Tell me the story of a hero and I will write a song to break your heart.
Why America Did Not Become the Promised Land
“War has squandered America’s resources, potential, & greatness”
Fishing Indian Creek
… “Fishermen are superstitious of their souls”…
2018 Oregon Poetry Association spring competition,
2013 Boise State University President’s Writing Award
Rediscovered Bookshop Reading September 10th, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM pin Rediscovered Bookshop180 N 8th St, Boise, Idaho 83702 Will discuss the idea that a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal writer can follow the admonition to “write what you know” and create truth for the reader. Reading will be from “Silverhorn.”
On Observing A Robin
if we are to survive successfully, we must be crueler than we are inclined to be, but also retain more kindness than cruelty teaches us to practice.
from “Women Who Sleep With Dogs”
“I am rings. Rings of happy and sad seasons. Thick rings, and thin. An old tree, waiting to be cut down, or struck by lightning. I am rings of history and fear.”
Savory Meatball Soup
A delicious, sweet & savory soup with winter vegetables. The bite size meatballs are baked first to lock in the flavor.
The Attic of Memory and Dream
Sometimes I don’t recognize America. Sometimes I feel lost, as though I put my foot on the doorstep and got wooshed off on an adventure that took me too far from home…
from “Memoirs of the Grey Ranger”
I came from the Wastefield-Barrio on Orous and I am Jemini Delagrassi, a girl who got misprinted on one side.
In My Mother’s Steps
At my age, my children are beginning to worry about me living “way out” on a ranch.
First Day of Fall at War Eagle Lookout
…silver ghosts of the old burned trees standing like soldiers of the remembered forest
“I don’t watch the weather channel. I read seed catalogues…”
Published in Persimmon Tree, summer issue 2018
Banana or Apricot Bread
This is an old Hawaiian recipe from the Cook Family.
Human Arrogance & the Source of Life
That we would accept the myth of gods and reject the likelihood of extraterrestrial visitation is simply illogical. That we would bury our heads in the fossil record, looking for the source, and not look up and consider the more likely source is simply illogical.
Death of an Archaeologist
sonnet from “Hard Rime.”
Honorable mention, Oregon State Poetry Society, 2018
“Into the Sawtooths” an excerpt from “A Bridge in the Wilderness”
from “The Bridge in the Wilderness”
a story told by Indy, in “Women Who Sleep With Dogs.”
Black Magic Cake
The best chocolate cake you will ever make.
Blue Ribbon Winner of many County Fair bake offs.
from “Women Who Sleep With Dogs”
Loneliness seeped into each windswept, prairie day until Cat could almost finger the sadness that clogged her throat, and feel its shape, a cold desperation that was hard like stone
Excerpt from “The Earth Masters 1”
Excerpt from The Earth Masters 1:
She was standing with Ceredyn Startrekker and the Wikk of Kumari. She was almost as tall as the Traveler, and looked so much like Startrekker, Jag decided she was another Elvich moderator, or more probably, Startrekker’s daughter.
Chicken soup is my favorite and perfect for anyone who doesn’t feel well. Never buy canned soup, make it yourself.