In the Direction of the Slide

A new Doug Hoekstra poem, “In the Direction of the Slide,” just out at Edify Fiction.  Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and uplifting fiction content by new and established authors. For our readers, it is all things good or true or romantic or beautiful or lovely.”   There can be a fair amount of post-modernContinue reading “In the Direction of the Slide”

Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s changes – those within and around us, personal, societal, creative. That’s a true artist andContinue reading “Breaking Glass”

Vinyl

Remaining with the theme of the previous post…. Vinyl Lately I’ve been Listening to old records, Guilty pleasures Lovingly encased in plastic, Stored away in dusty places I never thought I’d visit again… Unwittingly the needle drops, Bringing back moments Painted and cast Anticipated nights Long drives long forgotten Girls and worlds, to be touchedContinue reading “Vinyl”

Uphill

Glad to share a brand-new Doug Hoekstra poem, “Uphill”, published at Broke Bohemian (apologies for the third person intro). It’s a Smoky Mountain feminist “go sisters” kind of poem; Broke Bohemian is a cool modern beat kind of tome, and proud to be a part of it. https://www.brokebohemian.com/autumn-edition/2017/…/9/uphill “Established in four different states, The BrokeContinue reading “Uphill”

Chaplinesque

Ever since my son Jude was old enough to watch movies, we’ve had pizza party movie night. Usually weekly. Usually Friday. Most recently, he did a throwback dance and chose Wall-e, during which many fond memories of toddler Jude cascaded through my mind. But, I was also reminded of how good a film it is.Continue reading “Chaplinesque”