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About Richard Moriarty
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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

Personal Blog:

Big's Place

Blog Posted:6/16/2011 3:55:00 AM
Welcome to Big's Place.

From time to time I'll be adding a little new excitement here, if you'd like to visit my online blog you are welcome to do so as well, my address is:

Hope to see you soon.

Have a good day now, and y'all come back real soon.

Writer's Lament

I make an effort to write, because I like to write, I don't pretend that all I write is good, or better than someone else's's just what I do.

Writing to me is like playing a kid, I was the smallest kid on the block amongst much older and better players.  We played sand lot ball - that was before the advent of T-ball and the like.  I was not very good, but I learned that a person could never hit the ball, unless they took a turn at bat.  So, I stood at the plate and swung at the ball.  Most times I struck out, on occasion I hit foul balls, once in a while I hit a grounder to some infielder...but, once, just once, the pitch came in and I got a hold of it, and that ball took off, climbing higher and higher way over the infield and into the outfield, all the way over the outfielder's reach.....a real, honest to goodness...homerun..

Funny thing, I find writing to be the same way....

Things I write may be just like that baseball....but, one time, some time....I know that if I keep it up...long enough...I'm going to get ahold of one...a write that's really good...that's every kid's dream....and at 73....I'm still a kid at heart, with a dream.

As far as my writings....if a person doesn't like them....they don't have to read them.

But, this kid is going to keep on writing them.

And, my advice to each of the same....keep writing...keep dreaming...and keep swinging that bat!!


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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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