This book of poems is called Blue Collar Poet because Rhoads is not a highbrow poet. Her writings are based on everyday happenings and the humor she finds in life, as well as the sadness that comes to us all. She writes about the beauty of Colorado and the joy she takes from the creatures that reside in this lovely space. Her writing is very personal and can easily take the reader from laughter to tears. The reader is apt to be amazed at how openly the author shares her deepest feelings on one page and shifts to fun and self-deprecation on the next. Her wish for this book is that it be enjoyed.