When I first started writing, I was younger, more energetic and could wake at 5am. Now that I’m older and share a wonderful home with a beautiful wife and spirited children, it’s much more difficult to wake at such an early hour.  To leave a warm bed and find my way through the darkness for a shower.  And then to the lonliness downstairs.  I used to write longer work.  Friends kindly referred to these as essays.  And some were published.  With the birth of each child and the demands of making a living, my work gradually became shorter.  I didn’t feel the need to explain so much, leaving the reader to fill in the blanks.  Friends kindly referred to these as poems.  And so it is.  Sometimes I write poems.  And sometimes I write essays.  But I always dwell in a good kingdom with lively conversation, spirited children and my wife, artist Deborah Larson King.  Thanks for reading…

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