First and foremost, on this Independence Day, may we all embrace and keep the freedoms fought and died for on history’s fields of battle; may we all remember the American blood that was shed and continues to christen fields of honor across the world.
Secondly, as many of you already know, I’ve been absent from this blog, not posting for a bit over a week. It seems I needed a break. My poetry, at least to me, began to feel forced. I can’t write under the gun. Well, I can, but I needed a poetry break. For the past week, I worked on my novel, and, most likely, I’ll continue to do that for at least a few mpre weeks. Rather than post poems here, I hope to post personal thoughts and philosophies connected to the pen, to writing. I hope you all chime in when you can.