Welcome to my website. Since retiring three years ago, I have been spreading my wings, and working on my artistic gifts. I have found myself doing things I didn’t expect at all, but having a great time in the process. My latest venture is my greeting/notecard business. Like the writing that I have done, that was not a path that I had anticipated taking, but I’m really glad I did. In addition to being able to purchase them at a few local events, you can visit my Square store. I will ship them to you, usually for a flat charge of $2.00 (assuming you live in the US). If you live in Pittsburgh, and it’s warm, you can stop by my house and pick them up for free.
In June 2013, I published my first book, entitled Psalms in the Key of my Life: Volume I . It is a collection of reflections on the first fifty Biblical Psalms. That book and the other two in that series: Volume II: Unfailing Love: Psalms in the Key of my Life: Volume II and Praise the Lord: Psalms in the Key of my Life, Vol.III , the third and final volume in the series are available at Amazon.com.
Not so new is my passion for photography. I am most passionate about capturing the beauty of nature. View my photos and learn more about me at my photography site. I am currently working on a photography book, probably with butterflies. It will be the first in a series of nature photography books. It hope to have it complete and available for sale by the end of 2016. I have a test version without words, and one with just the names of the butterflies. It’s definitely a work in progress at this point.
I am blessed to be able to participate in one of the Post-Gazette Community blogs. It is a photo blog named: Feel Like Going On. The purpose of the blog is to show the positive things that are happening in the black community in Pittsburgh. Last summer, I took over as blog poster/editor. In the winter, I rely on my friends for updates, as my camera and I avoid Pittsburgh as much as possible in the winter.
In addition to writing reflections on the Psalms, I have taken two short story classes, and have written several stories. I have had the pleasure of participating in Voice Catch in Pittsburgh, PA and Walkterton Writers in Richmond Virginia, although it’s been about a year since I worked with either group. I am eager to return when I can manage it again. I have learned much from my peers and appreciate their help developing my writing skills. Visit my Story page for more.
I pray that my words or my images bless your day.