Welcome to my site. As you can see, I have been dipping in the pool beforeĀ  I could walk. That’s my mom swimming along with me. I just learned my dad had the bikinis we are wearing custom made just for us. My raspberry suit had white fringe balls, naturally. That was the 60’s for sure.

I love the water. Pen by the Pool is my handle. I guess it’s my personal brand. My backyard pool has been a dream for our family and through painful mishaps with unscrupulous vendors and the economic downturn in 2008, it took us a decade to take our first plunge. It was worth the wait and it is now our backyard sanctuary and my creative writing space.

Take a look around. No floaties needed.

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