Bio: A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.

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  1. julespaige says:

    I found you!!! I actually have several WP blogs…. now.
    Glad to have an easier access and a place to comment πŸ™‚
    Good Luck!

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    • So thrilled. I think my bookmarked page for you must not be working. Glad to connect again as you always discovering new ways to play with words,


      • julespaige says:

        Also if you would rather single spaces between your poems… copy them in ‘Text’ then switch to ‘Visual’

        The Text section is where you will see computer code.
        If you put something in italics or bold in Visual it will show up with the code in the Text section.

        You also can’t center in Text, but you can in Visual – when you go back to Text it will not look the same.

        There are so many wonderful prompt sites to visit. I’ve even gotten into Flash Fiction! πŸ™‚

        I bookmark so much stuff that I tend to forget where I put it since I discovered you can categorize what you bookmark. At least with Google Docs anyway πŸ™‚

        I do all my writing in my own docs and then copy and paste. Just to be safe. And I also discovered that if I start to type a site address in my http bar (that information line that tells you where you are – (Oh I am so not a geek… ) I get all the choices near the letters I type in so I don’t even have to go to my favorites lists as long as I can remember the name of the site or blog that I have put into my favorites list. I hope you understood that πŸ™‚

        Hugs. And thanks for the lovely note!

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  2. I was copying and pasting from Word, but suddenly I haven’t managed to get it to work. Maybe with all these hints I will have an easier time of it. You’re such a great friend, always helpful. I have no idea what I am doing with this new blog site. Red Room I understood completely, but it closed down suddenly so I have been floundering ever since. ~Nan


  3. julespaige says:

    This would also be a good spot to put in a link to your book review blog πŸ™‚

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  4. julespaige says:

    You also might enjoy this longer haibun:

    Get your pen flying my dear πŸ™‚
    And Happy Birthday month to us!

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  5. Back at you, dear friend. Hope your birthday month is full of surprises.


  6. I’ve enjoyed browsing your website!

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  7. nightlake says:

    Thank you for stopping at my blog and commenting. Hoping to read more of your haiku now


  8. Wow, that is a breathtaking haiku, Nightlake. Well done. Charlotte DiGregorio has an awesome site, too. I check it out regularly.


  9. A long time ago (a year or so ago), but none lately as I misplaced the email address for submission. I am not the most organized when it comes to submissions. I have an upcoming one for a local contest and I just keep putting it off. Three of the four poems are ready to go, it is the last one that is giving me fits. I’ll get it done, but in the meantime, I have plenty to do.

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  10. nightlake says:

    Hi Valentina, Over the past couple of weeks, I have taken to reading Haiku Dialogue. Your haiku this week was lovely and haunting. Well-chosen words. Congrats:)

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    • nightlake says:

      Nancy, I am sorry for the previous comment. Whenever, I read Valentina’s haiku, I think of you. Got it mixed up… Please ignore the comment above.

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      • Nightlake,

        First off, you are absolutely right. Valentina’s haiku this week on Haiku Dialogue was both beautiful and haunting. As for the other, I can understand the confusion. Valentina and I live in the same state. In fact, I have met her. I often mention her name when she accepts one of my haiku into her monthly journal, Stardust Haiku: Poetry with a Little Sparkle with the hope that others might go to her site to read all the other haiku. So, not a problem. I wish I could write haiku as well as her. Some day, maybe. ~nan

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  11. Your favorite book is also MY favorite book, “Atlas Shrugged”. I keep an old, tattered softcover copy, which I read approximately every decade. The wear-and-tear of the copy enriches the experience somehow. Also, a big Harry Potter fan. Lol


    • Kindred spirits, I would say. I have read “Atlas Shrugged” countless times and most of the time, it is my worn hardcover copy. I bought it after I decided that my softcover wouldn’t survive. It was expensive as I had just graduated from high school


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