Standing in the middle of a street, taking photos, a pedestrian called to me asked, "What do you see that I don't?" I responded light-heartedly, "Lots of things...I'm an artist!" "Ah," he spoke back philosophically, "That's right---you artists have that 'third eye' open!" Well, as a writer also, I need to keep my 'third ear' open too! I hope you will enjoy my art and poetry. Creativity is a joy-filled act in which I participate, but at its best, the inspiration comes from beyond.