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01/18/2017 Favorite Recurring Nightmares Part 2 14 Quatrain
01/13/2017 Favorite Recurring Nightmares Part 1 90 Quatrain
01/10/2017 Missing Frankenstein's Monster 69 Quatrain
01/07/2017 Perchance to Dream 59 Free verse
01/05/2017 In the Market for Love 65 Quatrain
12/25/2016 Awakening 97 Quatrain
12/25/2016 No One 77 Rhyme
12/19/2016 Each New Day Is a Gift 71 Rhyme
12/15/2016 Telescopic Dreams 89 Quatrain
12/11/2016 Lost Treasure 98 Rhyme
12/02/2016 A Man Must Curse 83 Rhyme
11/29/2016 Morning Traces of Love 105 Rhyme
10/24/2016 Tapped Out At Four - Rev 2 200 Rhyme
10/17/2016 Tiny Ships In A Bottle - With Variations 134 Rhyme
10/10/2016 Infinite Passes Into Heaven 151 Rhyme
10/06/2016 The Joys Of Sleeping In 138 Rhyme
09/26/2016 Understanding Human Limitations 164 Quatrain
09/11/2016 How I Would Love You 190 Rhyme
09/05/2016 Surviving Your Own Life 394 Ballad
08/12/2016 SciFiKu: Number 1 98 Senryu
08/09/2016 Winning Olympic Gold In Love 256 Rhyme
08/06/2016 Haiku Number 60 164 Haiku
08/04/2016 Remembering Atari - Part 1 167 Rhyme
08/02/2016 Sometimes When I Wake 172 Rhyme
07/28/2016 Haiku Number 59 323 Haiku
07/21/2016 Haiku: Conventional War 283 Haiku
07/20/2016 The Man That He Was, And Still Is 281 Rhyme
07/14/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 5 173 Verse
07/12/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 4 168 Verse
07/12/2016 Haiku Inspired By Video Games 236 Haiku
07/10/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 3 169 Verse
07/10/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 2 188 Verse
07/08/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 1 274 Verse
07/02/2016 Poetry in the Forecast 216 Senryu
06/26/2016 Just Mosquitos and Squirrels 240 Rhyme
06/25/2016 Haiku: Global Warming Montage 302 Haiku
06/21/2016 Disappointing Friends 284 Rhyme
06/20/2016 Haiku by Escher 332 Haiku
06/18/2016 Please Stretch My Heart 227 Rhyme
06/16/2016 Gestapokuku: Hitler Youth Haikus 399 Free verse
06/14/2016 Haiku: Traditional 57 376 Haiku
06/14/2016 Haiku: Traditional 58 291 Haiku
06/13/2016 Why Can't I 356 Rhyme
06/07/2016 Haikus Parody Haiku 435 Haiku
06/07/2016 Haiku: Traditional 56 303 Haiku
06/03/2016 Haiku: Traditional 55 347 Haiku
05/31/2016 Echo Poem: When Pain Seduces Good People 302 Rhyme
05/31/2016 A Shakespearian Sonnet For Gos 257 Sonnet
05/28/2016 Faithku: Haiku of the Heart 258 Free verse
05/23/2016 Haiku: Traditional 54 297 Haiku
05/17/2016 Haiku: Traditional 53 289 Haiku
05/10/2016 Rosemary's Bliss 333 Rhyme
05/05/2016 Shooting Blanks 311 Rhyme
05/04/2016 Skin In The Game 291 Rhyme
05/01/2016 Haiku: Traditional 52 382 Haiku
05/01/2016 Haiku: Traditional 51 302 Haiku
04/30/2016 Haiku: Love's Essence 322 Haiku
04/29/2016 Haiku: Traditional 50 332 Haiku
04/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 49 412 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 48 359 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 47 339 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 46 360 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 45 339 Haiku
04/20/2016 Haiku: Traditional 44 368 Haiku
04/18/2016 Atheists VS Christians 379 Rhyme
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 43 342 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 42 313 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Listening to Mahler's 9th Symphony 641 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 41 394 Haiku
04/12/2016 Haiku: Traditional 40 318 Haiku
04/12/2016 Haiku: Traditional 39 379 Haiku
04/12/2016 Total Immersion 377 Free verse
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 38 373 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 37 468 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 36 346 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 35 318 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 34 352 Haiku
04/08/2016 Haiku: Traditional 33 393 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 32 389 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 30 358 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 29 396 Haiku
04/03/2016 Haiku: Parody 1 - Echo Poem 582 Haiku
04/03/2016 Haiku: Traditional 31 396 Haiku
03/29/2016 Flavor Enhancers 307 Rhyme
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 28 492 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 27 386 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 26 356 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 8 379 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 7 353 Haiku
03/22/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 6 410 Haiku
03/20/2016 Nothing To Wear 438 Rhyme
03/20/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 5 379 Haiku
03/19/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 4 340 Senryu
03/19/2016 What Do You Do 432 Rhyme
03/16/2016 Haiku: Mistrial 419 Senryu
03/15/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 3 514 Haiku
03/14/2016 Mourning Is Broken 326 Rhyme
03/10/2016 IM4U 363 Rhyme
03/08/2016 Understanding Nature 776 Rhyme
03/05/2016 Love Begins, Trail Vanishes 484 Free verse
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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.