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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

Whisper

When I write, I whisper the words to myself. When I was trying out the poems I chose to read for the "Tiger Lily" launch party, it felt as if I had to push the sound from my throat with... Continue Reading →

Bootstraps

As I put the laundry away this morning, I thought about how lucky I am to have the worries that come with the particular story I have been a part of for over fifty years. I am fortunate; I know... Continue Reading →

Something Magical This Way Comes

There is something magical that happens when words and images come together to tell stories. I experienced this first hand when I participated in Paul Brookes' annual ekphrastic challenge in 2020, and was introduced to the incredible artwork of Jane... Continue Reading →

Eye Woes

About a year ago, I was due to have my cataracts removed and was incredibly hopeful that my vision may improve slightly, or at least crisp up a bit. I had to cancel the surgery because our insurance won't pay... Continue Reading →

Tiger Lily is Here

The day has finally arrived! "Tiger Lily" is out in the world and available from Amazon, in hardcover, paperback and kindle versions. Creating this book with Jane Cornwell has been an extraordinary and rewarding journey that has truly changed my... Continue Reading →

Creative Wednesdays: Tiger Lily Book Launch!

Huge thanks to my friend, Suzanne Craig – Whytock, for her beautiful foreward in “Tiger Lily”, an Ekphrastic Collaboration by artist Jane Cornwell and myself. We are super excited about the launch party tomorrow!

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A little while ago, I got an email from a good friend, the amazing poet Susan Richardson of Stories From The Edge Of Blindness. She had just completed a collaboration with Scottish artist Jane Cornwell, and had almost finalized a collection that featured her poetry and Jane’s art. And she wanted ME to write the foreword. I was honoured, and a little intimidated—I wanted to make sure I did justice to the book, because it’s beautiful and profound and exemplifies the highest caliber of the written word and thevisual image. Fortunately, they both were happy with what I wrote, and the book was finally finalized and now the launch is only a couple of days away! So if you’d like, you can join us on Friday, August 19 at 2 pm EST, which is 7 pm GMT in the UK where they both live, and enjoy our company…

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The Brave Choice

Sometimes, when I am walking down the stairs, reaching for a glass on the middle shelf, or opening up the back door to let the dogs out, things come into my head that should have been obvious, but have clearly... Continue Reading →

Poetry Parties, Podcasts, and a Perfect Storm

Over the past week, we have been oppressed by miserably hot weather, unyielding sun and bouts of uncontrollable crankiness (from me anyway). But, last night, thunder and lightning broke the sky open, let the rain in and cooled the air.... Continue Reading →

Wilderness, She Beckons

Today, I am excited to share the last of 5 sneak peeks into the pages of our new book, "Tiger Lily", an Ekphrastic Collaboration by the extraordinary Jane Cornwell and myself!!!! The launch party for "Tiger Lily" is just one... Continue Reading →

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