Welcome to my website and blog. Thank you for taking the time to find me here; I hope you find something of interest. I invite you return often, to share in this work-in-progress. Here is an overview of what you will find.
I began this blog at the same time I made the resolution to leave classroom teaching to become a writer. Through blogging, I created a practice of writing publicly about personal concerns. Early entries are password protected. Ask me for the password if you are interested.
I call the blog Letters Home. I have lived far from home at many times in my life, and much of my earlier writing was in the form of letters. I wrote letters home to report on the experiences I was having abroad and through writing to sustain a sense connection to a place of safety and security. What home means has evolved over the years, but I think I write these blogs for the same reason. By writing about diverse experiences I am trying to bring them home and make sense of them.
Here I collect some of the pictures I have taken with my cell phone and shared on Facebook. I hope to post more. Check back.
This a page of poetry where I publish poems composed for specific occasions and specific people. Give me an event to memorialize in verse.
This is the page for my tweeted haiku. I have tweeted over 500 haiku. I am only partly through the process of putting them on this page by category. Some of the haiku result from prompts and haiku word games on Twitter. Give me a prompt.
ALPHA IS FOR ANTRHOPOS
This is the page for Alpha is for Anthropos, a collection of my original nursery rhymes for teaching Ancient Greek to children with illustrations in the style of red figure vase paintings.