|Â Â After a long career as a university professor, Bill began giving more time to writing poems and stories. He shared some of his writings with friends, who then gave him homework -- write a â€˜shortyâ€™ on an assigned topic. He wrote (often more than one) by next day or so. Philadelphia Buddhist Association gave him a surprise party in fall of 2015, in which Bill and son-in-law, Michael, read some of these writings. People liked them and published them in a small book - one hour presentation.
Â Â Bill's book, called, Tell Me a Story: Collected Writings, is distributed by Amazon in both digital and paperback editions (2016). Bill is also co-founder (with Amy van Brug), of the Stapeley Poetry Society in Philadelphia.
Â Â Bill continues to explore many forms of writing: Haiku; sonnets; longer narrative poems; historical stories; memoria; and others. He often focuses on quietly showing extraordinary aspects arising in ordinary daily life.