About Me

I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and …

I write.

I write about the world around me and the world within me.

Sometimes it comes out in poetry. Sometimes it comes out in prose. And sometimes it comes out in a stream of words my mother wishes she’d never taught me.

I’m concerned for people–and am an avowed liberal in the sense of “open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values” (thanks, Google). And this comes out in my spirituality and in my chosen religion: Unitarian Universalism (read more about that at uua.org).

I’m also something of a traditionalist, as seen in the slight temper tantrum I had when my children and husband decided that this was the year that an artificial tree would find a home in our house. I loved the tradition of going to the tree farm and getting hot chocolate and saying hello to Santa. Alas, when your children are all in college and grad school and hardly home to decorate, it feels like a smart concession, but also a stab in the back straight through the heart.

Over the summer of 2016, I decided to challenge myself to writing and posting a poem a day for 100 days. Alas, it ended up being 100 poems in 131 days, but it was such an excellent exercise I’m grateful to have a blog full of poems I can work to rewrite and publish in the coming year.

I would love to hear from you if you find my writing helpful in any way.

With gratitude,

Tina L Porter

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Tina, loved your Prayer for The Work. I’ll share it tonight with my Coming of Age class–it really struck my heart and expresses so much of what I, too, am feeling at this time. Thanks for your words–they are balm to my soul

  2. Hi Tina: I found your blog after reading your article on the upswing in attendance post presidential election. I spent an enjoyable hour reading your poetry and prose and relishing your colorful and striking photography. Keep up the great work! The world needs all the beauty, truth and candor it can handle! LOL Qiyamah A. Rahman

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