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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.


Merry Christmas to All


Blog Posted:12/25/2013 7:28:00 AM
in brown: phonetical transcription
 
LANGUAGEMERRY CHRISTMAS
AFRIKAANSgeseënde Kersfees
ALBANIANgëzuar Krishtlindja
ALSATIANgleckika Wïanachta
AMHARICመልካም የገና (melkam' yeghena) / የልደት በዓል (yel'det' be'al)
ARABICميلاد مجيد (miilaad majiid)
ARMENIANShnorhavor Surb tsnund
AZERINoel bayraminiz mubarak
BASQUEEguberri on
BELARUSIANЗ Божым нараджэннем (Z Bozym naradzenniem)
BENGALIsubho baradin
BOSNIANsretan Božić
BRETONNedeleg laouen
BULGARIANвесела коледа (vesela koleda)
BURMESEChristmas nay hma mue pyaw pa
CATALANbon Nadal
CH'TIjoïeux Noé
CHEROKEEulihelisdi danisdayohihvi
CHINESE圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)
CORNISHNadelek lowen
CORSICANbon Natale
CROATIANsretan Božić
CZECHveselé Vánoce
DANISHglædelig jul
DHOLUObedgi sikuku maber
DUTCHvrolijk Kerstfeest
ENGLISHmerry Christmas
ESPERANTOgojan Kristnaskon
ESTONIANhäid jõule
FAROESEgleðilig jól
FILIPINOMaligayang Pasko
FINNISHhyvää joulua
FRENCHjoyeux Noël
FRISIANnoflike Krystdagen
FRIULANbon nadâl
GALICIANbo Nadal
GEORGIANgilocav shoba axal wels
GERMANfrohe Weihnachten / fröhliche Weihnachten
GREEKΚαλα Χριστούγεννα (kala christougenna / kala xristougenna)
HAITIAN CREOLEjwaye Nowel
HAWAIIANmele Kalikimaka
HEBREWחג מולד שמח (hag molad saméa'h)
HINDIKrismas ki subhkamna
HUNGARIANboldog karácsonyt
ICELANDICgleðileg jól
IGBOannuri Ekeresimesi
ILOCANOnaragsak a paskua
INDONESIANselamat Natal
IRISH GAELICNollaig shona
ITALIANbuon Natale
JAVANESEsugeng Natal
JAPANESEmerii kurisumasu
KABYLIANtameghra tameggazt
KHMERរីក​រាយ​បុណ្យ​ណូអ៊ែល (rik reay bon Noel)
KINYARWANDANoheli nziza
KIRUNDINoheli nziza
KOREAN메리크리스마스
KURDISHNoela we pîroz be
LAOsouksan van Christmas
LATINfelix dies Nativitatis (literal translation) / felicem diem Nativitatis (spoken)
LATVIANpriecīgus Ziemassvētkus
LIANGMAImathabou Christmas
LIGURIANbón dênâ / bón natâle
LITHUANIANsu Kalėdomis / linksmų Kalėdų
LOW SAXONvrolik Kersfees
LUXEMBOURGEOISschéi Chrëschtdeeg
MACEDONIANсреќен Божиќ (srećen Božić, formal) / Христос се роди (Hristos se rodi, informal) / Навистина се роди (Navistina se rodi, as a reply to the informal greeting)
MALAGASYtratry ny Krismasy / arahabaina tratry ny Krismasy / arahaba tratry ny Krismasy
MALAYselamat hari natal
MALAYALAMChristmas ashamshagal
MALTESEil-milied it-tajjeb / milied hieni
MANXNollick ghennal
MAORImeri Kirihimete
MIZOKrismas chibai
MONÉGASQUEbon Natale
MONGOLIANzul sariin bayariin mend hurgie
NORMANjostous Noué
NORMAN (JÈRRIAIS)bouan Noué
NORWEGIANgod jul
OCCITANbon Nadal
OROMObaga ayyaana dhaloota Kiristoos isin ga'e
PAPIAMENTUbon pasku
PERSIANکریسمس مبارک (Christmas mobaarak)
POLISHwesołych świąt bożego Narodzenia
PORTUGUESEfeliz Natal
ROMANIbaxtalo Krečuno
ROMANIANun Crăciun fericit
RUKIGANoheiri nungi / webale Noheiri
RUSSIANс Рождеством Христовым (S rozhdestvom Khristovym)
SAMOANia manuia le Kerisimasi
SARDINIANbona pasca’e Nadale (logudorese) / bona paschixedda (campidanese)
SCOTTISH GAELICNollaig chridheil
SERBIANХристос се роди (Hristos se rodi)
SHONAKrisimas yakanaka
SILESIANRadosnych godów
SINDHIChrismas joon wadhayoon
SINHALESEsuba nattalak wewa
SLOVAKvesele vianoce
SLOVENIANvesel božič / vesele božične praznike
SOBOTAdobro dedek
SPANISHfeliz Navidad
SRANANswiti Krisneti
SWAHILIheri la Krismasi
SWEDISHGod Jul
TAGALOGMaligayang Pasko
TAHITIAN'ia 'oa'oa e teie Noera
TAMAZIGHTasgwass amaynou
TAMILகிறிஸ்மஸ் தின நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் (Krismas dina nal vaagethoukkal)
TELUGUKrismas shubhakankshalu
THAIสุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส (souksaan wan Christmas)
TONGANmele Kilisimasi
TSWANA (SETSWANA)Keresemose sentle
TURKISHNoeliniz kutlu olsun
UDMURTShuldyr Ymuśton
UKRAINIANЗ Різдвом Христовим (Z Rizdvom Khrystovym) / Щасливого Різдва Христового (ʃtʃaslyvogo rizdva Hrystovogo)
VIETNAMESEMừng Chúa Giáng Sinh
WALOON ("betchfessîs" spelling)djoyeus Noyé
WELSHNadolig llawen
WEST INDIAN CREOLEjénwèl
YIDDISHאַ גוטע ניטל (a gute nitl)
YORUBAe kun odun Keresimesi
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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Feliz Navidad, Roy!

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 7:59:00 PM
    another good blog, roy! I really liked that one on songs that you showed us. Merry Xmas.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Roy Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever. Hugs

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  1. Date: 12/25/2013 9:05:00 AM
    buon Natale Roy!

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 12/25/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Altrettanto, Craig!

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