Ten Random Observations at a Time of Social Distancing

This strange season has not been conducive to writing for me, although I can’t say I haven’t had the time. It just seems my mind only has the capacity to capture random observations and store them away for some unforeseen future use.  As that future use may never be revealed, I share a few of …

Confessions of a Failed Poet

Seeing as how I just received notice that my chapbook did not make the cut in a competition I had entered a few months back, it's as good a time as any to confess my poetic failures. But in reflection, every day is a good day to be honest about the real. There's no shame …

Poetry from a Distance

How do poets respond to a global crisis?  Some friends and I got together (virtually) this week to answer that very question. Turns out poets do in a crisis what they do most times: They write, of course... and read, and think deep thoughts, and listen to jazz greats, all from a safely introspective distance. …

Frozen in Time

Happy December, everyone! Realizing I've been absent for quite some time, I thought I would catch up a bit with various bits and bobs of scribbled lines from the past few weeks, starting with this one to accompany my featured image: Rippled puddle frozen in time You know how you sometimes just see things, like …