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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm
02/06/2016 When Parallel Lines Meet 14 Rhyme
02/05/2016 A Rainbow In Your Tears 53 Rhyme
02/02/2016 What You Want 73 Free verse
01/30/2016 Future Shock 64 Free verse
01/30/2016 Glimmerings of Truth 100 Rhyme
01/27/2016 Lover's Holiday 59 Rhyme
01/27/2016 Cloudy Thoughts 61 Rhyme
01/26/2016 Haiku: Quasi - Traditional 2 75 Free verse
01/23/2016 Getting Priorities Straight 66 Rhyme
01/22/2016 Every Day is a First Kiss 82 Rhyme
01/22/2016 Traveling Through Old Age 65 Rhyme
01/22/2016 The First Kiss 119 Free verse
01/18/2016 Haiku: Traditional 25 Rev 2 107 Haiku
01/17/2016 My Love For You Has Its Limits 77 Rhyme
01/16/2016 One Day Closer to Eternity 63 Rhyme
01/14/2016 Engineer's Brain 90 Rhyme
01/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 24 102 Haiku
01/13/2016 Ambitious Love 94 Rhyme
01/12/2016 Delicate Balance - Accident or Gift 81 Senryu
01/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 23 133 Haiku
01/09/2016 Aftershock 100 Free verse
01/07/2016 Senryu: Simplicity Itself - One, Two, Three 78 Senryu
01/06/2016 OFF and ON I Remember 101 Free verse
01/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 22 150 Haiku
01/05/2016 Fragmentary Knowledge 115 Rhyme
01/02/2016 Clouds Sing, Earth Feeds 122 Rhyme
01/01/2016 Haiku: Traditional 21 133 Haiku
12/26/2015 Haiku: Traditional 20 128 Haiku
12/25/2015 'Acting Out' 99 Rhyme
12/25/2015 Going Postal 120 Rhyme
12/22/2015 Haiku: Traditional 19 128 Haiku
12/20/2015 Haiku: Traditional 18 132 Haiku
12/19/2015 Haiku: Traditional 17 134 Haiku
12/19/2015 Haiku: Winter Of Our Discontent 164 Haiku
12/17/2015 Haiku: By Design 141 Haiku
12/16/2015 Haiku: Traditional 15 153 Haiku
12/15/2015 Haiku: Traditional Variations 16 159 Haiku
12/14/2015 Feeling Lonely - Question Mark 144 Rhyme
12/11/2015 Haikus: Global Warming 158 Haiku
12/10/2015 Nattering Nabobs of Negativism 116 Rhyme
12/10/2015 Haibun: Eclipse 117 Haibun
12/08/2015 Haiku: A Birthday Haiku 195 Haiku
12/06/2015 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 1 165 Haiku
12/06/2015 Haiku: The Best Laid Plans 155 Haiku
12/06/2015 Haiku: Traditional 14 142 Haiku
12/05/2015 Mourning In My Arms 145 Prose Poetry
12/04/2015 Haiku: Traditional 13 160 Haiku
12/01/2015 Haikus of the Mind: with Cliff Notes 301 Haiku
11/29/2015 Haiku Perfection 156 Haiku
11/28/2015 Haiku: Liquid Memories 138 Haiku
11/27/2015 Haiku: Thanksgiving Rev 2 146 Haiku
11/27/2015 Haiku: Rose Takes Flight 190 Haiku
11/24/2015 Faith as Poetry 144 Free verse
11/22/2015 Haiku: Trinity 2 - Revised 220 Haiku
11/20/2015 Haiku: Risk Taker 245 Haiku
11/18/2015 I Have Done Verse 121 Rhyme
11/17/2015 Haiku: Neighborhood Watch 201 Haiku
11/17/2015 Haiku: Miracle of Spring 199 Haiku
11/17/2015 Haiku: Modern Greek Tragedy 168 Haiku
11/16/2015 Haiku: Joy With Spin 129 Haiku
11/16/2015 A Spark Worth Redeeming 134 Rhyme
11/15/2015 Haiku: Writer's Block 119 Haiku
11/15/2015 Haiku: Losing Time 149 Haiku
11/14/2015 Haiku: Who She Is 132 Haiku
11/13/2015 Haiku: Winter's End 145 Haiku
11/11/2015 Haiku: Symphonic Movements 121 Haiku
11/09/2015 Haiku: Political Commentary 168 Haiku
11/09/2015 Haiku: Tully Fog in the Morning 171 Haiku
11/07/2015 Your Nine Is My Ten 143 Rhyme
11/06/2015 The Death of Truth - Question Mark 133 Rhyme
11/06/2015 Haiku: The Joy of Being Haiku 152 Haiku
11/04/2015 Whipping A Child 218 Rhyme
11/01/2015 Check Please 266 Burlesque
11/01/2015 Hey Waiter, There's A Guy In My Soup 139 Rhyme
10/31/2015 What Brings Joy 201 Rhyme
10/28/2015 Welcome Home Girl 235 Blank verse
10/26/2015 The Missing Ingredient 241 Rhyme
10/22/2015 Sweet Servant of Satan 254 Rhyme
10/22/2015 Haiku: Garden Pests 181 Haiku
10/20/2015 Haiku: Sleep Meds 198 Haiku
10/19/2015 Haiku: Nature Bites Man 158 Haiku
10/18/2015 The Devil's Little Red Book - Rev 2 239 Free verse
10/18/2015 Being A Better man 289 Prose Poetry
10/16/2015 World's Shortest Poem 169 Prose Poetry
10/16/2015 Haiku: Personal Tag 147 Haiku
10/14/2015 The Best Game In Town 218 Rhyme
10/12/2015 Haiku: Traditional 12 200 Haiku
10/12/2015 Acting Out 157 Rhyme
10/11/2015 Ode to Verde Lee Allen 222 Prose Poetry
10/09/2015 Appendages of God 241 Prose Poetry
10/08/2015 Dancing With God 2 140 Rhyme
10/07/2015 Dancing With God - Read First 160 Rhyme
10/06/2015 Science - Modern Man's Burning Bush 348 Rhyme
10/03/2015 Haiku: Traditional 11 164 Haiku
10/02/2015 Haiku: Traditional 10 172 Haiku
10/01/2015 Canoeing On Mars 217 Prose Poetry
09/29/2015 Prince Charming's Lament 167 Rhyme
09/27/2015 Losing A Piece Of Myself 204 Rhyme
09/26/2015 Haiku: Traditional 9 180 Haiku
09/23/2015 Tend Your Spinach - Rev 2 224 Rhyme

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I started writing poetry my Senior year in High School and the Muse still strikes on occasion. I also wrote some short stories in college but poetry is my ongoing interest. I enjoy tennis, swimming and backpacking and have become a YMCA member in recent years. My short term memory has taken a hit but I'm physically stronger than I have ever been! It's nice to be able to see improvement in at least one area of my life.
    I was in the US Peace Corps twice. The first time was from 1964 to 1966 in Tanzania, East Africa where I supervised the installation of small bridges and culverts on feeder roads in an attempt to encourage local farmers to produce more. I also did some survey work and was lucky enough to spend nearly a month surveying future roads for tourists on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano whose rim exceeds 10,000 ft in places and is over ten miles in diameter. The crater floor is a natural game park nearly 2,000 ft. below the rim. The poem 'Venice' was written on my trip home from East Africa.
    A 2nd Peace Corps stint was in Malaysia where I taught a two year Physics syllabus to very gifted students in Kuantan, on the east coast of Malaysia from 1970 to 1972. I don't think I ever worked so hard in my life as I did teaching those kids. It was a very rewarding experience.
    I wrote a number of poems while I was at the University of Oklahoma and wound up getting a Master's in Physics before I left for Malaysia in 1970. The poems 'Venice' and 'California Montage' both won 'Honorable Mentions' in state poetry contests while I was at OU.
    My Masters in Physics specialized in Superconductivity. I was again very fortunate in working on devices used by USGS to do a study of how the earth's magnetic field has changed through time. This study revealed that the earth's magnetic field has reversed itself many times through history and now the magnetic field found in the rock enclosing fossils can actually be used to help determine a fossils age. I also the wrote the computer program that USGS used to analyze their core sample data.
    When money dried up for for scientific research under Nixon, my next job was working as one of the first video game designers using microprocessor logic. My first game, a copy of a game done completely in hardware called 'Bi-Plane' was perhaps the first commercially sold video game using  a microcomputer chip, the Intel 8080, as it's heart and an Altair Home Computer Kit that a friend and I built as a development station. I wound up spending nearly 12 years designing games for companies like Extensys, Ramtek, Atari and Warner Brothers.
    My last programming job was designing a micro-computer driven KSU for TIE Communications which was my most successful programming job. The final phone system sold over a million units and its program contained over 40,000 computer instructions. This assembly language program took me almost 4 years to write before the final version was completed.
    The remainder of my career has been in both farming and in real estate management. My father worked largely in farming related businesses and when he became ill I got heavily involved with our farms in South Dakota and Oklahoma, which gave birth to the poems 'A Walk Near Blunt, ' 'Driving Alone Through the Sand Hills of Nebraska, ' and 'Like a Farmer.'
    I am retired now and live in SF Bay Area which I have called home since moving here in 1973.