Friday, May 16, 2014

Thank you

A big thank you to all the great coffee mugs in my life. The mugs that helped me imagine all those stories and poems, kept me reasonably sane during editing, rejections, and acceptances. The ones that stayed warm and delicious in the earliest of mornings and the latest of nights, that supported me through private fits of anger, depression, and jubilation.

Mugs, without you I'd still be staring at a blank screen with cobwebs over my brain. You are one of 25 or 30 items that complete me.

So here's to you, coffee-and-sometimes-tea-and-occasionally-whisky mugs. I raise you to you and take a sip. May your rims never chip.

Love,
Jay






Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bird poem mentioned on nature blog

Stephen Lyn Bales, author, speaker, and Senior Naturalist at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, was kind enough to post a recording of my bird poem "Dawn Chorus" on his website, Nature Calling. The blog is a great resource for all things nature, especially the plants and animals of East Tennessee.

Click here for the post.