American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Tag: Amelia Phoenix Desertsong

  • Almost 4 AM

    April 9, 2022 This morning I rolled over, I tossed and turned, and couldn’t get back to sleep. It was almost 4 AM, and my mind was racing, filled with the thoughts of old days gone by, plans for the future, and everything in between. I woke up to the sound of raindrops against my bedroom window; a storm had positioned itself on the horizon. It reminded me of my younger years, where, in my mind, it was always raining with a storm cloud hanging over me. That was then, this is now, and now is my time. Although I could not sleep last night, this morning I am thrilled to be alive. I thought about the contentedness and the…

  • Amelia Desertsong Quote

    “There she sits, dreaming up names for her heroes, her heroines, her villains, her trusty steed, or car, or spaceship, or whatever. She dreams of an endless space, full of wonders, delights, and dangers she cannot yet fathom, for the train that is her imagination has not yet departed for such reaches, frontiers, and fantastic outer spaces yet unknown.” —Amelia Phoenix Desertsong

  • Fame Itself Is A Cancer And Ego Its Seed


    No matter what I do, it seems that it seldom works out. On the rare occasion when it does, my triumph and success results in the jealousy of others who then seek to undermine and destroy that which I have accomplished. When I was a child, I was told that being different in some ways was a gift; I however, was different in every single way. I had my own unique way of doing things, especially when it came to writing. I was influenced by Allen Ginsberg, who mentored me, and inspired me to write in such a way that combined poetry and prose. Decades later, this is how I still write to this day, notwithstanding modern education with its’…

  • Lyrics That Influenced A Generation

    Much of my writing was influenced by the song lyrics I grew up listening to as a child.  The music artists from the 1990’s era were especially influential, such as Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Toad The Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, and Sarah McLachlan.  They are lyrics that influenced a generation, and those which inspired me creatively. While a handful of the individual song titles eventually became titles for my writing and photography, creativity in and of itself is nothing more than a mashup of the experiences in ones life.  It is the culmination of thoughts, experiences, conversations, and ideas. Recently, Amelia and I were discussing the band R.E.M., and how it would be unprecedented if the band reunited and went on…

  • Caught Daylight

    This morning I caught daylight much too soon and in the cold foggy morning of Vermont as I lay awake, I stared out the window with not much to say outside of the thoughts circling within my mind. It seems that winter comes earlier and earlier with each passing year, bringing with it the promise of snow filled days spent inside thinking about the year. The wintertime gives me plenty of time to wonder about what I want to do with the rest of my life, and with each passing year, I know that I’m getting older, too. Time itself means nothing, yet through space and time, there exists a common denominator in which as humans we perpetually need more…

  • Your Roots

    Amelia Phoenix Desertsong 2021

  • By The Birch Tree

    Amelia Phoenix Desertsong 2021

  • Amelia Desertsong

    Amelia Phoenix Desertsong Summer 2021

  • Visit To Kitchen Kettle Village

    Amelia Phoenix Desertsong July 2021

  • Wedding

    Today is the day that I officially married my best friend, the love of my life, and the center of my world. This evening at our house in Vermont, Amelia Phoenix Desertsong, the most intelligent, beautiful, and wonderful woman I have ever met, officially became my wife. I am truly honored that we now get to spend the rest of our lives together. May 24, 2021