We can flourish as adult children of alcoholics (ACoA) although all our tribulations have been exceedingly unique. Many of our stories may bring to mind something comparable to a nightmarish fairy tale. However, I truly believe that our challenges engender an immense strength that resides within us. We can utilize our heightened sense of intuition, compassion, and ability to literally shine! Blooming, resilient, unbeaten warriors, living today in this moment, in this day and in this lifetime.Read More Welcome to the Rum and Robots Blog!
My dear friend Janette is a photographer who spends her days in the solitude of the great outdoors. Janette likes to spend time with her husband at their cabin in Montana where they can enjoy the beauty God supplies. She takes her camera and dog, Zeke, with her everywhere she goes. I hope you enjoy […]Read More Featured Photographer Janette Sande
in these final loud wounding hours,the sunshine like a rainbow so dazzlingthrough my open slits, I can serenely departagony in the iris of my weary eyebubbles floating up I tenderly sigh sleeping where the purple iris lay stillrousing now to sing a silky song to herbuoyant yet strong faith swells in her heartthe silence […]Read More Drowning in Silence
voiceless rhythms hide conflict behind earless wallscobblestones assembled centuries ago, bask in white lightforgotten names of flowers already seared into my raw fleshpink and crimson colors hovering with their scentexploding like a trap door in the tiny hairs of my nostrilsbarren is his constant silence, which feels like screaminganxiously red eyes stare, as your tall […]Read More My New Poem, “Leaving Blue Doors,” Now Live at Spillwords Press NYC
Remember the Ten Day Travel Photo Challenge was to get ten photographers to participate if possible. So I am excited to announce we have a photographer to join us for Day 9. Her name is Brenda Colbath she is working on her seventh book currently and is also a photographer. If any of the nominees […]Read More Day Nine Photo Challenge
Happy Saturday, Beautiful People! This was so fun! One of my dear, AMAZING poet friends, Joni, (along with her lovely husband, Scott!) and I read … couple of chicks sittin’ ’round readin’!Read More couple of chicks sittin’ ’round readin’!
Remember the Ten Day Travel Photo Challenge was to get ten photographers to participate if possible. So for day eight, nine and ten, I challenge any photographer to join in. If any of the nominees don’t have time to participate, I understand, as we are all busy doing what we do. Regardless […]Read More Day 8 Photo Challenge
My New Poem Revisiting a Sanctuary for a Child Who Found her Freedom thin and wrinkled, like stiff branches, I see my armsshaking now as does the fledging before its first flightcarefully sitting down under the same old favorite oakmy heart like a beacon holding on forever to this momentlooking out on brownish waters […]Read More My New Publication in The Tiny Seed Literary Journal
Nature Changes Hearts of love hang by spider silk, painting the rust-colored leaves,shedding old clothes as dying flowers bid goodbye to bees.Impatient is the fall wind, causing green to intermingle with the color brown.We are watching the movement of the last squirrels digging holes in the ground.Kisses fall from the sky from migrating birds as […]Read More Three New Poems on I Write Her – The Short of It
I have nominated Louis Dallara who is an amazing photographer. He has already posted a variety of photographs today that are incredibly beautiful. Please don’t miss them. His photograph of an angel I believe is glorious, especially given the season. Remember the Ten Day Travel Photo Challenge was to get ten photographers to participate if […]Read More Day 7 – Photo Challenge
Remember the Ten Day Travel Photo Challenge was to get ten photographers to participate if possible. I did not find one today so I am posting two pictures instead. If any of the nominees don’t have time to participate, we understand, as we are all busy doing what we do. Regardless I hope you […]Read More Photo Challenge Day 6