From The Midnight Sun, Where The Hot Springs Flow — My Trip to Iceland, Part 1

photos and facts:  my recent visit to **** ICELAND **** ---------------------------- Yes, the country of Iceland is pretty much like a dream.  If you visit this magical island, you won't believe it's real.  You'll stand in awe as you gaze upon gorgeous cliffs, black sand beaches, majestic waterfalls, and massive volcanos.  You'll think you've stepped … Continue reading From The Midnight Sun, Where The Hot Springs Flow — My Trip to Iceland, Part 1

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When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

Watching My Friend Die I The crowd is thinning as our peers exit the party. Each year, the number of departed souls grows exponentially, and so does the awareness that our group has been here for quite a while and our own curfews are fast approaching. The fact is sobering and we can’t ignore it … Continue reading When You Lose Something You Can’t Replace

It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Hello, blog readers. I wanted to drop by and leave a few lines, as I’ve been absent for some time. In recent months, I had the harrowing experience of watching a friend die slowly. Yes, it was the dreaded “C word” (cancer). Yes, her battle has ended. A few weeks ago, she passed away. I … Continue reading It’s Goodbye And A Kiss

Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

https://youtu.be/vw5FyPIgaj0 On February 14th, 2018, there was a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  15 were injured and another 17 were killed by one of their classmates, who all-too-easily purchased an AR-15 assault weapon at a local gun shop.  The video (link) above shows some of the chilling footage caught … Continue reading Gun Smoke On The Horizon, Hiding The Setting Sun

Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

  Welcome back to Copenhagen. Let's start the second of my Danish blogs by taking in a mix of the old and new about town... Charming, brightly colored buildings abound. Stunning displays of modern Scandinavian design create an interesting contrast with the abundant historic structures. Reflections in Christianshavn, a harbor district that was founded in … Continue reading Flying To The Moon Again, Dreaming About Marzipan – My Trip To Denmark, Part 2

Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is. 

June 16th, 2017 5:45 p.m. Less than two hours ago, I was drowning. No one was around. I was paddling frantically, and each time my face barely broke above the surface, my mouth filled with dirty lake water as I attempted to scream or draw a quick, panicked breath before I sank back down into … Continue reading Far Out…What A Day, A Year, A Life It Is. 

Bow From The Waist. Accept Your Kudos.

Above -- reading on my big night. Dress: vintage from the 1970's, just like me...purchased from Pretty Penny antique clothing boutique, California. Glasses:  KLiiK, Denmark. Hello, readers!  I was recently the feature poet at Kollective Coffee and Tea in Hot Springs, and I wanted to share a few photos from that magical evening... 👆🏼Snippet from … Continue reading Bow From The Waist. Accept Your Kudos.