• Forever

    My poem, Forever, was an exercise in metre, end rhyme, internal rhyme, and assonance for my poetry class. I received this feedback: ‘despite some excellent lines, and great technical skill, it is unlikely a poem like this would be published today, as both the syntax and the form is very 19th century’. This is so helpful! I never realized it…

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  • Postcards From The Pandemic

    These were Facebooks updates I posted during the second half of 2020. So much excitement! Postcard #1 – August 3, 2020 Hi everyone. How are you guys doing? We are… Read More

  • Coming Soon

    I’m committing to sharing my art and calligraphy journey – however embarrassing my early efforts turn out to be! As with my poems, my goal is to keep creating, keep… Read More

  • Haiku #1

    A haiku using the traditional 5, 7, 5 syllable structure and a 'cutting' at line the third line. Ce problème me tient beaucoup à coer. (On a theme deeply dear to my heart.) Read More

  • Reading, Watching, Thinking

    Hello friends. How are you doing? Here’s what I’ve been… Reading – I’ve finally weaned myself off the comforting detective novels that were pretty much all I read over the past… Read More

  • The Bud of Mended Bones

    I wrote this poem for my husband when one of his mentors, HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan, suffered a snowmobile accident. The Bud of Mended Bones Oh Snowmobile! Hath done thy… Read More

  • How To Survive The Rest Of The Pandemic

    Ah, life in a global pandemic. This has been quite the boon for some, like billionaires with massive online businesses; and yeast. For others it’s meant the heartbreak of having… Read More

  • How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World

    So… I’ve decided to fully embrace my inner introvert (and let’s be honest, outer introvert). It’s awkward because I’m not a hugger. Anyway, I have a BRAND NEW BOOK: How… Read More

  • Hello Ugg Boots

    With apologies to Simon & Garfunkel. PS I only ever wear them at home! Hello Ugg Boots My Old Friends Hello Ugg boots my old friendsI’ve come to walk in… Read More

  • Social Media Overload: How To Detox In 7 Simple Steps

    As an introvert I’ve always enjoyed social media and seen it as a delightful way to connect, yet without the overwhelm that goes with too much peopling. But lately that’s… Read More

  • The Invention Of Dieting

    One day, the devil was looking for a new form of torture. ‘I’ve got it,’ he said. ‘Dieting!!’ The little baby devils all gathered round, their tiny devil eyes glistening… Read More