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I live in Maumee, Ohio with my wife of 33 years and our Bloodhound, Sherlock Bones. I have been writing things since sixth grade when the teacher picked me to write the Thanksgiving play. I try to write and stage a play every year but it usually turns into about a 15 month turn around. I started writing poems about three years ago when my father-in-law's Alzheimer's got to the point where he was no longer dealing in reality. It was hard on everyone so I started writing poems from his point of view. The things he saw became a part of our lives too and it made it easier for us to laugh. (It's sad but sometimes he said very funny things.) Since then I've written on many topics but only a very few are serious. I like to make people laugh.

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Blog Posted:1/25/2012 9:45:00 AM
Hi everyone! Gwendolen told me that there was some question about my recent lack of attendance. I thought that was strange because I had clearly posted my where-abouts earlier. Now that I check, no I didn't.

Some of you know that I am not really a poet. That would be any of you who have read my poems. What I actually do for my creative expression is write plays. Usually this is not that big of a problem for me but the one that I have choisen to write this time is tricky. It's not my story. I have a friend named Dave Krewson who has written a novel, (Robby Braveheart.) Look it up and buy it. He asked me to turn his novel into a play. I said, "Sure, no problem." Never having turned a novel into a play before I had no idea what I was saying. The following week, another friend of mine, Kerry Clark, a singer song writer, look him up and buy his stuff, asked me if I would help him write a musical. I said, "Sure, that will be fun." Since I have never done that before either, I had no idea what i was saying.

Anyway, this is a long way of saying that this is kicking my butt. My real life job has just gone through a transition and I have new people working for me and new areas that I am in charge of. I have a lot going on. I miss you all. I promise I'll stop by more.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 2:58:00 PM
    I knew you were gonna be FAMOUS TONY!!! Wow! A real playwright! I am so excited for this change in your life and believe you are gonna soar!! Keep us posted so we can see this novel converted to a play..(Lizzie Treetop writes musicals too..I bet you guys have already met! )...WE ALL MISS U TOO! Ps, YOU ARE A POET--YOU JUST DIDN"T KNOW IT!! Silly! Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 6:45:00 AM
    Oh wow, Tony! I wish you all the best, and I am sure you are loving the challenge of writing a play And a musical, wow! Why to go for challenging yourself! I'm sure you'll do great! Happy to see you here :D and hope to see more of you when you have the time :D

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:28:00 AM
    good on ya Tony little mate, come back from them cemetry gates, see ya in a little while, you aint gone it aint your style:)

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:20:00 PM
    TONY!...okay, i teach, do workshops, write for the mags/ dailies, do counseling work, act part-time ( hahaha).. what i'm saying is i do miss the fun and your presence...busy bee that you are, i hope to see you here on soup when able... which means, (subtext ),all the time... kidding... all the best on your latest gig.. :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Well, Tony, just try to have fun with what you are doing and put first things first!! Miss your funny poems!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:23:00 PM
    (Continued from below) So I learned to never assume anything. I was worried about you. Things happen. Debbie said, we bring baggage to what we read and write, but I'd go farther with that. We bring baggage to how we think. I'm no mad stalker, or anything. Just missed your friendly face. I am so glad to hear that you are working on your play and are well. I am supposed to be working on my novel instead of playing with poetry. So, one day, my time on Soup will really have to be cut. I applaud you, sir. GO! DO! Maybe pop your head in, say, once a month, say, HI. NO TIME. I'M FINE. THanks for easing my worrywort mind.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Hi, Tony! I'm so glad you dropped by to say hi and that you're just busy! True story: my first love's name was Sean, and we met at summer camp. Both of us 17. We were head over heals, but lived some distance apart. We sent mad, crazy love letters, after sharing only one, very chaste kiss. He was a champion swimmer, and had won tournaments and wanted to go as far as he could in the sport. He visited me, and we made plans for me to visit him. Then his letters just stopped, and I was so miffed, I didn't write or call him. I just ASSUMED he'd bailed. Well, I didn't say much to my family or my grandmother about it... a month passed and I went to my grandmothers and she looked at me oddly. That look that comes when somebody has something horrible to say, but doesn't. She asked about Sean. I told her that he'd just stopped writing. She told me she'd read that a 17 year old competive swimmer (from his town) had drowned. I was devastated. I never have found out the truth. So... Cont..

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 4:32:00 PM
    Hi Tony! Thanks so much for the update...we were all wondering about you :) I'm glad you are busy having fun-I think it is great :)

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Wow, Tony, you do have a lot going on, but your creativity is broad and your talent is evident in what you do. Kuddos to you, and good luck. Be sure to let us hear from you whenever you have the time! Good luck in all you do!!!

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Hey, don't put down your poetry, Tony. Obviously there are many of us who enjoy reading it. I've produced a lot of videos and written their scripts, but turning a novel into a play? Wow! That MUST be exciting. Congratulations on undertaking this endeavor. We'll look forward to seeing you again when the play is done. Good luck, Tony! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:44:00 AM
    LOL..boy do I know the feeling BUT it is such a JOY to be so son recently told me MA! You have BOOKS of lyrics here why not try to sell yourself as a lyricist??? GAH [I just want to create and write I don't want to MARKET!!!}

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Tony good luck with the play and musical, but look after yourself, enjoy my friend..David

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Sounds like you have a very cool job! Lucky you! We understand, but miss you :(

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 10:00:00 AM
    Heya Tony. Great to see that you are busy with the play and musical. When you have them completed, it should feel quite rewarding for you. Good on ya!

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My Past Blog Posts

What was that guy's name????
Date Posted: 1/25/2012 9:45:00 AM
Castle Bound
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Surviving the Movies Tip #4 Surviving Behind Enemy Lines
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 5:03:00 AM
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Alien Burritos
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 7:46:00 AM
Sherlock's Home
Date Posted: 12/28/2011 12:21:00 PM
Surviving the Movies Tip #3 Surviving a Jungle
Date Posted: 12/27/2011 8:35:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 21 (Conclusion)
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 5:55:00 PM
Landweir House Chapter 20
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 4:58:00 AM
LAndweir House Chapter 19
Date Posted: 12/21/2011 4:40:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 18
Date Posted: 12/20/2011 4:55:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 17
Date Posted: 12/19/2011 4:51:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 16
Date Posted: 12/18/2011 3:04:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 15
Date Posted: 12/17/2011 2:04:00 AM
Let’s write a novella together
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 8:26:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 14
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 4:50:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 13
Date Posted: 12/15/2011 5:05:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 12
Date Posted: 12/14/2011 5:03:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 11
Date Posted: 12/13/2011 4:29:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 10
Date Posted: 12/12/2011 4:25:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 9
Date Posted: 12/11/2011 5:18:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 8
Date Posted: 12/10/2011 5:56:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 7
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 4:55:00 AM
Landweir House Chapter 6
Date Posted: 12/8/2011 4:59:00 AM

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12/4/2011SolsticeLight Poetryfunny,holiday,
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11/24/2011Black Friday DreamingLight Poetryfunny,me,
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11/22/2011Big HeadLight Poetryfunny,me,easter,me,
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11/19/2011Justice Santa StyleLight Poetryfunny,holiday,christmas,m
11/18/2011Giving ThanksLight Poetryfunny,holiday,food,
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11/16/2011Tullys AutomobileLight Poetryfunny,car,
11/15/2011A Cowboys Prayer of ThanksLight Poetryfunny,me,thank you,me,tha
11/14/2011BalloonsLight Poetryfunny,thanksgiving,time,
11/13/2011Nancy and Lyles WeddingLight Poetryfood,funny,wedding,me,nic
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