death of Macario Ramirez is a reminder that despite the fight, life continues and that we are, despite how we treat each other, human. And humans don't last forever.
It's for this reason people consider me productive. Quarantine and global pandemics aside, I am often asked how do I stay so productive.
I tell them this: I really am not productive. Really. I'm not.
This is a time for art.
Dear Reader, How's it going with your social isolation? Let me say this about me... I was made for this and this is both exciting and worrisome to someone with depression and anxiety. The exciting part is that I am so productive. I actually am re-learning thing this thing about myself. I like having several … Continue reading How’s your social isolation going?
Dear Reader, With all this COVID-19 business, let's concentrate on something else. I went to AWP this year! Association of Writers and Writing Programs for you folks who didn't know. This year it was in San Antonio and while the virus scared half the conference, I decided to go. Also my doctor said it'd be … Continue reading So…I actually did go to AWP. Let’s talk about that.
When it comes to literature women are usually stereotyped and are devoid of any depth. They are reduced to a label -- the mother, the whore, the sidekick, the virgin.
Everywhere you go and everywhere you turn, it's about COVID-19. And I don't know about you but if I wasn't on my anxiety meds, I'd be under a blanket right now.
The femme/homme fatale, the detective, the side kick, the villain. Sprinkle in dark, moody atmosphere, a crime, the snarky voice of a lead character--and you have the ingredients of a stellar noir story.
Dear Reader, Today is the first day of 2020. Welcome to the new year and the new decade! Just like in past years, I work at the end of the previous year to discover what I want to work on for the next year. I use a guiding word for the incoming new year to … Continue reading My 2020 word of the year is…
What will your 2020 look like? Instead of working on resolutions, work on a guiding word or words that can help focus your year. Here's my process!