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11/16/2014 Vincent 304 Quatrain
10/23/2014 An Eternity of Thought 133 Free verse
07/24/2014 My Poetry Garden 408 Narrative
06/10/2014 The Peace of Wild Things 275 Quatrain
04/27/2014 Red Moon 276 Free verse
04/16/2014 Apotheosis 249 Free verse
03/15/2014 Masterpiece 201 Free verse
03/10/2014 Piteous the Legion 190 Blank verse
03/03/2014 The Social Implications of Special Relativity 297 Quatrain
02/14/2014 Looking Down 479 Quatrain
02/05/2014 Farewell 337 Etheree
01/08/2014 Diamond in the Sky 881 Sonnet
12/30/2013 A Tree on Winter's Night 1209 Concrete
12/22/2013 A Poet's Constanza Lament for the Night 523 Rhyme
12/16/2013 The Mystery Bay Store 458 Quatrain
12/12/2013 A Broken Heart 437 Prose
12/08/2013 Soul of the Poet 533 Quatrain
12/01/2013 Generations 459 Epic
11/27/2013 Terse Verse 437 Epigram
11/25/2013 World Peace 402 Quatrain
11/22/2013 Farewell to the Vampire 475 Quatrain
11/19/2013 Memory 388 Prose
11/15/2013 Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse 406 Quatrain
11/14/2013 Labyrinth 193 Free verse
11/08/2013 Pen in Hand 303 Quatrain
11/05/2013 Dreaming 504 Couplet
11/03/2013 Oak 309 Rhyme
11/02/2013 Dying with Regret 228 Prose
11/02/2013 Come Sit by My Side 487 Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013 Barred Owl 232 Free verse
10/29/2013 Wonder and Dismay 306 Quatrain
10/29/2013 No Words 692 Prose
10/28/2013 Superiority 417 Free verse
10/28/2013 Rebirth 191 Prose
10/26/2013 Sensing the Divine 327 Prose
10/26/2013 Guilt 234 Prose
10/26/2013 Comes Then a Day 279 Couplet
10/25/2013 Bereft 152 Prose
10/25/2013 Mountains 407 Prose
10/25/2013 Part of Me is Lost 215 Prose
10/24/2013 Early Spring 239 Prose
10/24/2013 Stones 229 Prose
10/24/2013 That Which Lasts 209 Free verse
10/24/2013 A Wish 227 Free verse
10/24/2013 Fade to Black 266 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.