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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

A Grim Anniversary


Blog Posted:8/28/2012 5:05:00 PM
Just had to post this with Issac now making landfall...
7 years ago on August 29th Katrina hit New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf coast. We were living in Denham Springs, LA (just east of Baton Rouge about 70 mi. north of N.O.) so we did not experience the full fury of the storm but it was still very bad. Actually, the MS Gulf Coast got the highest tidal surge (30 feet)...the levees in N.O. overflowed but actually broke AFTER the storm had already passed through...Everyone thought the worst had happened...
Though Katrina was the most destructive storm in history it was not anywhere close to the most powerful to hit this area...Hurricane Camille hit the MS coast on Aug 18, 1969 with winds of 200 MPH...my brother was in the Army and was sent down to help. He said there was no way to put into words the destruction...there was nothing left...he said it looked like an atomic bomb had been dropped... Mother Nature sometimes reminds us that she's still the boss!
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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Be safe, my thoughts are with you. Lee

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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 2:07:00 PM
    how are you, tim.. we just had a real bad storm 3 weeks back... take care and huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 9:56:00 AM
    Our very best thoughts and prayers that you and yours will stay out of harm's way. And thoughts go out to all who are in the storms path........we will be holding our breaths.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2012 2:45:00 AM
    All the best Tim hope it goes ok and you are right, there is no stronger power than M nature xx

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 10:11:00 PM
    No updates yet PD...just wind and rain so far...haven't even lost power yet! (knock wood)...sure that's coming soon...you may get a touch of our friend Mr. Issac where you are...

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 10:02:00 PM
    Guess that's just part of living in this part of the country, huh Ruben?...Earthquakes in California, tornadoes in the mid-west, etc...I remember Andrew which Rhonda went through...Category 5...hit Florida, crossed into the Gulf then smacked Louisiana...Mother Nature is the boss

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:54:00 PM
    Tim, a very lovely picture, I've been reading much about hurricanes period,,, and you are right about mother nature... thank you for sharing this with us... always~PD

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:54:00 PM
    Tim, do you have any updates for us... xox~PD

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:46:00 PM
    I suffered Irene, Katrina (it visited South Florida before New Orleans), and Wilma... Be safe, my friend. Let us know if you're ok once the storm pass...

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 8:31:00 PM
    Hope I don't bore everyone with info-overload but please indulge me (while I still have power!) The strongest and most dangerous part of a hurricane is the northeast quadrant because of the counter-clockwise motion...this is also what causes part of the tidal surge because of the northern wind direction although the forward motion of the storm causes most of it I believe...the faster the hurricane travels towards land the worse the tidal surge...the warm gulf waters are the hurricane's "fuel"...hot summers mean more hurricanes are likely...

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Be safe, Tim. I'm praying for you and everyone on the Gulf Coast tonight. The images of Katrina's aftermath and Anderson Cooper in a boat where streets had been only days before as bodies floated by, I will never forget. Horrific...Camille was before my time. I can't imagine a storm worse than Katrina. We dealt with Andrew in South Florida, but I think the loss of lives associated with Katrina was worse. We prepare for the worst and hope for the best...hugs, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 7:59:00 PM
    Be safe, Tim! I was in a very devastating earthquake in my teen age years back home in Romania. Now I am in CaliforniaI KNOW we are in the hands of Mother Nature!

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 7:42:00 PM
    Issac will only be a Category 1 or 2 hurricane at worst...we still have power but I'm sure it won't be long! The real hazard is that it is moving at a snail's pace which means it will dump up to 12 inches of rain and will cause severe flooding...

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 7:28:00 PM
    Issac left us with more water than we had in the past year, but little damage. We were lucky. I hope you and your family will be as well off after the storm passes.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 7:00:00 PM
    I sure hope you will be ok, Tim. it must be scary to live close to the waters down there!! Good blog!

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 5:27:00 PM
    Good luck Tim!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS - HOW BOUT YOU?
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 2:30:00 AM
TOMMY JAMES
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 9:29:00 PM
THAT LITTLE GREEN BOX DON'T 'LIKE' ME
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 9:32:00 AM
DEATH OF A COMIC GENIUS
Date Posted: 8/11/2014 7:50:00 PM
SING A SPOOKY SONG (How Bout You?)
Date Posted: 8/1/2014 2:58:00 AM
THE SKOKIE THEATRE
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 7:59:00 PM
MADD!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 7:34:00 AM
A COURAGEOUS COUPLE
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 1:53:00 AM
DUMB BLOND? NOT A CHANCE...
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 12:41:00 PM
SHORT AND NOT SO SWEET
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 8:14:00 PM
INTRODUCING A NEW POET
Date Posted: 4/7/2014 9:19:00 PM
PLEASE HOLD AND AN AGENT WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY...
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 10:01:00 AM
FAVORITE MOVIE MOMENTS, PART II
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 7:05:00 AM
PLEASE PARDON MY BOAST
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 3:08:00 PM
ONE OF A KIND-ONE IN A MILLION-THE ONE AND ONLY ETC.
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 8:05:00 PM
I GOTTA BE DREAMING
Date Posted: 12/2/2013 4:01:00 AM
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
DEER TRACKS
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 4:15:00 AM
And The Winner Is...
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 6:57:00 AM
Prayers for Moonbee
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 5:49:00 PM
What Are Your Favorite Books or Books?
Date Posted: 9/5/2013 8:26:00 AM
NO 'SPECIAL CHARACTERS' IF YOU PLEASE!
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:27:00 PM
What is your favorite TV commercial or commercials?
Date Posted: 8/4/2013 6:05:00 PM
Comedian Cops: Another example of why they are grossly underpaid
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 1:48:00 PM
WATCH OUT!...MOONBEE IS BACK
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 4:06:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/28/2014 Walking on Eggshells Epigramfunny,philosophy,
10/27/2014 Seraphim Free versewife,
10/13/2014 Wow,You Look OLD For Your Age - Senryuage,nonsense,
10/9/2014 Plague Narrativeafrica,death,
10/2/2014 Winter Acrosticchildhood,nostalgia,
9/28/2014 THE COLOR OF YELLOW I do not know?color,humorous,violence,
9/26/2014 Fredrick 1979 Free versenatural disasters,nature,
9/24/2014 Raven Narrativedark,
9/23/2014 Hmmmm - Light Poetryfunny love,
9/22/2014 Ivan Hunter Kyriellebrother,
9/11/2014 Stubborn as a Mule Epigramanimal,funny,
9/10/2014 How SHOCKING Epigramfunny,
9/9/2014 Somewhat Twisted Thoughts Concerning Precipitation Light Poetryfunny,
9/9/2014 Oh Like That Is SO Gross Epigramfunny,
9/7/2014 Well I Declare How Much I Despise Corny Commercials Light Poetryangst,nonsense,
9/7/2014 Time to Move On - Chokabereavement,son,
9/5/2014 Autumn Butterfly Verseautumn,nature,
9/5/2014 Once Upon a Freeway Imagismsad,
9/3/2014 Silly Blind Ant Narrativegod,lost,
9/3/2014 I Repent, I Repent of My Sins - Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)forgiveness,god,
9/2/2014 A Preachy Preacher Preaches Narrativereligion,
9/2/2014 Hmmmm - Light Poetryfunny love,
8/30/2014 I Dream That I Dream That It Was Only a Dream Elegydeath,son,
8/30/2014 How Tweety Boid Fwew Dad Cooky-Coup Light Poetryfantasy,funny,
8/24/2014 Dying Daily Tankafaith,hope,
8/19/2014 Occasional Snow Narrativenostalgia,snow,
8/19/2014 Footles for the Birds and the Beasts Footleanimal,funny,
8/17/2014 Comments By the Sonnet Queen of the Soup: Chokafor her,friendship,
8/16/2014 A Letter to General Eisenhower Narrativededication,hero,
8/16/2014 Love is a Battlefield Verseromance,
8/12/2014 Hey Hank, Did You Just - Senryufunny,writing,
8/11/2014 WRITE A FOOTLE Footleanimal,funny,
8/9/2014 Two Prayers of Praise Rhymegod,prayer,
8/4/2014 When Carolyn Sent Me a Christmas Card Kyriellefriendship,
8/4/2014 Where DOES The Time Go Haikuspace,
7/29/2014 Gonna Charma Charma Light Poetryfriend,
7/29/2014 And She's Not Bad Lookin Either Limerickfriend,funny,
7/27/2014 TIPPY-TOE-TULIP-TUNE-TIME Light Poetrygarden,gender,
7/25/2014 Wally Needs to Lighten Up a Little Limerickfunny,vacation,
7/1/2014 The Game, Playing the Game Narrativeloss,son,
6/24/2014 In Full Bloom Tankaapril,memory,
6/24/2014 Tanka You But No Tanka You Tankafunny,writing,
6/13/2014 He's BAAACK - Rhymehurt,
6/10/2014 I Fear That Pinocchio - Limerickfunny,
6/10/2014 Pure Gold Coupletinspiration,
5/24/2014 After the Liberation Narrativehistory,war,
5/21/2014 Charlotte Gets Tough with Miss Muffet Clerihewfunny,nursery rhyme,
4/21/2014 Queen of the Hollywood Screen Coupletangst,
4/21/2014 The Moth Free verseanimal,
4/19/2014 Poetry Is: List writing,
4/15/2014 Jonah Monorhymebible,dark,
4/15/2014 Flowering Fern Haikunature,
4/1/2014 Camille Narrativegod,nature,
3/20/2014 Happy April I do not know?anniversary,grief,
3/19/2014 Cutting Up with Cut-Ups Free verseangst,
3/17/2014 Life Is What You Make It Monorhymebaby,
3/16/2014 Beat-Down Coupletabuse,
3/15/2014 Road Kill Narrativeanimal,
3/14/2014 Heaven Sent Coupletfunny,girlfriend,
3/12/2014 Jaded Crystal Coupletmetaphor,
3/11/2014 Animal Garden Coupletanimal,funny,
3/11/2014 Fredrick - 1979 Free versenatural disasters,nature,
3/4/2014 Muse Light Poetrymuse,writing,
3/4/2014 One Scene From One Movie Tankacelebrity,funny,
2/28/2014 Wild Rose Free versepassion,
2/26/2014 Jimi Takes One Too Many Trips Senryuanimal,funny,
2/26/2014 Brand New Star Kyrielledaughter,
2/20/2014 My Ode to the Netherlands Coupletsilly,
2/18/2014 Winter Haze Senryugrief,
2/16/2014 Never Do Today What You Can Put Off Until Tomorrow Limerickfunny,
2/14/2014 No Arachnophobia Here Narrativeenvironment,
2/14/2014 Some Poems Are: Tetractyswriting,
2/14/2014 Twittle Dee and Twittle Dumb Monorhymefunny,
2/14/2014 Then Groan to the Holy Spirit Rhymeinspirational,
2/6/2014 Awfully Agonized Agony Aunt Narrativefunny,
2/3/2014 Cajun Fried Thanksgiving Light Poetryfood,
2/3/2014 The Last Music Senryufilm,
1/29/2014 Big Ben Blues Limerickfunny,
1/28/2014 Just Give Me a Few Minutes Here - Coupletromance,
1/28/2014 If The Good Lord Tarries - Senryuangst,
1/28/2014 Machine Artistry Senryuart,
1/21/2014 I Prefer a Little Water with My Tea Limerickfunny,
1/6/2014 Dream On - LGT Sonnetwife,
12/31/2013 Born to Kill Chokaanimal,
12/18/2013 Friday Night Constanza Rhymemarriage,
12/16/2013 All I Want for Christmas Coupletchristmas,
12/4/2013 Come Winter Monokunature,
12/1/2013 Colours Light Poetrycolor,
11/27/2013 The Mourning After Free verseloss,
11/27/2013 Ordinary Breakfast Brutality Light Poetryfood,
11/26/2013 Christmas Blue Senryuholiday,loss,
11/16/2013 god save us from improvements - Proseangst,
11/10/2013 Incident on I-59 Narrativecar,travel,
11/7/2013 Hot Water Heater Woes Light Poetryangst,
10/31/2013 Fiddling and Footling With the Super Duper Soupers Footlepoets,
10/30/2013 Phantom Limb Verseloss,
10/28/2013 I Recall Free versenostalgia,
10/16/2013 Salty Sweet Her Taste Tankapassion,
10/15/2013 Beatle Mania Versemusic,nostalgia,
10/11/2013 Wild Rose Free verseallegory,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
A "Brush" with Horror Limerickfunny
The Ice Enchantress Blank versefantasy,sea,seasons
Kiss Me Light Poetrypassion
Dearest Rhymedevotion,faith,mother,upl
He's Their Grandpa Free versededication,husband,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Christmas Miracle in the Ghetto (Co-written with John Moses Freeman) Narrativefamily,holiday,hope,uplif
Philidelphia Free verseheart,music,
A Boston Tea Party Prelude Free verselost lovehusband,husband,
Alliums Cloud My Heart Lanterneintrospection
I want your SEEDS Free verseadventure,funny,old,
Sleeves of the Soul Free versedepression,imagination,
ON THE ROCKS Rhymehumorous,
Tissue Box Free versedaughter,grief,loss,words
Before I go home Free verseday,family,leaving,life,
Butterflies Rhymeloss,love,
Once a Goddess of Evening Free versechange,color,fantasy,worl
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)anger,death,farewell,memo
Indian Ink Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Silver Haze Free versebeauty,dark,depression,ho
Hands Free versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Summer's Snow Free verselost love,love,
Admittedly Aries Rhymeapril,happiness,star,
A House On the Cliff's Edge Balladallegory,art,beach,beauti
Darling, you dragged me in too deep Villanellelove,
Willow Personificationtree,
WRITTEN IN THE SAND Heroic Coupletsanalogy,introspection,
Into The Gloaming Quatrainsleep,
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
SAD Tankachristmas,depression,
Another Man's Clothes Free verseintrospection,
Ice Breaker Free versechange,heart,love,metapho
Thinking About Angels Free versedeath,
Crystal Free versedaughter,
NEGATION Imagismdevotion,life,
Life Is What You Make It Narrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
In Depth of Circumstance Rhymedream,first love,love,rom
18th March Free versepoetry,
Dust and Ash Free versechange,earth,environment,
Engaging Thoughts Free verseboyfriend,lost love,love,
A Lei of Secrets Imagismpoetry,
CRUISING WITH THE SKY Light Poetrymusic,sky,
Clarity Free verseintrospection,loss,
A Lovers Voyage Free verselove,paradise,
These Red Brick Walls Rhymefuture,history,house,me,m
Obsidian Free verseabuse,dark,mystery,
MEN OF HONOR Rhymecourage,peace,soldier,
FRUGIFEROUS Free verseromance,
Little Glistening Salmon Free verseadventure,appreciation,be
Face To Face Free verselove,
Just Breathe Rhymebeautiful,fantasy,
Vixen Of The Mist Verseimagination,sea,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
BREATHS AND FIREGLOW Free verseinspirational,soulmate,
Sparkle Lyricpoetry,
God's Kind Of Poetry Terza Rimabeauty,devotion,poetry,
Pinnacle Rhymeadventure,
A Twisted Ploy Rispettoage,philosophy,
So Sweet Is Life Light Poetrybeautiful,
Immortality Free versefamily,

Fav Poets

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delysia hendricks South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Suzette Richards South Africa Flag South Africa Read
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Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
Bindu Vijayan India Flag India Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
Arlene Smith United States Flag United States Read
wala na Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Kim van Breda South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
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Elly Wouterse Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
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