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!
It took me three years of trudging along in this blog, one of them being the biggest and scariest in my life, to really reach the point I had been trying to make about the individual mother and how important it is to nurture her. The saying goes along these lines: when the child is … Continue reading I, Mother
I have successfully self-published my first poetry book called Fastening the Flesh: A Spiritual Autopsy. It details the most recent transitional years of my life in my own rhythm and verse, as my heart fell apart and was put back together, both by my own hand and the compassion of others. I plan on making … Continue reading Self-Publishing Poetry, One Tear at a Time
This has been a rough winter. And no, not because Stella stopped by and dumped tiny glaciers all over Brooklyn. And not due to anything in my life (for once). Politically the climate is wonky. Outside the climate is wonky. And us as a people have no clue how to move forward in one cohesive … Continue reading All is Well
Wow. That was November. It happened. And now it is gone. I worked on my second book, a semi-fictional memoir, for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every single day when I could. When it came time for blogging night each week, I became too wrapped up in my book, recounting tales from my life intertwined … Continue reading Alright
Today's coffee is different. It tastes different, though it is the same coffee I have had for two months. The way it goes down feels different. Even the process of making it felt new. Breakfast was different too. Down to the plate I used. Waking up was odd because we got to sleep in today, … Continue reading Morning Coffee
There is a point where it would seem, we all hit a psychological plateau. This is usually where some think they have reached their peak, when really they are not even close. This is where people forget that things can still get better. Growth is not stunted, merely halted so you can take a breath … Continue reading Plateaus