‘Twas The Week Fore Election

Twas mere weeks ’til election, when all through the landThe people were voting by mail and by hand; The ballots were mounting in state after stateCast after four years of interminable wait; The voters were spilling out into the streetsWith the tongue taste of 2016 still bittersweet; And Kamala in her Chucks, and Liz with…

Mozart Had a Sister

Mozart had a sister who played as masterfully as he but Nanneral was married off, a career cut short because Ms. Mozart was a “she”   Ros Franklin spent her whole career X-raying DNA but Crick and Watson got the Prize using all her work along the way   The French Queen never said that…

Once I Had Wings

What do you get when you combine poetry, performance, and a plethora of available imagery? A mixed-mixed media approach to sharing some of my “outside the blog” work! The piece below was inspired by my young writing workshop students, written as an example for my teen workshop students, and compiled and recorded by me. Enjoy!…

Pens and Swords

As proven once again this week, the sharp crack of gunfire and the rattling of sabers is no match for the sound of pencils and pens scratching ideas and ideals across parchment. Whether your power comes from word or picture, essay or cartoon, as the symbol of this week’s tributes of solidarity have shown, the pen remains,…