Stephen’s Sunday Chat 3/1/20: A Virtual Cafe Connects Writers Around the World, plus Gratitude, Challenges, Reviews, Workshops, Round Up, and a little Rilke

"Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: … Continue reading Stephen’s Sunday Chat 3/1/20: A Virtual Cafe Connects Writers Around the World, plus Gratitude, Challenges, Reviews, Workshops, Round Up, and a little Rilke

THROWBACK FRIDAY: Orange Balloon Baseball, a poem written with my daughter in 2014

Orange balloon baseball And wooden bedroom stick Collections of treasures For a 7 year old girl with dad Blowing up mattress with mom 10 year old boy treasures This moment collected the Balloons, oranges, and balls. Mom, Dad look for stillness As balls, balloons, and spring- Butt kids find walls safe to bounce From thought … Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY: Orange Balloon Baseball, a poem written with my daughter in 2014

Stephen’s Sunday Chat 2/23/20: Evolution of a Cafe, Promoting Podcasts, Writing Workshops, and Veterans.

After Michelangelo died, someone found in his studio a piece of paper on which he had written a note to his apprentice, in the handwriting of his old age: ‘Draw, Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time.’ Annie Dillard from The Writing Life page 79. Write, friends, write, friends, write and do not … Continue reading Stephen’s Sunday Chat 2/23/20: Evolution of a Cafe, Promoting Podcasts, Writing Workshops, and Veterans.

THROWBACK FRIDAY, Silent on Chauncy Creek, a poem by Stephen

Silent on Chauncey Creek a peacefulness so complete the voice of each bird, nameless to me now, is as lucid as my own inner song perhaps the respective beauties are incomparable comparison resides in peacefulness, and, thus, unnecessary. I remember writing this one while visiting my brother in Portsmouth, NH. Seems even back when I … Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY, Silent on Chauncy Creek, a poem by Stephen

Skin Suits, Fourth Walls and Lost Socks, A late Throwback from Stephen

I have been reading Thoreau this week, and in the first chapter on economics he speaks about the different clothes people wear like uniforms. Brought to mind this poem... I think he even uses the phrase skin suit. Any rate, sorry Friday, but here's to a little throwback to the Sailor Poet days on Sunday. … Continue reading Skin Suits, Fourth Walls and Lost Socks, A late Throwback from Stephen

Level UP Writing Challenge, 2/11, Moves to the Cafe!

Good afternoon Friends, Baristas, and regular guests here at the Go Dog Go Cafe, a few weeks back I introduced the Level UP Writing Challenge at Fullbeard Lit which incorporated the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge with prompts from Eugi, frequent cafe guest, Sadje, and founding Barista, Christine along with a video to a song I … Continue reading Level UP Writing Challenge, 2/11, Moves to the Cafe!