Meet JD

Hi, my name is JD– welcome to the blog. On this page, I’ve been asked to tell you more about myself and my creation, The Salted Rim Chronicle.

Well, my first love is writing (super cliché) and I’ve been creating poetry since I first learned how to use a pencil. People often ask “How do you write poetry?” In my work, I aim to give words dimension beyond definition. Sentences or lack thereof, are constructed intentionally. Each word has been carefully selected to give the piece shape, texture, movement, and feeling– this is my poetry.

The Salted Rim Chronicle began coming to life, when I stopped listening to the opinions of others, and began listing to myself. In essence, I set out to restructure my life despite what others thought. The short version: although I was an extremely successful business woman, I loathed my job. Dissatisfied daily, I knew I had to make a major shift. I went back to college with the following goals: to become a therapist, begin writing professionally, and to teach/inspire others. 

After eight long years of full time study, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I left that extraordinarily high paying job, began working as therapist, and have accepted a position as an adjunct psychology professor. As planned, my career shift allowed me to focus on my creative writing, and I designed the blog.

Here we are!

Disclaimer *

I’m not done yet making changes yet.

While I was excited to develop this site, I’ve found blogging to be quite different than creative writing. I’m not sure if blogging and poetry is compatible, but I think I’ll find the right blend eventually. In this way, the blog evolves daily and it will continue to shift.

That said, I’m looking forward to sharing stories (of share worthy experiences and stories of people I meet in my travels) and of course, spreading some margarita love! 

I thank you, for stopping by and taking the time to read. I hope you enjoy the site!

To read a few “fun facts” about me and my work, scroll past the cowboy boots, heels, and pearls….

The “Good Stuff,” According to JD

  • The “cocoon” (my bed) is my favorite place on the planet
  • Except for NYC. That might tie for first place. I heart  NYC and the fondue at the Bourgeois Pig (Fondue is the one thing I miss as vegan)
  • Okay, and the beach. NYC should be warmer. Maybe I belong in LA?
  • Tom Waits & Bukowski = genius. I’d like to be like them when I grow up
  • Actually, I’d like to be a hybrid of Bukowski, Waits, and Gloria Steinem…when I grow up (that’s not going to be anytime soon, FYI)
  • I am especially fond of writing “deep and dark” poetry. But I know there aren’t too many people who want to read it
  • If cigarettes weren’t bad for one’s health, I’d smoke. A lot
  • I hate feeling trapped (physically, emotionally, or financially) – hence, being a starving artist isn’t easy for me!
  • My natural hair is extremely curly. I’m struggling trying to embrace it…. but I’m trying.  It’s part of being authentic
  • Patronizing local business is super important
  • Travel is transformative, to me. And I think everyone should do it. Now. (It’s life, not a dress rehearsal)
  • This writer’s brain and body is fed vegan, organic, and GMO free foods
  • Authenticity is key
  • Jameson & Ginger for poetry n’ prose
  • Margaritas are liquid Xanax
  • Tequila and salt water cures everything