About the chapbook ART SPIRITS: In 2005 my life partner died--too young, not her time. Patricia was top drawer, and was twenty years my senior. When she passed away, my hair, which once showed a premature sprinkling of salt and pepper, turned white almost overnight.

ART SPIRITS is a collection of poetic portraits about beauty that's no longer here, and about beauty that is, in people, places, and even critters that inspire love, contemplation, hope, healing, and, yes, joy. The poems are personal, it's true. Yet, through them I write about themes that are meaningful to so many of the people I know or meet in my travels. These days I travel with the new love of my life (of some years now), who is also top of the mountain. Sometimes lightning does strike twice on one gifted plane.

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