SECRETS OF TIME

If you are weary of repetitive thought patterns, habits of old, stale insights, or have noticed a lack of inspiration, poetry is extremely helpful. It’s like hitting the refresh button, creating that empowering moment when you finally “wake up,” notice your own breathing again. Time’s powerful dictates are often unchallenged, even unnoticed, so I decided […]

LESSONS IN BRAVERY

Have you ever wondered how people find the courage to fight fires? What drives them to risk their lives to save others? My Studio Guest, Linda Strader, knows a little bit about these questions. In 1976, she became one of the first women on a Forest Service fire crew in the Santa Rita Mountains south […]

ANCIENTS OF THE EARTH

“Yet, the questions dance around us, and only poetry can find the rhythm.” ―D.A. (Daisy) Hickman, ANCIENTS OF THE EARTH: Poems of Time However you feel about poetry, whether or not you love it or not exactly, I have just published a new collection that might pique your interest. Why? It’s about a mysterious subject […]

A CERTAIN JOY

A pear in a cup. What does it mean? What could it mean? Why is it interesting, even curiously captivating? Well, to a poet, or to anyone charmed by the unusual combination that stirs the imagination, a pear in a cup could create a certain joy. Yes, joy. The joy of discovery that follows when […]