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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm
07/15/2015 A Dream Too Far Distant 130 Quatrain
02/23/2015 Home 325 Quatrain
02/05/2015 Wolf Song 616 Sonnet
11/16/2014 Vincent 657 Quatrain
10/23/2014 An Eternity of Thought 383 Free verse
07/24/2014 My Poetry Garden 773 Narrative
06/10/2014 The Peace of Wild Things 647 Quatrain
04/27/2014 Red Moon 502 Free verse
04/16/2014 Apotheosis 581 Free verse
03/15/2014 Masterpiece 430 Free verse
03/10/2014 Piteous the Legion 423 Blank verse
03/03/2014 The Social Implications of Special Relativity 546 Quatrain
02/14/2014 Looking Down 839 Quatrain
02/05/2014 Farewell 600 Etheree
01/08/2014 Diamond in the Sky 1227 Sonnet
12/30/2013 A Tree on Winter's Night 1491 Concrete
12/22/2013 A Poet's Lament for the Night 900 Rhyme
12/16/2013 The Mystery Bay Store 718 Quatrain
12/12/2013 A Broken Heart 719 Prose
12/08/2013 Soul of the Poet 894 Quatrain
12/01/2013 Generations 710 Epic
11/27/2013 Terse Verse 823 Epigram
11/25/2013 World Peace 630 Quatrain
11/22/2013 Farewell to the Vampire 861 Quatrain
11/19/2013 Memory 632 Prose
11/15/2013 Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse 783 Quatrain
11/14/2013 Labyrinth 409 Free verse
11/08/2013 Pen in Hand 554 Quatrain
11/05/2013 Dreaming 775 Couplet
11/03/2013 Oak 563 Rhyme
11/02/2013 Dying with Regret 453 Prose
11/02/2013 Come Sit by My Side 835 Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013 Barred Owl 501 Free verse
10/29/2013 Wonder and Dismay 525 Quatrain
10/29/2013 No Words 931 Prose
10/28/2013 Superiority 653 Free verse
10/28/2013 Rebirth 450 Prose
10/26/2013 Sensing the Divine 572 Prose
10/26/2013 Guilt 464 Prose
10/26/2013 Comes Then a Day 516 Couplet
10/25/2013 Bereft 392 Prose
10/25/2013 Mountains 648 Free verse
10/25/2013 Part of Me is Lost 437 Prose
10/24/2013 Early Spring 486 Prose
10/24/2013 Stones 492 Prose
10/24/2013 That Which Lasts 496 Free verse
10/24/2013 A Wish 450 Free verse
10/24/2013 Fade to Black 529 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.