Insomnia

Torn fingernails slash at my head, creating a gossamer bush of a hairstyle. There’s burning near my eyes, cheeks. I lower my trembling hands and curse at the dried blood under my nails. An inhalation of mucus causes me to cough. What has happened to me?  It’s been 30 days since I last slept. My [...]

Top 5 Book Recommendations Before You Develop Cataracts

I was a late bloomer when it came to reading; my first serious bout with it began in my late teens. Sidney Sheldon, Sandra Brown, Victoria Holt, and Mary Higgins Clark were the leaders of the pack for me. After that, I slowly sprouted out toward other authors and genres. This past year has taken [...]

Banned Books Week

From September 23 to 29, it’s Banned Books Week, which raises public awareness of challenged and banned books—in support of freedom to seek and express ideas. Challenges to books are mainly in schools, bookstores, and libraries. I actually forgot about this week, until a blogger, Jeri Walker, posted about it on her blog. U.S. Book [...]

The Spirit of Words Affecting a Reader

Years ago, I began the practice of underlining sentences and phrases from books that stuck out; a different description I hadn’t heard before or it aroused some kind of emotion from me. After I underline my favorites, I transfer them to a notebook, indicating author, book, and page number. Today, I’d like to share some [...]

Pause With A Few Poems

Self-Discovery I search the precipice of time An endless drop towards uncertainty Cobwebs adorn those forgotten Cling to fingers while pull from the past Cherokee drum inside my chest Reverberating in my head and ears Consistent with the footsteps in travel Vulnerable towards the elements God’s tempest slows down my ventures Pelted and bruised by [...]