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11/14/2014 One Tolkien Over the Line 71 Rhyme
11/05/2014 Message of the Moth 133 Quatrain
10/30/2014 Just Another Routine Day 143 Monorhyme
10/28/2014 Drool Burger 109 Epulaeryu
10/25/2014 Pi Day 66 Rhyme
10/25/2014 Go For It 219 Carpe Diem
10/15/2014 Halloween on the Dark Side of Town 196 Rhyme
09/22/2014 Andrea Dietrich 175 Clerihew
09/15/2014 The Empty Quarter 523 Alliteration
08/31/2014 Bad Goldilocks 131 Abecedarian
08/25/2014 Pussy Riot 217 Chastushka
08/23/2014 Matryoshkan Multiverse 127 Haibun
08/18/2014 A Roll of Duct Tape - Footle 135 Footle
08/10/2014 The New One 112 Blank verse
08/05/2014 Little Superheroes 91 Quatrain
07/22/2014 A Brush of Wings 187 Verse
07/16/2014 Great A'Tuin - the Giant Star Turtle 198 Haibun
07/13/2014 Blood on the Saddle 375 Limerick
07/08/2014 Willow: A Fable 183 Rhyme
06/30/2014 Ragnarok: The Storm 206 Epyllion
06/28/2014 Dante's Path 159 Quatrain
06/11/2014 Bill's Drill 202 Limerick
05/26/2014 Albert Einstein 663 Clerihew
05/22/2014 John Cougar Mellencamp 262 Clerihew
05/19/2014 Same Old Soup 346 Quatrain
05/14/2014 Into the Sunlight 195 Haiku
05/12/2014 Rainier 146 Haiku
05/09/2014 Januaries 241 Haiku
05/07/2014 Jonah Falcon He's Not 248 Limerick
05/06/2014 The Well Traveled Linguist 210 Limerick
05/05/2014 Raise the Mast 226 Limerick
05/04/2014 Are you glad to see me or is that just a wrinkle 369 Limerick
05/02/2014 The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His Purpose 980 Rhyme
05/01/2014 On Conspiracy Theories 204 Sonnet
04/28/2014 Florida Gold 368 Limerick
04/28/2014 Tongue Oil 290 Limerick
04/28/2014 Red Moon 537 Limerick
04/28/2014 Fochs Gnus 528 Rhyme
04/24/2014 Concerning Human Understanding 176 Blank verse
04/01/2014 The Thunderous Wonderous Electric Toy Train 251 Rhyme
03/18/2014 Ignominious Exit 176 Rhyme
03/11/2014 Premature Exoneration 195 Limerick
02/28/2014 Going Gigging 385 Rhyme
02/10/2014 A Series of Unfortunate Darwin Awards 516 Limerick
02/07/2014 What Can I Do 486 Sonnet
01/29/2014 The Earth Abides 676 Quatrain
01/23/2014 Ancient Dance 466 Sonnet
01/21/2014 Happy Hour 1365 Iambic Pentameter
01/07/2014 San Saba Springtime 305 Sonnet
12/28/2013 The Whittlers 425 Cowboy
12/19/2013 Redneck Santa 451 Rhyme
12/17/2013 The Tale of the China Poblana 293 Epic
06/13/2013 Ode on a Japanese Commode 901 Rhyme
05/24/2013 The Fruits of their Labors 465 Free verse
05/23/2013 Damaged Goods 331 Quatrain
05/21/2013 White Trash Nostalgia 553 Quatrain
05/15/2013 The Conceit of Poetry 559 Couplet
04/26/2013 Empyreal Ecstasy 450 Quatrain
04/24/2013 Bordeaux Rouge 485 Limerick
04/18/2013 head typist 395 Quatrain
04/14/2013 The Roughneck Song 576 Rhyme
03/23/2013 Tiger's Wood 536 Limerick
03/20/2013 A Couple for the Ages 722 Sonnet
03/17/2013 Bambino, Bambina 465 Limerick
03/11/2013 The Treachery of Images 504 Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)
03/08/2013 Pearl of La Paz 354 Sonnet
02/17/2013 All Hat and No Cattle 882 Cowboy
02/10/2013 Dark Temptress 606 Rhyme
02/10/2013 Three Pills 401 Sonnet
01/30/2013 Icebox Days 564 Rhyme
01/26/2013 The Angel Inside 1618 Rhyme
01/22/2013 Call Me Tex 1251 Cowboy
01/10/2013 Bobcat Moon 608 Rhyme
12/09/2012 Six Man Dance 828 Rhyme
11/18/2012 La Bejarena 492 Rhyme
08/27/2012 Kiss of the Eagle 693 Rhyme
08/23/2012 Delicacy of Leaves 442 Rhyme
08/10/2012 Keep It Turnin' to the Right 496 Rhyme
08/10/2012 Cruising the Drag 825 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.