Category Archives: Transformation

darkness rising

darkness rising defaced Jewish Cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Tombstones toppled. Rural African-American Churches burned to the ground. vandalized Signs at Muslim Study Centers. threats of violence against Members of the LGBTQ Community. Unarmed African-American Men and Women killed … Continue reading

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An Article on Elephant Poaching

We are living during the Sixth Extinction, a time in which we are losing species daily as a result of human activity and loss of habitat. A precipitous decline in the African elephant population continues, and it breaks my heart. … Continue reading

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Poem in A Hundred Gourds

I’m so pleased to note that I have a poem in the current issue of A Hundred Gourds, a fine literary haiku journal. Read the issue here. Unfortunately, on the A Hundred Gourds website there is notification that the June 2016 issue will … Continue reading

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“Two Kisses” in The Bellingham Herald

I am pleased to report that my poem “Two Kisses” appeared in the paper AND on-line editions of The Bellingham Herald today. Thank you to Dean Kahn of The Bellingham Herald. Visit the on-line edition of The Bellingham Herald. Scroll … Continue reading

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“The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons

My grateful thank you to Suzanne G. for sharing this magnificent video and song, “The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons. Orcas, salmon, kelp forest, the Salish Sea and the voice of Dana Lyons. Watch it here. What are you … Continue reading

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The writer chooses privacy…

Grateful appreciation to a friend I shall name Jackie who told me about Elena Ferrante, an Italian novelist who wrote a letter to her publishing house explaining why she *would not* participate in the marketing of her novel. Jackie and … Continue reading

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One-Line Haiku

I wrote this in 2011, in response to the mass shooting in Norway. another mass shooting mourning doves Blessings to the memory of the nine blessed people we just lost in Charleston, South Carolina. ~*~ Originally popularized by Jim Kacian, … Continue reading

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