Visiting Worthville Beach, Randleman NC

A beautiful eyesore of a place worth visiting (bring a trash bag)  Worthville Beach Dam with piles of clothing, debris, and remnants of a campfire.—photo by author. I am happy to visit any place with the word “beach” attached to it. But don’t get too excited about “Worthville Beach” popping up on your “places to … Continue reading Visiting Worthville Beach, Randleman NC

You Really Must Watch Netflix  Series ‘Our Planet’

Clouded leopard — Borneo rainforest, Image by skeeze from Pixabay Episode three of the series is entitled “Jungles.” “In the past 50 years wildlife populations have, on average, declined by 60%”  Our Planet, S1-E1 Narrated by the voice we all love, David Attenborough, the Netflix original docu-series One Planet has enough stunning scenery to wow the senses and inspire you to … Continue reading You Really Must Watch Netflix  Series ‘Our Planet’

New Content Creator for the Popular News Break App

Here's the skinny on News Break, what it is, and why you should follow your favorite content creators. Have you heard of News Break? Well, I hadn't either until they invited me to be a part of the new Content Creator Program, a paying content stream for my work. It is my understanding they have … Continue reading New Content Creator for the Popular News Break App

Reaching Marrakesh

I am so proud of Samantha Lazar for completing this wonderful poetry collection. It was an HONOR to work with her on this project!

Samantha Lazar

I am thrilled to announce that I have at last published my first collection of poetry. I feel like I have been writing this book my whole life.

I really want to thank my mentor and poetry editor, Christina M. Ward of Fiddleheads & Floss for her guidance and assistance throughout the process.

Here is the link to check it out on Amazon. Thank you for your support! More projects to come!

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The Healing Power of New Beginnings

A Living Your Best Life / Fiddlehead Life feature post Today I am grateful for new beginnings. Yes, even the ones that are traumatic and painful. Because sometimes, life turns you right on your head. Suddenly nothing makes sense, everything is barreling in a new direction, and it seems everything in your life is totally … Continue reading The Healing Power of New Beginnings

“Doe Season in Mamma’s Kitchen” is Selected as a Feature Poem

Thanks to The Coil Magazine for selecting my work Image by (El Caminante) from Pixabay I am very pleased to share with you all that an exclusive magazine, The Coil, via Alternating Current Press, has chosen a poem of mine which I submitted to them in April of 2019. It takes a long time to … Continue reading “Doe Season in Mamma’s Kitchen” is Selected as a Feature Poem

I am SICK of Seeing Black People Killed for Jogging…or for BREATHING

This has GOT to stop I have seen enough. The officers responsible for the murder of George Floyd should be arrested and charged with the aggravated murder of an unarmed black man. My heart is sick over this. I can't process this. And it is not even MY pain. This pain is a burden the … Continue reading I am SICK of Seeing Black People Killed for Jogging…or for BREATHING

Memorial Day 2020–Our fallen Soldiers Honored in Verse

a free verse poem to honor our soldiers on Memorial Day Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay For the Honor of Soldiers Our tears find restin a sea ofwhite crosses. We cannot raiseour thanksnor theirloss — enough to honor them.Enough to removethat dead look in theeyes of their spouses,their parents, their children. We gave them … Continue reading Memorial Day 2020–Our fallen Soldiers Honored in Verse

Live Your Best Life–What Does This Mean to You? Take the Well-Living Assessment

A Fiddleheads & Floss blog series : Well-Living Assessment About this series: What does it mean to you to “live your best life?” Though our versions of this are many, there are common threads in our human experience that unite us at a deep level of understanding. "The Fiddlehead Life" blog series nurtures those places … Continue reading Live Your Best Life–What Does This Mean to You? Take the Well-Living Assessment

Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith

Preparing a poetry collection. photo by adege on Pixabay Gathering Them I am gathering them,snapshots on a line,puzzle pieces,building blocks,roots. Together. Individually, yes, strength.Each a painting, a break in the timeline of my life,a check mark. But, together… Together they say something bigger.Together they are a timeline. Snapshots become an art gallery,puzzle pieces, when placed,begin … Continue reading Gathering Them — A Free Verse Poem on Leaps of Faith