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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
07/22/2014A Brush of Wings20Verse
07/16/2014Great A'Tuin - the Giant Star Turtle28Free verse
07/13/2014Blood on the Saddle102Limerick
07/08/2014Willow: A Fable89Rhyme
06/30/2014Ragnarok: The Storm132Epyllion
06/28/2014Goethe's Path71Verse
06/11/2014Bill's Drill133Limerick
06/01/2014Joe Biden135Clerihew
05/30/2014Rush Limbaugh100Clerihew
05/30/2014Barack Obama255Clerihew
05/28/2014Sarah Palin241Clerihew
05/28/2014Enrico Fermi93Clerihew
05/28/2014Hedy Lamarr74Clerihew
05/28/2014Niels Bohr69Clerihew
05/27/2014Werner Heisenberg90Clerihew
05/27/2014Amedeo Avogadro89Clerihew
05/27/2014Rosalind Franklin80Clerihew
05/27/2014Solomon Guggenheim66Clerihew
05/26/2014Albert Einstein317Clerihew
05/22/2014John Cougar Mellencamp188Clerihew
05/19/2014Soup275Quatrain
05/14/2014Into the Sunlight147Haiku
05/12/2014Rainier105Haiku
05/09/2014Januaries173Haiku
05/07/2014Jonah Falcon He's Not196Limerick
05/06/2014The Well Traveled Linguist168Limerick
05/05/2014Raise the Mast170Limerick
05/04/2014Are you glad to see me or is that just a wrinkle291Limerick
05/02/2014The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His Purpose622Rhyme
05/01/2014On Conspiracy Theories153Sonnet
04/28/2014Florida Gold320Limerick
04/28/2014Tongue Oil242Limerick
04/28/2014Red Moon452Limerick
04/28/2014Fochs Gnus340Rhyme
04/24/2014Concerning Human Understanding143Blank verse
04/01/2014My Thunderous Wonderous Electric Toy Train129Rhyme
03/18/2014Ignominious Exit142Rhyme
03/11/2014Premature Exoneration154Limerick
02/28/2014Going Gigging304Rhyme
02/10/2014A Series of Unfortunate Darwin Awards412Limerick
02/07/2014What Can I Do436Sonnet
02/04/2014A Stone In The Cold 5189Sonnet
01/29/2014The Earth Abides550Quatrain
01/23/2014Ancient Dance410Sonnet
01/21/2014Happy Hour1294Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2014San Saba Springtime263Sonnet
12/28/2013The Whittlers390Cowboy
12/19/2013Redneck Santa378Rhyme
12/17/2013The Tale of the China Poblana224Epic
06/13/2013Ode on a Japanese Commode710Rhyme
05/24/2013The Fruits of their Labors426Free verse
05/23/2013Damaged Goods299Quatrain
05/21/2013White Trash Nostalgia512Quatrain
05/15/2013The Conceit of Poetry468Couplet
04/26/2013Ad Astra356Quatrain
04/24/2013Bordeaux Rouge411Limerick
04/18/2013head typist370Quatrain
04/14/2013The Roughneck Song509Rhyme
03/23/2013Tiger's Wood499Limerick
03/20/2013A Couple for the Ages670Sonnet
03/17/2013Bambino, Bambina395Limerick
03/11/2013The Treachery of Images424Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)
03/08/2013Pearl of La Paz330Sonnet
02/17/2013All Hat and No Cattle789Cowboy
02/10/2013Dark Temptress561Rhyme
02/10/2013Three Pills363Sonnet
01/30/2013Icebox Days478Rhyme
01/26/2013The Angel Inside1428Rhyme
01/22/2013Call Me Tex1170Cowboy
01/10/2013Bobcat Moon529Rhyme
12/09/2012Six Man Dance727Rhyme
11/18/2012La Bejarena440Rhyme
08/27/2012Kiss of the Eagle610Rhyme
08/23/2012Delicacy of Leaves395Rhyme
08/10/2012Keep It Turnin' to the Right407Rhyme
08/10/2012Cruising the Drag763Rhyme

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I starting writing poetry again in 2012 after a 50 year hiatus.

Born and raised in West Texas, I lived all over the area as a child until my mother remarried, as my father was in the oil drilling business, which required constant moving. I grew up in San Angelo, home of Fort Concho and the Buffalo Soldiers, but spent quite a few summers working on my grandpa's farm in the Texas Hill Country.

I met my wife Toni while I was stationed at Aviano AFB, Italy. I learned to speak Italian fluently and we still speak it at home interchangeably with English. My three sons, all born in Italy after I got out of the USAF, also speak Italian.

We moved back to the USA in 1972 and settled in Missouri, where I went back to school.

We moved to Atlanta in 1988, when Toni relocated here with AT&T. I got a job with McKesson (then HBOC) working with medical information systems, which started my career in this field. I had a natural talent for application design and parlayed this talent into a great R&D management position with an internet startup.

We are now retired. We spend time traveling the world and visiting our grandchildren in CA and NC. We also spend some time in Italy almost every year visiting and traveling with friends in Europe as we have a small apartment there in Sacile near Aviano, not far from Venice.

My other passions are mushroom hunting (the edible kind), gourmet cooking and bread baking.