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 →
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 →
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 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.
If you’re tired because you’ve tried, that’s okay. Often the best steps forward are spelled with the same letters. —M.M. Watercolor by Yong Chen. Read more by M.M.
The Comeback When shooting wastebasket hoops, use the wall as a backboard. Gamechangers often come on the rebound. —M.M. Read more by M.M. here.
The Cook Book I got myself an apron. I got a tall white hat. I bought myself a ladle. I bought a cutting mat. I found the strainers, knives, and spoons —it said to in my book. Now it looks like all I need’s a book on how to cook. —M.M. Watercolor by Bev... Continue Reading →
When You Can't Give Three things to take: a break, a breath, your time. —M.M. Watercolor by Jennifer Branch Read more by M.M.