Are you progressing or are you stagnant? Are you consciously striving for growth? Are you neglecting important areas of life? Do you have a daily time devoted to personal development? These are the questions I asked myself before I made up my mind to institute “monthly challenges” last month. August’s monthly challenge was to read […]
How Cool is This!!? Super cool, if you ask me.
When I was in high school, I wore a purity ring. It was a fairly cheap piece of jewelry, so I always took it off when I needed to wash my hands. Once, I took it off and forgot it on one of the sinks in the girls’ restroom. One class later, I realized what […]
Three days ago I posted to Facebook: “Challenge! Give me a line with ten syllables that rhymes with ‘lame’.” My responses were: S: ‘what are you doing you are so lame’ (9 syllables) E: ‘the only time we came here there was sun’ R: ‘Those with fame, who know no shame, are just lame.’ J: […]
I like to think that I practice independent thought. Like you do. You inspire me. It’s like you cause a chemical reaction. I can feel the heat, the stir in my body. You make me want to write. With your ideas of free thought and individualized self, you make me want to discover.
If I were to say that I miss you, would you say that you miss me too? Would you be lying through your teeth? Would you look at me with a strange almost-recognition? A recognition that falls short of everything we were. Everything we used to be. We used to be everything. *** Or […]
A complement to the poem last night:
I slosh through the snow and ice to the lecture hall. I swear I don’t remember snow being so soft. It was never this powdery in my youth. Could it be global warming or just a perennial preoccupation? Just a vague seasonal idea that comes and goes with the cold. Nostalgia at its best. Remembering […]
Community. Fellowship. I still prefer being in my own head. If only the person next to me could understand. My quieter nature is not hatred. It’s not that I don’t enjoy her and her attempts at conversation. I’ve no clue how to continue it. Continuous introductory small talk. Am I the only one who minds? […]
“Indianapolis” This Midwest freeze can’t kill my spirit. It’s summer in my heart.