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Rocking the Mic: Do it for the Hugz

Rocking the Mic: Do it for the Hugz

One of my passions is reading/performing poetry, spoken word, the words I write. While delving into the culinary world took me away from the microphone, I’ve finally found my way back.

It’s been a slow re-entry, with an introduction into the modern world of zine life back in 2015, and after having a few pieces published in a Phoenix zine, I decided to step back into Poetry Open Mics.

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Poetics in the Park: Braindump #22

Poetics in the Park: Braindump #22

I celebrated National Poetry Month in April by recording and sharing “A Poem A Day” on YouTube. For the last few poems, I went out to a lake/park, just for a change of pace. I also decided to make a vlog out in nature.

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30 Poems 30 Days: Creating a video poetry series

30 Poems 30 Days: Creating a video poetry series

Recently I took part in National Poetry Month (April). For some poets, the idea behind NPM is to write a new poem a day and publish it on one of the many platforms available. I decided to take a different path. I made a video poem a day from the extensive collection I’ve written over the years and posted these videos on my YouTube channel. That meant creating 30 individual video poem, one for each day of the month.

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braindump #21: Creativity Imps and Self-care

I don’t know how your process works, but there are times when my brainwave activity kicks into superdrive and the ideas come, and there is an outpouring of art.

This happened a little over a week ago. I’m finally starting to decompress from all the activity, but I got some serious work done.

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braindump #20: Tools For Artists and Zines

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been getting back into zine culture.

Zines have existed for a very long time. The recent history is traced back to the 1930’s and a way for science fiction writers and artists to put their work out in the public bypassing the publishers.

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BrainDump 19: The Big Move & Poetry

BrainDump 19: The Big Move & Poetry

If you’ve been following the #RadicallyReducing blog then you know we’ve made some huge changes in our lives. Location, living situation, and production arena.

I’ve spent some time contemplating how and where to record new braindumps. They are a vital part of my creativity and a way to have a dialogue with you.

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Giving Away Books!

Giving Away Books!

During the process of sorting our books, I came across a box that was marked donate/giveaway. I really wanted them to go to someone who would appreciate them. They were well-loved and well-read older paperbacks, the last of my science fiction and fantasy collection. I’d been holding onto them for several years. There really was no reason to drag these books with me to Kansas.

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Radically Reducing Back on Track

Radically Reducing Back on Track

If you’ve been waiting for an update on our #RadicallyReducing project, your patience is about to be rewarded.

As you may know, we started this project last spring with the intent of moving into an RV at the end of 2016. A few months later that timeline changed as we began to prepare to move halfway across the county to live with family who needed our help.

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Women’s March Topeka, 2017

There were so many diverse and interesting people and signs at the Women’s March in Topeka, Kansas I decided to talk to them directly and share their answers in a video.

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Forced Minimalism Interview

Forced Minimalism Interview

We have chosen to adopt a minimalist philosophy and are working to radically reduce our belongings, but not everyone comes to minimalism voluntarily. Sometimes a natural disaster, theft, or financial crisis can take care of the reducing process all at once. This is known as forced minimalism. If it happens to you, you have a choice: replace all your belongings or choose to adopt a simplified life.

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