Thoughts While At Gardella’s on a Saturday Night

A short write up of inner thoughts and happenings from a typical Saturday at Gardella’s Tavern in Grand Rapids, MI.    The line just got really short, really fast. I wonder if they’re still letting people in. Nevermind, it was the $5 cover charge that apparently is turning everyone away. (wonder what they think cover…

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Oil Cleansing Creme Duo – Review

I joined #Influenster a little over a month ago and finally am reviewing the first box I received! It came with two Bumble and Bumble products – the Hairdresser’s Oil Cleasning Creme Duo, and the Invisible Oil from the same line. My hair is so finicky, y’all. One day it’s silky and easy to manage,…

Too Many Sheep, Part 1.

I am the youngest 7th grader in my school. I come home, and go to sleep. Everyday, same thing. My mom drags me out of bed, I sleep on the bus to school, I nod off in first period, sitting up. I sleep on the bus home from school, sleep when I come home, wake…

How To Say Something Meaningful

Last year, I did an interview with the lovely Kt for WYCE discussing my journey in poetry since I left Dartmouth 1 year and 10 days ago that day. (Can you tell I got my ivy league diploma and dipped? Yeah, that’s what happened.) Me? Speak explicitly about the pieces I’ve written as though I identify…

What You Love (u n e d i t e d)

I don’t want to know about the things you love that I already know many people love. Tell me about the things you love that are illegible. Illegible Love. Everyone loves music – but what does that mean? You love everything? You love talent? You love electronic? Humans have always loved music. We love singers,…

Better Directions

Hello, 2017!   I am one of those corny people that believes the New Year embodies New Beginnings, Clean Slates, Fresh Starts. Even as a child, I remember walking the aisle to the altar in church just so the priest could make sure my soul was clean for the new year too. Now as an…

Following Your Own Light

Remember the last post I made about using love to keep yourself from drowning in sadness? Yeah…that new love is either changed or dying – I haven’t quite figured that out yet. I just wanted to make a quick post about what I have learned so far during my brief 2-month stint with “love”:   Relationships…

2 months.

I’m your biggest fan. And you ain’t no celebrity [yet], I still find myself waiting for you With a similar nonexistent promise that you’ll return anything back to me, I’m no convenient menagerie No pretty thing that waits for you behind glass of monogamy For everyone to see, For you to hold close to your…

When We’re Surrounded By Bad News

Changing my Facebook status from “single” to “In A Relationship” is the first step to a new love, in my opinion. I do this for a few reasons, one of them being that in an age of unprecedented instant gratification and access to anyone, anywhere, at any time, changing my status helps random men and…