JL HUFFMAN is a former LPN, who continued her medical education and is now a retired Trauma Surgeon/ICU doctor. She is a prior medical editor of Northeast Florida Medicine, is published in the surgical literature, and has won local, state, and national poetry contests. She is the author of Almanac: The Four Seasons, and is published in three poetry compendiums of the Mad Poets Society of Philadelphia, as well in the anthology Being A Woman Surgeon: Sixty Women Share Their Stories, High Country Headwaters III, an anthology by High Country Writers and Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti by Moonstone Arts Center. She lives a full life as an avid world traveler and gardener. The author is exercising her muse and writing in diverse genres: poetry, memoir and fiction. Recently she has been concentratring on writing haiku.