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Monday, September 16, 2019

September 2019 -- September Swooshed By


 SEPTEMBER SWOOSHED BY


September swooshed by with nary a sound

My days were full, the time not found

Let's hope when October comes around

My thoughts like leaves will find some ground


SEPTEMBER 2019 - Inland NW Fall Conference Time


This coming weekend is my SCBWI region's Fall Conference. And let me tell you, I think it is going to be a full but rewarding weekend. We have a great line-up of editors, agents, authors, and illustrators joining us. Plus, in addition to our full day of keynotes, breakouts, and panels on Saturday, we've added two Intensive Workshop Sessions on Friday. All of it put together by a hard-working team of volunteers. So stay tuned, I will be sharing my post-conference impressions in a future post. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

AUGUST 2019 - GAZING INTO THE VAST BEYOND




GAZING INTO THE VAST BEYOND


Bright Jupiter pierces the darkening sky
Followed by the Summer Triangle
Saturn is sighted, Arcturus acquired
At last the North Star emerges
The meadow fills with motor hums
 And the murmur of manual tweakings
The clank of ladders and viewing chairs
The rustle of star charts
Soft whispers carry in the stillness
Anticipation in every word
Movement appears in silhouettes
Often tethered by red light 
A motley crew by the light of day
Transforms under clear, dark skies
All pilgrims with one goal in mind
Gazing into the vast beyond