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After I died it was easier to focus and pretend I was sober But I was having trouble Remembering to breathe Then you passed your magic Over me Aces and Eights made me gasp I survived Loss Gained my new … Continue reading

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I    give it back to the backs Who carried me I    Stand with                 You or    I can not                Stand Castle                Hovel                            Forest glen Call         Arrows                of hope Of promise                Truth Home    Let fly 03-29-2022

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“Citius, Altius, Fortius—Communiter”

I’ve always been a fan of the Olympics.  Watching the world’s best athletes push the limits of human achievement in sports is thrilling.  Throughout my own life I have tested myself physically.  As a teen I participated in the local swim team and … Continue reading

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“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” 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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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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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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