Sunday, November 29, 2009


I need coffee like I need air...
I need truth and responsibility...
Am I tired yet?
Will I make it?
Just a heads up:
Orange Smiles and Simple Truths
my first published book of poems, will be available for download and or purchase in 8 wks. I'm rather excited considering I wanted to be Jim Morrison through most of my teens. I believe I have settled comfortably into just being me in recent years. C. Michelle Smith, the poet. (the student, the author, the mom, the tired girl who loves to dance).
I will post a link then.
Hope all Thanksgiving days were thankful.
Be grateful grateful grateful she shouted.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Book Reviews

Here is another of my dad's book reviews:

10/04 Clint gave 4 stars to: Cities of the Plain (Border Trilogy, Vol 3) by Cormac McCarthy
status: Read in September, 2009

I often think about the ending of this book. Being a McCarthy aficionado I read it in 1995 when it was published. It is my favorite of the Border Trilogy books and like the other two stands on its' own with the support of the other books

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10/04 Clint gave 4 stars to: The Crossing (Border Trilogy, Vol 2) by Cormac McCarthy
status: Read in October, 2009

My least favorite of the border trilogy, mainly because of the opening section with the wolf. I find this to be too unrealistic (I do not expect McCarthy to be totally realistic but this is too much), too long, often awkwardly written, and just not a well told story.

After the wolf leaves the stage, I find the book much better. Some of the digressions with the people Billy meets seem forced and too long, but that is a minor quibble.

McCarthy often makes me think that humans are unneeded interlopers on the world and The Crossing does this as much as any of his work.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Beautiful Birthday

I never knew until yesterday how exhausting pulling off a birthday party could be. My little girl turned 2 yrs old and must be extremely loved because 60 people came to her party. We had it at the park in my hometown. It was a beautiful day filled with moments to remember. Kids played at the park, rode bikes and played basketball, while Dad cooked hot dogs for everyone with beans to the side. People who I had'nt seen in years came to celebrate. The party was extremely successful in every aspect. When I layed down in bed last night I teared up about it all. It was not that long ago that I was the girl on the bike playing in the park. Now it is my daughter and the most wonderful thing about it all is that those same people ,minus a few great ones, that celebrated my youth that were there with us yesterday to help her celebrate the beginning of her own. Time has put on his running shoes and if I stop to blink I feel like I will miss something perfect and wonderful happening right in front of me, but all the same I am grateful to know that I am building a strong foundation for her to build her life upon. Happy Birthday Wookie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

RIP Patrick Swayze

I cannot decide what I want to be today. Am I a student who studied for her test or one who is ditracted by her insane need to contemplate new ventures every five minutes? I suppose the important thing is that I keep trying and investing my time into the flavors that savor at the moment and embrace the chaos that is me. Today I think I will be a spoken word poet who passes her industrial economics class with raging color. Maybe tonight I will design the best greeting card of all time. Most importantly, Rest in peace Patrick Swayze. He was a beautiful, talented man. I have spent many moments of my life recreating his dance moves and singing his songs. He truly radiated love.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am not on the positivity track right now and I really do need to be. Between the hustle and bustle of my everyday routine and my insane need to examine every aspect of eveything around me, I am mentally exhausted (at least for today). It is a shame how we let the condemnations of others affect our inner peace when we know our good strongly out weighs our faults. I am making a change today. A change only noticeable to myself. An unspoken change of freedom. A simple moment of letting go. A moment to move forward. I think I will get some sleep tonight and refresh my body and mind so that I can get back to my laws of attraction and all of the good things that I am blessed with. Being successful or at least heading in that direction is time consuming and requires great attention to detail. A wise person told me yesterday that there is such a thing as being too busy. Lol, well I say not if you plan it right. So it is here that I wander back to the future.