I started out perplexed as to why real peace and joy always seemed to elude me. I finally became convinced that the only way I could be happy was to have a better understanding of how the universe REALLY works, and get a closer understanding of what it is and what I really am. A creative expansion followed, a happy side effect. There was a blogger at www.treehugger.com that said, “you are not stuck in traffic, you are the traffic.” That was the impetus for this poem.. Click here for an accessible version of this poem. My novel is finally in the copy editing stage. The cover is finished. I’ve also compiled a collection of poetry that complements it. A Kindle and print version will be on Amazon, etc, in early-mid 2015. I wrote most of the poetry as I wrote the novel. This creative life has been nothing like I thought it would be. But, I am pleased.