Dear Readers–On Filling up the {ink}Well

Thank you for allowing me to pop in to say a quiet 'hello'  and share some thoughts on my writing in this space. Since the release of my Advent/Christmas/Epiphany book last year, so richly received by many kind folks~yay~I have decided to walk slowly forward writing-wise here on my blog. I've discovered the energy it [...]

I am From–A Poem About Place

I am from doughboy pools and homemade Barbie houses from Huffy bikes and Helms Bakery donuts. I am from three sisters to a room and broad green bermuda lawns. I am from bright sandy beaches and weeping willows whose drooping green sheltered me from California's sun. I am from Coppertone and Sun-In from Helen and [...]

A Prayer for America

I wrote this poem the week of the Inauguration and it appeared on my poetry blog 'another facet'. The words seem fitting again, in this week that we are reminded of our freedom and how we need to look up to our Creator for His help alone. ~~~~~ I wish I could collect the light, landing [...]

May, March and April in Books #ReadUpstream

In keeping with the inauguration of the #ReadUpstream movement, I’m going to speak a little about what I’ve been reading and maybe entice you to do your own reading 'upstream'; i.e. choosing classics and good books that speak to your heart, even if no one else is reading them. More about the origin of #ReadUpstream [...]

Home-A Poem in Three Parts

Beginning Years and miles evaporate like the morning's ocean fog where the strong, bright gleam of friendship holds true. Holds true like trees that have weathered decades of sun as we weathered our own wearying waves of life, lapping at the edge of our friendship, threatening to erode the years of tears and laughter, the breaking [...]