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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.


Family history, like pictures,

does no one any good when

never discussed ... it's like

like living in a camera or

viewed by accident when

clearing a memory stick.

Take time to share a good story,

write on a journal's blank page,

print a photo just because

remembering to label the back, write a letter for someone to

read ten years from now.

People in your life will be better and happier when you take a moment to share ... anything.  

March 2018

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 Believe 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."