To prompt or not to prompt?

So today I’m on about writing prompts. Everyone gets stuck and needs an idea occasionally. I’ve recently done some writing and posting on the blog using photos as prompts They were mostly just quick little shorts, impressions, an opening scene or a line of poetry. A friend has taken a series of walking around her neighborhood…

Finding Poetry Again

Mark Strand is a Pulitzer Prize winning, former U.S. Poet Laureate. It’s well-deserved acclaim. I just purchased his Collected Poems. It is as good as hoped for. A massive book showcasing what the publishers call his “canonical” works. It includes my favorite:   “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand Each moment is a place you've…

Introverts vs Extroverts

It's finally time to admit it. I really, really like to think I'm an introvert. I do cherish quiet and alone time. I think I'm shy and retiring, and willing to let others take the stage. I think I couldn't possibly be an extrovert. But I am. I don't go out in groups that often, but when…