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 52+ 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.
My short story, Broken Promises was published in the Persimmon Tree, Fall 2022 issue.
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!