Originally posted on Travels and Trifles :
“The things that make me different are the things that make me me.” A.A. Milne CACTUS CREATURE Those who saw my post last week know that I was on the west coast, enjoying the super blooms of Arizona and California along with friends and family. Beyond the amazing flowers, I really enjoyed the differences between the Kiawah scenery and the desert landscapes .  As I thought…

“I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.” Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Of the books I read this year, this birthday gift from my son and my daughter-in-law is by far my favorite … and not just because I’m from Brooklyn and it’s a bit of nostalgia and a stellar homage. I’m a Capote fan and a David Attie fan and Brooklyn: A Personal… Read More

“Make art from the wreckage of your life.” Miguel Parga, screenwriter Isn’t that a fabulous instruction to follow? It was shared on Facebook by the smart and savvy “Only Cin” – Cindy Taylor. ABOUT THE POET BY DAY The Poet by Day, an information hub serving poets and writers Coffee, Tea and Poetry, Simple Pleasures for Body, Mind and Spirit (my blog, which is admittedly getting off to a slow start)… “I say let the… Read More

A shot like a backfiring car. I lay full length on the border. Still as midday sun. Folk think me dead. So fire back. I get up. Skitter like a lizard. Now sit here, wrapped in this blood serape eyes flit side to side as bullets zip by. Not a time for dance so shakers are sleeved above me. Soon victory will give my life back like clarity. The Elephant Stumped at… Read More