Right now my main focus is as writer and publisher of my poem Web site, Poemsource.com, but I am a wordsmith and constant communicator for a variety of applications, both in writing and speaking. (I do blab on…)
Poems, Poetry, Verse, Oh My!
I've been writing poems since I learned to write. As a young child, I wrote little rhyming verses for family greeting cards. I wrote poetry in connection with school assignments. How? See my posts! Now I write poems for my Web site, www.poemsource.com and my Google Plus page.
In My Youth...
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in fashion retailing. I was supervising a women's wear department at the Carson Pirie Scott department store in the Chicago Loop at the time President Kennedy was shot. I hated the fashion rat race however; just liking clothes wasn't enough.
I took a job teaching correspondence courses for the American Savings and Loan Institute, my first writing job. All of my jobs involved writing, but I didn't think of myself as a writer, by profession, until much later.
One of many things I did in the past was write
and present my own paid, professional speeches and sell my own scripted
audiotapes on self-improvement, at colleges and corporations. I was a member of the National Speakers' Association for 11 years.
I also wrote civil service
tests for government agencies. I wrote a national newsletter reviewing movies
for parents for content of possible concern. I wrote public relations materials
and Web site content for a number of companies. I wrote technical materials for two companies. I was Assistant News Editor for the Glendale News Press for awhile until the L.A. Times bought it and brought in their own people.
Worked on the Internet
I became a keyword expert when I worked for the Internet
startup that invented paying for search engine ranking (like ads at the top of
regular search results). That company was GoTo, which became Overture, which
was bought by Yahoo. GoTo also created the first database listing searches per
month per keyword. My job was to find keywords for paying clients to bid on, so
they could list at the top or near the top of search results. This was shortly
before Google came into existence.
From Big-City Life, Back to Nature...
I moved from Southern California to North Idaho and
continued to telecommute for awhile, until technical difficulties made that
Then I started Poemsource.com, and the rest is all good. In 2015, I started spending more time working on my second Web site, Alternative-medicine-digest.com.
I Write Poems
There are more than 800 free greeting card poems at my Web site, Poemsource.com: Anniversary, Baby, Birthday, Christian, Christmas, Father, Friendship, Funny, Get Well, Graduation, Love, Mother, New Year, Patriotic, Sympathy, Teacher, Thanksgiving, Thank You, Valentine, Wedding, and more. Perhaps my most famous poem is "Since My Valentine Got A Computer," on the Funny Valentine Poems page.
I Write fiction
For fun, I took a correspondence course in writing for children. I submitted two of my stories to a state-level writing contest, and they both won first in their category. I needed an income, though, and fiction is risky, so I moved on.
I Write Nonfiction
I research medical topics and report what medical professionals are saying at my site, Alternative-medicine-digest.com.
I have a book in the works. It includes specific techniques about how to make people like you, detailed techniques for handling difficult people (exactly what to say), and it's also about the importance of good character to happy relationships and success in every area of your life.
This book is based on a popular seminar I wrote and taught all over California. When I asked students, "Did you practice these techniques this week? Do they work?" many hands shot enthusiastically into the air.
When it's done, I'll put it on Kindle, and I'll post lots of excerpts here, at my Google Plus site.
I Do Copywriting
I took two costly copywriting courses, to generate income with paid copywriting assignments, but instead I got interested what I could do with the Internet. I use these copywriting skills on my Web sites and in my other writing.
My Google Plus Site Will Have Original Content
As a professional writer, I write original material for my Google Plus site, about whatever I think would be interesting or entertaining to you. You'll also find many beautiful, fascinating, sometimes funny, original images. Of course, I'll also reshare the best of
I'll also write some original poems exclusively for my Google Plus site. I won't post them anywhere else, even at Poemsource.com
Instead of confusing hodge-podge, the site will have a visually pleasant, easy-to-read format. I'll make every effort to keep it uplifting, rich, classy and sometimes hilarious.
I hope you like it enough to follow me and plus one me!