Haunted Hospital

Originally posted on The Monkey Prodigy:
Haunted Hospital I was pacing around The Valley again when I saw a hospital worker approach a patient who was talking to himself. They started talking as I eavesdropped. She asked who he was talking to. He explained he was reliving times spent with his friends who weren’t there.…

Life Update And Music For Monday

Originally posted on The Monkey Prodigy:
Hello. Welcome to life update. It’s because I now have to manually update my life. It’s been like this ever since I  got a smart phone. It’s been some time (which is technically always true of anything) since Dad J Bauman and Son Of Dad J Bauman have finished…

Craft Talk and Reading Updates

Good golly, October is going to be a busy month! I’m not complaining, but this is taking some careful attention and preparation because there’s a lot to fit in. A major fundraiser for the library, multiple library related meetings: board, district board, women’s club, friends of the library, and so on. It’s a rough month…

Finalist for the 2018 Pangaea Prize

Sometimes you send a pack of poems out, and a year goes by. You forget. Editors are busy, you’re busy. You keep sending the work elsewhere. I don’t normally inquire after a submission. Though, one time I did and got a lovely rejection from the Gettysburg Review, whose editors said that while my poems weren’t…

Marie Posnot’s “One is One”

I first shared this back in 2012 during National Poetry Month. I was on my way to NYC to see some of the most beautiful people in the world. So, I shared a poem I love by a native New Yorker. She passed away yesterday, a marvelous poet and teacher who graced this earth for…