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Because of the mystery and the magic. (Or, why I believe poetry matters: A guest post for Seth Haines)

I sit in the teacher’s chair before a carpet packed with five and six year olds, all sitting crisscross applesauce. They stare at me with expectation. I am August’s mom, the real-live-author, there to tell them about poetry. “A poem is like a painting or a sculpture made out of words,” I say. “Have you ever had ...

And now it’s time to read…

I love the end of April. I love waking up to brighter mornings and washing dishes in the evenings while the sun sets at 7:30. I love spring warmth, even in San Francisco, where soon (once June hits) the sun will fade behind a cloud and we will enter the chill of summer. (Yes, I said that right.) But for now, it's almost ...

The Wildest of Lovers: My Chalkboard for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day, Lovers! Taken from Love Poems From God: Sacred Voices from the East and

On the goodness of words (Or, how I became a writer)

Today I'm guest posting over at my friend (and vlogging partner) Cara's blog for her new series "The Little Things," on small moments that change everything. Here's a little peak into my post. I'm hoping you'll read a bit and join me over there... [caption id="attachment_6920" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Photo credit: ...

In Real Life (a guest post from Sarah Dunning Park)

I love that Sarah Dunning Park is here today. Believe it or not, though Sarah is all over the blogging world, I didn't first meet her online. She went to high school with my husband and we met at their ten year reunion. So, you understand, it has been a thrill to rediscover Sarah here in the interwebs and realize we have ...

Hill Tribers Giveaway Winner, Thankful Tuesday, and a little update from Micha

  I loved having Jessica Goudeau's guest post here last week and was thrilled to introduce you to Hill Country Hill Tribers. I'm excited to say that our winner of that beautiful scarf pictured above is Jennifer Raines. Congratulations Jennifer!   I've been missing you guys! And I figured what better day than ...

Some words in other spaces…

I've been writing in some other places this week and I'd love to scoot you on over their way. Do you mind clicking? On Tuesday I had the opportunity to share one of my poems at John Blase's lovely blog The Beautiful Due. He's been featuring the poems of several writers and bloggers he knows and I'm honored he asked for my ...