Being Addicted to Poetic Prose: Why I’ll Never Be a Successful Writer

Originally published on my Medium page. It is with a rhythm that I scribe, a cadence one better. With pauses and causes and intentions, I spill. I want to tell you how I feel before I tell you what it is I’m reacting to because that is how I make meaning from surroundings. I want […]

Best of the Betes Blogs: January 2014

When Sara invited me to host this month I was overwhelmed with joy and felt a great sense of pride. Reading through the nominated posts was warming, entertaining, and just a bucket of fun. Making selections was very challenging because they were all SO SO SO good. Just after the Super Bowl blow out (go […]

when everything’s made to be broken, i just want you to know who i am

my cousin got married last weekend. i went to the home where i grew up before hand because it was en route. i’m not sure what inspired me to begin poking around my old stuff, but i ended up with a book of poetry in my hands. it is more like a stack of papers […]

what it is, what it does, what it is, what it isn’t.

have you ever gone out to dinner with a foodie? they know everything about how their pasta was made, how hot the oven must have been to perfectly crisp the chips you are sharing, or how their wine was decanted. they spit all of these facts at you about what region the food is probably […]