I am first and foremost a poet. I began writing at the age of 12 in an effort to express my heart. Over the years my writing has changed dramatically. As I face the fall of my life it has become important to me to have meaningful conversations and interactions about things that matter to my heart. So for now, it is my intention that this blog be about just that. I plan to post about every day things that affect us all, in an attempt to not only express my heart, but to encourage my readers to express theirs as well. Words sometimes spur action, and action can bring about change…we are all in this together.
Facts about me.
I am happily married to the woman of my dreams…17 years so far. 🙂
I am a cat lover. I enjoy writing, camping, reading, walking, cooking, photography, and movies.
I am a proud Atheist and I object to (In God We Trust) being put on our money and buildings in the 1950s. I object to the changing of our Pledge of Allegiance to include “one nation under God”, in place of its original wording “One nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. It was never intended to be about God. Our country was founded on religious freedom and freedom FROM religion. We are NOT a christian nation! I am offended daily by the insertion of GOD into politics, law, and life in general. Organized religion is for sheep! I am a Rhino!
I have actively participated in raising 4 children. (I say actively participated because being a parent is not about being a financial or bio donor, it’s about doing the work!)
I have four books of poetry published. Amethyst Dreams and Emerald Truths, Chasing Rainbows and Discovering Dreams, Roses (A Bouquet of all That is Bitter and Sweet), and Scarlett Saturated Gold all of which can be purchased via blurb.com. I also have photo books available on Blurb that showcase my love of capturing life in picutres. 🙂
I am a feminist and a survivor of abuse.
I subscribe to the theory that if we are not part of the solution we may very well be part of the problem!
“It is not enough to survive…we must thrive and share in order to effect change” Dani Heart
“One day this will all be very funny…so why not just go ahead and laugh now” Dani Heart