I’ve always enjoyed writing. In the past I would pick up a pencil and write a few pages and then put it away. As I got older, I’d sit at the computer and do the same thing. I would have no problem having a couple of good ideas, but could never get very far with what I started with. Perhaps a lack of patience.

It wasn’t until 2011, when I picked up the book “Stitched” and came upon random poetry, that I actually started writing regularly. My first attempt was a poem for my wife which was pretty… “unpoetic”.

My most comfortable form I think of as super short stories. Those I probably enjoy the most. I usually have a couple of lines in mind and then just go where it takes me.

To challenge myself, I have recently tried to write poetry in rhyming form. I didn’t like these as much (probably because of the restrictions) at first, but I love the challenge of finding the right words. I am growing more confident with each passing day and am enjoying the rhyming style more and more.

Most of what I write is fiction because I really enjoy putting my imagination to work. Sometimes someone will say something or respond to something I’ve written and it will spark my imagination. I will start with that one line or thought and build around it. So a lot of what I write may seem like it’s from past experiences or feelings but it’s me putting myself in someone else’s shoes.

Dr. Oolie’s Pond was created by my father. He is a retired minister and would use this land of talking animals to get across whatever Bible verse he was discussing during his children sermons.


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  1. Found you through Kira’s Wordle Wednesdays. I love your imagination and your fluid writing; you are comfortable with it, and it shows. Bravo! New follower here. 😉


  2. hello darling! just letting you know that i’ve nominated you for “the versatile blogger award”! can’t wait to read random facts about you!! xoxo haha that’s twice from me in a short timeframe! couldn’t help myself!!


  3. Hi Dan, sorry it has taken me a while before getting around to the about me page….I like getting to know someone through their words, and then their bio. I don’t know, I am odd like that, lol. After reading this though I realized we have *a lot* in common…..for example: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 (but in regards to women, lol), 11, 14 (awesome!), 17, 18, 21 (but who cares!), and 26 (always!). I love your poetry! ♥ Keep writing and inspiring 🙂



  4. Good day, Dan. I’m on a break and I am having engrossing doses of your short poems. I love them. They tickle my mind. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts and emotions. – Ember


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