I am a poet, registered massage therapist, entrepreneur, and gregarious introvert living west of Almonte, Ontario, Canada. My poems, essays, and photographs are shaped by my relationship with the world around me, including the humans and animals I touch each day. I also blog at http://ottawamassageblog.com, and http://almontemassage.com.
My first collection of poetry, Economies of Gratitude, was published by Penumbra Press in 2007. Other poems and articles have been published in selected journals.
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‘Attention without feeling is only a report. Empathy is necessary if attention is to matter.’ -Paraphrased from Mary Oliver, Our World.