self-portraitWhat if the goal is to meander, experiencing insights, seeing life in a new light. This is how we know we are alive, accepting each day and finding contentment. The creative act: to live as if life is a great poem-because it is! Welcome; let’s learn and grow, wide-eyed and open minded as children.

In this blog, you will find original poetry, photography, and art, as well as references to great art and writing, and books that I have found insight-provoking. If work is not my own, I will credit it.

I will also share my own struggles and successes with the writing life (foremost I am a writer) and with painting/visual art.

May your path be filled with creativity, and your life be your greatest creative act!

My degrees are in Creative Writing: Poetry, and Education. For several years I was a Master Teacher, as well as a Fellow with the National Writing Project. I grew up rural, lived in various sized cities (including San Francisco) before moving to a small historic farming village in New Mexico.

I strive to encourage others in their creative pursuits, and offer my own experiences in hope that it will be helpful to others.

I am currently working on a novella called Estrella, and the Texture of Light, which is set in WWII-era Europe and Mexico.

My greatest poetic inspiration comes from Cesar Vallejo, Claude Royet-Jornoud, Emmanuel Hocquard, George Oppen, Anne Marie Albiach, Jean Daive, Marjorie Welish, Norma Cole, and the great and inspiring philosopher, Gaston Bachelard. Novelists I admire include Umberto Ecco, Italo Calvino, Michael Ondaatje, Jeannette Winterson, and Margaret Atwood.

The Public Domain Review

Creative Life through Poetry, Philosophy, Art, and Literature

Muddling Through My Middle Age

Definitely older, possibly wiser....

Sketching :: Drawing from Observation

Painting to See :: Peindre pour voir

Bluebird Blvd.

Because bluebirds are so darned happy. Supposedly.

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