Gibraltar—Children’s Picture Book Out Today!

Illustrator Bam Bofu and I joined forces on this children's book project, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait to share it with you! Here's the short blurb from Amazon: "Brothers Hershel, Leo, and Sammy are in for a surprise when they wake up one morning to the sound of... Continue Reading →

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I Just Can’t Wait to be King—The Lion King—Piano Drumming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NPhy0P_83A In light of the newest Disney rendition of The Lion King, I thought it would be fun to revisit this cover of "I Just Can't Wait to be King" from several years back. This arrangement is the only one I've ever used piano drumming in. (Skip to 1:11 if you want to see the piano... Continue Reading →

Kayak

I watched you glide across the lake in a yellow kayak. Your braid trailed in the clear water. I half expected the kayak's prow to lift free and slide silently up into the sunlight. Next time, if it does, will you take me with you? My kayak is red. —M.M. Watercolor "Kayaking Along the Shoreline"... Continue Reading →

JOMO

Enjoy your choice. Just Be in time. This is the joy of missing out. —M.M. Note: JOMO was Word of the Day on dictionary.com Monday, May  13, 2019. It was defined as, "a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be... Continue Reading →

Sci-fi Haiku Contest Winner

Leading Edge Magazine is a science fiction and fantasy journal. Leading Edge has published work by writers such as Orson Scott Card and Brandon Sanderson (whose class I am taking.) I submitted several pieces earlier this year, and two of them, "Stuck" and "Touchdown Blues", were selected for publication in Issue 74. You can read "Touchdown Blues" online... Continue Reading →

Fearless

Fearless   Faith and fear may be opposed, but the two are not opposites. Do not be deceived. For faith is brighter, is stronger, is vaster, than pinched-up, fist-clenched, pitiable fear. —M.M. Watercolor by Maria Raczynska. Watch a video of it being painted here. More poetry by M.M. here.

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