I started blogging in April of 2011. I have met some wonderful people blogging in the world of poetry. I have enjoyed camaraderie and poetry. I write poetry and post photography and memoir. I did this at my original blog called Crows Fete at Google Blogger now closed.
This Word Press blog was initially for a newfound love of Japanese Poetry, especially haiku and haiga. I truly love all forms of Japanese poetry and have been busily studying them throughout the winter of 2012. During winter I wrote one haiku daily and often posted them at NaHaiWriMo on Facebook. I am now beginning to venture out and post my haiku elsewhere. My haiga go to Free Haiga on Facebook. I am now including haibun in my repertoire. This September I combined both blogs for ease. Now I have one blog titled “noh where.” Or, variations there of, as you might see above at any time. My 6 months or so of intense Japanese Poetry was really a spiritual exercise – like therapy I suppose. Today it is spring of 2013 and I have not written much in that genre lately.
I am retired. I spent 25 years in heath care. The most rewarding part of that time was spent working with those who had HIV/AIDS. I also opened a women’s fashion boutique upon leaving healthcare. I loved it! I love fashion, it is such fun. At 67 it is a bit of a challenge. I returned to school and finished my Masters Degree in Gerontology with an emphasis on Creative Writing receiving my degree in 2008. Since retiring I have spent my time serving of boards, working with veterans and elderly new Americans (refugees). I have had to stop volunteering (due to illness). It is something that I have always done and that I sorely miss.
As I like to say, summing myself up, I am old, crafty, stylish, a shape shifter, loyal, kind, an animal lover, I take no prisoners nor any BS, I care deeply for those who serve their country who have seen combat and I am a lifelong advocate for the LGBT community. I am related to crows and ravens. I hate acronyms – and NEVER get them right. I am a practitioner of shamanic healing and have studied many different cultural healing systems. I am in love with my best friend of 36 years to whom I have been married for 31. I am a bit of a dilettante. I am retired, down to two dogs and two cats. We live in a gated community with two gates separating the cats from the dogs; otherwise we would have no animals just flying fur rugs.
Thank you for being so kind as to read what I have written. I appreciate it and look forward to reading your work in return and getting to know you.
My absences are often due to illness … getting old can be a bitch! But I shall always be back!
I often change my icon. Should you see my icon, a drawing of two crows it is my “card” but not my drawing. It is a drawing from the Weiner Werkstatte and contains the artists name upon the card. It was created in 1902 I believe. Copyright began in 1909. The artist’s name shall appear here as soon as I find my book.