Second Poetry Book and Holiday Update!

Here is another briefish update from the news desk of Alyssa Ruggiero, overachiever and overwhelmed planner who thinks she totally has everything under control but SURPRISE! SHE DOESN'T! (I have kept up blogging!) I am making a final push back date for my second poetry book. Between the holidays taking over and starting a new … Continue reading Second Poetry Book and Holiday Update!

I Like Being By Myself

I like eating by myself. There, I said it. I like to eat by myself, walk by myself, shop by myself. This is actually a new development. Before now, you would find me at a bar by myself and even then I usually knew the bartender. But never by myself anywhere else except home, when … Continue reading I Like Being By Myself

No Fooling Us

Quivering are the lips of those who try and find ways of keeping us down. Quickly and quietly, however, they flee, as they discover that questioning our authority over ourselves is futile. They have stopped demanding a list of qualifications. Our qualities surpass their pre-conceived ideas about our weaknesses.Utopian dreams of a world unanimously ignorant … Continue reading No Fooling Us

Words Drive Me

This past weekend I had a very eye-opening and creative-conscious weekend at the inaugural Fringe Festival here in Pittsburgh. Not only was I able to be a part of the festivities, but I also had some really great personal growth experiences. If my confidence was not already inflated before, it has certainly reached its next … Continue reading Words Drive Me