August Activities

Hello Sunshines!

Coming to you today, with coffee in hand, spring in my step, and twinkle in my eye. What that means is a lot of ink is prettying up my paper... my fave thing to do. I've been trying to perfect several of the Japanese forms of poetry, for which I believe my next book will be all about. :)

August has turned into a very action packed month for me, and it's only begun! Here are a few highlights, which started the end of July.

I had a fun time at the local Farmers Market. What started out as a beautiful sunny day, soon turned into a crazy thunder and lightening rain storm, so we had to dash!

I attended a concert to see James Otto and his opening act, Zach Hinson. Fantastic show, and had the privilege of meeting them both. 

 Brian, Pam, James Otto, Craig

Brian, Pam, James Otto, Craig

 Pam, Zach, Tracey

Pam, Zach, Tracey

 

 

I even had so save a baby quail from my cat! Bad kitty.

 

 

 

We took a week long bike trip with friends, which provided MUCH needed comedy relief, and relaxation. We toured around the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, took a ferry from Port Townsend to Coupeville, then off to LaConner, Burlington, Mt Vernon and back home over the scenic NorthCascades Hwy. 

 Pam, Joy, Brian

Pam, Joy, Brian

 Craig, Joy, Pam, Brian

Craig, Joy, Pam, Brian

 The Green Lantern

The Green Lantern

 Hanging with the gang

Hanging with the gang

 The "Twins" Craig and Pam

The "Twins" Craig and Pam

 A beautiful trip in every aspect. 

A beautiful trip in every aspect. 

 

 

We've been in the triple digits for a few months now, which has caused a lot of fires. Here are pictures of our boating trip at Omak Lake last weekend.

 

 

Of course for me it all comes back to reading and writing. I see a poem or a story in everything my senses take in. 

 

I like to support other writers as well. So please enjoy the following poem written by Rob Lam, from Seattle WA. He started writing poetry in high school, stopped in his 30's, and now is writing again thanks to the support and encouragement of his girlfriend. He's written over a 100 poems, and a short story.  Enjoy -

 

Self-Portrait
 

I walk in the room
I own the place
The person I show
Is not my true face
Alone in my head
My voices and me
You only see
Who I want you to see
Unbreakable
I'm not fragile
Untouchable
I'm not fragile
My heart is empty
And cold
      II.
They see me as happy
And easily pleased
Will they still say that
When I fall to my knees?
Sometimes I feel 
Alone with my fear
The clambering committee
Only I hear
Still trying
I'm not fragile
Still fighting
I'm not fragile
My heart is battered
And bruised
   III.
Now that I've told you
About the real me
Know I'm not yet
The man I'm going to be
All of the pain 
Love that I've lost
To be who I am now
Was worth all the cost
I'm learning
Yes I'm fragile
I'm accepting
That I'm fragile
My true face
I'm ready to show

 

Until next time, keep reading, and I'd love for you to write a review on Amazon if you've read my books!

 

 

Posted on August 5, 2015 .