Poetry for the Fun of It

Hi everyone,

I just head from Dr. Sam Bommarito, Reading Specialist/Staff Developer (retired), and new Co-Editor- Missouri Reader, that my recent article in Missouri Reader is now available live https://joom.ag/SMZQ . I’ve happy to hear it and hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t seen it already.

Today is Day 2 at the current poetry workshop at The Barn near Honesdale. Good thoughts are going out to its leaders (Rebecca Dotlich and Georgia Heard) as well as to the poets who are this minute enjoying the opportunity to work and play together as they hone their poetic skills.

Last night Sandy and I attended a most thought provoking discussion/debate at Drury University by Carl Bernstein and PJ O’Rourke who addressed the issues of the current presidential candidates with plenty of historical overview about what has led to the prevailing political environment and widespread hostilities toward it. We were glad to be invited.

November spiders and roses

Hi everyone,

A balmy day on Goose Lake. I counted five hibiscus blossoms. The geraniums are still blooming. Even so, as I write this Sandy and our friend Linda are removing the geraniums from their summer pots and transferring them to winter ones for storage in the garage. I should be helping but if I didn’t sit here and tell you about it, who would?
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I’m not all bad. I took these shots of a hopeful spider and a determined rose. Behold, November at Goose Lake.20151114_152429_resized

The Missouri Reader Fall Issue is out and I’m delighted to be featured. http://www.joomag.com/magazine/the-missouri-reader-vol-39-issue-2/0578863001432650232?short