When I pay for a space on the internet, I expect others to respect my art of photography which endangers no one, and to respect my poetry and short essays which threaten no one. Life is to short to be waging war against fellow bloggers on Twitter or Facebook, so leave innocent bloggers alone. Don’t attack for the sake of persuasion. I follow only folks who respect me and others with fair commentary, or NO political agenda. Please leave your petty attacks of my blog at the door of Facebook and Twitter, and all other openings like my email and my blogs. I support love sisterhood, and brotherhood, and ALL people of divine creation. No one is attacked in my writing. So please accept my beliefs and all loving people. We seek only a place to be ourselves. Mine is in beautiful and harmless writing. Thank you Elgwyn.
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I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read. View more posts