The Forked Road

Hello folks.  I am not sure if I mentioned this before as it all came about suddenly at the end of April when I was done with the poem a day challenge, but I have a daily blog now filled with all sorts of good stuff.   The Forked Road This website started as a … Continue reading

New Adventures in Writing

April has been poetry month and I have taken that into full embrace.  I have been participating in writing prompts daily and will have a forthcoming chapbook of work that I will publish as an Issuu from that.  It has been a catharsis as I am working through the grief of my mother’s death.   … Continue reading

Delineated Visions: Volume One

For several years I have been working on amassing poems written about paintings.  This is not a new business, I know, but I wanted to approach it in a different way.  In these poems I take on the point of view of either the subject or the painter.  I put myself in the painting or … Continue reading

Winter Publications 2013-2014

I haven’t been publishing much with all the family situations going on, but I am very happy to be a part of Words Dance Issue 15 and minimalbooks:marzec.  I have one poem in Words Dance and two poems that have been translated into Polish at minimalbooks.  I do hope to be getting back to publishing soon. … Continue reading

Life is Full of Second Chances

    Recently my mother died unexpectedly.  On the same day, an old friend resurfaced.  We had parted in a sad and distressful way after what had been one of the most freeing experiences of my life.  I was stunned at the time when she dropped me off at the airport and told me to … Continue reading

More Than Flowers and Cards

  Yesterday Michael remarked, sheepishly, that he hadn’t gotten me anything for Valentine’s Day.  I told him it wasn’t important and I wasn’t a box of chocolates-flowers-love you one time a year sort of girl.  He still looked disappointed. I started to think about Valentine’s Day and there are always those single, thwarted women who … Continue reading

Easy Come, Easy Go

    On January 23 rd, we added a new member to our family.  We rescued a Siberian Husky named Marshall from our local SPCA.  I hadn’t intended to get a dog in the winter, nor had I planned on getting such a huge dog that would require the most amount of work of any … Continue reading

Good Intentions

    I always have good intentions when it comes to writing….and art….and  sewing…and….and…and…. I’m a Cancer.  What do you want?  We are great at starting projects but not so great on follow through.  In the time lapsed I did some writing in November for a challenge with a group of others.  There were some … Continue reading

“….Harper Valley PTA….”

Ok…so maybe not THE Harper Valley PTA, but I did find myself at my daughter’s middle school PTA meeting last night.  For years I had avoided “joining” the PTA thinking I would turn into a Stepford Wive or something. I volunteered at the school, but I could never bring myself to pay dues and go … Continue reading

September Publications

I have the honor of being part of this anthology.  The Otherstream is a writer’s group that looks beyond the borders of reality and tries to play with words in new ways.  There are many talented writers and artists in this collection.  It is available to view as an e-book. Shadows of the Future I … Continue reading