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Joan E.
Location: Malibu California U.S.
Gender: Female
Born: 09/15/43
Interests: painting, poetry writing, travel, theater-going
Member: Standard
Joined: October 2008
Having taught French for seven years, Joan E. went back to graduate school for a Master's degree in Public Administration. She used it in administrative positions at various universities and the Getty Museum and then spent the last fifteen years of her professional life as a business consultant.

Joan had always said she would never retire, but mid 2008 the timing seemed right--she also believes it is time to leave when the "game" stops being fun. She immediately enrolled in Santa Monica Emeritus College and continues to take five classes, from acrylic painting to plays and playwrights. In the summer of 2008, she joined a creative writing class and began writing poetry. What an amazing discovery in her golden years! Joan thanks FanStory for providing a channel for her new passion.

Joan delights in living in Malibu with her supportive, neither retired nor retiring husband. They love to travel and enjoy attending plays, concerts and museum events. The other man in her life is their son, who keeps her up to date regarding technology and popular culture.

Sky and sea merge into a blue veil~

Draped over the coast's shoulders

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep
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FanStory wrote to Joan E.: Windows of the World Beckon finished first in the contest "3-line poem"
November 6, 2016 at 1:10AM
    winnona: Congratulations on your first place ribbon. Iw was a very well-written poem for the contest. Well done.
    November 6, 2016 at 1:18AM
    rama devi: Congrats! Kudos!
    November 6, 2016 at 3:16AM
    judiverse: Congratulations, Joan, on your contest win with "Windows of the World Beckon." judi
    November 6, 2016 at 7:30AM
    Gypsy Blue Rose: Congratulations, Joan. I'm proud of you.
    November 12, 2016 at 5:33AM
    poetbear: Today is my birthday and Joe Resnick died this morning.
    His obit is in the LA Times.
    It was a rotten birthday.

    November 20, 2016 at 10:55PM
    sunnilicious: Congratulations! Nice work!
    November 22, 2016 at 2:31AM
    BeasPeas: I missed your win on this one, Joan. Belated congratulations. Marilyn
    November 28, 2016 at 8:20PM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Congratulations! Would have been MY pick! I LOVED this poem.
    December 2, 2016 at 11:24PM
    Selina Stambi: Joan, how marvelous. Congratulations. Happy New Year, my friend. Hugs xx
    January 4, 2017 at 9:22PM
    Joan E.: I did not realize my "Windows" poem was so well received. Many thanks for the after-Christmas gift. Merry, merry- Joan
    December 28, 2017 at 1:28PM
    BermyBye50: Congrats on your first place ribbon in the 3-line contest.

    November 3, 2018 at 8:39PM
    Alchera: Congratulations and cheers!
    November 17, 2019 at 3:53PM

FanStory wrote to Joan E.: senryu (not voting) finished third in the contest "Political Rant"
August 18, 2016 at 12:13AM
    Lovinia: C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!! I really enjoyed this one ... not even knowing it was you!! LOL All your great wit and wisdom. Well done dear Joan ... enjoy the glory!!! Hugs - Lovi xoxoxo
    August 20, 2016 at 8:05PM
    Selina Stambi: Joan, congratulations, my friend. You put your talents to work and it paid off!
    September 1, 2016 at 8:37PM
    sunnilicious: I'm proud of you! Congratulations!
    September 28, 2016 at 2:15PM
    Joan E.: I had not looked at this section of the Profile Thoughts for a while, and did not realize my "not voting" senryu was so well received. Many thanks- Joan
    December 28, 2017 at 11:49AM
    Joan E.: I had not read the Portfolio Thoughts for a while and was surprised to learn my "not voting" rant placed third in the contest. Many thanks for the support- Joan
    December 28, 2017 at 1:30PM
    honeytree: Really Joan deserves a lot
    of praise and is a great writer
    in everyway.

    January 19, 2018 at 5:35AM

FanStory wrote to Joan E.: Congratulations! The September winner of the Recognized Writer reward.
September 10, 2013 at 3:08PM
    Eternal Muse: Congratulations, Joan! What a wonderful achievement, and so well deserved. We love your poetry and value your friendship. This honor couldn't have been bestowed on a better person. Cheers!
    September 10, 2013 at 11:22AM
    Julia.: Congratulations!
    September 10, 2013 at 11:31AM
    amanda98653: Congrats;) your poems are beautiful <3
    September 10, 2013 at 11:43AM
    Jonez08: Joan, congratulations, well deserved. This is wonderful!
    September 10, 2013 at 11:45AM
    PoesyPoet: If any one is deserving of this special honor, it is you, Joan. Congratulations.
    September 10, 2013 at 11:53AM
    mountainwriter49: Congratulations, Joan, for this well deserved recognition! I'm so proud of you!
    September 10, 2013 at 11:56AM
    Connie C: Congratulations, Joan, on a well-deserved recognition.
    My very best to you.
    September 10, 2013 at 12:17PM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, my friend :-) I'm sending you smiles from across the continent!
    September 10, 2013 at 12:18PM
    humpwhistle: Hey, Joan, congratulations. 'Bout time somebody noticed.
    September 10, 2013 at 12:36PM
    Maureen's Pen: Congratulations Joan - Big Hug:)
    September 10, 2013 at 12:57PM
    9999pool: Congrats sis Joan,

    See i told you that you can write very well - usually an adventure in your writings. i am so proud of you. Now is not the time to rest on your laurels (okay, a short rest, maybe). Write more to entertain and delight us with your stories.
    Cheerio, hugs, bro Ritchie. :))
    September 10, 2013 at 1:14PM
    Leineco: Hearty Congratulations :-) Write on!
    September 10, 2013 at 1:28PM
    Starlit Ink: Wow, Joan! Congratulations.
    September 10, 2013 at 1:38PM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, my friend - so well deserved.
    September 10, 2013 at 2:38PM
    c_lucas: Congratulations Joan. May it be one of many of your life times awards.
    September 10, 2013 at 2:38PM
    mrskristinball: Congratulations and Enjoy!
    September 10, 2013 at 2:47PM
    Sasha: Congratulations!!! This is long overdue and I am just thrilled for you. I love your poetry and always look forward to each and every post.
    September 10, 2013 at 2:49PM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Joan! :)
    September 10, 2013 at 2:58PM
    kiwigirl2821: Congrats my friend. Well earned. You are an inspiration! xoxo huggs d
    September 10, 2013 at 4:41PM
    mumsyone: Congratulations, Joan, fellow "Pieces of Her Mind" author! You deserve the recognition!
    Hugs, Lois
    September 10, 2013 at 5:30PM
    DALLAS01: How exciting. Great to see someone so deserving awarded this honor.
    September 10, 2013 at 6:12PM
    Writingfundimension: Joan, just saw the notice. What a wonderful, and well-deserved honor, my friend. Bravo!!! :0) Bev
    September 10, 2013 at 6:32PM
    springrain: Congratulations Joan, on a well earned win!
    September 10, 2013 at 7:22PM
    Adri7enne: Congratulations, Joan. Well deserved, girl!
    September 10, 2013 at 7:36PM
    DRG24: Congrats!!!
    September 10, 2013 at 8:18PM
    Belinda: Hi,Joan, congratulations. You deserve this recognition since ages ago... Big hug! :)
    September 10, 2013 at 8:48PM
    Belinda: Hi,Joan, congratulations. You deserve this recognition since ages ago... Big hug! :)
    September 10, 2013 at 8:48PM
    Belinda: Hi,Joan, congratulations. You deserve this recognition since ages ago... Big hug! :)
    September 10, 2013 at 8:48PM
    twinklepoems: Big Hugs and big Congratulations! Good things happen when you hang in there!
    September 10, 2013 at 9:13PM
    Pili Pubul: Well deserved, COMGRATULATIONS JOAN.
    September 10, 2013 at 9:24PM
    donaldww: Congratulations!
    September 10, 2013 at 9:36PM
    juliaSjames: Warm congratulations, Joan. This is a well-deserved accolade.

    peace and blessings, julia
    September 10, 2013 at 9:48PM
    Cumbrianlass: Many congrats!
    September 10, 2013 at 10:23PM
    robina1978: Many congratulations on this big and deserved honour, Ine
    September 11, 2013 at 2:44AM
    IndianaIrish: Warmest congratulations to you, Joan, for this wonderful honor.
    September 11, 2013 at 2:51AM
    reconciled: Hey highway...-smile- Happy for roadrunner... love- Michael
    September 11, 2013 at 3:20AM
    fionageorge: Hi Joan. Congratulations, my friend, what a wonderful and well deserved award! Just popped in and saw the announcement. Love, Marijke xxxx
    September 11, 2013 at 4:33AM
    Jean Lutz: Our poetic teacher and so much more. Congratulations and may God bless you.
    September 11, 2013 at 7:18AM
    Joan E.: Please excuse the delayed response--for some reason my computer would not connect to the internet in Ireland and I just learned of the unexpected recognition. Many thanks for your hearty kudos. I have been on the site since 2008 and never expected to win this award--I am over the moon! Cheers and hugs- Joan
    September 15, 2013 at 10:17AM
    Father Flaps: Somehow I missed the announcement, Joan. But a tardy congratulations to you for being named the Recognized Writer for September! You deserve it! (hugs) Kimbob
    September 17, 2013 at 10:36AM
    vkmack: Congrats, Joan! You are so deserving of this honor.
    September 23, 2013 at 3:44AM
    ruzu27: Hi Joan,
    Wow, what a great reward! Please, accept my late, but all the more sincere congratulations on this well-deserved honor! Cheers, Ruth
    September 25, 2013 at 5:01AM
    cheyennewy: Congrats, Joan. Well deserved. Hugs, chey
    October 2, 2013 at 11:44AM
    Sueellen11: Congratulation to you on your wonderful achievement of recognised writer,,, how wonderful,,, I am so grateful to your for your wonderful warm welcome to fan story,,, it was wonderful to received this welcome,,, blessings to you,,,,sueellen
    October 25, 2013 at 12:51AM
    Lovinia: Hi Joan

    So late with my congrats. What a wonderful honour and so well deserved. About time!! lol I've been 'of the planet' and you've been off in Ireland .... missed you!

    Bear Hugs & Hershey kisses - Love Lovi xoxoxoxox
    October 26, 2013 at 10:46PM
    MAMONIA: My dearest Joan. I have been away and missed all the excitement. Congratulations to a very worthy writer.
    Lots of love.
    October 29, 2013 at 8:05PM
    Lovinia: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you, Bob and Ryan.
    Love & Hugs - Lovinia xoxoxo
    December 21, 2013 at 7:24PM
    Lovinia: Congratulations on your Epic Sunset Tableau win. Some excellent entries .... yours captured a wonderful image of a weather phenomenon which the luckiest of us have seen in reality and for those who haven't they now have shared the moment in your excellent poem. Bravo! Hugs - Lovinia xoxoxo
    December 30, 2013 at 8:57AM
    MagKing: I know this comes rather too late, but congrats must come from me to you
    December 30, 2013 at 9:52PM
    sunnilicious: "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 day book. Write a good one" quoted from Brad Paisley. (Okay, I didn't post the quote of 12/31... But you're first trip is almost here. Have fun!)
    January 3, 2014 at 6:43PM
    honeytree: Congratulations to you
    love from honeytree
    February 2, 2014 at 1:24AM
    Joan E.: Your glittering Valentine is precious. Even without a card to spell it out, you must know you are in my thoughts! Love and hugs- Joan
    February 16, 2014 at 12:54AM
    Lovinia: Hey Joan and Bob - Happy Easter!! Hope the trip went well. Sorry I've been awol ..... too much going on off-line. Keep well and smiling. Miss you. I hope you will enjoy Ryan's company this Easter.
    April 18, 2014 at 9:11PM
    honeytree: Well deserved

    June 15, 2015 at 7:32AM
    cercie: Joan I just came across this, how proud you must be, I love your work and am honoured to call you friend
    July 17, 2015 at 9:50PM
    ciliverde: Congratulations Joan!! How exciting!
    September 22, 2015 at 11:11PM
    ciliverde: Congratulations Joan! This is well-deserved and I'm so happy for you!
    September 28, 2015 at 12:49AM
    l.raven: CONGRATULATIONS sweet girl....on a wonderful win....yea!!!!love ya Linda xxoo
    September 30, 2015 at 11:19PM
    sweetthanesue: Congratulations Joan.....what a wonderful achievement....:):):)
    October 9, 2015 at 8:24AM
    AnnaLinda: Joan, I just noticed this site recognition...Congratulations and it is so well deserved! Linda
    November 18, 2015 at 8:22AM
    Dom G Robles: Congratulations. I missed seeing this a few months back.
    January 5, 2016 at 3:31PM
    Lovinia: Always thinking of you both! Sending chocolate coated almonds ... hee hee! Hugs and love Lovi xoxo
    February 14, 2016 at 2:50AM
    honeytree: Congratulations Joan you really deserved this.

    Annie(Honey tree.)
    April 3, 2016 at 6:05AM
    honeytree: Congratulations Joan you really deserved this.

    Annie(Honey tree.)
    April 3, 2016 at 6:07AM
    honeytree: Congratulations Joan you really deserved this.

    Annie(Honey tree.)
    April 3, 2016 at 6:08AM
    Gypsy Blue Rose: Congratulations, Joan :)
    November 10, 2016 at 1:27AM

Joan E.: I just was startled to learn that I won the "Write Me a Song Contest." I credit Nashville with the inspiration--imagine what it would be like if I could write music! Many, many thanks to all who voted for my lyrics. Hugs- Joan
January 31, 2012 at 12:16AM

    Love You, Animated snow falling on a single red rose and an anonymous love quote:
    January 31, 2012 at 2:18AM
    Joan E.: Wow, your animated scene of contrasts is remarkable. What a gift--many, many thanks. -Joan
    February 1, 2012 at 12:08PM
    LisaSilva: That is beautiful!
    February 2, 2012 at 10:08PM
    justjo66: Hey, you deserve it. Congrats!!
    February 3, 2012 at 4:05PM
    ulster3: Just found out about 'Amy'. Wonderful that this exceptional piece was truly recognized. Congratulations, which are well deserved.
    February 6, 2012 at 2:06PM
    turtledove: Congrats! Joan E. And Congrats w/Too Close for Comfort Six Word Lifestory 2nd place win!
    February 14, 2012 at 11:33PM
    Joan E.: I'm still catching up from the Africa trip. Thanks for letting me know that my six word life story came in second! -Joan
    March 15, 2012 at 11:27PM
    cercie: Oh my friend how amazing congratulations
    March 21, 2012 at 6:46PM
    March 23, 2012 at 3:45PM
    ulster3: People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    From The Paradoxical Commandments, by Dr. Kent M. Keith. Mother Teresa quoted this often.
    March 27, 2012 at 12:21PM
    Joan E.: Sorry to be late in noticing this comment. Thank you for passing along these sage "commandments." I know you play by these rules; the world would be a much better place if more practiced them!
    March 30, 2012 at 10:48PM
    Writingfundimension: Congrats on your conest win, Joan. Well done! Bev
    May 16, 2012 at 9:43PM
    ameen786: Congratulations1 I told you my friend, you got it wrapped up! Well deserved!
    May 17, 2012 at 2:49PM
    kiwigirl2821: Congrats Joan on your win! Whoo Hoo! Well deserved xoxo d
    August 23, 2012 at 5:35AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats Joan on your win:) Hugs
    August 23, 2012 at 9:20AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats on your Tanka 2nd placing:)
    September 5, 2012 at 6:36PM
    rama devi: Congrats on both wins!
    September 22, 2012 at 10:00AM
    kiwigirl2821: congrats on placing in 5-7-5 ... You know I adore you and your writing. Couldn't be happier for you my friend. xoxo deborah
    September 22, 2012 at 7:02PM
    fanoffanstory: Congratualations. What wonderful pieces you write!
    October 13, 2012 at 1:38PM
    Vladilynn: Congratulations!!!
    October 17, 2012 at 12:02PM
    Dustybones: That is a lovely picture! Is there a site that has them, and what tis it? PLS.
    November 18, 2012 at 12:55PM
    Ira White: Congratulations, Joan! on your wins! I hope you continue to do as well or better in your writing.
    November 19, 2012 at 9:45AM
    December 4, 2012 at 9:02PM
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    December 4, 2012 at 9:03PM
    Lovinia: Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy, Loving & Successful New Year Joan. Hugs xoxoxo

    December 20, 2012 at 9:56PM
    Joan E.: Many thanks, lovinia, for adding to my glitter-graphics collection--I just noticed the penguins from Down-under (and your snowy rose gets top billing from the beginning of the year!). I appreciate your making the chocolates virtual, since I don't need the extra calories. Merry, merry day after... -Joan
    December 26, 2012 at 12:17PM
    yonashalom: I see congrats are in order. :) What a beautiful rose you have on your page. Lovely!
    January 7, 2013 at 1:03AM
    Lovinia: Thinking of YOU!

    March 14, 2013 at 7:31AM
    MissBlack: Congratulations Joan !
    June 4, 2013 at 2:16AM
    gene roush: I just realized that I've admired your work for a while.
    Thanks for your talents
    June 5, 2013 at 2:40PM
    The Death: Just buzzed in to say hi.have a great weekend:-)
    July 6, 2013 at 12:48PM
    Lovinia: Hey Joan

    July 8, 2013 at 3:46PM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations! photo adams-family-blood-zombies-Favimcom-2900681.gif

    Congrats, Joan E...from the dark side.
    July 14, 2013 at 11:56PM
    amada: Dear, dear friend and collaborator, Joan, I saw it coming! Congratulations.
    September 10, 2013 at 11:18AM
    judiverse: Hi, Joan, and congratulations on winning "Writer of the Month." Great going! judiverse
    September 10, 2013 at 7:39PM

Joan E.: Winning the "cookie swap" contest with a recipe poem was quite a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the many votes. -Joan
January 8, 2012 at 11:38PM
    LisaSilva: It's fun, right? I had my first little win shared with a few others. Congrats!
    January 9, 2012 at 4:21PM
    Joan E.: Yes, kudos again. Yours was a well-desreved win! -Joan
    January 10, 2012 at 11:13AM
    Lovinia: Congratulations on that one Joan. I thought you were very clever and a worthy winner. Late in my salute ... unfortunately I do have to operate on 'better late than never" at the moment. LOL Hugs - :) Lovinia xoxo
    January 23, 2012 at 7:36PM
    ulster3: So sorry I couldn't play the Mahler clip. Also my long overdue congratulations to Joan. No surprise though. Rebecca
    January 28, 2012 at 6:07PM
    Joan E.: My thanks to Lovinia for trying to share Mahler No. 5 and for ulster3's attempt to play it. It apparently can't be transmitted from Australia to FS. Just to let you all know, Dudamel is the L.A. Phil's new, young conductor, who is playing all of Mahler's nine and one half symphonies from memory in three weeks! -Joan
    January 31, 2012 at 12:24AM
    Ira White: Congratulations, Joan!
    April 2, 2013 at 9:06AM
    twinklepoems: Congratulations on your win in the senryu contest! It was a fun contest!
    April 8, 2013 at 12:28AM
    Joan E.: Thank you for the congratulations--I regret the delayed response, but these messages got displayed out of order.
    April 22, 2013 at 10:40AM
    Lise Deangelo: Dear Joan, I'm totally confused where to put this message, but congratulations on placing third in Poem of the Month with your superb "The Garden in Asia" :)
    June 26, 2013 at 5:04PM
    Joan E.: Many thanks for your kind comments--I just found them, since these messages are displayed out of order for some reason. Belated gratitude- Joan
    July 14, 2014 at 9:19PM

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