Personal Hero: Ursula K. Le Guin

Tiny Preface: This Personal Hero speech was originally written as a work assignment. I thought I’d share here, so maybe you can learn a little more about me and my influences. I hope you enjoy! My personal hero is Ursula K. LeGuin.  My favorite quote of her’s is: “All of us have to learn to invent our lives, make them up, … Continue reading “Personal Hero: Ursula K. Le Guin”

Quirks and Rumblings

Yesterday morning I saw a little yellow Ford Pinto cruising through the neighborhood and I found it quite charming. The fellow in the driver’s seat had his window open to the sunny morning air and he was fifty-something with curly hair and a colorful beanie to keep his ears warm. Every aspect of this picture filled me with the kind … Continue reading “Quirks and Rumblings”

Valentines Concert at Volunteer Park

Article published here: When we arrived at the Conservatory, the greenhouse was lit with an inviting and gentle glow, a guiding light in the midst of a cloudy Seattle evening. As we entered the glass frame, our senses opened to the warm, tropical atmosphere where the calatheas dozed and the orchids whispered to one another. We were among an … Continue reading “Valentines Concert at Volunteer Park”

And of course, castles…

Dear Reader, Late last summer I went to Ireland. I remember buckling myself in on the plane and then turning to my travel buddy to say, “I really didn’t realize it until now. But actually going to Ireland feels like stepping into a real live fairy tale. I don’t know if I will see the world the same way after … Continue reading “And of course, castles…”

For Mabel

April 1st. In honor of day one of National Poetry Writing Month, I wanted to share a poem I wrote yesterday, while wandering around my neighborhood graveyard: I visit the dead. Even their gravestones are buried now. I dig them out from layers of soil and grass cover. They’re not even that long gone. 1950s was the time my parents were … Continue reading “For Mabel”

I Want Words (the poem)

[Below I’ve shared my favorite poem and also what I based my website’s name on. Since the internet is always changing, I wanted this available here for both myself and you lovely readers! Enjoy!] Say More, Speak Like Rain by Arne Ruste “Am I perhaps the only believer now? I believe in words I believe in the carrying capacity of … Continue reading “I Want Words (the poem)”