For the love of Valentine’s Day (how an obscure blogger made Google’s #1 spot)

Did you know that in addition to being a low-sodium foodie, I also play CUPID to people from around the globe?  It’s true!  Sort of like Santa but with a far smaller suit, I spread my love of LOVE worldwide, thanks to the wonders of technology.

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WordPress Post A Week 2011 Challenge

In order to keep myself on track with blogging this year, I’ve committed to the WordPress Post A Week 2011 Challenge.  Haven’t heard of it?  Click that link for the details; in sum it’s a way for bloggers to step up and say I WILL WRITE MORE.  I WILL DO IT.  NO I AM NOT GOING BACK UPSTAIRS TO BED.

The challenge asks that participants announce their intent publicly on their blog (likely so your readers can hold you accountable).  So here goes.  I, Dishy, of The Daily Dish do solemnly swear that I will uphold the principles put forth in the WordPress Post a Week 2011 Challenge.  I promise to write at least one blog post per week — but if I get too busy and miss the deadline by a handful of days, that is okay too.  At the end of 2011 I should have 52 new posts.  Or more.  Amen.

Early January, 1997

Staring out across the valley,
thickets dissolving into opaque silvery waters.
The mist
a spectral dream
hovering between the cold earth
and warm sky,
a ghostly sea I swim transfixed.

The trees have long shed their summer garb
and stand erect in the stillness.
They beckon me to join in their procession
To run,
into the haunt.
To break each foggy wave
with flailing arms and lungs full of joyous song.
To disturb
each flightless bird
into action.
And to watch
the eddies swirl round me,
as they unite into one almighty dance skyward.


This post is dedicated to my dear blog buddy Hayden, who has been writing about her own teenage angst-filled poetry. Here’s one for you babe.