summertime

Hello, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Been busy doing stuff, some of it actually writing! Well, more like outlining.

I’ve also gotten on Instagram and you can see the feed on the right.

How you like the new theme?

Okay, I’ll write a better blog post sometime soon; just wanted to check in and say hi.

thanks

A big thank you to those who downloaded my new poetry book over the weekend! I’m incredibly grateful to take up a bit of space on your Kindle app or Kindle device.

I’m already thinking ahead to the third book!

This second book (actually, the first one, too) was inspired by a poet on Tumblr. It made the idea of publishing poetry seem like a lovely thing.

coming soon

Tomorrow I’ll be running a promo on Amazon for my newest poetry collection, “The Warrior Journey,” on Kindle. The print version is almost ready…

In the meantime, enjoy this early evening photo from San Diego.

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some news!

I’m almost done with my second poetry book! As soon as it’s available I’ll post info!

In the meantime, enjoy this delicious strawberry shortcake ice cream bar…

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social connect

I’m still new to how everything connects to everything. It used to be that you had a blog. That’s all. Now there’s so many outlets a person can have to share whatever. Even live video now with Periscope; I’ll think about that later.

But today, I am doing the simple thing of linking my blog to my Facebook author page, so it can all be connected. It actually wasn’t that simple! Yet, it could’ve been worse…

it’s just a marker

I forgot about the blog for a while. The holidays took a lot of focus away from writing, but I did do some traveling, see friends, and eat tasty food. Finally recovering from that. Then I got a stomach bug, and I’m finally over that.

Now 2016, what do you have in store? I hope there’s plenty of love around.

the office party

This must be the week of the office party; I’ve never seen so much cheese and dairy products in a shopping cart as I have this week. I’ve also never seen so many carts filled with stuff to the max.

One person at Whole Foods had so much cheese! Block after block of cheese placed on the checkout counter. And each block of cheese had to be $10 minimum, so this was a fancy office party. And four gallons of milk. And all sort of other stuff like crackers and other snackage.

I called up a company for some customer service¬†and I got a message saying the office was closed for their holiday party. Perhaps I can’t get any answers today.

On a random food-related note, I saw chocolate brandy beans at Trader Joe’s.

musical longings

Many times I’ve longed for the rock band dream. Not for the adulation of fans or the glamour of it, but to play music with people who you really jell with musically and personally. But I also know that I could never really do music all the time because I’ll get bored. Yet, if it could be a part-time gig…

get on your boots

I’ve been thinking about Adele. She broke an all-time sales record that is mind boggling: 3 million copies sold in a week!

Her voice really is amazing. I’ve never thought it to be unique or think that her songs were any good until I saw the video for “Hello” and a bunch of promo videos for other songs on her new album. Then her voice finally stood out to ¬†me. Maybe it took this long for her voice to be something or the songs to be something that I would pay attention to.

This made me think of U2. Way back in 2009, on their album “No Line On The Horizon,” there’s a song called “Get On Your Boots,” and it talks about a time that is coming to pass now.

“Women of the future hold the big revelations”

Actually, the whole song talks about a time that would describe today pretty well.

I would like to describe how this is coming to pass, but I’ll keep it short: women are rising up. The future will have powerful women in it.

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The future needs a big kiss
Winds blows with a twist
Never seen a moon like this
Can you see it too?

Night is falling everywhere
Rockets at the fun fair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But he won’t scare you

Hey, sexy boots
Get on your boots, yeah

You free me from the dark dream
Candy floss ice cream
All our kids are screaming
But the ghosts aren’t real

Here’s where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

You don’t know how beautiful
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know, and you don’t get it, do you?
You don’t know how beautiful you are

That’s someone’s stuff they’re blowing up
We’re into growing up
Women of the future
Hold the big revelations

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don’t want to talk about wars between nations

Not right now

Hey sexy boots…
Get on your boots, yeah
Not right now
Bossy boots

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, now
God, I’m going down
I don’t wanna drown now
Meet me in the sound