News: Instagram, Publications, and PET Scan

My PET scan showed no signs of cancer!  I'm still in remission (or whatever term).  There is relief, but guilt and other emotions are twisted around it.  Receiving the "all-clear" isn't always as straightforward and sunny as people in Hallmark movies portray.  You can read my post about it on another blog.
I'm on Instagram, but I can't decide if I like it or not.  I don't have a cellphone, figuring out file sizes and types (any image not a JPEG won't load) is a technological labyrinth, and there is no easy way to update an account on a desktop computer.  My workaround is a file transferred to my Kindle Fire, but it's not ideal.  Perhaps I need time.
On May 14th, I received an acceptance from Nebo for their speculative submissions call.  "A Cyborg Deconstructs Her Body" will appear in the Spring 2020 issue.

Sparks of Calliope published another poem of mine recently.  You can read "Frozen Heart" on their site.

Middle House Review released their third issue with my poem "Couple Phantoms".  The piece is what I call a column poem, but I don't know the official name.  It is meant to be read straight across, but each column should also make sense by itself.
Wisconsin is ending the "Safer at Home" ordinance... just in time for tourist season.  I have a lot of complicated thoughts on our world right now, but everyone is clogging the Internet like an abused toilet with their drivel, so I don't want to add my voice to it.  We'll just have to see how this plays out.


  1. Congratulations all around. This is some *great* news. (especially that first bit). I like instagram, but I use it primarily from my phone and I agree its a pain in the keister on anything else.

    1. Thank you. I'm glad I follow you on Instagram. It's a bit overwhelming.