life musings poetry 

Forgotten Woman – Haiku [poetry]

  I ran across this series of haiku while going through some old journals and folders of writing from my high school and college days. The assignment was to write four haiku that connect one main thought. Nailed it. I think I will feature some of these lines in a few mixed media canvases I have in the works… By the way, I got an “A” on this assignment. 🙂       Forgotten woman Calling out in agony Exasperated   I am losing grip Depression chipping away Inconsolable   Loneliness…

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Art mix tape music musings 

Grimly Fiendish – 28 Hauntingly Awesome Songs for Halloween

  This is my first mix tape playlist on request!    One of my readers emailed me and requested an “awesome Goth/Punk/Alt Halloween playlist perfect for a Halloween Party” – your wish is my command.  I’m not going to write this one in my normal fashion because let’s face it, TWENTY-EIGHT songs, around two hours of awesome music, that is just too much to post individually about each tune. Instead, to streamline reading and maximize your enjoyment, I’ve created a YouTube playlist with every song in order.   A little about…

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musings on the fly 

The Ever Inspiring Henry Rollins

  I’m sorry that I am a little late posting about the awesome A Night with Henry Rollins spoken word show I had the pleasure of attending last Saturday evening in Cleveland at the Masonic Auditorium. Part of the reason, I allowed my day job to consume me this past week; the other part was coming down from the euphoric feeling of meeting Henry once again! I have been a fan of Mr. Rollins since his Black Flag days, as their lyrics and music hit a home-run with my young, blackened punk…

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life relationships 

The Formerly Inadequate Fat Girl

  I’ve been asked by a lot of people recently what “Tales of a Formerly Inadequate Fat Girl” means.  Allow me to explain…   First a bit of a disclaimer – you are not going to find a before and after story of a girl who was fat and is now thin. That’s not what the name of this site is about. I am fat – always have been, in varying degrees, and I doubt I will ever be thin according to society’s standards. I am totally confident with who…

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Art life musings 

Creative Passion – My Manifesto

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” ~ Jack Kerouac     Why, why, oh why, do I insist on trying to mainstream? Why am I trying to be like that, like everyone else? I have tried so many times over the years to be normal and mainstream  – it always felt wrong and uncomfortable. I know I’m not like others – I never have been. I’ve known this since I was a child. I am meant for more. The creative…

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