Writing The Forever Kid

The Forever Kid is an important picture book narrative that deals with the issues of grief and remembrance. I got the idea for this book when I was thinking about my uncle who I never met. He died when he was a teenager before I was born. My father often spoke about him and described […]

Would You Have Marched?

Would you have marched If you had seen violence come? Would you have spoken out when Into a home Only last week Here in our town Violence crept softly? Would you protest If you knew Up the stairs And into the room And into the bed Violence took what it wanted In silence As the […]

At The End Of The Phone

At the end of the phoneThis spaceToo farThough closeClose in thought and heart.I dialed her numberThough before I didI already knewThat she’d be cryingI knew that.There is no comfort to giveWe both knowThat there was only one wayI’m sorry – She’s sorryIt’s a shame, it’s a loss.It happened too quicklyA dog’s life’s too shortAnd sure […]

In Loving Memory Of A Dear Friend

Adapted excerpt from a tribute to a dear friend who passed on five years ago today… …People missed her so much. They thought she had gone.Slowly they began to see that she had not completely gone – her ideas and her spirit were all around them.In the culture they loved – the songs and the […]