Thursday, October 31, 2013

I Hope the World Will Be Kind.

I read an article in "The Davis Enterprise" today
     about teenagers trick-or-treating.

And I have to admit, I started thinking
     "this is another cut-the-special-needs-kids-some-slack-and-let-them-trick-or-treat" thing.
     and my heart got a little weary.

And the woman wrote about how she was uncomfortable with teenage trick-or-treaters
     until her son was fifteen
     and went trick-or-treating with his  friends
     and how she hoped people would be kind to them.

And it made me cry a little...
     because I like the way she wrote it
     and because I wanted people to be kind too
     and because I want people to be that way with my kids, too.

It also made me cry a little
     because sometimes all people see about my girl are her special needs
     and because sometimes they don't see it and she is penalized for what she can't help
     and because, like the tiny spark of hope that I can't shake,
            (and that I have grown to hate
                  that one day she'll wake up and be vanilla rather than special...)
     I think that I may always think that thought
          or something similar
     and I will always be torn between my desire for her to be treated like
            any other little girl
            and the little girl who will always have the extra challenge.

Maybe the mom of the teenage boy and I have the same hope
     that the world will be kind.


written: 10/31/13 in response to Marion Franck's article "What You Need to Know About 6 Foot Trick-or-Treaters" in "The Davis Enterprise." You can click on the title of the article for the link.

Happy Halloween! I wasn't going to post today, but my friend, Crystal, posted this article on Facebook and, well, this happened. Have a good night, y'all.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Like a glass jar
No longer with purpose
Shattered on the



So, yeah,  I was more than a little depressed during the month and a half hiatus. (Those of you who follow me on Twitter are saying, "well, duh, Heidi." ) Tweeting damn depressing cinquains, watching cool videos and reading/listening to scary stories seem to help take that razor-sharp edge off of brutal despair, I find.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


My devotion to you

that I stop myself
in the midst of





written: 9/21/13

I am digging into my reserves today. A little poem I wrote while I was gone that month and a half. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Another Huge Obsession

In my last post, I shared some of the wonderful videos that I can't stop watching. In this post, I am going to share what has overtaken my iTunes and reading. It is No Sleep.

Some of you may know that I adore old time radio horror and mysteries. One of my favorite websites to listen  to is Horror-Theater. (I couldn't copy a good picture for them.) You can find it online at They play a nice variety of shows. Lately, they have been playing the No Sleep Podcast. The first night I listened to these stories, I had to sleep with the lights on. It was awesome. You can listen to the podcast yourself on iTunes or off of their website at If you go to their website, check out the page they made for new listeners. There are some excellent selections on that page as well as a link to their archives. Beginning with Season Three, you can also get bonus episodes by subscribing. Otherwise, you can listen to episodes free-of-charge (although I recommend subscribing.) I was not able to download directly from the webpage, but I could through iTunes.

The stories read on this podcast are from the Reddit No Sleep Forum, which can be found at  (I also couldn't get a good graphic for this site.) Readers of the forum post their "true" horror stories and I am hooked. I am also working on something to post there myself.

So that is something else that has been consuming me.

Also, I am writing this solely because I want to. The No Sleep and Horror Theater folks don't even know that this post exists.

Hopefully, I will be back to posting poetry and fiction soon. I need to catch up on all the wonderful prompts over at dVerse Poets Pub (they also, have no idea that I am posting this.)

have a good one!

written 10/27/13

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Friday, October 25, 2013

What Have You Been Doing Lately?

Because we know it hasn't been posting here, right? I have been obsessed with these You Tube videos.

They are videos of Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox (ScottBradleeLovesYa). I think I am in love with the tamborine man in the video below.
This one I am dedicating to my soon to be four-year-old because he can sing the all the words to the original "Thrift Shop".
The video that makes me want to actually try a Guiness.
The reason I have a Miley Cyrus song stuck in my head.

I have another obsession that I will share in my next post.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I have and be sure to check them out on YouTube. You can also feel free to share your latest obsessions.

written 10/25/13

Edit: I was not paid to write this blog post. I am confident that Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox have never even heard of the lasagna. I just love these videos!