Q: You’ve just returned from Scotland where you live in the summers. How does your writing change when you are there?
J: It depends less on where I am, than what time I have. If we are traveling or eating out a lot or visiting old friends (some VERY old) then, less writing. And this year there was a lot of house repairs being done. The writing that is most effected by being in Scotland is my daily poems because I am seeing a different landscape, different weather patterns, different birds, than in Massachusetts. And that is often what my poems are about.