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A Year of Good Madness

A Year of Good Madness

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

We Lost the Sea - Aussie Instrumental Lullabies

We Lost the Sea - Aussie Instrumental Lullabies

Today I got lucky enough to stumble across We Lost The Sea, and I've been listening to Departure Songs on repeat ever since. 

Home is Where the Garden Is - terrain at Styer's

Home is Where the Garden Is - terrain at Styer's

When Lancaster County Magazine asked me to write an article about the fairy world of a workplace that served as my background throughout college, I tried my best to capture the magic of terrain at Styer's. Sometimes, though, words fail - so I snapped a few photos, too.

Click here to view the original article, or keep reading below to enter the garden!


For the Love of Ghazals - two publications born in Andros, Greece

For the Love of Ghazals - two publications born in Andros, Greece

At the 2015 Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshop, nestled in the sand beside the glittering sea, workshop leader and brilliant poet Adrianne Kalfopoulou introduced me to the ghazal. A form which originated in Arabic poetry, the ghazal favors repetition and charged imagery to create a mosaic of emotion, exploration, and metaphor.

Greece is the Word

Greece is the Word

I had the opportunity to travel to the island of Andros in Greece for a global writing workshop called Aegean Arts Circle. Which was, you know, fantastic.

We laughed. We cried. We ingested enough olive oil to overflow an Olympic swimming pool.