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Date PostedPoem Title# ViewsForm
07/24/2014My Poetry Garden101Narrative
07/18/2014BOXES30Monorhyme
06/10/2014The Peace of Wild Things185Quatrain
04/27/2014Red Moon220Free verse
04/27/2014The Altar of Hope and Despair142Couplet
04/16/2014Apotheosis198Free verse
03/15/2014Masterpiece158Free verse
03/10/2014Piteous the Legion133Blank verse
03/03/2014The Social Implications of Special Relativity232Quatrain
02/14/2014Looking Down397Quatrain
02/05/2014Farewell298Etheree
01/08/2014Diamond in the Sky762Sonnet
12/30/2013A Tree on Winter's Night1104Concrete
12/22/2013A Poet's Constanza Lament for the Night405Rhyme
12/16/2013The Mystery Bay Store394Quatrain
12/12/2013A Broken Heart386Prose
12/08/2013Soul of the Poet465Quatrain
12/01/2013Generations414Epic
11/27/2013Terse Verse370Epigram
11/25/2013World Peace365Quatrain
11/22/2013Farewell to the Vampire415Quatrain
11/19/2013Memory354Prose
11/15/2013Gibbous Moon in Rhyme and Free Verse319Quatrain
11/14/2013Labyrinth169Free verse
11/08/2013Pen in Hand272Quatrain
11/05/2013Dreaming449Couplet
11/03/2013Oak276Rhyme
11/02/2013Dying with Regret198Prose
11/02/2013Come Sit by My Side428Tail-rhyme
10/31/2013Barred Owl196Free verse
10/29/2013Wonder and Dismay267Quatrain
10/29/2013No Words658Prose
10/28/2013Superiority-LGT386Free verse
10/28/2013Rebirth166Prose
10/26/2013Sensing the Divine299Prose
10/26/2013Guilt201Prose
10/26/2013Comes Then a Day229Couplet
10/25/2013Bereft127Prose
10/25/2013Mountains354Prose
10/25/2013Part of Me is Lost178Prose
10/24/2013Early Spring194Prose
10/24/2013Stones181Prose
10/24/2013That Which Lasts170Free verse
10/24/2013A Wish195Free verse
10/24/2013Fade to Black235Free 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.