I’m choosing to fail at Twitter

Success on any social media platform, including a blogging platform like WordPress, requires building relationships with other users. Here, on WordPress, where I am very active, I have formed warm relationships with other writers around the world; but on Twitter, where I don't engage much with others, I have failed to do so. That's why… Continue reading I’m choosing to fail at Twitter

A mishmash of thoughts on Ukraine

Showing solidarity with Ukraine Earlier today, I noticed a Ukrainian flag graphic on WildChild47's (Pat's) blog, and, liking the idea, I added a flag to the right-side column of my own blog with the words (borrowed from Pat): in solidarity with Ukraine - на солідарність з Україною Well, I suppose that now everyone can be… Continue reading A mishmash of thoughts on Ukraine

An insight into the Russian public

My wife's entire family lives in Russia, as do some of her friends and acquaintances. Also, she has friends and coworkers in Ukraine, which she travels to for work on a fairly regular basis. Today, I was speaking to her about a Russian woman we know who has been brainwashed by Putin's media machine for… Continue reading An insight into the Russian public

Taking stock and thinking ahead

Where I'm at As I've mentioned before, I've recently become active on Twitter, which, for me, primarily entails responding to a lot of micropoetry prompts and networking with other poets on that platform. It's fun. And ~ it's time-consuming. It's very clear to me that writers in the modern world must expand their networks on… Continue reading Taking stock and thinking ahead

The modern poet, or: Slave

An American sentence: Busy blogging, I must not forget to post poems on Twitter too. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt… Continue reading The modern poet, or: Slave