When I was fourteen years old, I fell in love with one of my uncles. Only eight years older than me, Uncle Tee had always been my favorite because he played games […]
If you’re a writer or wish you were a writer, but can’t seem to get in the mood to do it, here are ways to get in the groove. Write regularly. Set […]
By Ann LaBar Russek Once again, my thoughts turn to getting a boob job. It happens every new year or so. The desire to regain lost youth, catch my husband’s mid-life, perhaps […]
It’s December 26th—Boxing Day in the U.K.—and my English husband is at work. Here in America, it seems, one day off for Christmas is enough. In England, Boxing Day means shopping, visiting […]
Today, December 24, I have 24 monarch butterfly chrysalises, one of which is about to eclose and become a #ChristmasEveButterfly any minute now. Today, I released three butterflies. Within five days, there should be a dozen more new butterflies– and then nine more butterflies after that. And that’s only what I have indoors.
It’s officially winter. At some point, this has to stop, right?
The other one’s from Jersey.
I’m not going to make any New Year’s Resolutions this year. Do you want to know why? Because more than a month ago, I said I was going to stop raising monarch […]
Friends and readers, I’m offering a 4 week online class in poetry starting January 30th! It’s about embracing your “inner weird” and includes exercises to find that unique perspective only you can […]
One of the dumbest things I have ever done in my career as a poet was to waste the opportunity to get feedback on my poems from two advanced-career poets who actually […]
First, Backstory In the first minutes of a writer’s conference in NYC last September, I met an editor who changed my relationship with my own head. Editors have rearranged my head space […]