Category Archives: Writing

The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this?

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Working Dad

missed t-ball boy being a “baseball sport” lacking an sd card

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April Snow

so heavy it peels into spirals reaching to the sky  

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New Poem Up at By&ByPoetry

This morning a new poem of mine, Mikoshi Dako, went live at By&By Poetry. You can find the poem here. Unlike a lot of poems, I can actually link the source inspiration of the poem. I will warn you this story … Continue reading

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Writing What You Know

I’ve always wondered about the “write what you know; write what you like” rule. By and large, I agree with it. You learn your craft by staying close to home. There’s less to think about, less to worry about, less … Continue reading

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Writers Write, or at least that’s what we say.

In the spirit of showing my daughter that success isn’t measured by winning all the time, this year I’m compiling and posting writing/submission stats.   New material: 67 haiku, 20 poems, 5 flash fictions, and 1 story. I spent most … Continue reading

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The MFA as Shodan

Did I ever tell you about something a visitor to our dojo told me before I took my shodan test? Shodan, for those who don’t know, is the first degree black belt in modern Japanese martial arts. I won’t get into the history … Continue reading

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