Author Archives: Winding Stream Press

About Winding Stream Press

Janice DeRuiter Eskridge, M.F.A. is a poet who worked for over a decade as a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools. Helen Shoemaker, Ph.D. L.M.F.T. is a university professor who teaches in the areas of child development and counseling. She is also a therapist in private practice.

An Emu Laying in the Grass

an Emu laying in the grass   Gives his weight to the earth his body lies on the soft green grass of spring it is this complete giving of himself: to the moment, the grass the just born spring that … Continue reading

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Hana Sunrise

Hana meditation Birds an expansion Of sound Breeze saturates Your skin      a calm Hana morning Janice DeRuiter Eskridge 2017

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Mystery of Cats

  Who can know the mind of a cat? Trying, we watch them. Do their eyes give a clue? Intent, they notice us. Eyes slanted or open wide, do they, witch like, alter reality?   Or are their eyes simply … Continue reading

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An Interrupted Journey

Life traveled on in its normal daily path until one day it didn’t.  One minute I was in the emergency room for abdominal pain.  The next minute I had surgery.  I woke up in a hospital room a few days … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Oakland to San Franciso and Back Again-A Study through the Windshield

September float in air inside a suspended tent except   the old bridge diminished yet it anchors travelers to earth Shot with an  iphone 4s afternoon shadows lead us back wind clear air creates a fairy path over the bay … Continue reading

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Through the Windshield- A Skystudy

Lime Ridge, Walnut Creek iphone 4s skylght a vast bowl clouds a drift of images shifting changing tracking Freeway iphone 4s seasons trapped in time yet freed when the bowl shakes and winter crowds into summer Lime Ridge iphone 6s rain … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two RV Trips-Trip #2-A Class C Motorhome

Much time has passed since I posted the first tale.  This trip was taken in April.  Like the first it began with visiting family.  We then took off on our own with a trip up HWY 70 to Twain, CA … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two RV Trips-Trip #1-a travel trailer

For this first experimental RV trip we rented a Pacific Coachworks 18RBS Mighty Lite from a local trailer rental company. Hopefully our experience is not representative of the trailer.  Read further to see what happened.  I do comment on the … Continue reading

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Camera Comparison-iphone6s vs. Fujifilm x-m1

I’m enjoying the pictures my iphone 6s takes.  I also own a Fujifilm X-m1.  I have pictures of the north coastal area of The Sea Ranch, CA on both cameras.  I couldn’t resist comparing the two. iphone 6s 4.15mm f2.2 … Continue reading

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At Peace in Cypress Tree Sanctuary

Surrounded by cypress, the old dog lay. Surrounded by cypress the old dog gazed at the circles of branches in the sky. Surrounded by cypress the old dog knew it as his last time in the ancient circle of trees. … Continue reading

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