journey in art

Rules For Life – Honor Yourself

by Ken La Salle Welcome back to my continuing series of Rules For Life. In the course of my writing career, I have had occasion to sign a variety of contracts –contracts both short and long, broad and specific. But it was the contract that certain parties violated a few days ago that stopped me in…

María Blasco Gamarra

Authors on Friedreich’s Ataxia – María Blasco Gamarra

by Michell Spoden This interview is part of literacy project with Authors on Friedreich’s Ataxia series, and my interviewee today is 41-year- old María Blasco Gamarra from Spain. Michell: Please tell a bit about your academic background and profession. María Blasco Gamarra: I am a graduate in Hispanic Studies and a graduate in Basque Studies…

Feet on bathroom scale with word "Help" on dial

My Bathroom Scale

by Evelyn Horan It has been over a month or more since I stepped on my bathroom scale. Today, after the holidays recently passed, was a day I’d been trying to ignore, to avoid, to hide from, but I had to accept the numbers now. I gingerly stepped on the scale and closed my eyes,…

cascadiapoetryfestival

Cascadia Poetry Festival, April 30 to May 3

Spoken Word/Poetry Workshop with Missie Peters and Anastacia Tolbert May 01, 2:15 – 5:15 pm Use your body as a tool for inspiration! Bring in poetic affirmations and revelations from within your own body (instead of your head) as Anastacia Tolbert guides you through a series of exercises designed to draw out intuitive writing. Then…

Fátima d’Oliveira

Authors on Friedreich’s Ataxia – Fátima d’Oliveira

by Michell Spoden As part of literacy project with Authors on Friedreich’s Ataxia series, my interviewee today is Fátima d’Oliveira. Michell: Please tell our readers a little about yourself?  Fatima: My name is Fátima d’Oliveira, I am 44 years old, I am now retired, professionally speaking, due to disability, and I am Portuguese. I also…