Tag Archives: Poetry

The Bottlebrush Didn’t Have a Poem at the Writing Conference

Between the dining hall and the classroom was a bottlebrush shrub.  It was precisely machine trimmed with square edges, flat top and plumb sides.  Conformed to a box, the nature within had lost its wildness.  Only two red brushes survived … Continue reading

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Poetry Stuff and Publishing Stuff

I came across a great title for a poem this week: When the Power Failed We Went Swimming in the Dark. I know! Brilliant! If I just had a poem to go with the title – it would be perfect.  … Continue reading

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There was a Time – poems, musings, and thoughts of experiencing cancer

It finally happened.  I have a book for sale on Amazon: There was a Time The journey started in 2011 when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  During treatment I tried to write about what was happening to me, but … Continue reading

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Friday Wisdom – good things come to those who wait

Patience is a virtue, but waiting is a pain in the butt. Last night I got this in the mail: Yup, the prePress check copy of my book, There was a Time. I’ve release the book for publication and hope … Continue reading

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