Two Poems

1. BLACKWATER KAYAKING Slicing upstream through silent waters, into a mirror world, dream world, water world, liquid glass, gliding into two worlds, real and unseen, seen and seems. Leaves flit across the water like butterflies. Butterflies flutter above its surface...

On Valentine’s Day with Love

            February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a holiday of the heart, a day when we celebrate Love and give gifts and send greetings to those we love. This has always been a special holiday for me, because my maiden name was Valentine, a...

What Do Women Wear?

What women wear What do women wear? And why? As a long-time woman scientist—and a former tomboy—I’ve always been inclined to wear slacks—pants—to work and around the house. This modified form of menswear–tailored to fit the female form–is practical,...