Throughout me life, poetry has been a journey of joy and comfort. An exploration of solitude. A coming home.
A few years ago, I began to write poetry, inspired first in Carolyn Evans Campbell's poetry classes in Evergreen, and later in other local workshops, including Lighthouse Writers Workshop i n Denver. Some of my poems won awards at national and state levels through the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) and were published in various anthologies and local newspapers. This fall I will publish only time, my first poetry collection.
I enjoyed a fulfilling full-time career (first as a high school teacher, then as a corporate middle manger, and finally as a small business owner). A few years ago, I reluctantly retired. Now I pursue interests I had put on hold while working and traveling for business.
The Rocky Mountain foothills, west of Denver, have been my home for more than half of my life. Every day, I look to the Continental Divide for solace and inspiration.