Author Archives: drdancox

“Friends Old and Young”

My former students will probably be surprised to hear that I consider myself to be an introvert.  They really only saw me “on stage” in the classroom, essentially playing the role of my profession.  Even in my social life I feel as … Continue reading

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“Connections”

“Connections” A noiseless, patient spider, I mark’d, where, on a little promontory; it stood, isolated; Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself; Ever unreeling them– ever tirelessly speeding them. And … Continue reading

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“Resolution”

It’s that time of year again.  One ending; another beginning.  Perfect time to reflect on what happened—or didn’t—in the year passing and prepare for new opportunities in the year to come.  I’ve already decided that I want to publish some of what I’ve … Continue reading

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“Back at It”

It’s been a while since I’ve done much writing.  My wife and I have been too busy enjoying ourselves for me to sit and comment on much of anything.  My creative juices seem to have gone more into perfecting my golf game … Continue reading

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“70 Goin’ on 16”

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“Foul”

I crossed the road                   To the other side Of course The bus went the other way 04-01-2021

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Inauguration Day

“Fireworks” The fuse was lit           by lies                       and hatred                                   and delusion           and       E  X  P  L  O  D  E  D into chaos           anarchy                       rebellion                                   treason… Heralds of war. The fuse was lit           by truth                       and love                                   and reality           and       E  X  P  L  O  D  E  D in unity           order                       peace                                   fidelity. Pyrotechnics of … Continue reading

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“Hot Chocolate with Santa Claus”

On the first full day of winter, December 22, in 2000, it was very cold in Omaha.  The high temperature only reached fifteen degrees under clear skies, but it clouded over a bit as the sun set.  It usually snows on my … Continue reading

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“Hard Candy”

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“I Have a Brother”

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