Archive for the ‘writing’ Category

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I am still a blogger at heart.

Hello, readers.

Next week my two-year term as Houston’s (first) poet laureate ends, when city officials take the laurel wreath off my head and put it on my successor’s. When I get home from that ceremony, I’ll make a pot …

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Posted in writing on 05/13/2015 11:32 am

Friday, November 1, 2013

Idee Fixe

When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of after-school and summer time at a non-profit arts organization-type place called MECA. I took dance and voice lessons there, performed in their performances, ate whatever free food they had lying …

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Posted in culture, fantasies, getting older, obessions, superstition, writing on 11/01/2013 03:15 pm

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Like Hammer Time but with Less Cardio, It’s Galley Time!

Arte Publico Press has issued the galleys for my upcoming poetry book, Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners (September 2013!).

This book’s release is similar emotionally, for me, to that of the first book I wrote, which was a short …

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Posted in books, cats, domestic, insects, writing on 07/02/2013 09:17 am

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Answers to Important Questions Posted by Readers

Not because I don’t know how to unlock my own Word Press blog comments, but because they deserved their own entry! The following questions come from Mr. Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, two of Houston’s apparently few cat bloggers.…

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Posted in books, cats, writing on 05/15/2013 07:05 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blogger’s Guilt

Hey, everybody.

So, over the past year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging and its evolution and about “online brands” (for want of a not-annoying phrase). For various reasons, I decided to pull back on how much …

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Posted in books, getting older, obessions, reminiscing, writing on 05/15/2013 06:32 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I feel crazy.

And I feel safe in the belief that no one reads this anymore, so I can spill my guts here without worrying. I want to say that it’s time for me to start writing again, and I know it’s time, …

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Posted in writing on 10/05/2011 03:10 pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I can see, now, why people become recluses.

Because I feel reclusive lately. I’ve been “on break” from writing for… um… months?… and am just starting to think about what I want to write next, and sometimes I think about posting small things on this blog or on …

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Testing 123

I'm not dead; I'm writing.
Posted in knitting, obessions, venting, writing on 06/16/2010 08:18 pm

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi, y’all.

Guess where I’ve been. Give up? I’ve been home working on my next novel, or at a coffee shop working on my next novel, or at my friend Ashley’s house, working on my next novel while she paints …

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Posted in Aspergers, music, parenting, pop culture, writing on 04/05/2010 02:33 am

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Etiquette for Friends and Relatives of Authors that I’m Making up off the Top of my Head Right Now

1. It’s okay if you can’t attend your friend or relative’s book launch party. You don’t have to write the author …

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Posted in venting, work, writing on 01/21/2010 07:12 pm