Welcome to my world...
can find me on any given day at my computer with coffee cup, pen and
notepad. The coffee gives me that much needed boost of energy plus I
just love the taste of coffee. Of course, it all starts in the morning
when the aroma of that dark, rich liquid infiltrates my nostrils even
before getting out of bed. (Thank you, Honey!) The pen and pad? Well, even though most of my drafting is on the
computer, there are always occasions when a random thought must be
written down right then and there within a moment's notice before it becomes nothing more than a mere fleeting moment.
From mathematician to writer...
Through the years leading up to the publication of my first book in 2004, I never envisioned myself as a writer. I was a loving wife and mother devoted to family (still that today!), mathematician and educator, content on teaching and working in various arenas with youth in middle and high school. I enjoyed writing little poetic notes and wrote my first poem to my husband (Jim) on his birthday in 2004. That was the beginning! From there, I began to challenge my students: creating curriculum that went outside the basic equation into the realm of creativity. Have you ever been given a poetic math challenge? My students were given just that: a challenge where imagination reigned and creativity soared. As a result of that unusual beginning, I am now on the verge of publishing my third book...WOW! Number three! As I look back to my writing's inception, I realize more and more what a gift I have been blessed to share with others. It comes by way of poetry: a way of transcending the boundaries of conscious thought where, like my students, imagination reigns and creativity soars.
The heart of the matter...
The heart of my writing beats steadily sending soulful messages of life. The poetic words are the vessels through which the blood of inspiration travels. As the arteries of the human heart form a branching system so do the vessels of poetry diverge in different directions, in my case, two different messages.
The first message is from the heart inspired by life, love and whispers of yesterday. While some thoughts are fact and others fiction, the recollections are rooted in moments to evoke a personal emotion, set a purpose for tomorrow, and provide an insight for reflection. It is a means for sharing love, dreams and inspirations to send a heart racing, free a heart of grief or perhaps even offer a path for forgiveness.
Poetry within echoes of life...
Within walks of life traveled
Turn back the hands of time
Capture each face in a memory
Echoing to unwind
“Circle of life: The present is derived from the past and is passed on for future generations and lasts and lasts and lasts…” —Sharla Shults (1946-Present)
Bleached paper and spotted ink
Subtly reflect on times past
Fading into the distance
As lone ghosts of meaning last
"The charm of history and its
enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing
changes and yet everything is completely different.” —Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Welcome to my website...
Now, with a little background about me and a glance into my writing, it is time for you to grab that cup of coffee, feel its warmth, savor its aroma, and relax. The next step: visit the rest of my pages, discover and reflect...for this website is not just about me.
Within Page 3 are links to other writers: a Select Writers Group
from various genres, no two exactly alike. You will find mystery,
romance, tragedy, comedy, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children's books
and novels. You will walk along paths of joy and happiness, roll with
laughter at some of life's most unusual happenstances, attempt to solve
the 'world's' greatest mystery, feel the pain and emotion behind the
most horrendous tragedies, find the best health tips as well as natural
foods to lose weight, follow the aftermath of losing a loved one,
discover no gray in moral failure and so much more. Each writer brings
his/her style to the writing board waiting for you, the reader, to
peruse, make a selection(s), enjoy reading and even perhaps offer a
Looking for a good book to read, visit Page 3 Links, discover and reflect...
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