Category Archives: Writing

Another Painting and Essay Published in “Woods Reader”

In 2018 I submitted for publication a few of my paintings and their stories to nature-themed magazines and websites. Woods Reader responded with interest and in 2019 they published “The Rope Swing”. When I sent my submission to them I had sent one painting and essay, and later as we discussed other possible stories I […]

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Winter Solstice Presentation: The Light in the Darkness

I’d intended to share this here on the actual day of the solstice, but my crazy schedule keeps getting in my way. I think I’m nearly done with that schedule and pretty much back to normal timing, and I can tell you my cats are happy with that. I want to thank you for continuing […]

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Healing, Now and For the Future | Paths I Have Walked

April 3 was the six-month anniversary of my hip replacement surgery, a condition and event that totally changed my way of living and income over the course of two years. At this point I am as good as healed and have been working on getting back to “normal”, but that normal doesn’t exist right now, […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 27: Poem, Winter Bouquet

My daily photo today unexpectedly inspired some verse. It just began writing itself in my head so I thought I’d bring it here and work on it. I knew I probably wouldn’t have a chance this week to post anything new for my creative challenge. Though I’ve been plenty busy with creative work nothing is […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge Day 17: Poem, The Blush That Rise

The blush that rise at end of a winter’s day to meet the early falling darkness,… I have a Monday prompt for writing and an image and words immediately began building in my mind. Though I began a painting today, I decided that I would work on my chosen painting subject for two days and […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 15: Poem, One Chance to Be

Cycle turning biology undeniable tender green pushes through soil hard and frozen, offers budding violet hope as bitter storm roars in, opens to adversity hesitate, hide, wait, unthought for only one chance to…be. The first flowers of spring in bud as a cold front comes roaring in, yet they stand tall and follow their path. […]

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Winter Solstice, Stories for the Season

We’ve come around again to the shortest night of the year. As we’ve watched the days grow shorter, from this night we can begin to sense they are once again growing just a bit longer with each turn of the sun. Above is a photo of the spectacular Winter Solstice sunset in 2016. I sat […]

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Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples”

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Published Essay and Artwork in “Woods Reader”

Last year I determined I should search paying publishing markets for my essays and poetry which I have, and for the short stories and other fiction I have been writing. This constituted a lot of research into markets and publications, looking for the ones that I fit into. One of my greatest inspirations is the […]

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A “Work” Anniversary | Paths I Have Walked

January 1 is the anniversary of the day I began working at home and it’s very easy to remember what year I’m celebrating because that day was January 1, 2000. I could live on what I earned as a freelancer, the art sales were gravy, my office was set up, my car was paid off […]

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