Tending My Muse

It’s been a year now since I’ve retired from teaching, and I’m sure it will surprise no one when I say retirement is GREAT!  Every now and then a friend approaching retirement age will ask, “Do you ever get bored?”  My response to that is an unqualified “Heck no!” Sometimes someone will counter with, “Yes, … Continue reading Tending My Muse

Welcome to April! It’s National Poetry Month!

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 5, 2013 Welcome to April!  It’s National Poetry Month! I started writing poetry nearly forty years ago, when I was in college.  I started getting published when I was in my 20s, learning to make my way in the world outside my parents’ house.  My poetry and I were young together. Poetry … Continue reading Welcome to April! It’s National Poetry Month!

My Writing Life

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 21, 2013 I want to share some books that have enriched my writing over the years.  I would recommend these books to all writers.  And for teachers of writing—no matter how young your students—these books may also be helpful. FOR HELP WITH PROCESS AND INSPIRATION Writing the Natural Way, by Gabriele Lusser … Continue reading My Writing Life