Composting for Poets

When I was fourteen, I asked my mom about hippies.

“Mom, were you a hippie in the sixties?”

She didn’t look up from her needlepoint. “What? Of course not.”

“But I thought everyone in the sixties was a hippie,” I

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Raw Materials

It is a terrible thing to be in the thrall of one of the Fearless Ones. Their smiles edge you toward your own animosities and make your nightmares sweet as the scent of their skin. Your raw materials, while frequently

Ulrich the Tooth Goblin

The sun sank low on the dirty gray horizon, and Ulrich the Goblin watched the tiny glows of the fairies rising into the sky as they hurried to their assignments.  He imagined the fading red rays shining on their iridescent

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  • The Dollar Store toy section demonstrates role models for women so eloquently.  Once I wondered if Cruella really needed 101 puppies to make a coat and discovered that some scientist had speculated that she only needed 47. Either there's more to her diabolical fashion aspirations, or she was an ineffective supply chain manager. .
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  • Do you ever have one of those days where your brain is full of ideas all lighting up at the same time?  Don't lose them--write them down!
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  • Secret beach hideaway under a twisted eucalyptus.  My afternoon was full of sand dollars,  sand crabs, and sun.
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  • My rule: Get published, get chocolate.  My new article about breaking big art projects into steps is in the Polymer Arts Magazine. Hurray for motivation!
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  • There is no better place for creative inspiration than Big Sur ... even when it's closed off by washed out bridges and landslides. We hiked the bypass trail to get around the collapsed bridge and had the amazing experience of walking down California's Highway 1 with basically no traffic!  Lunch at #Nepenthe, a walk to the #HenryMillerMemorialLibrary, and all these gorgeous views.  It was like going back in time.
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  • Beach hut for pixies created by some thoughtful soul on Seabright beach.
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  • Like an alcohol-infused salad: bell pepper/cilantro gin & tonic at Front and Cooper. Tasty, and arguably (very arguably) healthy.
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  • I love fog and sun mornings along the coast. Everything always feels slighty spooky and beautiful.
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