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Header from my Blogger site 2008-2011

Life In Writing…

Welcome to my writing page, full of stories, fresh poetry,
and adventures in my writing.
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

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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?”

In 2008, after a major shift in my life, I started to invest time and energy in my poetry.  I’ve taken a few poetry classes and shared my poetry at local open mics including The Bean, in Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island where I lived for three years.  Also in 2008 l started sharing my work and writing as an exercise on Blogger. Writing what I know, sharing work and ideas, even interviewing other authors, continues to be an effective expression.

Who reads my work?  I write to my favorite five bots and 3 data miners- the Faithful Eight. They send me “likes” every so often to boost my ego and to keep me sending money to WordPress for the domain name.

When I moved to Bellingham winter 2010 I was encouraged by the vibrant writer community. Crossing paths with many seasoned writers at various events I listened, took notes, and practiced finding my voice.  In the process of doing that I fell in love with Bellingham, started to volunteer at a radio station, and hosted Village Books Poetry Group.  I was a regular volunteer and event planner for eight good years.

As of 2019, I began to work with two vigorous non-profits that line up to my ideals. Through these positions, I’m helping more people than ever and learning more about the human condition.  Hint: we are stronger than we know.

It feels good to be a part of this town even in a little way.  I’m not locked up in the stifling existence of office to couch.  Reaching out and connecting with the other multi-interest people expands my world.

Thank you for visiting.

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

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