The name of my blog originates from percussion rudiments, but I trace its context to a line in a poem that I wrote, shown here. I was born and raised in a family of musicians, but chose a career in science. I lived most of my younger life in the South, but work/adulthood led me to the Midwest. I find that my writing emanates from all the things that make me. I write mostly poetry, because it appeals to the music that is always in my head, though occasionally I might drift into prose on a whim.
I self- published a chapter-book of poems, entitled Accidental Songs in early 2015. You can get it here:
I’m earnest in my efforts to make my poetry accessible. I think the interaction between reader/poem/poet is valuable. I believe that my words need a home – and this is the best place I’ve found so far.
I appreciate your comments and feedback about my poems and other writing.