The Monsters Are Real. They Are Good For Us. They Can Be Overcome.

Mamacita says: Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to write. She spent the first few years of elementary school standing silently beside the teachers’ desks, mutely holding out sheet after sheet of paper on which she … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Writing

Mamacita says: My obsession with writing has extended itself over into Quotation Saturday! 1. There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. –Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith 2. The role of a … Continue reading

Ten Things Tuesday

Mamacita says: 1.  I’m tired. 2.  I have forty essays to grade before I can go to bed. 3.  It’s almost 3 a.m. 4.  They are not good essays. 5.  They are, in fact, terrible essays. 6.  Spell-check is not … Continue reading

Podcast Tonight: Christmas Poetry Jam! And Any Other Holiday You Want!

Mamacita says: The incomparable Fausta has invited me to read poetry with her on her podcast Friday, Dec. 12 at 7:00! Poetry Jam! Please tune in and call in with a poem or two to share.  The call-in number is: … Continue reading

Ten Things Tuesday

Mamacita says:  1.  I have over a hundred essays that must be graded by tonight. 2.  A bowl of fresh berries is wonderful beyond all description.  Yogi Bear was right.  (Boo Boo Bear was a cutie.) 3.  I love Burt’s … Continue reading