This is my blog. The rest of this website is my e-portfolio. I made it several years ago. You can browse around and see my various, mostly professional, accomplishments. At this point in my life, the portfolio part seems to be a relic of what I once was. Around 2008, I had my first psychotic … Read moreThis Portfolio Is a Relic Of What I Once Was
I get spam phone calls/ from every place we traveled together. Colorado, New York, North Carolina. And I wonder/ If it’s really just you spamming me all over again.
Recently, I was honored to be told by someone (several times) that I am creative. I certainly do appreciate the arts and have won awards in poetry and prose. Today is National Poetry Day and it’s hard for me to list my favorite poems or poets. I love Plath, Ginsberg, Nash, Whitman, and more. All … Read moreMeditation on Creativity: National Poetry Day
I have an indigenous daughter. She is Choctaw. This is a poem by a Native poet.
I mentioned previously that every time I have been hospitalized (8 times), it has been against my will, and against the law. So you may wonder why I have been hospitalized. There have been times, no doubt, that I have acted oddly. I have had strange beliefs sometimes when I’ve had psychotic breaks. Apart from … Read moreWhy *Have* I Been in the Hospital?
Now that my new collection of poems is out, I can treat you with the knowledge that I have written more. In fact, I have several projects underway. My most recent collection is called Hospitalized. It deals my my mental illness, and being hospitalized in a psychiatric facility. I usually go to a place in … Read moreHave You Ever Wondered What It’s Like in A Mental Hospital?
Greetings! My CDs came in the mail today! You can now order Songs that Remind Me of Philosophy at my store (tab above). The CD includes the following poems: Uncatchable Birds Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy Abandoned The Other Man You For All of X The Enlightenment Introduction A Rare Occurence The Ring Jilted … Read moreOrder Now: Songs that Remind Me of Philosophy
I wrote the collection of poems for Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy as a collection that stands together. It makes most sense to listen to the poems together. The topic is unrequited love, which I have have experience with. I have been reading philosophical theories of love, and I have found that very few, … Read moreThe Making of a Audiobook of Poems
This is a poem newer than the ones on the CD I am putting out. This is called Things on My Desk.
I was notified that my first audiobook, Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy, is being shipped to me ask I type this. That’s great news! Check out my store, The Ink Pen, to order a copy (tab above), and check out my Redbubble store for items related to my new book.
In college, I won awards for my writing; both poetry and prose. I find writing rather difficult, though. And sending my work out there, for all the world to judge is rather horrifying. I have been up late tonight writing, and thinking about writing. I think I have studied well enough and broadly enough to … Read moreOn Writing
There’s an interesting article I just came across about why you should read poetry. The article gives six good reasons to read poetry. Check it out!
Have you ever experienced unrequited love? I have, and that’s what my new collection of poems is about. I fell in love with someone who could not or would not love me in return. This is the first poem (I hope; haven’t listened to it yet) on my new CD. It’s called Uncatchable Birds.
I just received an email saying that my CD’s are in production. They will be shipped to me on Friday, Jan 29th. I do not know how long after that until they get to me. But, as soon as they get here, you can order a copy!
I like audiobooks. You can listen to them in your car. In fact, one audiobook I got when I was in college was a collection of famous poets. I was a commuter, so I listened to those CD’s all the way on my drive to school. So, I think of audiobooks as easy and efficient. … Read moreWhy I Decided to Make CD’s
My audiobook is coming out soon! It’s in the process of being made as we speak! Today, I thought I’d share the title poem with you. The book is called Songs That Remind Me of Philosophy, and this poem has that same title.
I mentioned that I love poetry (and music!). Today, I thought I’d listen to some Allen Ginsberg. Here is a poem of his; A Supermarket in California.
Ever since I was about 12, I loved poetry. Everyone in my life knows this about me. I have written quite a bit, and have won awards. Recently, I picked up the pen again to write some poems. I couldn’t stop. I was on a roll. That collection will be available on my store here, … Read moreA Love of Poetry
I’m feeling generous today, so I am posting another poem for you to listen to and read. This is an older poem; a few months old. I wrote it after I went to the doctor. Doctor’s Office The way you touch My flower petal skin Like a hammer smashing a teacup And an inconsiderate stomp … Read moreBonus Track: Doctor’s Office
That’s according to this article, which discusses a survey that researchers conducted, asking people about their participation in the arts and their mental well being. I have for quite some time been participating in the arts, whether it’s creating poetry, painting, coloring, or listening to music. Take in some art today!
I have a new poem for you to listen to! I wrote and recorded a collection of poems. This is a sample. This poem is called The Enlightenment.