This blog is a place for my poetry. I don’t work professionally as a writer; I’m a public school teacher in California. Writing is my avocation. I’m generally prolific during April, which is National Poetry Month. And in November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. I have also participated in Camp NaNoWriMo.

I started this blog mid-April 2011 during National Poetry Month as a mirror to my original blog, also titled Sadly Waiting for Recess at Blogspot, which I am no longer updating. However, you will find more of my poems there, as I had been posting there for quite some time.



I am excited about a new poetry writing project that I am participating in, which is PoMoSco, sponsored by The Found Poetry Review.

You will find poems that I have written to prompts at Poetic Bloomings at my Poetic Recollections page there. (A big shout-out to Marie Elena and Walt!)

Sherry Blue Sky posted an interview with me over at Poets United on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

On August 2, 2011, my poem “Priorities” was chosen by Robert Lloyd as Poem of the Week at Poets United.

On May 11, 2011, my poem “Scriptures and Strictures” was chosen by Mary Kling as Poem of the Week at Poets United.


12 thoughts on “About

  1. Nice picture!!
    I do like the Twenty Eleven theme…I looked at it to see what my blog would look like if I switched. I like it. But still not sure if I want to switch.

    • Paula, thank you. I wasn’t sure about it either, but decided to go ahead and give it a shot. I was annoyed that I couldn’t post a picture on the Twenty Ten theme, even though it was supposed to be possible. But this one worked. It’s a photo I took in Pacific Grove, just south of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

  2. I like the new look. Lovely picture of the ocean.

    (I didn’t have any problems posting a picture on Twenty Ten…)

  3. Big world. Don’t expect so oft to find something I recognize. Yet more than Brownian Motion, your header image here. I know PG and Lover’s Point very well, my second adopted home (if only, I could wish).

    And I much agree with the term, avocation. Very glad we’re getting this opportunity to share writing.

    • Neil, glad you like the picture. It’s beautiful down there. We go as often as we can.

      I’m so happy sharing my writing online – and getting the opportunity to read what others have shared.


  4. AH! I love this shot. We lived in the Monterey Bay Area three times, twice when attending the Defense Language Institute, and once when stationed at Ft. Ord. We were lucky enough to live smack in the middle of Monterey. Where do you go down from, if I may ask?


    • Margo, thanks. I’m surprised that this picture has been getting comments, but I’m not complaining. We live in San Bruno, which is on the peninsula just south of San Francisco. We live very near SFO, in fact. We like to get away, going south to Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel, and we also like to head north to Mendocino and Fort Bragg.


      • I am in Walnut Creek visiting my mother, so I just faced southwest-ish and waved at you Richard. We loved living in California and were on the road every chance we got. Did a fair amount of camping up and down the coast.


      • Margo, thanks for the wave. Have been busy lately. I was getting ready for a long weekend to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Since I was going to be surrounded by confirmed carnivores, I was preparing a lot of vegan goodies for me for the trip, and then we were away from home for a few days. We were up in Sierra County. We got back home late last night, Tuesday the 5th.
        Paula, I wish it was in the cards, but not this time around.

  5. Richard, no wonder I havent crossed paths with you recently, I didnt realize you had changed sites……..so happy to have reconnected. Keep posting at PU, okay so I dont lose you again. And thank you so much for your comment on my “when I’m gone” poem……..do write one, too………….what do you want to tell them when you’re not here any more?

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