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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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Book of Poems - Update Part 2

Blog Posted:3/18/2012 10:05:00 AM
It is one thing to write poetry; quite another to enclose them into a book of poetry.  I've been working on this project - with the help of a wonderful lady in Missouri, who works for a small publishing company.  The company doesn't publish books of poetry, specializing in a variety of religious topics. But, my daughter works for this company and put me in touch with the lady who is in charge of graphics for the company.  What I wanted was to include a number of sketches to illustrate some of the poems; just to bring a little more life to the book.  Fun, and challenging.  For the past several months, about 6 of them, we have been working together to bring this together.  And, I'm pleased to say, nearly there.  Maybe another 60 or so days worth of time.  Not long in publishing parlance.  My book, as I told you in an earlier blog, is entitled "Rivers of Time".  It will be about 60 page long, and include a dozen or so illustrations and about 3 dozen poems.  I'm not trying to include every thing I have written, just selected works broken up into 4 sections, dealing with different aspects of time.  I have found that publishing a book is not something you rush; just like writing.  But, when we are finished with the project, it will be in a finished state - more or less, for the publishing company to actually print.  I'll just need help on copywrite and registration numbers and certificates. 

I hope some of you, will be interested on completion to consider obtaining a copy.

I really believe that Rivers of Time will be one that you will enjoy and be proud to have in your personal library.

Stay tuned.
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  1. Date: 3/18/2012 7:50:00 PM
    Richard, a great book to own,,, i will check on it... always..pd

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  1. Date: 3/18/2012 12:23:00 PM
    That sounds like a great idea!! I am working on my second book as we speak but my 3rd will mirror what you are saying... I wish you so much success and do share when it is available... Michael

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  1. Date: 3/18/2012 10:55:00 AM
    I am really happy for you, Richard! It sure seems like such an exciting and precious time for you to be getting your book together :D! I think it's also great how you have also included illustrations for your poetry book-- I wish you all the best with it :D btw, that is such a lovely family photo :D

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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 Recent 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
7/17/2011Rat A - Tat- TatFree verseinspirational,nostalgia,p
7/16/2011Blaze of GloryFree verseintrospectionold,light,li
7/16/2011My Right HandRhymeinspirational,religion,up
7/16/2011Three FriendsRhyme royalfunny,happiness,introspec
7/2/2011Old ShoesRhymenostalgiaold,life,old,
6/30/2011Love Never Loses its OwnHaikulovelove,
6/28/2011Un lieu de paixFree versepeace,recovery from...,up
6/22/2011Closets of Our LivesFree versedepression,faith,hope,rec
6/21/2011We Will Not Be QuietFree versepoliticalpeople,people,
6/19/2011Won't You Come On InLyriclove,romanceme,heart,hear
6/17/2011The Big EasyFree versefood,happiness,nostalgiac
6/16/2011Long Way to GoLyricsong-lyrictime,time,
6/14/2011My ChildrenFree versefamily
6/13/2011The WindowFree versedepression,introspection,
6/10/2011Rivers of TimeFree verselifeday,time,day,life,tim
6/9/2011I am who I amFree verseadventure,lifegod,old,day
6/9/2011Fleeting LoveMonokulost love
6/9/2011Morning Mist and Summer RainLyricintrospection,life,peaceg
6/8/2011Love LostSenryulife,lost love,love
6/8/2011There is an Anger in this LandRhymehistory,politicalpeople,p
6/7/2011Winter BluesRhymeseasonstime,
6/7/2011A New Day GivenRhymehopeday,words,beauty,beau
6/6/2011Where Have You Gone Little BoyFree versechildhood,happiness,nosta
6/5/2011The Hunter and the HuntedRhymeadventure,animals,natured
6/4/2011MemoriesFree versefor children,inspirationa
6/4/2011Misty RainRhymefaith,introspection,lifew
6/3/2011Wasted TimeFree versetimelost,lost,time,
6/2/2011There is a Grace in this LandRhymefaith,religionvoice,me,vo
6/1/2011Question and AnswerI do not know?inspirational,philosophy
6/1/2011 Bread Basket of the World Narrativefood,on work and working,
6/1/2011The SlaveNarrativeblack african american,hi
6/1/2011Fading MemoryRhymefunny,liferiver,time,
5/31/2011On the Wings of an EagleRhymeinspirational,religionlif
5/31/2011A Day at the BeachFree versefantasy,happinesssummer,s
5/31/2011True LoveFree verselovelove,
5/31/2011Lazy DayFree verseimagination,life,peace
5/30/2011ArmadilloFree verseanimals,natureday,
5/30/2011I Heard a Voice in Night-Time CallingRhymeinspirational,religionme,

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