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.
Dear Reader, It's been a rough couple of weeks. The pandemic seems like child's play compared to the continuous killing of black men and women. The burden of that. The action of that. The broadcasting of that. All of it wears on me like a stone. Between that and other things I finally broke down … Continue reading Finding spots of joy
I am learning to live on purpose.I take time to sit and journal, no matter what time I wake up. I am intentional with my to do list and when it’s time to clock out, I clock out, opting for time with family, reading, watching something or even just sitting and staring into space.
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.
I just noticed that I've been in some kind of quarantine since AWP, more than 25 days ago. That's almost a full month.
That explains why anxiety is working hard against me.
I've had a couple of bouts with shortness of breath. So much so I was worried.
Then, of course, it goes away. My body reacting to stress.
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, It's been a while since I've done a book review. There's been several reasons for this. 1.) Who has time to read for fun (sometimes me and sometimes not) 2.) And then who has time to write a review 3.) So many of my friends are writers and what if I don't like … Continue reading Joe Ide’s IQ: Playing with time and character
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.