Welcome to WORDHABIT

My name is Michaela and I’m in the midst of revisioning this space, making the blog a section of the site vs the mainstay. It’ll take me a while to get to where I want it to be…since I’m not 100% sure of where I want it to be. Life! Here’s to changes.

In the meantime, view the pieces below.


In the meantime, check out my podcast. I try for a new episode every other month. You can find it just about anywhere podcasts are played.

Blackness (Ep 5) wordhabit

We’re taught to fear the dark, to turn on lights. Even our design sensibilities are telling, from white walls to white sneakers. This thing called skin color is heavy. In this episode 5, I’ll share a sandwich made up of two short prose pieces and a poem in between. They all have to do with Blackness. Yup. Blackness. That’s our word for today.
  1. Blackness (Ep 5)
  2. Sunshine (Ep 4)
  3. Loneliness (Ep 3)
  4. Community (Ep 2)
  5. Home (Ep 1)

Podcast Participants Wanted
Send me a word that matters to you and a 100 word max description of why it matters. I will then share what you’ve written or a modified version of it, and talk about how your word is part of my world. Type your words below.



Do I Write or Do I Garden?

If any of these good looking dark green, deep red, light green, thin, fat, lanky, abundant air cleansers, butterfly attracters, and deer candy end up in the heap of compost behind our fence, I’ll have a few really bad days all in a row.

I don’t have enough time for even one.

I guess what I’m saying is that I’m not going to write tonight.

Hello, Sir.

I think that’s how I would have addressed youif I’d met youthis side of the Jordan If I cared more about historyI would have admired you longer;I’ve missed out. But my children will hear about you.Tomorrow I’ll tell their 5 and 3 year old heartsA story of non-trendy grit. They’ll askWhat color is he?and I’ll …