Recent Reviews for Deborah K. Frontiera
Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Services Cha (Book) - 12/9/2011 4:27:59 PM|
Thanks for a needed expose.
Lessons from an Old Dog (Short Story) - 1/26/2014 12:09:01 PM
Aw, Deborah, this is sweet! I could almost believe the dogs were really talking. Warm and wonderful story!
Lessons from an Old Dog (Short Story) - 10/15/2013 9:02:41 AM
a wonderful tribute
Lessons from an Old Dog (Short Story) - 10/14/2013 1:15:37 AM
lovely tribute to an old friend, i am sorry for your loss
enjoyed the read
Lessons from an Old Dog (Short Story) - 10/13/2013 7:43:42 AM
A wonderful memoir with an interesting take. The only thing missing was the skunk. But then, Scruffy, probably never met one in his career. Also, it is mothers that teach young pups all the right tricks. But for the sake of allegory, I'll let that one go.
I'm reminded of the time we were out in the lake fishing with Doc Brandt, our neighbor and a rich dentist at his cottage up north. Lo and behold, we spotted a black head coming our way and it was the family Labrador trying to join us, about a half-mile from the cottage. We ended up pulling him into the boat just like you described. I don't remember, but he probably sprayed us with drying off. My brother's golden retriever, Rocky, probably sprays everyone every time Roger lets him take a swim from the pontoon boat.
Critter Twitter (Short Story) - 2/3/2011 4:24:32 PM
Your message is so creative, yet so clear. I wonder if you've shared it with your students. I think it's great!
Affording an Author Visit on a Tight School Budget (Article) - 9/8/2008 4:51:10 PM
Informative. I like the idea of in-house field trips. Had heard about them but haven't experienced it myself.
Modern Pterydactyl (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 1:25:24 PM
In flight they are graceful and majestic. On land, as you say, they are a mix of strange, to weird looking. Nice wording within the confines of the poem.
Modern Pterydactyl (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 3:13:28 PM
Beautifully and delicately written Deborah. Like the graceful flight of that great bird. They do kind of reflect that long ago flying reptile in many ways. I enjoyed this immensely. Bob
Modern Pterydactyl (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 7:50:01 AM
My first recollection of a great blue heron was when we were walking in upper Michigan at my grandfather's logging camp and found one hung on a tree, shot and discarded by some gun happy hunter. I have seen many since in bayous and river ways.
I believe I have a poem, titled Predator, about the pterodactyl, posted here somewhere that you might enjoy.
Modern Pterydactyl (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 2:17:06 AM
a wonderful portrayal in words
Autum's Ardor (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 8:18:17 AM
Your your passion for autumn resonates with me. I long for those days I used to stroll through the trees under crystal blue skies. Our autumns are rather drab and warm. Nothing to write poetry about.
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 12:31:58 PM
The arms of this tree reach out and grasp, just as the words of your poetry reach out and grasp the mind of the reader. You must be wonderful with children, the way you can challenge them to imagine!
Honey Bee (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 12:28:16 PM
An amazing, right-on-target poem. ADHD-Active, Daring, High-energy Doer
and may I add Creative? Great writing and insight!
Mosquito (Poetry) - 9/21/2010 6:40:08 AM
Well done!all the best!!!!!!!!!
Honey Bee (Poetry) - 9/1/2010 9:46:26 PM
Wonderfully descriptive and delightful...
Be always safe,
Honey Bee (Poetry) - 9/1/2010 8:24:02 AM
Very well written, Deborah
Home Town (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 2:48:02 AM
Splendid work, Deborah.
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 7/21/2009 6:25:09 AM
Awesome picture, and very interesting write! One's imagination could indeed conjure creatures from other worlds. Loved it!
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 1/14/2009 4:46:17 PM
Hi Deborah, I read your poem,"Fantasy's Front Door". I found the words you used to discribe the thoughts that may occur to one who would come across such a wonderful tree,so rightand full of wonder themselves. Well done. Please feel free to visit my site here in the 'Den'.
Home Town (Poetry) - 8/18/2008 5:58:44 PM
Home Town (Poetry) - 7/31/2008 12:34:07 PM
I like small home towns. Middletown is sort of like that but a lot of the old ones have passed away. Everybody does not know one another like in the old days. But we still have our downtown sidewalks and stores. Nothing like home, is there?
Ancient Wisdom (Poetry) - 7/25/2006 11:19:23 PM
After I read the words, I wanted to send healing to both,the
tree- and the liars. Nice work, Sylvia
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 6/14/2006 9:21:37 AM
IT WAS A PLEASURE TO READ SUCH FINE WORK.
Home Town (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 4:04:24 PM
My "home town" (more like a village) no longer exists. Love the feeling of this, Deborah. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Geology of Life (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 4:02:26 PM
This is a gift from the depth of your being and it is precious, Deborah. I am sure your parent saw it as thus. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
Mosquito (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 10:04:05 PM
Uniquely captivating, Debbie. Well done! Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Ancient Wisdom (Poetry) - 5/12/2006 6:52:25 PM
Your inspiration, born from the visual, comes through most effectively in this haiku, Debbie. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 5/5/2006 8:08:14 PM
I love the way you expressed this, Deborah. I am a huge fan of "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter." I've been accused of never having grown up. Oh well. Mayhaps that's why I love your poem so much. It's all good. Love and peace to you and thank you,
Fantasy's Front Door (Poetry) - 11/30/2005 6:54:57 PM
Ancient Wisdom (Poetry) - 8/7/2005 1:44:20 AM
wisdom on any level is beautiful ... by judging it, is when it becomes a deception ...
viable haiku ...
Ancient Wisdom (Poetry) - 8/6/2005 5:08:47 AM
Very interesting combination of pic and 'Ku, Deborah.
Ancient Wisdom (Poetry) - 8/5/2005 9:00:00 PM
Great, pithy piece!
Geology of Life (Poetry) - 11/7/2003 9:07:52 PM
I love the metaphor, Deborah, it is most appropriate. Very well written. I recall a time, years ago, when we had little money--certainly not enough to buy holiday gifts, even for our kids-- so, for weeks, I wrote a separate poem for each family member. When our large family came together to exhange gifts, I felt somewhat embarrassed: all I had was a hand full of envelopes to pass out to each loved one. After all, I really didn't-- and still don't-- consider myself a poet. Imagine my surprise when one relative after another began to cry and exclaim that they'd never received such a precious gift. It was then I learned that the truest expression of love is not what we can buy for another.
Visit me sometime.
Love in Christ~~
Mosquito (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 5:59:05 AM
Very original and creative. realism in poetry has the savoir affair of a delicious meal.
Geology of Life (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 5:57:36 AM
I adore this kind of work. Bravo!
Family values and human virtues are hand to hand in your poetry.
I wish to be your friend.
Marķa Cristina Azcona
Geology of Life (Poetry) - 6/20/2003 8:10:34 AM
I bet they were delighted. Well done.
Home Town (Poetry) - 5/19/2003 1:52:41 PM
"Home Town" full of life“s facts and emotions formed into a poemized message and poetized with an esoteric background.
This poem, "Home Town" is a true poem, painted as the images rung the bells of the heart.
I have enjoyed "Home Town".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Home Town (Poetry) - 5/15/2003 4:28:20 PM
Wonderful..Sounds just like my home town...
Home Town (Poetry) - 5/12/2003 7:29:35 PM
Especially like the face-lifts:). Phyllis
Home Town (Poetry) - 11/29/2002 4:36:21 PM
Home Town (Poetry) - 7/29/2002 5:09:50 PM
delightful nostagic touch