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.
For spring break 2017, I took my daughter Lana and her boyfriend Michael on vacation. Another long road trip to Florida... I thought about going to California, but that is WAYYY too long to drive, and airfare for three people was a ridiculous price. Florida has the nicest, clearest water within decent driving distance. Besides, … Continue reading I Guess I’ll Pack Up My Mind
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
Above -- reading on my big night. Dress: vintage from the 1970's, just like me...purchased from Pretty Penny antique clothing boutique, California. Glasses: KLiiK, Denmark. Hello, readers! I was recently the feature poet at Kollective Coffee and Tea in Hot Springs, and I wanted to share a few photos from that magical evening... 👆🏼Snippet from … Continue reading Bow From The Waist. Accept Your Kudos.
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
Above: pretty accurate representation of the average online dating profile pic -- mine included. God bless. So yeah...I tried online dating for a few months. OkCupid, to be exact. I recently erased my profile, but before I ran (crying and screaming) from the insanity, I had a little fun and updated my info. While … Continue reading The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth
In recent months, I've been busier than a three-balled tomcat. Not having as much fun as the tri-baller, though -- mostly work, work, work for me. It was time to take a much needed break. For the second year in a row, I was able to take my daughter away for a nice beach vacation. … Continue reading The Tide Is High But I’m Holding On