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.

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"The artist exists because the world is not perfect" - Andrei Tarkovsky

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Creative Life through Poetry, Philosophy, Art, and Literature

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