Most of what you see here was written between the hours of 3 and 6 am. You know the saying that “3am is the hour for artists and dreamers” – yep, it’s true and it’s me. I began my dive into creativity with the visual arts, being a student of the late, great, Kurt Bittle. Through his tutelage as a high school student I was able to mature as a creator (that’s how he would phrase it…) to the point that, as an adult, I was lucky enough to win a few art shows. All of that was due to Kurt’s inspiration. Eventually there were words that needed to escape my brain, and the focus shifted to writing, with me landing predominately on poetry. Although in no way a finished product, my work has matured over time, and has been fortunate enough to show up in a few literary journals, both in print and online (Ink Monkey Magazine, The Germ, Words+Pictures, Tracks, The Voices Project, and Donut Factory to name a few), and somehow “Dashboard drawing board” was selected as the winner of the 2013 People’s Poetry Contest. I’ve also participated multiple times, most of them successfully, in a contest called The Iron Writer Challenge. Having grown up in Maryland, and having lived for many years in New England, you will see that these places often make appearances in my poetry. If you scour Amazon you may see a few eBooks with my name on them, including “Descending the Beanstalk,” “Gas Station Road Map,” and “Self Inflicted Heart Shaped Wounds.” The Amazon links for all of these are in the menu of this web site. So that leaves us with this blog and all that is has to offer… Thanks for visiting – I appreciate your arrival, and hope you enjoy your stay.