A Visit To An Arts & Crafts Show

Last weekend, I attended an arts and crafts festival. Over 100 vendors visited, displaying their creations for people to admire and purchase. The artists, crafters, and builders each had their own style. Some of the artists performed demonstrations of how their pieces are made. Here are the best vendors I discovered at the arts and … Continue reading A Visit To An Arts & Crafts Show

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Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?

William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mary Shelley. These are just some of many classical writers who wrote some of the best and most iconic pieces of literature. Or is that what we are instructed to believe? To this day, they are celebrated, read for pleasure, and the source of classroom curriculum. … Continue reading Do English Students Have An Obligation To Enjoy All Classic Literature?

Antique Shop: A Poem

Crooked "Open" sign,Three concrete steps upUntil the door is pushedAnd a bell rings outLike a bicycle ding,Located all the way in the back. Cardboard boxes,Contents insideAlways seeming to swap.Corners torn and tappedRecords placedOf a million spins. Melodious and harmonic rowsOf living room dancesAnd late night singing sessions.Beatles & Beach BoysCash & Presley. A gramophonePerched window … Continue reading Antique Shop: A Poem

An August Poem: The Letter Z

Fern, moss, and jadePatchwork,Quilted trees andProperty line strings. Contrasting tealOf ponds andLakes. Hovering hot air balloonWeaved basket, floatingOval parachuteAnd flickering fireTo raise us higher.The back of our necks sweat. We land eventuallyOur stance returning to ground,Traversing grasses and weedsAnd drum beating against sidewalks. We pass by gardens.Our ankles waveAnd toes say hello.They dodge tossed mulchLike … Continue reading An August Poem: The Letter Z

It’s A Fashion Thing: How Clothes Can Fit Into Your Story

Without opening your closet door, you may have the palette of your wardrobe memorized. Lots of white and black for a classic office career? A range of green and yellow for a fresh feel? Anything from the spectrum because you are just that colorful? How can a wardrobe relate to writing? When we wake up … Continue reading It’s A Fashion Thing: How Clothes Can Fit Into Your Story