Tada! And it’s fall.

I hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed your summers, (for those of you on the other side of the world, your winter!)

I want to jump right in with a very big THANK YOU for all your support. The post office doesn’t ask anymore what’s in the packages. I am humbled, and grateful to you for all the signed copies I send out weekly. xo

Typically these go out Friday, so if you still haven’t received your signed copy, or you’d like to give one as a gift, hit me up!


In the poetry world, September 15-October 15, is Hispanic Heritage Month. Browse this beautiful collection, full of rich poetry tradition.

Let’s play a little trivia.

1) What poet wrote the following lines?

FROM fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die.”

I’ll give you 5 minutes to think. No googling!…. time ticking…. still waiting :)… OK time’s up.

William Shakespeare
wrote these lines in his first sonnet:

FROM fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory;
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.
Thout that are now the world's fresh ornament
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content
And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding.
Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.

Nothing like Shakespeare xo

Taking submissions for my next blog, to feature YOUR work. Send them in!

On a personal note, since none of my grandchildren live very close, I have been on a mission to spend time with all of them before the snow flies. 3 out of 5 visits in. There is nothing better than grandchildren!


I leave you with a season changing Haiku. Until next time, be happy, content, and full of love.


Posted on October 3, 2019 .