Poetic Breathing

Trying to explain my anxiety (or depression) to others is a tall order.  Generally, my list of responses include: “Oh, we all get anxious!” (Uh-huh.) “I get nervous about going to the doctor, too.” (Is it a week-long obsession for you?) “Trust in the Lord!” (Who says I’m not?) “I totally understand!  One time inContinue reading “Poetic Breathing”

Owl City talks about new single “Galaxies” from ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL releasing June 14

In this clip, Owl City’s Adam Young talks about his new song, “Galaxies,” which is ripping up the Christian radio charts.  His highly anticipated new album, All Things Bright and Beautiful will be released on June 14.   By the way, you can purchase the song “Galaxies” on iTunes right now (click here) which might beContinue reading “Owl City talks about new single “Galaxies” from ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL releasing June 14″

Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to amy@backseatwriter.com. Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”

Poetic Musings :: physical education by charlotte sublett

physical education the music comes on… it’s eminem. i hate eminem… but no one seems to care… it’s not fair that we have to run. i’d like to win but i look at the clock and it’s only been 5, not 10. i cringe again at eminem while he speaks of “losing yourself” a placeContinue reading “Poetic Musings :: physical education by charlotte sublett”

Poetry :: family tree by mary ellen krulick

family tree by mary ellen krulick I stand next to my family tree this is me, this is me stepping out of the rain into the shade of its leaves some thick and some dying some so alive they are sprouting and I am emerging to notice the tree of another but I see hisContinue reading “Poetry :: family tree by mary ellen krulick”

Power in Weakness & Exceptional Songwriters

I’ve had a fairly busy week with meetings and interviews and all friends popping over. Anyway, despite my pounding sinus headaches that make me want to rip out my cheeks and that nagging anxiety, I’ve managed to press on but only because of God’s power being made perfect in my weakness. Yesterday I talked toContinue reading “Power in Weakness & Exceptional Songwriters”

Poetry :: I Dream

I DREAM by Mary Ellen Krulick I dream of things that may never be. I dream. It’s not a smart thing, when you dream the impossible. the improbable. You dive into the water hope on your shoulders You take a breath and jump! straight down into the murky water all belief inside of you provingContinue reading “Poetry :: I Dream”

Growing Something New

A big thanks to my garden spade for starring in this picture…and also for getting stuck in my leg last summer causing a puncture wound. I realize I just threw a link on here to Backseat Writer without really explaining the passion or the story behind the site. I know that some of you comeContinue reading “Growing Something New”

Poem: Phoenix Ashes

Here’s a poem I recently wrote. For those of you who don’t know, a phoenix is a mythic bird (also called a fire bird) that would burst into flames in death, and then was reborn as a chick in the ashes. My yesterdays were burned by Phoenix fire Yet in the death’s ash, embers ofContinue reading “Poem: Phoenix Ashes”

A Note to International Readers

Since I installed this special contraption on my blog, I’ve been able to see where some of y’all reside. It’s been amazing to how many of you are from other countries like Australia and Great Britain, and even Thailand, Venezuela, Japan, and dozens of other countries. I feel honored that you would take the timeContinue reading “A Note to International Readers”