Hello! I am Ruth Hochman. Thanks for stopping by. I love taking pictures of Real Life, and I have written much poetry over the years. My first poem was called 'Who Am I' that I wrote in 1993. Then in July 1995, I started a collection of 73 poems I wrote in six weeks called, The Sound of a Malady. Since that time I have written more than 100 other poems. I feature some of the poems on this website. My poetry is inspired by real life, too. I started blogging in 2005, and never stopped. Eventually, I self-published 15 books, many were comprised of blog posts throughout the years. Three of the self-published books were children's stories, also inspired by real life.
I took all of my self-publications off the shelf in 2014. Since 2002, I have dreamt of writing a novel and other books. I have made four attempts so far, but abandoned the effort midstream. In some cases, after making significant progress. In May 2019, I experienced a breakthrough that radically changed my life. One of the temporary effects of this experience is that I believed I was done with writing. For good. I decided I would write my words in color with paint instead. But I could not stifle the voices of being, and creativity that bubbled over inside of me.
As George Colman says, "I will always praise the bridge that carried me over." I have been inspired to write a novel. Again. And another children's book, too. Maybe, finally, after more than 24 years of practicing writing, I will finally become a real writer aka published author.
I invite you to subscribe to my blog. Hopefully, you will read my books and stories. My goal as a writer is to teach, inspire and guide others to look at life in new and novel ways, no pun intended. So that you might be encouraged to live your best life and enjoy your journey.
Color Your World Vibrant. Be the best you that you can be every day in all ways always.
October 11, 2019
A few of my favorite things are music, movies, reading, rainy days, thunderstorms, the ocean, barefoot walks along the seashore, good sleep, great conversations, and nice people.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” - Edgar Allan Poe