The Word

Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. YouContinue reading “The Word”

Podcasts & Ted Talks

I’m checking out a few podcasts and Ted Talks for motivation, inspiration, guidance and insight. Here are just a few: What Should I Read Next? A podcast for readers hosted by Anne Bogel and author of Don’t Overthink It and I’d Rather Be Reading. Every week on What Should I Read Next, Anne talks aboutContinue reading “Podcasts & Ted Talks”

A Tree Tells A Story

I went to Griffen State Park in Leesburg Florida to take a walk. I wanted to get some fresh air and clear my head. While walking along a path I came upon this tree stump (pictured above). As I started to walk away I turned around to look at it again. What is this tree’sContinue reading “A Tree Tells A Story”

Poem by Wendy Cope

HE TELLS HER He tells her that the earth is flat —He knows the facts, and that is that.In altercations fierce and longShe tries her best to prove him wrong.But he has learned to argue well.He calls her arguments unsoundAnd often asks her not to yell.She cannot win. He stands his ground. The planet goesContinue reading “Poem by Wendy Cope”