A good Monday

Hi everyone,

Yesterday Mary Jo Fresch and I placed an article with the Missouri Reader for the Fall 2017 issue. We also moved a step closer to finishing the book with Scholastic. Mostly all it needs now is to tidy up teacher and student input. Our editor plans to start some early buzz before much longer so that was good news too.

I spent the day making small changes in the desert story and finished just at 6:00. Today I start again on page one and do it again. This will be my final time through so when I complete this one I’ll be ready to send it away. I’m really happy about that!

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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