Green Apples and Greener Grass

It’s been a topsy-turvy, roller coaster of a week.

On the good side, though, things seem to be looking up.

The notable San Francisco bookstore, Green Apple Books, is now carrying my poetry book, Quantum Singularity: A Poetic Voyage Through Time and Space. I am tickled…well, green, in this case! It’s at the Books on the Park  location on 9th Avenue:

Even more wonderful–green apples are my favourite (accompanied with a nice aged cheddar). How awesome of a synchronicity is that? And it certainly fits in with the theme in the poetry book, in more ways than one. “…I reached for you and caught apples on a string…” (from a poem in the book).

Thanks to Green Apple Books! Don’t forget to support your local bookstore!

Also, Seattle Book Review wrote a lovely review about my poetry book:

I took the week off from the current day job for certification training in a different line of work (hence the “greener grass” part). The training for this potential new day job was held at the Hilton Santa Fe. In the letter that was sent around, it stated that lunch would be provided. I was thinking a sandwich tray and chips, so the first day I brought my own lunch (being vegetarian). I was not expecting what was actually provided. In the morning session, there was coffee, tea and pastries and/or muffins laid out. Lunch was a hot buffet with a salad bar, and even dessert. Afternoon? More hot coffee and tea, and a snack. This went on for all five days. Talk about feeling spoiled. (And, yes, there was a period of harsh adjustment when I resumed the current day job this week.) I can’t tell you how much I missed the hour lunch and the delicious meals. So, if I pass the test, I will be certified by the State of New Mexico and able to seek work in a new, up-and-coming field. If I do obtain my certification, I’ll have much pondering and planning to do re: the next stage of my life. And the transition will be an intense one.

For now, though, I’m behind in a lot of things on my to-do list on the business front. Including blog-writing and all kinds of other writing.

Anyone else playing catch-up? A blogger I follow (we’re related somehow, somewhere, sometime along the family tree, I believe) seems to be having a like week month:

How’s your week/month/New Year coming along? Productive and enjoyable, I hope!








21 thoughts on “Green Apples and Greener Grass

  1. Congrats on the book!! It must be great to see it sitting on a shelf of a bookstore, Do you visit it often? 😉
    Funnily enough, I had apples and aged cheddar for breakfast recently and have been thinking that I should do it more often (I tend to buy less bread these days). Tip: if you go to Grocery Outlet, you can get huge 2 lb blocks of Organic Valley mature cheddar pretty cheap. It saves on some packaging compared to buying 4 half-pound blocks.
    I’m also catching up this week (/this year) but I did find time to finally write a review of your book on Amazon!

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    1. Oh, thank you for doing the review. There’s just not enough time, is there? Guess I should add it to this blog post LOL. And that Grocery Outlet sounds great! I would visit it often if I were in California. But I don’t live in the state…yet!

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  3. Congrats on these new developments, Willow! Especially glad to hear a new job might be in the making. I know how ready you were to move on to greener pastures in your career. Hopefully this new job leaves you more time to write!

    — Alex

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