I am always a bit hesitant to write about myself online, maybe because I can’t see to whom I am talking and so I feel a little bit exposed. I am a shy person by nature, something I have tried to overcome all my life. But if I am to write online and to enjoy what other people write online, too, then maybe I have a certain responsibility to at least share a bit about myself to the people with whom I am communicating.
I am a poet, though it is very unlikely you will read one of my poems here or on other online sites until I have done a better job in getting them published in a paper journal.
That of course doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy other people’s poetry I read online. It’s just that the process I am trying to follow has a set of rules, one of which is that you can only submit unpublished poems. So forgive me, I am not trying to be snooty. I appreciate other people’s generosity in sharing. I hope to be able to share my poetry, too, someday as part of this community.
I also like to take photographs. I live in an amazingly beautiful spot in British Columbia, near mountains and a lake. All I need to do is step outside my door and I am in a natural paradise. I don’t have a very fancy camera. Someday I may get a better one that can do justice to what I can see around me.
I am also learning watercolor, though I am just a beginner.
I have written some children’s stories -- short stories and longer chapter books.