Little buck in my yard next to the deck.


Hello Everyone! Welcome to “almost spring” for most of us. We’ve sprung forward like many States did, but we had quite the snowfall just yesterday. It’s coming, it’s coming, I know it’s coming!

First I want to THANK YOU for all of the Haiga poems you sent my way! They were fantastic. Big question though? Why are you so reluctant to let me share them here? Come on, let’s get brave. You can do it! Because you ARE doing it! The next thing you know, I will be buying one of YOUR books. Keep up the good work.

Once again I was blessed with little ones in my house, twice, since I’ve last talked to you.

Little Miss Harlow Rain.

Little Miss Harlow Rain.

Mmmm she made the best brownie cupcakes. Only problem with this is grandma had 12 in one day. Yikes! Sugar coma.

Mmmm she made the best brownie cupcakes. Only problem with this is grandma had 12 in one day. Yikes! Sugar coma.

If any of you are in Oregon you may be interested in attending the 2019 Association of Writers, and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference and Bookfair. This is being held March 27 - 30th, where you can meet the Chancellors, listen to readings, other panels, and pick up your free 2019 National Poetry Month poster, along with copies of American Poets magazine. Click on the link above for further details. I hope some of you can make it!

Speaking of National Poetry Month, yep, that’s right, it’s next month. There are many activities planned for the month, as outlined by Poetry.org, including my favorite, “Poem in Your Pocket Day” which is April 18th. Click on the link above, to see all possibilities, and to see if there are activities taking place in your area. I can’t wait to see how you participated.

Biggest of thanks for all your support, with my books, and interaction with my social media accounts. I can’t thank you enough for all your do, and your enthusiasm when it comes to writing, and poetry.

I get asked often about signed copies. YES, I can do that for you. I have allotted shipments just for that purpose. So use the contact tab above on my website, or send me a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and we’ll work out the details.

I leave you with a poem, words to contemplate, and wishing the best for you all.

Posted on March 14, 2019 .