Thursday, July 27, 2017

A couple of reasons to SMILE

My greatest thrill this week has been receiving an award-winning acceptance from Metro Arts in Transit.

My poem, Family Reunion, will be riding the rails in 2018. It will be posted on Metro Link trains or Metro buses, along with other local writers' poetry.

Perhaps my words will convince someone else to try their hand at writing a poem. Many people shy away from poetry for various reasons. I hope this demonstrates how simple it can be to connect with the reader through plain speak and imagery. Not all poems are indecipherable or ambiguous. I can't wait to share it with you, soon.

Another honor! My wonderful dentist, Holly Ellis, said she enjoyed reading my previous blog post about the killer dentists I have known, and she wants to post it on her website.

She and her staff are  remarkable. They are intuned to the patient's every need, and connect on a personal as well as professional level. I feel as though I am visiting old friends when I go for my appointments. If you are looking for a new dentist, this state of the art dental practice is for you. She's located in Crestwood, MO.

Link to my KILLER DENTISTS post.


Connie said...

Congratulations to you on both counts! You're on a roll. :)

Val said...

Wow! Congrats! That's GREAT news. Your poems on the Metro Link! But I'm even more impressed that you LIKE going to your dentist.

K9friend said...

Very nice. Congrats!


Sioux Roslawski said...


Congratulations. Isn't that your 3rd or 4th time winning that honor?

I had terrible gum problems, and I went to the dental college to get the work done. My dentist there was specializing in periodontal problems, and did her final "project" on my mouth--at a reduced charge--because she was going to use slides of my mouth to graduate with that specialty. Sometimes there were (literally) three pairs of hands in my mouth. (One time, I was in the chair for 5 hours. Thankfully, no one could tell it was me--it was only my awful gums that were the stars.

I'm glad you like your dentist.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

A good dentist is a treasure! Congrats on both counts!

Sandi said...

"she enjoyed reading my previous blog post about the killer dentists I have known"

This is just a hilarious series of words! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Congratulations, Linda!

After that tantalizing introduction, I must read about Killer Dentists. :)

Cathy C. Hall said...

Congrats, Linda! You get to the heart of the matter in your writing--of COURSE people want to share it all over the place!