When I retired, I had so many things inside me that I longed to express. I wrote two books, I antiqued furniture, I made jewelry, and I reconnected with friends from long ago. I began to think about things about which I had not had time or impetus to think about while attempting home life and a full time job. I began to write poetry again-such as it is. I thought it would be great to have a site to do all that and to encourage others to express themselves and think about the things that matter in the world and in their lives.