Arts / Creative thought / Ephemera / Fun/totally random / Uncategorized

Asthmatic

Dear Whoever-Reads-These-Kinds-of-Things, I’ve been silent for too long.  Not at all silent with my voice, but silent with my heart.  And that, dear readers, is the worst kind of silence.  As I’m writing, it begins to speak again.  Or at least it’s trying.  It lets out a few pitiful wheezes and coughs, sputters, then tries again.  I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

English Language and Literature / Ephemera / et cetera / Poetry / Uncategorized

The Ruins

The Ruins   I want to live among the ruins,  among blocks I’ve stumbled on:  the remnants of a childhood  —its own ancient civilization—  ended before the scribes  could hammer it out.    I want to live among the ruins, like an historian or archeologist:  brushing carefully each sanded step  —tools and footprints left behind— … Continue reading

Education / English Language and Literature / Ephemera / Gender Studies

Learning ‘hello’

Hello. 1.) One of the most common and socially acceptable greetings in the English-speaking world. 2.) A word used with different voice inflections creating different context. Learning: 1.) A verb that makes the world go ’round. 2.) Something that Hamlet possessed but did him little service. 3.) A verb that I adore. Learning + Hello =  subject line for virgin post by cyber-shy writer. Continue reading