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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
07/24/2014My Poetry Garden268Narrative
07/18/2014BOXES41Monorhyme
06/10/2014The Peace of Wild Things204Quatrain
04/27/2014Red Moon227Free verse
04/27/2014The Altar of Hope and Despair146Couplet
04/16/2014Apotheosis209Free verse
03/15/2014Masterpiece163Free verse
03/10/2014Piteous the Legion141Blank verse
03/03/2014The Social Implications of Special Relativity241Quatrain
02/14/2014Looking Down415Quatrain
02/05/2014Farewell305Etheree
01/08/2014Diamond in the Sky790Sonnet
12/30/2013A Tree on Winter's Night1137Concrete
12/22/2013A Poet's Constanza Lament for the Night416Rhyme
12/16/2013The Mystery Bay Store406Quatrain
12/12/2013A Broken Heart396Prose
12/08/2013Soul of the Poet476Quatrain
12/01/2013Generations420Epic
11/27/2013Terse Verse382Epigram
11/25/2013World Peace369Quatrain
11/22/2013Farewell to the Vampire431Quatrain
11/19/2013Memory357Prose
11/15/2013Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse337Quatrain
11/14/2013Labyrinth173Free verse
11/08/2013Pen in Hand278Quatrain
11/05/2013Dreaming467Couplet
11/03/2013Oak284Rhyme
11/02/2013Dying with Regret204Prose
11/02/2013Come Sit by My Side448Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013Barred Owl203Free verse
10/29/2013Wonder and Dismay274Quatrain
10/29/2013No Words665Prose
10/28/2013Superiority396Free verse
10/28/2013Rebirth169Prose
10/26/2013Sensing the Divine303Prose
10/26/2013Guilt211Prose
10/26/2013Comes Then a Day241Couplet
10/25/2013Bereft133Prose
10/25/2013Mountains371Prose
10/25/2013Part of Me is Lost184Prose
10/24/2013Early Spring200Prose
10/24/2013Stones195Prose
10/24/2013That Which Lasts175Free verse
10/24/2013A Wish199Free verse
10/24/2013Fade to Black240Free 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.