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What's outside your window?

Greetings friends!

Per my plan, I took my camera outside this morning to photograph camellias for the lead photo of this newsletter, and when I sat down to edit them a bald eagle landed on an oyster pile at water's edge on the beach just outside my window. Half an hour and sixty photos later (I restrained myself), here's the eagle flying away. Life's like that. There's what we plan and what actually happens, and moments that shine beyond our expectations. After a year of pandemic living, I'm even more grateful for such moments. Having friends and family vaccinated against COVID-19, and the hope of doing so myself  in the next few months is hopeful. In other celebrations, I became an Episcopalian and member of Saint David of Wales Episcopal church in Shelton, WA on February 21st!  

I'd love to know what's outside your window, and what's sustaining you these days. Drop me a line!

Free Poetry books

From today, March 3rd, through Sunday March 7th, you can download free Kindle versions of my book of poetry Home By Another Road, published in 2019, and the poetry anthology I edited last year: Viral Verse: Poetry from the Pandemic. Just click on the images below to get your free copy. You don't need a Kindle device to read the books, just an app, or you can read from your desktop.

I also have print copies of Home By Another Road  languishing on my bookshelf. So, if e-books aren't your thing, and you'd like my book, send me an email with your address and I'll mail (USPS) you (or a friend) a signed copy for free, and you can reimburse me for postage. 

A Photo a Day Keeps the Poet at Play!

April is National Poetry month and beginning April 1st, I'll be offering a daily photo designed to spark the poetic imagination.The idea is to use the photos however one likes: as a daily writing practice, to generate new poems—perhaps haikus, or as sparks for prose or journal entries. The photos might generate new ideas for writing already in progress, provide inspiration to snap one's own photos, or serve as an image to guide a few moments  of quiet meditation. I'll be emailing the daily photo, and offering an optional forum on Facebook for participants to share their poetry/writing /images with one another. Please email me if you'd like to participate and I'll add you to my list.
Today's camellia

Some powerful and inspiring nonfiction
The Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia, me, our priest, and two more of St. David's newest members.
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