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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.
People often confuse
the dream realized
with the finish line
rather than the pursuit.
It's not about conclusions
eyes wide open
looking all around
instead of at the ground
fearing a fall.
Many rewards are realized
by staying focused
not fixated in this quest
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."