Goddess, writer, poet, rocker, wine geek, fashionista, authentic, powerful, loud, and sexy hopeful romantic… Deal with it.
I have been a professional grant writer for 30 years. I spend much of my time writing silly, semi-autobiographical romantic poems to avoid grant deadlines.
I have kept a journal since I was in the 4th grade. Essentially, I have been rehearsing for Mortified all my life. In 1997, long before social media, my poetry was first published in the Love Blender Digest, the web’s original love poetry community highlighted in The New York Times. The website closed down in 2017, about the time researchers concluded that social media was linked to greater social isolation and made us sadder.
You may not blame my education for my botched relationships or my bad romantic poetry. I was educated at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Oregon. I take full responsibility for believing people are essentially good combined with an apparently broken picker. My zest for life and belief in love in unimpaired. As Deepak Chopra said, “People are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.”
I have broken out of the patterns that have kept me stuck, and I have discovered the one — it’s me! In all seriousness, my parents who have been married for 60 years — and have set a high bar for authenticity, respect, compassion, kindness, sexiness, adoration, service, and compromise — are still the couple to beat.
Keep your spark alive. It is the only way to attract sparkly humans.
2 thoughts on “About Just L”
What a nice surprise to be listed in your blogroll. Thank you sooooo much!! #LOveandInk
I discovered your work during NaPoWriMo and felt an immediate affinity with your work.