#NPM: This Is Not a Poem About Toilet Paper Shortage

I apologize in advanced for this particular poem.  Usually we think of poetry as celebrating the beautiful aspects of life.  This is not that kind of poem.  I almost didn’t want to share it, a slice of life poem highlighting a current failing of mine.  But, then again, I believe it is fairly relatable.  And […]


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#NPM: Doodling & Writing

I must confess something to you all.  I am a writer, that much has been clear for awhile, but what you might not know is that I am also a doodler.  Today I was reminded of that when I saw an infograpic and brief piece about “What Doodling Says About Your Personality Type.”  Much like […]

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#NPM: A Monday Twitter Chat

I am doing well with writing poetry every day.  In fact, sometimes I even manage more than one poem — though of course more are in my notebook than on this blog.  Today’s poem I am posting serves as both a slice of life (since it is Tuesday) and a found poem inspired by last […]

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#NPM: The Reminder

While I did not publish a poem yesterday, I actually ended up writing two different poems in my notebook — I did share them with my writing group at least.  Today’s poem was written in response to this post by Allison Marchetti.  She invites her students to read and write their own version of rituals […]

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#NPM: The Raven’s Joke

This month my blog writing will be (mostly) dedicated to poetry.  While birds are common in poetry, it always seems like they get categorized as beautiful song birds or ominous corvids.  I played around with that in today’s poem, which came to me while I was walking my dog this morning.  Poem 1/30 The Raven’s […]

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