everywhere else

I’ve been dream-blogging lately. In my dream the other night, I went to church. I haven’t been since prison, unless you count the many memorials and funeral services that I’ve attended since.

In the dream, I came home and blogged about it.
And it felt beautiful, and so right.

Doogie_Howser_MD_290x400-290x300It’s been awhile since blogging has felt right to me, but as I type this now, I have a sort of Doogie Howser surety. This is where I want to be.

This November, to facilitate my re-engagement to blogging, I’m actually going to go on a real life hiatus.  I have a poetry feature on November 10th and Thanksgiving, which are two things I can’t opt out of, but everything else is going to wait.  I’m going to be a Pepper this year, and I’m going to do it well.

As I type that, I’m looking around my room trying to see if the universe heard because I would prefer if she didn’t.  I haven’t had the best luck with enlisting her into my plans.  Every time I make a declaration, something silly gets thrown in my path and I have to obstacle it like a ninja warrior.  Mostly it’s been health issues, and though I’ve tried to give myself plenty of rest, I don’t want it to stop life as a whole.

Flip! Run! Jump! Crawl, crawl, crawl…

This has been yet another year of crawling, but in the next month, I’ll be releasing two more books– The Durgle, which was illustrated by Dave, and Flowers and Stars.

Both will be released through my press which would very very much appreciate your social media support.  In this day and age, sometimes a good like means more to company growth than actual sales.

And, of course, if you don’t follow me everywhere else, you’re welcome to:


I’m obviously way more active everywhere else lately, but I plan on changing that. Do you have any changes up and coming?  Do you have any everywhere-else links I should follow?

17 thoughts on “everywhere else

  1. Major, major changes coming my way. Like, MAJOR. Moving to a new space, away from the familiar and into the scary. Changing a relationship from marriage to “just friends.” And I’m doing it on Halloween! In the same month, I’m coming out of retirement and returning to my old job 3 days a week. In a public school. A school that includes middle school. Talk about scary! Meanwhile, I try to keep working on getting my writing and music out there. You were my first blog follower, Ra! Now I’m up to over 100. I’m at https://loristory.wordpress.com and http://www.pacificbuffalo.com. My latest (very political) song is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/z88cqwH6bpg 💙

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  2. Welcome back to the blogosphere. I haven’t been writing as much recently, either. You’ve been incredibly productive. Hard to do in the midst of grief. I, too, know grief and miss my father, as you do yours. Different, no doubt, than losing your husband. Each loss affects us differently, I suppose, yet resonates, reminding us of other losses. To our lost loved ones. To our still grieving hearts. Love, Kitt


  3. I really like this new theme. It’s sleek and cool. I really like how it shows the one post on the front and then you open up older posts one at a time. Very different from everything else. Makes you stop and be intentional somehow – grounding. Anyways I get a good vibe from the whole thing. So this new theme means that you are really gearing up for November then? I hope so. I could use some Rara in my life.

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    1. Haha! I was just thinking how bummed I was that I haven’t been blogging more often because you always comment on my new themes, and I didn’t think you’d see this one. 😀 You’re magic! And yep, I’m doing the final clean up of this space– going to bring back maybe 20 of old-old posts, and make a “sort by” section… and then I’ll be ready. 🙂 How’s you?

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      1. I’ve started publishing once a week. It seems to be the most manageable thing for me. I don’t get overwhelmed and it’s enough time to put something decent together that I can be proud of for more than a couple of days. Otherwise, it’s way too hot here in Kerala, so I’m trying to keep my mind occupied.

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