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The header from my Blogger site 2008-2011

Life In Writing…

Welcome to my writing site, full of stories, fresh poetry,
and adventures.
Have fun!  Explore!

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Editing at Lettered Streets Cafe off “F” Street, Bellingham

“We are the music-makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
~ Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy

Can a life change in an instant? Yes. In 2008, after a major event in my life, I started to invest time and energy in my poetry.  At first, I was only trying to get emotion onto the page, find my feet, rediscover happiness, dance with the muse, and breathe!  I started writing and haven’t stopped. Writing helped.  Well, it did more than help, it saved me; poetry saved me.   It also carried me over the Salish Sea and introduced me to some amazing talents in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!  I am very thankful and richer for knowing all.

Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat
Fortunes Favors the Bold.”

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A quick selfie while sitting at my front room desk after taking a walk on the Interurban. Now is a good time to write. “What should I write today?”

Starting out slow I took a writing class and began to share my work at write outs and open mics including The Bean Cafe weekly open mic, in Friday Harbor where I lived for three years.  In 2008, l began posting events, interviews, and writing exercises on Blogger.  Very scary to put yourself out there, but I just kept doin’ it.  After moving to Bellingham, in 2011 I approached the SPARK Radio KMRE 102.3 and pitched them an idea for a classic blues radio hour. In the same month, I was invited to host Village Books Poetry Group.  My poetry grew, my radio work grew.  Soon my world was a whirlwind of meeting new people, hearing more poetry & music, raw and polished, by the world-famous to the local unique voices around the town!  For eight good years, I began to plan events, host events, organize projects.  I’m thankful to the City of Bellingham for the two Mayor’s Arts Awards, and honored by Writer’s International Network, of British Columbia, for the Community Champion Award.

I’m really fond of the eight years in radio, producing programs at the SPARK Museum and the KZAX Make.Shift Radio.    Archived programs are available under the “RADIO” drop-down menu.  If it’s not too much to ask, please give them a listen and a “like”, let me know you came by.

Thank you for visiting.

At my desk during a cold Northwest winter wearing my thinking hat, 2016

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