GHOST PLANES, GUILT AND GOONEYS

The drone of a plane awakens me out of a peaceful slumber. They’re coming to save us! Like paratroopers landing on the beaches of Normandy. But history shows what happened on D-Day. And there will be casualties of war. I’ve awakened into a bad dream and strain to hear the ghost planes –those ghost riders, phantom fighters my husband heard asContinue reading “GHOST PLANES, GUILT AND GOONEYS”

HOLY SATURDAY!

I see the light through the long, dark antechamber. Some believe Jesus has passed over to be with his Father in heaven. This, what I remember from my teachings at Catholic school. So now what am I to believe as the sun shines brightly on this ‘dark’ Saturday. I want to rejoice even if IContinue reading “HOLY SATURDAY!”

Did My Poem Influence Costner’s Career?

He just kept staring at me like I was some sort of star – like I was Madonna, like he was a bigger fan than my mother.

ANGELS GATE

        I used to look for signs, beg for signs. I talked to the moon, the stars, the setting sun. I looked for green flashes on the horizon. I listened to cooing doves, watched lingering hummingbirds, marveled at dancing dolphins. Looked for all of life’s metaphors. When I hear that during surgeryContinue reading “ANGELS GATE”

Remodeling or Watercolored Blues

Remodeling. This is where the surf almost literally meets the sand – where the east coast meets the west coast. This is what will test the Jersey Boy/California Girl solid-as-granite marriage. Eight years ago, after the hot water tank flooded our place with an ocean of water, we moved into this space-challenged condo. As smallContinue reading “Remodeling or Watercolored Blues”

Paper Whites

  Writing? What writing? As I stare at this white paper, empty and yet pregnant with doubts about being a writer, I can only think about my recent past and how I’ve made that my excuse for not writing. Another new year and it seems I’ve lost all seeds of inspiration. If not for pictures,Continue reading “Paper Whites”

Words Don’t Fail Me Now!

I just read an interesting article in “Medium” by Brian Kurian entitled “3 of the Most Effective Ways to Fail as a Writer. https://writingcooperative.com/3-of-the-most-effective-ways-to-fail-as-a-writer-11eb7ea6a048 Well, so far, I’m able to check all three boxes that would qualify me as writing a failure, I used to love writing. Right now I don’t know what’s going on withContinue reading “Words Don’t Fail Me Now!”

Milky Way Hope

Nighttime and behind my eyes it’s dark but the stars still twinkle and spark across the Milky Way backdrop of my eyelids heavy as titanium.   I wake to the words: “At first there was light.” As the sun bleeds through the windows of my soul I imagine an asteroid blasting me clear out ofContinue reading “Milky Way Hope”

Scary Times for Men

Christine woke up from a nightmare in an Alaskan Best Western, before realizing she wasn’t dreaming. “This is a very scary time for young men in America,” the man in the t.v. blasted.   She hadn’t come far enough north. So she unplugged, strapped on her big red hiking boots (the better to kick with) and escapedContinue reading “Scary Times for Men”