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07/15/2015 A Dream Too Far Distant 238 Quatrain
02/23/2015 Home 371 Quatrain
02/05/2015 Wolf Song 669 Sonnet
11/16/2014 Vincent 704 Quatrain
10/23/2014 An Eternity of Thought 427 Free verse
07/24/2014 My Poetry Garden 826 Narrative
06/10/2014 The Peace of Wild Things 694 Quatrain
04/27/2014 Red Moon 549 Free verse
04/16/2014 Apotheosis 626 Free verse
03/15/2014 Masterpiece 482 Free verse
03/10/2014 Piteous the Legion 470 Blank verse
03/03/2014 The Social Implications of Special Relativity 600 Quatrain
02/14/2014 Looking Down 896 Quatrain
02/05/2014 Farewell 638 Etheree
01/08/2014 Diamond in the Sky 1265 Sonnet
12/30/2013 A Tree on Winter's Night 1540 Concrete
12/22/2013 A Poet's Lament for the Night 947 Rhyme
12/16/2013 The Mystery Bay Store 775 Quatrain
12/12/2013 A Broken Heart 765 Prose
12/08/2013 Soul of the Poet 952 Quatrain
12/01/2013 Generations 759 Epic
11/27/2013 Terse Verse 877 Epigram
11/25/2013 World Peace 691 Quatrain
11/22/2013 Farewell to the Vampire 908 Quatrain
11/19/2013 Memory 684 Prose
11/15/2013 Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse 843 Quatrain
11/14/2013 Labyrinth 463 Free verse
11/08/2013 Pen in Hand 600 Quatrain
11/05/2013 Dreaming 829 Couplet
11/03/2013 Oak 614 Rhyme
11/02/2013 Dying with Regret 508 Prose
11/02/2013 Come Sit by My Side 897 Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013 Barred Owl 546 Free verse
10/29/2013 Wonder and Dismay 575 Quatrain
10/29/2013 No Words 981 Prose
10/28/2013 Superiority 697 Free verse
10/28/2013 Rebirth 519 Prose
10/26/2013 Sensing the Divine 630 Prose
10/26/2013 Guilt 512 Prose
10/26/2013 Comes Then a Day 558 Couplet
10/25/2013 Bereft 430 Prose
10/25/2013 Mountains 691 Free verse
10/25/2013 Part of Me is Lost 481 Prose
10/24/2013 Early Spring 520 Prose
10/24/2013 Stones 535 Prose
10/24/2013 That Which Lasts 552 Free verse
10/24/2013 A Wish 491 Free verse
10/24/2013 Fade to Black 572 Free verse

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Bloggers PhotoI was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where I attended school and obtained an undergraduate degree in earth science. My true love has been astronomy, and I was fortunate to secure the position of Planetarium Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science within a year of graduation. I held this position for some fifteen years and then had an idea of converting the Museum's auditorium into an IMAX theater. Only a handful of such facilities existed anywhere in the world at that time. I opened the theater after some four years of fundraising and planning, and it performed exceedingly well. Unfortunately, I was then victimized by heavy metal, chiefly mercury, that entered my body via fillings in my teeth and the dissimilar metals of two crowns. This led to a near-total health collapse and the loss of my position with the Museum. Fortunately, the theater did well, and IMAX began referring prospective customers to me to assist. Thus, I trained myself as a consultant in this field. That I could work from home and largely set my own schedule allowed me to have adequate income over the next twenty-five years. Eventually, I also added theater design to my repertoire of services. IMAX's migration from museums to Hollywood, coupled with the economic downturn spelled doom for my practice, and I unwillingly entered retirement a couple of years ago. A joy I had had in earlier years was celestial cartography. I picked it up again and published two star maps. I'm now working on an Atlas of the Constellations--a reference level work that will take years to complete. I also enjoy sailing, ham radio and disk golf. Several years ago I placed third in the seniors division world championship for disk sports. Poetry now consumes a lot of my time. I have a lovely wife, Marci, who has just finished a historical novel about her grandparents, set in the 1909-1931 time frame. She's shopping for agents, hoping to obtain representation for "Oranges in December." We live peacefully near the waters of Puget Sound with two cats and our golden retrievers, Betsy and Belle.