Tag Archives: Gratitude

Katie’s at Camp Arroyo (Again)
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This afternoon I drop Katie off at Camp Arroyo. This will be her fourth time at the Exceptional Needs Network’s summer camp for children with special needs. To say she is excited would be an understatement. I’m pretty excited too. … Continue reading

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A String of Firsts
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Last weekend, I coordinated Poetry Day at the Alameda County Fair. (I know, who knew?) in the morning, I hosted an open mic for all the poets whose work was accepted and displayed at the Fair, plus in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation
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It’s June, and my daughter Katie has a one-week break before summer school starts. (Actually Open Mind School operates year-round, so unlike most public school programs, it will be regular school that happens in the summer months.) It might be … Continue reading

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Katie Graduates
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Tomorrow my daughter Katie graduates from 8th grade. I honestly have no idea where the time went. It’s such a cliche, and yet, utterly on point. My brain keeps shouting: How did this happen?  It’s simply not possible. You have … Continue reading

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Heroes Among Us
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Earlier this month, I described the process of writing four poems for four sculptures being installed simultaneously downtown and then moving on to a volunteer poem for the City’s annual Civic Appreciation Dinner. Five poems in under three weeks. Here’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!
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  It’s 2018! How in the heck did that happen? Wishing you a peaceful, prosperous, gratitude-filled year. I’ll see you in a week with more of my Unplanned Life….

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Happy Thanksgiving
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Katie and I wish you a relaxing and abundant Thanksgiving! I’m terrifically grateful that the City of Livermore selected me as its fourth Poet Laureate. It’s been an amazing journey, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds in the remainder … Continue reading

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Holiday Blessings
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This month, like many of us, I’ve been reflecting on gratitude. I have so many incredible things for which to be grateful: My ever-amazing daughter, Katie, who is my greatest teacher. Her fabulous school, which continues to rock our world. … Continue reading

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Reading at Livermore Library in Two Weeks!
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In two weeks, I will be reading at the Civic Center Library in Livermore California as part of the Library’s Friends, Authors, and Arts Series. The event is called An Evening with the New Poet Laureate and will be held … Continue reading

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What Happens at Camp Arroyo, Stays at Camp Arroyo, Year 3
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Last week, my daughter Katie attended Camp Arroyo, which is where the Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) holds its summer camp for special needs children in conjunction with the Taylor Family Foundation. This was her third year. The camp may be … Continue reading

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