Poetry Day… This Wind

  This Wind   This wind that is the time I have with you- Moves over skin- Ruffles hair- Momentarily Changes the direction the flowers grow- This moment blowing by Here and then behind me Mother- father- decades gone Children rushing into middle life I am on this roadside Still and silent On this worn …

Writing and Revising Advice from author, Erin Bartels

Erin's latest book release! A finalist in the Saturday Evening Post 2014 Great American Fiction Contest Writers! Here's a fantastic article on Writing and Revising by friend/author, Erin Bartels. Lots of meaty thoughts in here. Eat it up and then drop her a note at erinbartels.com and tell her I said hello. https://capitalcitywritersassociation.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/how-to-enjoy-the-revision-process/

Core Beliefs in American Politics

Core beliefs drive the American political parties. There are really only two political core beliefs; two basic and fundamental view points. After stripping away all the polite posturing to save face publicly you either vote for A or you vote for B in the privacy of the booth. A ● Protect your shit by any means …

Butterfly Queens of Northport

  At the water’s edge on Grand Traverse Bay, beneath the blue moon of late July, I met a cluster of butterflies who fluttered and hovered and drew near to see who I was. It happened at the Friday night Music in the Park in Northport, Michigan. While people are fighting traffic in cities or …