Poetry Challenge Six: Post Thy Poems!

Our challenge is to write musically, like Sidney Lanier, and to write a poem about a body of water.  Was it hard to get the meter out of your head? It was for me! Or was it a relief to relax into the more natural rhythms? I can’t wait to see! Post away in the…

Announcement About Ratty Release

Hey there, friends. This extended project – self-publishing my first book of short stories – is nearly over. How this writing/publishing project has changed and propelled me forward in my skills! I’ve submitted the final files and they will be available on Amazon in a few days. (Actually, the print version and the ebook version are both…

Opportunity to Support Christian Spec-Fic Publishing

Has everyone seen the projected Mysterion Anthology? They are looking for financial backers/subscribers in a transparent funding process that ensures a larger anthology, and better pay for writers, as funding gets higher. Donation secures copies. I submitted a story last night, literally seconds before submissions closed. (Phew!) What I particularly like about this project is its…

Now the Angels All Around – for Emily

written November 2014 with a caroling tune in a major key   Now the angels all around Make a sweet and joyful sound Now the holy carolers Tune their anthem to human verse Refrain: Holy Nativity, Blessed Holy Baby, Sacred have you made the manger and your blessed Holy Mother Under Heaven, deep and still…

Some Further Reflections on the Queer Question

I still haven’t answered all your comments from my last post on this subject because I’m holding them all in my mind, learning from them and considering them. Most recently, Romanos mentioned Walt Whitman’s idea of manly love so I went to check that out. In my opinion it seems to be a sort of…