Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year y Gracias!

This has been an incredible year!

The first moments of 2011 were spent on a beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the last moments of 2011 were spent shivering in Times Square, New York. The one constant in filling those 363 days in between was Teresa Puente. On 11-11-11 she became my wife. I owe her this year and every year going forward. But my debt of gratitude is not limited to Teresa it extends to all of you who have read, contributed, inspired and shared the words within the pages of the Bar None Group.

Happy New Year to:

You are truly the Bar None Group. I am forever in your gratitude.  And now, I have to finish packing for Chicago. A new year. A new adventure. Keep those pens sharp in 2012. Salud! Cheers! Happy New Year!


  1. Happy new year!!! :)

    For the love of the written word <3

    Cheers and all the best!

    1. Nicole, your enthusiasm for life and poetry is even reflected in your comments. Thank you for bringing that enthusiasm to the pages of the Bar None Group.

  2. Happy new year to you, our friends!

    Saluti dall'Italia.

    Il Movimento per l'Emancipazione della Poesia

  3. Saluti a mis fratellis de Il Movimento per l'Emancipazione della Poesia.

    Can you tell that I have been out of Italy too long? Cheers to my brothers in the Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry!

    Happy New Year my friends may we continue to share poetry and language together in 2012!


    Mark Butkus