Thoughts on This the Longest Day of the Year - 2019

Life can be defined by the word “bittersweet.” But nobody orders like that. “I’ll have the Merlot but only if it’s bittersweet - a good vintage.” Still, it suits our life experience in so many ways. A child leaves home for the first time to go to school. What better word describes it? On the one hand, a parent’s job well-done. On another, the reality that life is changing, that this particular chapter is closing. So many an occasion in life when bitter-sweet colors the feelings around important but ordinary events. Our teenager graduating from high school. The last child to leave home. The long-anticipated retirement that requires leaving friends, familiarity, a sense of place. Maybe the fin

An Adult Poetry Book About Nature

Announcing Nature’s Poetry of Life: Who’s Watching Who? Now available on Amazon (Kindle or book). 50 poems that capture life in a Northern town. The fog on the lake, the first light, the promise of campfire cooking. The ghostly yodels of loons on the lake at midnight. All these and more! A book that invites old stories and memories. Perfect for Father’s Day. Priced under $10. Conjures up reminiscences of times past and close encounters along the trail. Northern free-verse poetry that doesn’t always have to rhyme. Personal portraits that invite long thoughts about life and its glorious merits. A gift for a friend or family member, a short poem to close out the day. A break from the rat race

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