Here you can find information on the history of this site:
I used to do a feature called “Monday Night Poetry Club” – but I ran out of steam (as opposed to running out of poetry, which would be impossible). In fact, my writing used to be more personal, but then the hit-counter started to climb (which was unexpected), and I became proportionately shy. I eventually began publishing more poetry on here, because I wasn’t quite sure what else to do with this site.
I went through a period of breaking up some words with parentheses. This is because of the search-terms. At the time, I was living in Dubai, and didn’t want to get blocked by their national firewall. And then I moved.
I learned British English before I learned American English, and my spellings can be weird.
When it comes to Ukrainian vs. Russian spellings, I use them interchangeably. So sometimes I’ll write “Kiev” and sometimes I’ll write “Kyiv.” These spellings are political these days, but in my personal writing, I could care less. The two languages are both an intimate part of my life, and that’s all anyone needs to know.