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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:

Writer's Lament - A sampling from Big's Place

Blog Posted:6/17/2011 6:40:00 AM
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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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 7:04:00 AM
    A fascinating blog that gives me a better idea of the person you are.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2011 6:22:00 AM
    I love to write and find the same thing not all is good or better then others but it is a part of who I am. cory

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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 11:18:00 AM
    Great advice here, Richard. I know exactly wot you are referring to when it comes to striking out in poetry....and the occasional homerun :D

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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 7:25:00 AM
    wonderful blog Richard

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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 6:57:00 AM
    Great advice. I know my poems are a lot of strike outs and an occassional single or double. Throughout all my years of playing organized ball - I have never hit a home run but it didn't stop me for playing at least 40 out of my 60+ years. It might be the same way with poetry but I am not discouraged. MIke

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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 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

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