Monday, October 6, 2014

Poem, "A Night at the Silver Moon."

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Here is a link to my poem, "A Night at the Silver Moon," the featured poem of the current issue. You can read more of the online pub from there:

If you liked "A Night at the Silver Moon," check out my poem, "The Weave."

Both of the above poems were inspired by places in beautiful Bend, Oregon.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Writer's Quote of the Week

"Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory." --- Tennessee Williams


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" (Book 1)

Gabaldon is a superb writer. She uses a lot of detail in scene description and keeps the pace moving. The story kept me interested through to the end. It was more of a romance than I thought it would be, though. But she was original in how she spun the romantic elements into the story. Very good read, overall.

Here's what Gabaldon recently wrote regarding the writing and publishing of "Outlander." I find it very interesting and, as a writer, inspiring: 

"I didn’t intend that anyone should ever see this book. I wrote it for practice, as a means of learning to write a novel, and chose historical fiction because I was a research professor—I knew how to look things up. But after all…if no one was going to see it…
So it is Big, Fat Historical Fiction (ala James Clavell and James Michener), and it is very accurate in that regard. That’s just…not quite all it is. Let’s put it this way: if I’d known anyone was going to see it, I wouldn’t have written it. I mean, I’d have written a book, sure. It just wouldn’t have been this book.
I kind of did anything I liked—and I like a lot of things. So all I could say is that OUTLANDER is Eclectic (always a good word when you can’t describe something), Entertaining (at that size, it better be), and above all, dead honest. Because after all, no one was watching…"
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Friday, February 14, 2014

A poem for Valentine's Day

Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle--
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdain'd its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea--
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

Today's poem is in the public domain.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Holiday dinner skit - hilarious!

I thought I'd share this hilarious skit; it's a clever little ditty about hosting a dinner for the holidays these days. (You'll need to copy and paste the link into your browser.) Enjoy!