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Excellence. Period.

PO Box 763 • Oskaloosa IA 52577 • 641.673.7533 •

Besides writing, my other passions include photography, music, playing the piano, computers - all of which I am a master at none - and my best friend, Q.

Begin Anew

Equal opportunity exists

every moment of every moment

affording us new chances

to choose more wisely

live more fully

remembering all the while

yesterday's intensity exists

only through memories

     (cherish the good

     learn from the not so good)

 allowing us to

strengthen our tomorrows

with promises of hope

even when life swallows up living

and moments get lost

in the begin agains...                                                            January 2017

Poetry is a passion which began early when attending Harding Jr. High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My English teacher (also named Pam) introduced me and the class to poet E.E. Cummings.  I've been writing ever since. As an author of short stories and poetry, my work has been published by Dorrance & Company in their Contemporary Poets series (a book entitled "Sometimes It's Good to Beleive in Monsters"), in "Lyrical Iowa" (an Anthology of the Iowa Poetry Association), "Virtue Magazine," and locally as a weekly columnist in The Oskaloosa Herald.

My poems are described as "short and

lyrical which follow in the tradition of

such well-known American poets as

Hugh Prather and Rod McKuen in their

exploration of love as the most basic of

human emotions and literary etudes

employing nature as an instrument for reasoning in an attempt to understand life, each other, and themselves."