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04/16/2014EXALTATION39Free verse
03/15/2014Masterpiece77Free verse
03/10/2014Piteous the Legion74Free verse
03/03/2014The Social Implications of Special Relativity146Quatrain
02/14/2014Looking Down301Quatrain
01/08/2014Diamond in the Sky666Sonnet
12/30/2013A Tree on Winter's Night839Concrete
12/22/2013A Poet's Constanza Lament for the Night330Rhyme
12/16/2013The Mystery Bay Store322Quatrain
12/12/2013A Broken Heart344Prose
12/08/2013Soul of the Poet407Quatrain
11/27/2013Terse Verse307Epigram
11/25/2013World Peace335Quatrain
11/22/2013Farewell to the Vampire350Quatrain
11/15/2013Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse282Quatrain
11/14/2013Labyrinth148Free verse
11/08/2013Pen in Hand243Quatrain
11/02/2013Dying with Regret181Prose
11/02/2013Come Sit by My Side381Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013Barred Owl168Free verse
10/29/2013Wonder and Dismay240Quatrain
10/29/2013No Words602Prose
10/26/2013Sensing the Divine280Prose
10/26/2013Comes Then a Day201Couplet
10/25/2013Part of Me is Lost151Prose
10/24/2013Early Spring174Prose
10/24/2013That Which Lasts151Free verse
10/24/2013A Wish174Free verse
10/24/2013Fade to Black205Free 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.