Janet M. Powers

Scaling the Dunes

Janet M. Powers

I grew up in a family of photographers – both my grandfather and father were award-winning amateur photographers, and my father was well known for his slide travelogues. I received my first box camera at the age of seven and haven’t stopped taking pictures since. Keeping up with changes in camera technology has been a continuing challenge. Now that I’m retired from fifty years of teaching at Gettysburg College, I’ve found time to submit photos for exhibition. My images have been accepted by regional juried shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado and Maryland. Among my five one-woman shows have been “The Balkan Backstory.” “Faces of Myanmar,” and “Barns of Adams County.”

Nonagenarian+ Role Model Not Racked With Concerns

Dearest Friends,

I wanted to inform you of the cats and my disposition to move from San Francisco to Palm Springs in about three weeks, living out remaining time in an easier quieter environment.

Serving on non-profit boards plus having a half-century’s active social scene has just become more than we can handle.

I’ll try to adapt to a different existence, and hope to stay in touch with everybody — but I do ask that you be patient, not push too hard – there will be a lot to adjust to plus everything takes extra time at this stage of the game.

I plan on maintaining current email address/ mobile number, will advise you of new home address/ local landline number once have settled in hopefully beginning of March.

I’m so very grateful to have wonderful chums who shower me with love along with support.

Much as I would like to see everyone prior to leaving, it’s impossible. Your understanding is appreciated.

Escape the cold, come to visit next winter during the desert’s wildflower blooming as well as January’s Film Festival if not sooner!

Particularly with my life’s partner passed, I’m missing each of you already.

Gerard Sarnat

Gerard Sarnat won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for a handful of recent Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published in academic-related journals (e.g., University Chicago, Stanford, Oberlin, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Pomona, Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, University of San Francisco) plus national (e.g., Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, MiPOesias, American Journal Of Poetry, Clementine, pamplemousse, Deluge, Poetry Quarterly, Hypnopomp, Free State Review, Poetry Circle, Poets And War, Cliterature, Qommunicate, Indolent Books, Pandemonium Press, Texas Review, San Antonio Review, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, The Los Angeles Review and The New York Times) and international publications (e.g., Review Berlin and New Ulster). He’s authored the collections Homeless Chronicles (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014), Melting the Ice King (2016). Gerry is a physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/ resources to deal with global warming. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with three kids plus six grandsons, and is looking forward to future granddaughters.

Jeanne Julian

Blue Ridge Steps

Stairway to Heaven, El Morro National Monument

Jeanne Julian

Jeanne Julian’s photography has been featured in galleries and art exhibits in Eastern North Carolina, where she is an enthusiastic member of the Coastal Photo Club. The juried exhibits “Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea” (Staten Island) and “The Bicycle: art meets form” (High Point, NC) also have included her work. Several journals have published her images: she was the featured photographer in moonShine review (summer 2105), and her photos illustrate covers of Minerva Rising, Hartskill Review, Kakalak, and Shoal. Her photography also appears in two Nature Inspired anthologies; County Lines Literary Journal 2016; and the book Focus: Passages (2010). Her article “Lighten Up: A Walking Tour of the Luberon” was featured in the journal of the Photographic Society of America. Jeanne’s full-length poetry collection, Like the O in Hope, was published in 2019 by The Poetry Box Select. www.jeannejulian.com