in sunshine and monsoon
be my boat my treasure stall
of rambutan and dragon fruit
of noodles and khanom krok
for fellow and foreign landers
in the Basin of Chao Phraya
Glass Slipper of Bahía de Todos Santos
A Smile below Guadalupe grape dancers
Innkeeper of commerce and cruise ships
Master Chef of fish tacos and enchiladas
Night Owl of cervezas and mariachis
Enchantress of shop-till-you-drop’ers
Cinderella of the Peaceful Sea
Lavender Lynk, Everyone!
My wife and I recently returned from a three week vacation at our home state of New Jersey. Homes of family and friends, food and drink (everyone seemed to have anything-you-want liquor cabinets), the New York Broadway Show Jersey Boys, a very cold swim at Asbury Park, a magical day of feeding a deer at a cabin in the Poconos, fine restaurants, on-and-off rain and warm humid weather, tons of cameras clicking away, all but fifteen minutes of smooth air travel, and moments of inspiration for both writing and illustrating. Time to catch up on the blog world. And yes—it’s great to be home again.