About Me

These are bits of prose that I write on the steering wheel of my Honda Fit…but only at red lights. They are all part of three works in progress:  “Accident-Related Works,””Love Poems For Someone I Have Never Loved,” and “He 4 She.”  I have also included postcard poems written for the “Postcard Poetry Fest”.   These are “of the moment” poems written to 31 people over the month of August in a postcard exchange (2014, 2015).

Please leave either cashmere comments or brutal bashings.  I’ll promptly ignore them.  Thanks for looking at the site and honk the horn if you’re behind me and the light turns green.

On a personal note:    I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago.  In my 30’s, I moved to upstate New York.  No one, including me, knows why.  I live in converse sneakers, drink sake and cheap red wine, and never sing in the shower, not even upon request.  Life includes a hairy dog named Ditto in an 1850’s house in an eclectic little neighborhood.  I value my unique friends to death.  Life could not get any better, unless, of course, the Cubs win the World Series.

11 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Hi, Donna—

      Your writing is even more fab than I remembered! What an incredible talent you have.

      Here’s to the written word and her devoted handmaidens. You do her proud.

      Bonnie Logan

  1. You are truly a talented person… unique and special are just a few words I can think of… and don’t forget the Colonie police along with Schenectady and Glenville I am sure know who you are!!! A wonderful friend and lucky to have me or I should say you in my life.
    Downtown Julie Brown

    My head is bobbin… to mega babe! Love it all

    1. Hmmmmmm….But seriously. Thanks for the kind words of appreciate and for reading some of my stuff, even the crap. I can’t ever seem to get rid of the police. Did you enjoy your photo on Chachaware? Look at the bulletin board on the Fun Page. Oh, and as far as the compliments, right back atcha…you know I don’t do those well.

  2. Donna, I do miss you coming to work ready to read me something new you just wrote. glad you have this site for me to go to. You are a walking thesaurus. I do enjoy reading your work. hope all is well with you.

    1. Why, thank you, Eileen. I miss you very much at Hellmark. Now I will have no Xmas register buddy. So sad. Trust you like your new job. Stay in touch…and thanks for reading my stuff.

    1. Awww, thanks, Loretta. And thank you so much for letting me know that the poem arrived. The postcards were a weird size and heft so I put extra postage on them but I was worried that perhaps they weren’t making it! Elizabeth Woods from Australia should eventually be getting you your second moon poem. She and I met in our first ever Postcard Poetry Fest about 7 years ago and have become good internet friends since. Hopefully, you will make virtual word friends also. You can certainly include me! I will certainly let you know when I receive your works as I am looking forward to your poem and card. Thanks again for contacting me.

    2. Thanks so much, Loretta. I am glad that particular piece went to just the right person. And thanks to you for the postcard in return. Well done!

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