https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop. The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun
Ahhh, I look so relaxed in this photo, don't I? This was taken on the very first day of 2017. I took it myself, and the truth is this: I was anything BUT relaxed. At the time, I was dating a man who was on an extended trip to Italy, and he pretty much never … Continue reading But If You’re Willing To Play The Game, It’s Coming Around Again
Once upon a time, a baby poet and Polaroid-lover named Jennifer was born in Iowa. Her father (a graphic artist) and her mother (a blues singer) would move down south while she was still a tiny tot. The area where they settled is known as the Arkansas Delta. A few weeks ago, I had … Continue reading On Beating The Odds And Beautifying The World
June 16th, 2017 5:45 p.m. Less than two hours ago, I was drowning. No one was around. I was paddling frantically, and each time my face barely broke above the surface, my mouth filled with dirty lake water as I attempted to scream or draw a quick, panicked breath before I sank back down into … Continue reading Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is.
Yearly Recap ----------------------------- Hello readers! Time to say goodbye and good riddance to 2016, the year that shook me to the core and gave my country a ding-donging idiot for president (I DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM). But it wasn't all bad. Here are a few of my favorite moments from the past twelve months... … Continue reading Oh So Much Ding Dong
Some recent moments in the world of HOWE... Above: reading poetry to the public at Arts in the Park, Hot Springs. Above: coffee shop poetry reading, Hot Springs. Photo by Shannen LeCompt. Above: the real joker -- reading at Kollective Coffee, Hot Springs. Photo by Kai Coggin. Above: flying in a dress by Elizabeth and … Continue reading Eat My Shorts
Oh mi gato. LIFE. IS. DIFFERENT. #EmptyNest Many people have asked about Lana. She is fine...now. The oral surgery became a fiasco, since she had an adverse reaction to the anesthetic. Puking without end, amen amen. Buckets of vomit. There was an actual VOMIT BUCKET, used often. It was just pitiful. But of course, she … Continue reading I Don’t Mind You Coming Here Wasting All My Time