10 Reading-Related Habits

As an author, I take it as a given that I should be reading, widely and deeply. This is a rather convenient ‘should.’ This is in addition to the Must Read command my brain gives me a dozen times a day, whether to sate curiosity, escape worrying about a...

Reading Round-up & Reviews

Reading Round-up How many of you have made reading goals for 2018? I am continuing my tradition of increasing my book-reading goal–although since I was close to not making it last year (!), I’m only increasing it by one book: 102. Improvement is...

Fire and Fertility

Burns Season is upon us, and I am certainly celebrating the Scottish poet (come to Backstory this Saturday!), but something else happens this time of year, or did: It was called Candlemas by early Christians, and Imbolc by the pagans. Both groups celebrate this day...

Celebrate the Light of Poetry

January 25 is Burns Day. (I’m having an event on January 27th! See below) What’s that, you ask? It is the birthday of Robert Burns, widely considered to be Scotland’s national poet. He lived from 1759 to 1796, leading a short life full of struggle,...

Preparing for the Darkest Night

Revisiting Event: Book Reading & Signing (RSVP on facebook link!) 995 Palm St. San Luis Obispo, CA Wed. Dec. 20, 330-5 PM let go of the surface, dive into the dark relinquish hecticity for the calm, chewy center drop down into the earth' rhythms, your rhythms...