Poet of the Month: Gwendolyn Brooks

Welcome to the first (of many I hope) installment of my "Poet of the Month" series. I love poetry and I have been realizing lately that not only have I not been diving into the poetry world as much as I would like to, but that there is also so much that I don't know... Continue Reading →

June Wrap-Up

Hey All! Here we are, halfway through the year. Sometimes, I feel like the time has skipped by, and other times, I feel like May was a year ago. I want to blame it all on 2020, but in reality, this is how I feel every year. As with last month's wrap-up (which I think... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 96-103

I hit 100 DAYS of haiku writing in this section! Ah! The thing is, that also means 100 days of this weird existence. Day 96: Summer stretches outI want to do so much thatits overwhelming. Day 97: My tomato plantthrives, grows taller, flowers. Greentomatoes appear. Day 98: Upon my suddenrediscovery of Simstime swiftly passes. Day... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 84-91

While I have not forgotten to write haikus, I have absolutely become lazy about posting haikus...but that's okay, because ultimately, they are for me, right? (Wow, commas GALORE.) Here is the first section of catch-up! Day 84: Simon glares at meduring attempts to move himout of my sleep spot. Day 85: Rejection is toughbut I... Continue Reading →

Reading Challenge 2020: April

Hello! Last time I checked, today is Thursday towards the end of June...and knowing that this post is technically for April just really fits with my personality and aesthetic. 🙂 The challenge book for April was A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, challenge being to "read a book that was originally published... Continue Reading →

May Wrap-Up

Somehow it is more than halfway through June, I'm officially done teaching for the school year (what a WEIRD end to my first-year of teaching), and I am ready to play catch-up...starting with my wrap-up from last month! May was a busy month for reads: I read nine books I hadn't read before and two... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 78-83

Day 78: Fact: Black lives matter. Speak up loud; know your privilege.Enough is enough. Day 79: Sword ferns branching outin groups, like an audiencefor the waterfall. Day 80: So what if all dayI watch Property Brotherson HGTV? Day 81: Overwhelming times.How does one slow down and breathe? Perhaps more reading. Day 82: Vanilla lattes:you are... Continue Reading →

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