Monday, September 25, 2017

My vows to Katrina

This is the last thing I've written and edited and written and edited, so I thought I'd share.

My vows to Katrina
I saw a character description in a book the other day that fit me perfectly.
I am a romantic at heart and will always put aside dull plodding reason for the excitement of an enigma.

This was an insult to the character, but I embrace it.

Now, those of you who have had the pleasure of knowing Katrina are probably thinking, “Ooh, this is gonna be good. Katrina is nothing like that.”

I act on feeling and risk at an attempt to make something different, create big change, and attain unreasonable goals. And I thought acting on feelings and taking big risks was the ONLY way to make big change UNTIL I met Katrina.

Katrina is a highly intelligent, deep thinker with eyes that see the true weight of the world. She acts on logic. Her instincts make sense. Instead of using her feelings to plot the course to the end goal, she uses feelings to power the path to get there. Through hard work and like minds, she has taken on seemingly unattainable goals with conviction and has helped save a library system, unionize a charter school, mobilize an existing union of 11,000 people, and although she may not believe it at times, she changes lives by simply moving through the world and being her.

You see, Katrina is a Giver. And when she gives something to someone, may it be advice, a lesson, a book, she lends a piece of herself along with it. She invests herself so deeply in others that self-care can take a back seat. What makes her the true superhero, is that she doesn’t have super powers. Though she is a defiant wizard at heart, it is remarkable that she moves many mountains at a time with mere muggle strength, and her giving nature is contagious.

Katrina, I love you, I have so much love for you, and I want to support you and your mission to make change to the world, when you give the silenced a platform and when you give your time to protect the rights of those who have set out to do the same.

I vow to support you in all the ways that I can and to lift you up with whatever resources I have. I vow to continue my journey in fighting my own racism, ableism, and classism, so I can see more clearly as I walk in this world and be a more structurally sound system of support for you.

You are radiant. (Now back to my romantic antics)

As Michelangelo said, “Stars shower radiance; earth calls the impulse, LOVE.”


Thank you.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Title of my page This is where my page content will go.

Learning to code (This will be republished multiple times)

Test Page This is my awesome HTML/CSS code.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Instead of writing..


...I have been doing other things: hanging out with cool kids, co-solving summer puzzles, making model rockets, and coming up with different ways to use projection images. I'm really into projection images right now.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Sonnet for Katrina

My superhero is not super strong,
yet she frees consciousness from padlocked minds.
A fastened, vaulted fear of being wrong
has no place for the brilliance that’s been mined.

My heroine is not a wealthy one,
but how she shares her time, her voice, her love,
she’s owed an endless shining from the sun—
gives freely without promise from above.

Once my hero came, she made me whole.
My autonomic rev up has not hindered.
She’s made a timeless imprint on my soul
with comfort scents of apple, sage and ginger.

Into her speckled neck, I nestle near,
and stitch our capes together without fear.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Oops

Oops!
I guess I stopped posting.
It's been a fun year. **shrug**

Creative Goals for this year:
1. Finish the Kirin poem edits and submit for publication
2. Finish editing the Revel in Red novel
3. Write the first draft of another project that I'm working on with a friend (can't tell, ha ha)
4. Compete in a few ad campaign contests (with my BAMFcreative team and Robotic Heart)
5. Get back to blogging so I can more easily track the progress of my work
6. Write a play to submit to the Marble Puzzle Festival
7. Give more of my money away to people who need it more
8. Take more creative risks at work. (Put forward that aggressive copy line that I would have crossed out in the past)

Happy New Year.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Illiterate Poet

Just another writing exercise to track my progress...

A glimmer. Just a glimmer,
but I was promised more.
The reflection of car lights invade my ceiling.
Light patterns cross over my hands,
past my head, and then flicker away
leaving me in the dark once again.
I grasp at nothing, but to appease you
I continue to grasp
as if I've been led to decipher life's meaning from an illiterate poet.