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12/24/2014 Santa's Little Helper 43 Limerick
12/18/2014 How to Make Money with Poetry 91 Limerick
12/04/2014 Saint Nicholas 192 Clerihew
11/29/2014 But I Must Stay 256 Villanelle
11/29/2014 The Pedicure Virgin 84 Prose
11/14/2014 One Tolkien Over the Line 159 Rhyme
11/05/2014 Message of the Moth 176 Quatrain
10/30/2014 Just Another Routine Day 195 Monorhyme
10/28/2014 Drool Burger 143 Epulaeryu
10/25/2014 Pi Day 145 Rhyme
10/25/2014 Go For It 295 Carpe Diem
10/15/2014 Halloween on the Dark Side of Town 272 Rhyme
09/22/2014 Andrea Dietrich 219 Clerihew
09/15/2014 The Empty Quarter 619 Alliteration
08/31/2014 Bad Goldilocks 178 Abecedarian
08/25/2014 Pussy Riot 258 Chastushka
08/23/2014 Matryoshkan Multiverse 150 Haibun
08/18/2014 A Roll of Duct Tape - Footle 176 Footle
08/10/2014 The New One 143 Blank verse
08/05/2014 Little Superheroes 114 Quatrain
07/22/2014 A Brush of Wings 216 Verse
07/16/2014 Great A'Tuin - the Giant Star Turtle 256 Haibun
07/13/2014 Blood on the Saddle 444 Limerick
07/08/2014 Willow: A Fable 219 Rhyme
06/30/2014 Ragnarok: The Storm 272 Epyllion
06/28/2014 Dante's Path 189 Quatrain
06/11/2014 Bill's Drill 235 Limerick
05/26/2014 Albert Einstein 748 Clerihew
05/22/2014 John Cougar Mellencamp 291 Clerihew
05/19/2014 Same Old Soup 377 Quatrain
05/14/2014 Into the Sunlight 227 Haiku
05/12/2014 Rainier 175 Haiku
05/09/2014 Januaries 278 Haiku
05/07/2014 Jonah Falcon He's Not 271 Limerick
05/06/2014 The Well Traveled Linguist 236 Limerick
05/05/2014 Raise the Mast 257 Limerick
05/04/2014 Are you glad to see me or is that just a wrinkle 401 Limerick
05/02/2014 The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His Purpose 1107 Rhyme
05/01/2014 On Conspiracy Theories 232 Sonnet
04/28/2014 Gold Mold 408 Limerick
04/28/2014 Tongue Oil 321 Limerick
04/28/2014 Red Moon 574 Limerick
04/28/2014 Fochs Gnus 580 Rhyme
04/24/2014 Concerning Human Understanding 211 Blank verse
04/01/2014 The Thunderous Wonderous Electric Toy Train 357 Rhyme
03/18/2014 Ignominious Exit 213 Rhyme
03/11/2014 Premature Exoneration 222 Limerick
02/28/2014 Going Gigging 416 Rhyme
02/10/2014 A Series of Unfortunate Darwin Awards 566 Limerick
02/07/2014 What Can I Do 516 Sonnet
01/29/2014 The Earth Abides 728 Quatrain
01/23/2014 Ancient Dance 498 Sonnet
01/21/2014 Happy Hour 1423 Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2014 San Saba Springtime 332 Sonnet
12/28/2013 The Whittlers 460 Cowboy
12/19/2013 Redneck Santa 550 Rhyme
12/17/2013 The Tale of the China Poblana 343 Epic
06/13/2013 Ode on a Japanese Commode 949 Rhyme
05/24/2013 The Fruits of their Labors 498 Free verse
05/23/2013 Damaged Goods 363 Quatrain
05/21/2013 White Trash Nostalgia 587 Quatrain
05/15/2013 The Conceit of Poetry 607 Couplet
04/26/2013 Empyreal Ecstasy 482 Quatrain
04/24/2013 Bordeaux Rouge 536 Limerick
04/18/2013 head typist 426 Quatrain
04/14/2013 The Roughneck Song 608 Rhyme
03/23/2013 Tiger's Wood 567 Limerick
03/20/2013 A Couple for the Ages 758 Sonnet
03/17/2013 Bambino, Bambina 513 Limerick
03/11/2013 The Treachery of Images 540 Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)
03/08/2013 Pearl of La Paz 384 Sonnet
02/17/2013 All Hat and No Cattle 925 Cowboy
02/10/2013 Dark Temptress 636 Rhyme
02/10/2013 Three Pills 534 Didactic
01/30/2013 Icebox Days 608 Rhyme
01/26/2013 The Angel Inside 1676 Rhyme
01/22/2013 Call Me Tex 1311 Cowboy
01/10/2013 Bobcat Moon 641 Rhyme
12/09/2012 Six Man Dance 891 Rhyme
11/18/2012 La Bejarena 532 Rhyme
08/27/2012 Kiss of the Eagle 739 Rhyme
08/23/2012 Delicacy of Leaves 485 Rhyme
08/10/2012 Keep It Turnin' to the Right 553 Rhyme
08/10/2012 Cruising the Drag 858 Rhyme

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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.