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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.
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."