“Let’s Talk about the Weather” Musing

by Abigail Rudibaugh If you’re new here, hi and welcome! Usually after I post a poem, I write a little musing about it, in hopes of starting a coffee shop conversation in this little corner of the internet. So finish your coffee and pull up a chair. Here are some thoughts on yesterday’s poem, “Let’s […]

My Favorite Fiction and Nonfiction Reads from 2018 AND A Giveaway!

I am so excited to share this pile of books with you. These are my top fiction reads of the year (I’m cheating and including Educated here) and they feel like such mile-markers for different parts of my year. Here’s a little bit of why I loved each one: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche: I’m […]

“What Gratitude Does” Thoughts

When I originally wrote yesterday’s poem, it was more of a confession about how confusing giving thanks can be. This has been one hell of a year for my family, but we seem to be on the other side of it, and that feels like an incredible still-takes-my-breath-away gift. But to not receive that gift […]

Thoughts on “(Hoping for) A Gold Rush”

In light of Monday’s poem, I have so many thoughts, but I think this Chinese proverb holds so much weight and promise on its own. It says, “Women hold up half the sky.” Women. Are strong enough to hold. HALF. The sky. Maybe it’s because I’m raising two young girls, or maybe because I keep […]