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Hello from Wisconsin USA

Post  A.J.Johnson on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:48 am

Hello, my name is A.J.

I retired from the public working community to pursue a late in life career of writing and to explore my “hobby” of painting with possible showings when a collection meets my approval then accepted by someone with knowledge in the art world. It would be safe to say that I have not stopped working as I place more than a normal eight hour day into these quests. Nonetheless, I have deemed this “my time” in my life.

My background is one of simple upbringing, I grew up in northern Alabama, my father was a “sharecropper” who operated a cotton farm for a local businessperson and my mother worked in the local cotton mill. My caretakers were my Native American great-grandmother and an African-American woman, both great storytellers. Instead of playing like most children, I sat at the feet of these elderly strong-minded individuals listening to the stories of their lives. My desires to create poetry and fiction remain clandestine when a few years ago I begin to pursue writing short stories and poetry.

This journey in writing and poetry is not new but renewed, I will follow this forum as closely as possible and hope to be reading many “like” stories as mine, I am also open to reading all writing and viewing all art.

Best Regards,
A.J.Johnson

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Post  Cher on Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:04 pm

Hi A.J.
Welcome to Universal Community, I hope you enjoy looking around and communicating with the other members. Your poems and art are lovely and need to be shared, it is wonderful that you have joined us so that more people will be able to enjoy your work.

Thank you for telling us a little about yourself and giving us an idea of your life and how you became an artist and poet.

Love Cher ^j^

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Hi A.J.

Post  Mary A on Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:10 pm

It's lovely to see you here. I always enjoy your LR posts and check up on what you're doing/writing often.
Mary

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