The Year of Hunkering Down

The Year of Hunkering Down

This is a shorter version of a post I made today on my poet blog, This Poet’s Life. Since the issues discussed affected both my personal and professional lives, I’m posting here as well. So, my shameless self-promotion moves for my 30/30 poems on Twitter…

The Coat Saga…again

This was the year. I had no need of coats of any kind. My coat closet was full, mostly of my mom’s coats that I hadn’t recycled yet and the Christmas tree that Sophie broke (she has a white wire addiction), but full enough of…

Saying goodbye to the memory of what used to be

I’m a Kansan who grew up in Wichita when my dad wasn’t assigned by Boeing to be tech support for a variety of planes elsewhere–mainly the B-52 in Air Force towns followed after a stint of retraining in Renton, Washington in 1965-6 by the 747 and…


TV, iPad, soccer, cats–it must be Caturday!

American Gothic 3

This series, as you may have guessed, is in celebration of that subset of America that saved everything and always has the tool for the job.

American Gothic 2

Pulled back, more perspective.

Birthday week

It’s birthday week, with birthdays for myself, my colleague Mike Czyzniejewski (beloved husband of fellow poet Karen Craigo), and their eldest son, I promised to join in the revelry tonight. Here is a photo of both of Mike’s books. His third book, I Will Love You for the…