Confession Time.

Hello. My name is Regina and I write for a living. Because of that fact, grammar oversights that seem small/silly when made by a non-writer leave burn marks on my immortal soul. This happens to all writers. These burn marks of shame are not hidden. They are eternally on display so that all may judge […]

Writing is the Currency of Good Ideas.

“If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position hire the best writer. it doesn’t matter if the person is marketer, salesperson, designer, programmer, or whatever, their writing skills will pay off. That’s because being a good writer is about more than writing clear writing. Clear writing is a sign […]

4.4.14 – Perfect.

My brother Jason would have been 44 today. He was 42 when he died on March 15, 2013. You were perfect when you left all of the answers you took with you to life to the universe to everything The wisdom you never knew the wisdom you never embraced you never knew it was yours […]

2.14.14 – Don’t Let Anyone Defeat You.

Katharine Hepburn

My Love for You Could Fill All Times and Relative Dimensions in Space

*This poem was written for my brother who unexpectedly died two months ago on March 15. It is full of direct quotes and references to our favorite songs, books and television shows. Many of the references might make sense to some of you. The poem is not particularly artful, but it is full of things […]

That which does not kill you…

We all know this quote. We’ve all said it and it’s been said to us during times of strife. That which does not kill you makes you stronger. It was coined by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and it’s a whole load of bunk. We say it to people (and to ourselves) so that they will feel empowered. […]

Better.

“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to be bothered with what I do then I’m already better than them.” – Marilyn Monroe

Wordy

I adore words. When I’m trapped in writer’s block I make lists of words I like. Well, not really lists, as this activity often involves paint or chalk pastels and me haphazardly scrawling words onto a canvas. Curve chare blend move havoc go engage track connect I don’t particularly care for soft words – in […]

A Birthday Poem

For this girl of mine We’ve been apart for so long(never) Invisible cord of flowers(oleanders)From me to youto her(through your mirror) To her & to hertoo Illustration by Bella Pilar (through galactic geography) And we’re not dying herebecause my darlingwe are forever(like it or not) A cord of steeltakes you from me to hima recovery […]

Mid Town

4. There was once thought of making it a tourist attraction, or of selling it out for use to a private business, but now there’s only silent tribute through the towns and the unceasing growth. When people stop, there is no thought to the strange systems of roots that must exist in such a place. […]