So You Wanna Be A Guest Blogger?

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


I’m posting this on behalf of all the bloggers who write their hearts out every day, week, and month and have to take time to deal with spam guest blogger requests. We’re sick of them! — LDJ   It happens all the time. You start a blog and diligently write every day or so. Then […]

La Bella Musica: Italy’s Music Scene

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Category: Travel Tips


I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music. — Billy Joel   Purtroppo, I will not be going to Italy this year. Regrettable, indeed.  I’ve been away two years in a row now, and I’m […]

Get Ready: It’s National Poetry Month!

Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 | Category: On Writing


April is the cruellest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain. . . T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”   Whatever. It’s also National Poetry Month, thanks to The Academy of American Poets — and has been since 1996. It’s become that time of year when schools, publishers, […]