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Bloggers PhotoThe picture above is that of my girls [children, grandchildren and daughter in law] and I.

My biography reads something like this:

Known as Big Daddy to the kids - shortened to just "Big". Worked everyday for the past 50 years in finance, personnel and retirement system management. Recipient of Who's Who in Government, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry. Twice the recipient of the Charles Dunbar Career Public Service Award, Senior Warden - Episcopal Church - Lector and Layreader. Kiwanis Club past vice-president; secretary-treasurer. Rotary Club past president, and Treasurer. Recipient of Service Above Self award from Rotary International. Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International. Named United Way Division Chairman

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Rivers of Time - A new book of poetry now available

Blog Posted:9/20/2012 12:38:00 PM

Rivers of Time – A new book of poetry now available

Finally, after much time and effort, my book of poetry has been published.

Published by WestBow Press, Rivers of Time is in both soft cover form and e-book.

Included in both are selected poems, all of which were in the contests conducted by PoetrySoup.

Rivers of Time is available on the WestBow Press site at its bookstore,, enter either the title of the book, Rivers of Time, in the bookstore search area, or my name, Richard G. Moriarty, and it will pull it up.  Both versions can be ordered from WestBow.

In addition, the book is also available in both forms from, Barnes and Noble or other publishers and bookstores.

In addition to the selection of poetry, I have included, with the aid of a wonderful artist from Branson, Missouri, a number of illustrations to go with a variety of the poems.

The cover of the book has a drawing of a beautiful great heron, which is found on the bayou adjacent to my home here in Louisiana.

The book will make a wonderful reading opportunity or gift.

Most importantly, to all of you who have been so encouraging and supportive while undertaking this project, I give each of you my heartfelt thank you, and hope that you will take a look at our finished product.

Blessings to each of you!

Richard G Moriarty

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on getting published.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Congratulations, Richard! It is an accomplishment to be published. You can be proud of yourself, and your poetry. I may pick up a copy when funds allow for it. hugs, Catie :)

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My Past Blog Posts

Rivers of Time - A new book of poetry now available
Date Posted: 9/20/2012 12:38:00 PM
My New Book
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 4:20:00 PM
Book of Poems - Update Part 2
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 10:05:00 AM
New Book of Poems - Update
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 6:59:00 AM
New Book of Poems
Date Posted: 9/26/2011 10:14:00 PM
Writer's Lament - A sampling from Big's Place
Date Posted: 6/17/2011 6:40:00 AM
Big's Place
Date Posted: 6/16/2011 3:55:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/9/2013Summer-time BattleFree versefishing,
2/9/2013I Will Always Love YouFree verselove,love,
7/1/2012Littered Shores of our LivesFree verselife,natural disasters,
6/15/2012A Gift to a FatherFree versefamily,
5/29/2012I Talked to God TodayFree versefaith,religion,god,me,god
2/9/2012A Child's TaleRhymechildhood,
1/30/2012Summer-time BattleFree versepassion,sports,water,wate
10/21/2011The ClockFree versenostalgia,day,me,time,
8/23/2011The old man and the muleFree verselife,old,work,old,time,wo
8/20/2011JesusFree versereligion,god,night,god,lo
8/15/2011Whistle StopRhymenostalgia,places,old,home
8/14/2011Wild and FreeI do not know?animals,
8/14/2011Straw men and problemsFree verselife,
8/11/2011Armadillo II -- The RequiemFree verseanimals,age,light,sound,d
8/10/2011 DreamsFree versehappiness,dream,dream,lov
8/8/2011Street of Broken DreamsFree versesad,lonely,
8/5/2011Far away FriendI do not know?friendship,
8/4/2011Music in the AirFree verseimagination,music,people,
7/27/2011Once in TimeRhymelife,
7/26/2011I Know Where I'm Goin'Free verselife,life,life,
7/24/2011Paradise not LostFree verselovesound,water,love,race
7/21/2011Lost and FoundHaikulost love
7/19/2011Pain and LoveFree verseloss,love
7/18/2011Stop - Look - and ListenRhymelifefish,
7/18/2011Heaven's GateRhymeinspirational,peace

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