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I starting writing poetry again in 2012 after a 50 year hiatus.

Born and raised in West Texas, I lived all over the area as a child until my mother remarried, as my father was in the oil drilling business, which required constant moving. I grew up in San Angelo, home of Fort Concho and the Buffalo Soldiers, but spent quite a few summers working on my grandpa's farm in the Texas Hill Country.

I met my wife Toni while I was stationed at Aviano AFB, Italy. I learned to speak Italian fluently and we still speak it at home interchangeably with English. My three sons, all born in Italy after I got out of the USAF, also speak Italian.

We moved back to the USA in 1972 and settled in Missouri, where I went back to school.

We moved to Atlanta in 1988, when Toni relocated here with AT&T. I got a job with McKesson (then HBOC) working with medical information systems, which started my career in this field. I had a natural talent for application design and parlayed this talent into a great R&D management position with an internet startup.

We are now retired. We spend time traveling the world and visiting our grandchildren in CA and NC. We also spend some time in Italy almost every year visiting and traveling with friends in Europe as we have a small apartment there in Sacile near Aviano, not far from Venice.

My other passions are mushroom hunting (the edible kind), gourmet cooking and bread baking.


Poetry Soup Spam


Blog Posted:12/4/2013 10:27:00 AM
I got an interesting comment on my poem "Ode On A Japanese Commode" this AM. Here is the text:

rebekahjappah@hotmail.com Hello, I wish you best Compliment of the season,with hope that you are physically and healthy alright,l do believe that this mail will reach in good condition. My name is Miss Rebekah and i got your profile in www.poetrysoup.com and i think we can make it together,please i would like you to contact me back through my email address and i will tell you more about myself and also send you my photo,as soon as you contact me back, Hopping for your lovely reply soonest, Rebekah. rebekahjappah@hotmail.com

Well, at least it wasn't Mistress Rebekah!! hehe
Best offer I've had lately...

Of course "she" is probably a 54 year old man trying to sell some porn.

Wonder how she got in? No poet name in the comments.
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  1. Date: 12/7/2013 11:45:00 PM
    He/she has been here before Roy...He/she must be bi, cause he/she sends the same message to both genders...

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:50:00 PM
    Let he/she enjoy being the talk of the poetry soup palace

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:38:00 PM
    She is into women too! I deleted her.

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:26:00 PM
    She is actually very attractive. We spoke for a long time and are going to meet. JUST KIDDING!!! WE DELETED the account. We got the SPAM too.

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 12/7/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Darn PS! I was hoping you could fix me up...
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Hey Roy, Let's take all the love and attention we can get, hope you didn't scare her away---actually I'm very hurt because I thought I was the only one but.....guess not!! lol

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Doing a quick Google search for the email address I see "she" like's, Body Modification, Tattoos, Poetry, Photography, City Data site, Equestrian Jumping... Also appears to speak Spanish and hang out at the African Network Online. Every time "she" says "Hello, I wish you best Compliment of the season" I say we got ourselves a Bot trolling to get an email address from lonely gentleman that they can exploit later. Fun Times

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Got one too..BG

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 1:34:00 PM
    surprisingly, i did get it, roy... no worries, he/ she probably has nothing much to do...:)

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:02:00 PM
    I've also seen that on another's page as well. Hmm

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Hi all this person has been in & out, on & off soup for years. he/she is very computer savvy the best think to do is simply ignore the person Jennish got one too. They are probably thrilled to be a blog topic :(

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My Past Blog Posts

 
How to do a scansion of your poem to verify the meter
Date Posted: 8/19/2014 6:03:00 PM
Too Subtle?
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 1:39:00 PM
New Feature -Poet's Notes About the Poem
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 12:31:00 PM
Free Verse: Start here or finish here
Date Posted: 7/21/2014 7:04:00 PM
Bogus Entries in Contests
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 6:46:00 AM
Punctuation and Capitalization in Poetry
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 6:35:00 PM
About Poem/Poem Notes/Inspiration, etc.
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 8:17:00 AM
Bawdy Limericks II Judged
Date Posted: 7/6/2014 2:48:00 PM
To Footnote or Not to Footnote?
Date Posted: 7/3/2014 8:47:00 PM
User trying to set a password
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 10:01:00 PM
Centering, Bolding, and Italicizing in a Poem
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 9:51:00 PM
Bawdy Limerick Contest Complete
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 4:38:00 PM
Limerick Contest Update - Last chance
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 5:31:00 PM
Bonnie Parker's Poetry
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 2:48:00 PM
Limerick Contest Update
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 2:48:00 PM
Kudos on the Miltonic Sonnet Contest
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 4:06:00 PM
Limerick Contest
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 7:56:00 PM
Roy's Ramblings - The Final Invention
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 9:42:00 AM
Contest Enhancements I'd Like to See
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 10:12:00 AM
Age Test
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 8:44:00 PM
A couple of not so burning questions
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 12:23:00 PM
Some Contest Ideas - Feedback Requested
Date Posted: 3/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
Images for my Spring sonnet
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 7:56:00 PM
Bridge Over Troubled Water Contest Results
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 5:24:00 PM
And that's when the fight started...
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 9:34:00 AM

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8/31/2014Bad GoldilocksAbecedarianhumorous,
8/25/2014Russian PussyChastushkahumor,
8/23/2014Matryoshkan MultiverseHaibunhumor,
8/18/2014A Roll of Duct Tape - FootleFootlehumor,
8/10/2014The New OneBlank versedark,
8/5/2014Picket Tupp and Poteeta WheyQuatrainchild,children,
7/22/2014A Brush of WingsVersebird,
7/16/2014Great A'Tuin - the Giant Star TurtleFree versedeath,journey,stars,
7/13/2014Blood on the SaddleLimerickfunny,vacation,
7/8/2014Willow: A FableRhymechildren,death,dream,fant
6/30/2014Ragnarok: The StormEpyllionweather,
6/28/2014Dante's PathQuatrainspiritual,
6/11/2014Bill's DrillLimerickhumorous,
5/26/2014Albert EinsteinClerihewhumorous,science,
5/22/2014John Cougar MellencampClerihewbio,humorous,
5/19/2014SoupQuatrainpoetry,satire,
5/14/2014Into the SunlightHaikunature,
5/12/2014RainierHaikunature,
5/9/2014JanuariesHaikunature,
5/7/2014Jonah Falcon He's NotLimerickfunny,
5/6/2014The Well Traveled LinguistLimerickhumorous,
5/5/2014Raise the MastLimerickhumorous,
5/4/2014Are you glad to see me or is that just a wrinkleLimerickage,funny,
5/2/2014The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His PurposeRhymehate,religion,slam,
5/1/2014On Conspiracy TheoriesSonnetphilosophy,
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