the pond in winter windswept snow, crystalline sky frigid air, silence Just for the Fun of It After several years of reading haiku and reading about haiku, I was inspired to write my first haiku this past August. One haiku led to another, then another, as my husband drove me around the northern New England … Continue reading Update – Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right
Who Is That Distinguished Dog?
Why, Mr. Johnson, of course! I am very excited to share that my Siberian Husky, Robert Johnson, will be appearing in artist Sue Clancy's upcoming book Professional Dogs. Sue is one of my very favorite bloggers. I love her artwork, her creative process, and her generosity of spirit, which comes through in everything she does. … Continue reading Who Is That Distinguished Dog?
“GI Jive,” “Mairzy Doats” & #Tanka, too!
I recently had a conversation with a fellow writer about the conventional wisdom of needing to have a blog following to "build author platform." (I will always put that phrase in quotation marks. When I'm speaking, I use air quotes.) I advised him that it takes a big time commitment to read and comment on … Continue reading “GI Jive,” “Mairzy Doats” & #Tanka, too!
#Book Review: PIVOT
Debbie Richard is a fellow author published by Adelaide Books, New York. She graciously provided me with some photographs to personalize this review. My Review: Debbie Richard’s poetry collection PIVOT takes as its theme those human moments of recognition that come from connection to place, the passage of time, loss, regret, joy, and renewal--and in … Continue reading #Book Review: PIVOT