Having spent the first 59 years of my life in one place, of course I wondered, just a little bit, how hard it would be to move half-way across the country. After one year in Missouri, I can honestly say that Bonnie and I are very happy together, and I'm glad that I made this change in my life. While I do miss my children, I talk to them regularly, sometimes more than once a week, and my daughter has visited here on a couple of occasions.
I've taken a look back at my poetry videos…Continue
Blue Sky Trace…Continue
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Mixing with the Locals…Continue
Black-eyed Susan vis Macro
Charlotte Meets Susan…Continue
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...all in a row
As a warning, I'm about to tell you about the creative process involved in writing poetry. I know that's a rather broad statement. I can't tell you what motivates or inspires other poets. In fact, what follows is about one poem, in particular, but I've experienced this many times over the years.
Sometimes, I become so flooded with emotions, either from my own circumstances or those around me,…Continue
I grew up in a blue collar home. My father was a Teamster, working on a loading dock for nearly twenty-nine years, until a work injury forced him to retire before he was fifty. Just sixty years old, he died from complications due to diabetes in the early Nineties.
In his eulogy, I talked of how I had acquired a habit of comparing our lives as timelines - not as a method of trying to measure up to him, but more of a way of thinking about what he was doing at each of those…Continue
In a move long anticipated by those familiar with General Motors' announced transition of research and production from the United States to The Peoples Republic of China, there are reports of an impending partnership between General Motors and WalMart. In the words of those familiar with the negotiations, “It's a logical choice for General Motors, considering the success of WalMart in convincing the American public of the need to sustain the American economy by outsourcing jobs to countries…Continue
Crown Tickseed - Again
Cardinals Rule - Again…Continue
When it became impossible for her to live on her own, it wasn't practical for Tom to take his mother into his home. He and his wife would be at work during the day, and it was important that she not be left alone. While a senior home would have been the best solution, his brother insisted that she live with him. He and his girlfriend worked different shifts, so his mother would have someone in the house with her at all times. The transition went smoothly, and everyone got along fine. But, a…Continue
Pretend You Can't See Me…Continue
Henceforth, June 6th shall be known as VF Day on VH
Pretty Maids All in a…Continue
To Be Honeysuckle…Continue