So glad you stopped by to learn a little bit about me —
As a young mom, many many years ago, I used to tell my children when they were in their tremendous twos and they would let go with a high pitched scream when they were unhappy, “Use your words, please.”
As an Emeritus Dean of MBA programs, I rejuvenated (never say retired) in December 2012. So when I rejuvenated, I took a poetry course, and another and another.
And there I was, telling myself “Use your words, please.” And so I did, and I do. And always for fun! And if other folks enjoy my words, well that’s all the more fun.
I live in a highrise, right smack dab in the middle of Boston. I enjoy getting up with the sun, making a hot pot of coffee, sitting with pen in hand and coffee cup nearby, thinking, writing and reading before the city wakes up. In addition to writing, I enjoy traveling (so many amazing places have become my muse), knitting, watching my children as parents, and sharing every day with the love of my life these past 49+ years.
I started this blog March 1, 2015. Who says you can’t teach an old dame new tricks??? 🙂 I’ve met so many amazing people and find myself chatting with folks from all over the globe.
I joined the board of dVerse, a virtual pub for poets, in May 2016. A wonderful site where poets from literally around the world respond to prompts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I’ve had a number of poems published – which is icing on the cake:
Cape Cod Muse in Provincetown Magazine, October 1, 2015 issue.
4 poems published at Poetry Breakfast: May 13, May 18 and May 31, 2016.
Shadow published on One Sentence Poems, June 24, 2016.
Tankas published in the Tanka Society of America’s Journals: Ripples in the Sand, 2016; and Ribbons, Fall 2017.
Specs Assunder on One Sentence Poems, September 12, 2018.
Farewell Provincetown in Provincetown Magazine, October 4, 2018.
In March 2016, I was honored to read some of my poetry at Bermuda’s celebration of UNESCO World Poetry Day…and was invited to return in 2017 and 2018.
Yep – I’m lovin’ rejuvenatement! (never say retirement)
Lovin’ life — lovin’ sweets — game to try new things like chocolate bacon!
And that’s me with the love of my life. We are thankful for every day!