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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 PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/13/2014Wow,You Look OLD For Your Age -Senryuage,nonsense,
10/9/2014PlagueNarrativeafrica,death,
10/2/2014WinterAcrosticchildhood,nostalgia,
9/28/2014THE COLOR OF YELLOWI do not know?color,humorous,violence,
9/26/2014Fredrick 1979Free versenatural disasters,nature,
9/24/2014RavenNarrativedark,
9/23/2014Hmmmm -Light Poetryfunny love,
9/22/2014Ivan HunterKyriellebrother,
9/11/2014Stubborn as a MuleEpigramanimal,funny,
9/10/2014How SHOCKINGEpigramfunny,
9/9/2014Somewhat Twisted Thoughts Concerning PrecipitationLight Poetryfunny,
9/9/2014Oh Like That Is SO GrossEpigramfunny,
9/7/2014Well I Declare How Much I Despise Corny CommercialsLight Poetryangst,nonsense,
9/7/2014Time to Move On -Chokabereavement,son,
9/5/2014Autumn ButterflyVerseautumn,nature,
9/5/2014Once Upon a FreewayImagismsad,
9/3/2014Silly Blind AntNarrativegod,lost,
9/3/2014I Repent, I Repent of My Sins -Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)forgiveness,god,
9/2/2014A Preachy Preacher PreachesNarrativereligion,
9/2/2014Hmmmm -Light Poetryfunny love,
8/30/2014I Dream That I Dream That It Was Only a DreamElegydeath,son,
8/30/2014How Tweety Boid Fwew Dad Cooky-CoupLight Poetryfantasy,funny,
8/24/2014Dying DailyTankafaith,hope,
8/19/2014Occasional SnowNarrativenostalgia,snow,
8/19/2014Footles for the Birds and the BeastsFootleanimal,funny,
8/17/2014Comments By the Sonnet Queen of the Soup:Chokafor her,friendship,
8/16/2014HolocaustNarrativededication,hero,
8/16/2014Love is a BattlefieldVerseromance,
8/12/2014Hey Hank, Did You Just -Senryufunny,writing,
8/11/2014WRITE A FOOTLEFootleanimal,funny,
8/9/2014Two Prayers of PraiseRhymegod,prayer,
8/4/2014When Carolyn Sent Me a Christmas CardKyriellefriendship,
8/4/2014Where DOES The Time GoHaikuspace,
7/29/2014Gonna Charma CharmaLight Poetryfriend,
7/29/2014And She's Not Bad Lookin EitherLimerickfriend,funny,
7/27/2014TIPPY-TOE-TULIP-TUNE-TIMELight Poetrygarden,gender,
7/25/2014Wally Needs to Lighten Up a LittleLimerickfunny,vacation,
7/1/2014The Game, Playing the GameNarrativeloss,son,
6/24/2014In Full BloomTankaapril,memory,
6/24/2014Tanka You But No Tanka YouTankafunny,writing,
6/13/2014He's BAAACK - Rhymehurt,
6/10/2014I Fear That Pinocchio -Limerickfunny,
6/10/2014Pure GoldCoupletinspiration,
5/24/2014After the LiberationNarrativehistory,war,
5/21/2014Charlotte Gets Tough with Miss MuffetClerihewfunny,nursery,
4/21/2014Queen of the Hollywood ScreenCoupletangst,
4/21/2014The MothFree verseanimal,
4/19/2014Poetry Is:List writing,
4/15/2014JonahMonorhymebible,dark,
4/15/2014Flowering FernHaikunature,
4/1/2014CamilleNarrativegod,nature,
3/20/2014Happy AprilI do not know?anniversary,grief,
3/19/2014Cutting Up with Cut-UpsFree verseangst,
3/17/2014Life Is What You Make ItMonorhymebaby,
3/16/2014Beat-DownCoupletabuse,
3/15/2014Road KillNarrativeanimal,
3/14/2014Heaven SentCoupletfunny,girlfriend,
3/12/2014Jaded CrystalCoupletmetaphor,
3/11/2014Animal GardenCoupletanimal,funny,
3/11/2014Fredrick - 1979 Free versenatural disasters,nature,
3/4/2014MuseLight Poetrymuse,writing,
3/4/2014One Scene From One MovieTankacelebrity,funny,
2/28/2014Wild RoseFree versepassion,
2/26/2014Jimi Takes One Too Many TripsSenryuanimal,funny,
2/26/2014Brand New StarKyrielledaughter,
2/20/2014My Ode to the NetherlandsCoupletsilly,
2/18/2014Winter HazeSenryugrief,
2/16/2014Never Do Today What You Can Put Off Until TomorrowLimerickfunny,
2/14/2014No Arachnophobia HereNarrativeenvironment,
2/14/2014Some Poems Are:Tetractyswriting,
2/14/2014Twittle Dee and Twittle DumbMonorhymefunny,
2/14/2014Then Groan to the Holy SpiritRhymeinspirational,
2/6/2014Awfully Agonized Agony AuntNarrativefunny,
2/3/2014Cajun Fried ThanksgivingLight Poetryfood,
2/3/2014The Last MusicSenryufilm,
1/29/2014Big Ben BluesLimerickfunny,
1/28/2014Just Give Me a Few Minutes Here -Coupletromance,
1/28/2014If The Good Lord Tarries -Senryuangst,
1/28/2014Machine ArtistrySenryuart,
1/21/2014I Prefer a Little Water with My TeaLimerickfunny,
1/6/2014Dream On - LGTSonnetwife,
12/31/2013Born to KillChokaanimal,
12/18/2013Friday Night ConstanzaRhymemarriage,
12/16/2013All I Want for ChristmasCoupletchristmas,
12/4/2013Come WinterMonokunature,
12/1/2013ColoursLight Poetrycolor,
11/27/2013The Mourning AfterFree verseloss,
11/27/2013Ordinary Breakfast BrutalityLight Poetryfood,
11/26/2013Christmas BlueSenryuholiday,loss,
11/16/2013god save us from improvements -Proseangst,
11/10/2013Incident on I-59Narrativecar,travel,
11/7/2013Hot Water Heater WoesLight Poetryangst,
10/31/2013Fiddling and Footling With the Super Duper SoupersFootlepoets,
10/30/2013Phantom LimbVerseloss,
10/28/2013I RecallFree versenostalgia,
10/16/2013Salty Sweet Her TasteTankapassion,
10/15/2013Beatle ManiaVersemusic,nostalgia,
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10/3/2013Nothing MoreFree verseschool,sensual,youth,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
A "Brush" with HorrorLimerickfunny
The Ice EnchantressBlank versefantasy,sea,seasons
Kiss MeLight Poetrypassion
DearestRhymedevotion,faith,mother,upl
He's Their Grandpa Free versededication,husband,
Causalities of WarElegydeath,war,
Christmas Miracle in the Ghetto (Co-written with John Moses Freeman)Narrativefamily,holiday,hope,uplif
Philidelphia Free verseheart,music,
A Boston Tea Party PreludeFree verselost lovehusband,husband,
Alliums Cloud My HeartLanterneintrospection
I want your SEEDSFree verseadventure,funny,old,
Sleeves of the SoulFree versedepression,imagination,
ON THE ROCKSRhymehumorous,
Tissue BoxFree versedaughter,grief,loss,words
Before I go homeFree verseday,family,leaving,life,
ButterfliesRhymeloss,love,
Once a Goddess of EveningFree versechange,color,fantasy,worl
Sleepless NightDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)anger,death,farewell,memo
Indian InkDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)abuse,autumn,death,deep,f
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Summer's SnowFree verselost love,love,
Admittedly AriesRhymeapril,happiness,star,
A House On the Cliff's EdgeBalladallegory,art,beach,beauti
Darling, you dragged me in too deepVillanellelove,
WillowPersonificationtree,
WRITTEN IN THE SANDHeroic Coupletsanalogy,introspection,
Silver HazeFree versebeauty,dark,depression,ho
HandsFree versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
Into The GloamingQuatrainsleep,
AftermathFree versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo BridgeEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
SADTankachristmas,depression,
Another Man's ClothesFree verseintrospection,
Ice BreakerFree versechange,heart,love,metapho
Thinking About AngelsFree versedeath,
CrystalFree versedaughter,
NEGATIONImagismdevotion,life,
Life Is What You Make ItNarrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
In Depth of CircumstanceRhymedream,first love,love,rom
18th MarchFree versepoetry,
Dust and AshFree versechange,earth,environment,
Engaging ThoughtsFree verseboyfriend,lost love,love,
A Lei of SecretsFree versepoetry,
CRUISING WITH THE SKYLight Poetrymusic,sky,
ClarityFree verseintrospection,loss,
A Lovers VoyageFree verselove,paradise,
These Red Brick WallsRhymefuture,history,house,me,m
ObsidianFree verseabuse,dark,mystery,
MEN OF HONORRhymecourage,peace,soldier,
FRUGIFEROUSFree verseromance,
Little Glistening SalmonFree verseadventure,appreciation,be
Face To Face Free verselove,
Just BreatheRhymebeautiful,fantasy,
Vixen Of The MistVerseimagination,sea,
Eccentric EyesSonnetpain,
BREATHS AND FIREGLOWFree verseinspirational,soulmate,
God's Kind Of PoetryTerza Rimabeauty,devotion,poetry,
Pinnacle Rhymeadventure,
So Sweet Is LifeLight Poetrybeautiful,
SparkleFree versepoetry,
A Twisted PloyRispettoage,philosophy,

Fav Poets

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Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
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
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
Donna Golden United States Flag United States Read
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
binibining p.iNk 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
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Elly Wouterse Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read