About imposter syndrome and owning your talents.

I was talking to a friend the other day about imposter syndrome. Because I like using big words to talk about myself, apparently. Wikipedia calls it “a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. Basically, it means feeling like…

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an ode to the summer: because all good things must come to an end

the hazy glow of summertime has nearly reached its end though the sweet taste of ice cream is still on our lips   the fairy wings of summer are put away memories full of music and laughter echo but fade we can still remember the idle hours of yesterday as we return to the steady…

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Ninja Writers: Nobody’s Perfect

I joined this writer’s group on Facebook called Ninja Writers. The ninja genius behind the group, Shaunta, shares lots of writing advice and prompts and invites members to share samples of their writing and get feedback from one another. Today she prompted the group to write about a time when their protagonist acted more like…

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summer: poetry in motion

summer looks like wet beach towels, hung to dry sand covered feet, salty sweet air, water slides blisters from long walks at the amusement park sticky faces from too much birthday cake there’s no such thing as too much birthday cake exploring new places and visiting old favorites posing with stone statues that know us…

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He’s talented, too: MM may be the next e.e. cummings

My son is learning about poetry in school right now. I’m not sure how much of a hand his teacher had in helping the kids write these, but I’ll choose to imagine that my son is simply the next e.e. cummings and I should start working on helping him publish his first anthology, stat. Here…

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The Sticker Club.

A million years ago on the first day of 6th or 7th grade, a group of the soon to be Popular Girls asked me to join their Sticker Club. I still remember feeling the first tremblings of social anxiety and a fear of not fitting in. Up until then I’d always seemed able to just dive into a group of…

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