On Beating The Odds And Beautifying The World

"...Now, they are fields of chemical and machine. Man is replacing himself with the things he has made. It is the crop duster, not the dove, that flies overhead. The large metal birds swoop down low and drop the poison that protects the plants. But who will protect us? The hopelessness has been inherited. These … Continue reading On Beating The Odds And Beautifying The World


Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is. 

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. 

Oh So Much Ding Dong

  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

Eat My Shorts

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

I Don’t Mind You Coming Here Wasting All My Time

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

I’m A Woman, Phenomenally.

Today I turned 39, and 39 feels just fine. 🙂 #BirthdayGirl #Vegan #LoveYourAge #LoveYourBody #LoveTheAnimals #LoveTheEarth Photo taken by my daughter Lana, at Lake DeGray. ❤ I feel strong, grounded, and happy this year. Here's hoping I'm lucky enough to get at least 39 more. -- Jenn x


Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your January has been amazing.  There's certainly a LOT going on around here - so much so that it's hard to find time to blog (I'm also working 13 out of every 14 days). ---------------- I was looking back at my January blog from a year ago ("An Axe … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes