About Me | noh where haiku.
I started my blog in April (I think) of 2011 with Google Blogger (Crowsfete). I have met some wonderful people here and have enjoyed the conversations. I have primarily posted poetry, since that is what I write. I am not greatly attached to my writing. It is just something that I do and enjoy. I am honored to have others read it and I thoroughly enjoy reading the poetry of others. It has never occurred to me to “get” published. That is until I began writing war poetry. The Poetry of War is my passion and aside from writing it I have a fairly nice library of war poetry. I do wish to publish my war poetry. And I will, when I get around to it.
Initially I blogged at Google Blogger but I have since changed to Word Press this past fall and call my blog Raven’s Press. You will see that I have added memoir to that blog. I must write a memoir. This idea for a memoir has been inspired by the discovery of my mother’s two WWII Scrapbooks. They are filled with photos, newspaper articles, jokes, ration cards, tea-dance cards, side trips, all sorts of administrative memorabilia, post cards and letters home and to and from beaus of her time and work for the OWI in London. I have nothing but these two scrapbooks. I have put together a bibliography of London during WWII, women in WWII on both sides of the Atlantic and on the OWI … about which there is little public information. Although since I started looking in 2006 over the Internet the information available t me about the OWI is increasing as more of the LOC is becoming digitized. The OWI is an acronym for The Office of War Information and the LOC is another for the Library of Congress.
I am retired. I spent 25 years in heath care. The most rewarding part of that time spent working with those who had HIV/AIDS. I also had a women’s fashion boutique. I loved it! I love fashion it is such fun. And at 65 it is a bit of a challenge. I returned to school and finished my Masters in gerontology with an emphasis on creative wring. Since retiring I have spent time serving of boards. Now I have stopped board work to write.
So today, well I am going to work for a community much cherished, the GLBT elder community. It will be good to again do volunteer work that is not board work … hands on, “real work.”
So I am old, crafty, stylish, shape shifter, loyal, kind, animal lover … who takes no prisoners nor any B.S. Cares deeply for those who serve their country especially those who have seen combat. Fighter for GLBT rights. Understands the value of shamanic healing … especially when working with those who have combat PTSD. Is in love with her best friend to whom she has been married 30 years this October (known each other 35, been together 33 … yup, think I’ll keep him). A bit of a dilettante. Retired, down to two dogs and two cats. Lives in a gated community with two gates separating the cats from the dogs; otherwise we would have no animals just floating fur rugs.
As I said my main blog where I write poetry and memoir is called Raven’s Press. I hope that you will visit me there. The URL is: http://ravenpress.wordpress.com/
As I finish this paragraph … this blog is still empty. It will be for Haiku and other Japanese forms of poetry along with Photography. I love Haiku, but to write it and appreciate it I must be a bit secluded … thus this yet empty website. I have been working on it’s appearance … building it and I am finally happy with it … I think.
And now … several months later, I am hooked on haiku.