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I starting writing poetry again in 2012 after a 50 year hiatus.

Born and raised in West Texas, I lived all over the area as a child until my mother remarried, as my father was in the oil drilling business, which required constant moving. I grew up in San Angelo, home of Fort Concho and the Buffalo Soldiers, but spent quite a few summers working on my grandpa's farm in the Texas Hill Country.

I met my wife Toni while I was stationed at Aviano AFB, Italy. I learned to speak Italian fluently and we still speak it at home interchangeably with English. My three sons, all born in Italy after I got out of the USAF, also speak Italian.

We moved back to the USA in 1972 and settled in Missouri, where I went back to school.

We moved to Atlanta in 1988, when Toni relocated here with AT&T. I got a job with McKesson (then HBOC) working with medical information systems, which started my career in this field. I had a natural talent for application design and parlayed this talent into a great R&D management position with an internet startup.

We are now retired. We spend time traveling the world and visiting our grandchildren in CA and NC. We also spend some time in Italy almost every year visiting and traveling with friends in Europe as we have a small apartment there in Sacile near Aviano, not far from Venice.

My other passions are mushroom hunting (the edible kind), gourmet cooking and bread baking.


Most Recent Blog Post


A Short Sabbatical
Blog Posted:5/9/2013 5:47:00 PM

 

We'll be out traveling for about a month, first to California, then to Japan with my wife and grandson. I'm just taking my Kindle Fire, so unlikely that I'll be posting much. Wish you all well while I'm gone. Try to keep from killing each other. 


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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 4:56:00 PM
    I will miss you, Roy. IT sounds like great fun!!!

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Have an awesome trip. Lucky you...

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 1:52:00 AM
    Happy Trails and see you when you get back SuZ

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:04:00 PM
    Enjoy your trip and be back soon, Roy!

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Have a wonderful trip, Roy!! Enjoy your visit to my home state ....if you are in the Northern part of CA......drop in for coffee!! :) We are at the foot Lassen National Volcanic Park, home of some beautiful scenery!! But it's a long way to Japan from here!!! lol !

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Have a safe and wonderful trip. Rick

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Have a great trip and come back safely.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Be safe and enjoy Roy.Seren

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  1. Date: 5/9/2013 5:51:00 PM
    King Roy, Will miss ya my man---you're a true and respected souper already---hell no we love fighting not killing--you have an eventful trip and come back with more of life's inspirations my friend.!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Bawdy Limericks II Judged
Date Posted: 7/6/2014 2:48:00 PM
To Footnote or Not to Footnote?
Date Posted: 7/3/2014 8:47:00 PM
User trying to set a password
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 10:01:00 PM
Centering, Bolding, and Italicizing in a Poem
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 9:51:00 PM
Bawdy Limerick Contest Complete
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 4:38:00 PM
Limerick Contest Update - Last chance
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 5:31:00 PM
Bonnie Parker's Poetry
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 2:48:00 PM
Limerick Contest Update
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 2:48:00 PM
Kudos on the Miltonic Sonnet Contest
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 4:06:00 PM
Limerick Contest
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 7:56:00 PM
Roy's Ramblings - The Final Invention
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 9:42:00 AM
Contest Enhancements I'd Like to See
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 10:12:00 AM
Age Test
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 8:44:00 PM
A couple of not so burning questions
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 12:23:00 PM
Some Contest Ideas - Feedback Requested
Date Posted: 3/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Images for my Spring sonnet
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 7:56:00 PM
Bridge Over Troubled Water Contest Results
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 5:24:00 PM
And that's when the fight started...
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 9:34:00 AM
All my other hobbies seem to be about food
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 2:50:00 PM
The Hipster Reading List
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 5:05:00 PM
Incredible List of 100 Books to Read in Your Lifetime
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 9:11:00 AM
Bridge Over Troubled Water Contest
Date Posted: 2/9/2014 8:52:00 AM
Requirements, Requirements, Requirements
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 6:35:00 PM
"Yesterday's Acrostic" - Contest Results
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 1:16:00 PM
My Hunting Hobby
Date Posted: 2/4/2014 1:47:00 PM

My Poems

123
Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/8/2014WillowRhymechildren,death,dream,fant
6/30/2014Ragnarok: The StormEpyllionweather,
6/28/2014Goethe's PathVersespiritual,
6/11/2014Bill's DrillLimerickhumorous,
6/1/2014Vincent Van GoghClerihewbio,humorous,
6/1/2014Joe BidenClerihewbio,
5/30/2014Rush LimbaughClerihewbio,political,
5/30/2014Barack ObamaClerihewbio,
5/28/2014Sarah PalinClerihewbio,political,satire,
5/28/2014Enrico FermiClerihewbio,science,
5/28/2014Hedy LamarrClerihewbio,
5/28/2014Niels BohrClerihewbio,
5/27/2014Werner HeisenbergClerihewbio,science,
5/27/2014Amedeo AvogadroClerihewbio,science,
5/27/2014Rosalind FranklinClerihewbio,science,
5/27/2014Solomon GuggenheimClerihewart,bio,
5/26/2014Albert EinsteinClerihewhumorous,science,
5/22/2014John Cougar MellencampClerihewbio,humorous,
5/19/2014SoupQuatrainpoetry,satire,
5/14/2014Into the SunlightHaikunature,
5/12/2014RainierHaikunature,
5/9/2014JanuariesHaikunature,
5/8/2014Poetic TypingBurlesquefunny,
5/7/2014Jonah Falcon He's NotLimerickfunny,
5/6/2014The Well Traveled LinguistLimerickhumorous,
123

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Sailing the Seas In A Pecan TreeRhymeadventure,old,
Soul of the PoetQuatrainfarewell,poems,poetess,
GenerationsEpicbirth,death,hope,life,
MuseFree versewords,writing,
Falling upwardRhymeanger,angst,bereavement,b
WordsRhymelove,words,song,song,
No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am DeadLyricdeath,faith,religious,

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