With the annual trek to insanity that is NaNoWriMo drawing to a close, I thought it appropriate to pause and write a bit of haiku in honor of the effort…


Writing, so many

Words that fill my screen with strange

Worlds and fantasies.


To be a writer

You must sacrifice your life

To […]


Christmas Eve; Pause to Reflect

Hopefully by now you’ve gotten with friends and family, enjoyed a nice meal and gotten the last gifts wrapped. Whether your family tradition is to open gifts tonight or tomorrow (Christmas day), the whirlwind of delight and destroyed wrappings is imminent.

We open gifts as a family on Christmas Eve, and have stockings and small […]


Haikufest I

Edna St. Vincent Millay one said, “A person who publishes a book appears willfully in the public eye with his pants down.” Poetry is even more revealing; dancing naked in public (and loving it).

Haiku are wonderful bits of insight, when well-crafted. Some mornings I try my hand at a few, to get myself started. […]


The Modern Meaning of Pearl Harbor

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It’s a special day to me for several reasons (my other tribute is posted here). However you feel about today as an historical occurrence, you’ve been touched by it, maybe even shaped by it in your life. It’s Americana […]