Spotlight Saturday #6

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. To see last … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #6

Contest for Fiction and Poetry

I came across this on my desk the other day and decided I should pass it on to all of you. The contest is legitimate, as far as I know. I have attended the Nimrod Writing workshops twice, and I found them excellent resources for interacting with other writers and hearing from the authors who … Continue reading Contest for Fiction and Poetry

Spotlight Saturday #4

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. Let this redirect … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #4

The Great Contradiction

Divinity Steps down, Becoming like us. He assumes a face and a heartbeat, Coming to die.   Humility Submits even to death, Claiming the cup of sin Though no part was His. Gracious compassion Coming to die.   Trinity Divorces for our sakes. The Father turns away As the Son goes hellwards To scour the … Continue reading The Great Contradiction

Spotlight Saturday #3

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. Let this redirect … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #3

Spotlight Saturday #1

I want to start giving my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #1

Silence

This is in no way a reflection on all of you wonderful people who read this blog, but I've been thinking about blogging and writing, about a silence and responses, and what they mean to the people involved, to poets and writers and bloggers and just general human beings on the other side of our … Continue reading Silence

Mirror

Replacing calendars and turning pages, We reflect On life, As we are and as we could be. Looking back, Looking forward. We think of all that happened Good Bad And boring. And we hope for a better future. We tell ourselves this year, we’ll change things. This year will make a difference. When the greatest … Continue reading Mirror

A Northwest Christmas

We don’t get snow Not for Christmas, not for New Year’s. It’s a guest we fail to invite Though we grow the proper trees To such proportions They dwarf the tallest houses, Hiding shopping malls and skyscrapers from sight.   We don’t lure snow with chill temperatures or beguile it with brisk breezes. The welcome … Continue reading A Northwest Christmas