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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.


Happy New Year To All


Blog Posted:12/31/2013 6:15:00 PM
in brown: phonetical transcription
 
LANGUAGEHAPPY NEW YEAR
AFRIKAANSgelukkige nuwejaar / voorspoedige nuwejaar
AKPOSSOilufio ètussé
ALBANIANGëzuar vitin e ri
ALSATIANe glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr
ARABICعام سعيد (aam saiid) / sana saiida
ARMENIANshnorhavor nor tari
ATIKAMEKWamokitanone
AZERIyeni iliniz mübarək
BAMBARAaw ni san'kura / bonne année
BASAAmbuee
BASQUEurte berri on
BELARUSIANЗ новым годам (Z novym hodam)
BENGALIsubho nababarsho
BERBERasgwas amegas
BETImbembe mbu
BHOJPURInauka sal mubarak hoe
BOBObonne année
BOSNIANsretna nova godina
BRETONbloavezh mat / bloavez mad
BULGARIANчестита нова година (chestita nova godina)
BURMESEhnit thit ku mingalar pa
CANTONESEsun lin fi lok / kung hé fat tsoi
CATALANbon any nou
CHINESE (MANDARIN)新年快乐 (xin nian kuai le) / 新年好 (xin nian hao)
CORNISHbledhen nowedh da
CORSICANpace è salute
CROATIANsretna nova godina
CZECHšťastný nový rok
DANISHgodt nytår
DARIsale naw tabrik
DUALAmbu mwa bwam
DUTCHgelukkig nieuwjaar
ENGLISHhappy new year
ESPERANTOfeliĉan novan jaron
ESTONIANhead uut aastat
EWEeƒé bé dzogbenyui nami
EWONDOmbembe mbu
FANGbamba mbou
FAROESEgott nýggjár
FINNISHonnellista uutta vuotta
FLEMISHgelukkig nieuwjaar
FONcoudo we yoyo
FRENCHbonne année
FRISIANlokkich neijier
FRIULANbon an
FULAdioul mo wouri
GALICIANfeliz ano novo
GEORGIANგილოცავთ ახალ წელს (gilocavt akhal tsels)
GERMANFrohes neues Jahr / prosit Neujahr
GREEKΚαλή Χρονιά (kali chronia / kali xronia) / Ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούριος Χρόνος (eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos)
GUJARATIsal mubarak / nootan varshabhinandan
GUARANÍrogüerohory año nuévo-re
HAITIAN CREOLEbònn ané
HAOUSSAbarka da sabuwar shekara
HAWAIIANhauoli makahiki hou
HEBREWשנה טובה (shana tova)
HEREROombura ombe ombua
HINDInav varsh ki subhkamna
HMONGnyob zoo xyoo tshiab
HUNGARIANboldog új évet
ICELANDICgleðilegt nýtt ár
IGBOobi anuri nke afor ohuru
INDONESIANselamat tahun baru
IRISH GAELICath bhliain faoi mhaise
ITALIANfelice anno nuovo / buon anno
JAVANESEsugeng warsa enggal
JAPANESEあけまして おめでとう ございます (akemashite omedetô gozaimasu)
KABYLIANaseggas ameggaz
KANNADAhosa varshada shubhaashayagalu
KASHMIRInav reh mubarakh
KAZAKHzhana zhiliniz kutti bolsin
KHMERsur sdei chhnam thmei
KIEMBUngethi cya mwaka mweru
KINYARWANDAumwaka mwiza
KIRUNDIumwaka mwiza
KOREAN새해 복 많이 받으세요 (seh heh bok mani bat uh seyo)
KURDEsala we ya nû pîroz be
KWANGALImvhura zompe zongwa
LAOsabai di pi mai
LATINfelix sit annus novus
LATVIANlaimīgu Jauno gadu
LIGURIANbón ànno nêuvo
LINGALAbonana / mbúla ya sika elámu na tombelí yɔ̌
LITHUANIANlaimingų Naujųjų Metų
LOW SAXONgelükkig nyjaar
LUGANDAomwaka omulungi
LUXEMBOURGEOISe gudd neit Joër
MACEDONIANСреќна Нова Година (srekna nova godina)
MALAGASYarahaba tratry ny taona
MALAYselamat tahun baru
MALAYALAMnava varsha ashamshagal
MALTESEis-sena t-tajba
MANGAREVANkia porotu te ano ou
MAORIkia hari te tau hou
MARATHInavin varshaachya hardik shubbheccha
MARQUISIANkaoha nui tenei ehua hou
MOHAWKose:rase
MONGOLIANШинэ жилийн баярын мэнд хvргэе (shine jiliin bayariin mend hurgeye)
MORÉwênd na kô-d yuum-songo
NDEBELEumyaka omucha omuhle
NGOMBALEngeu' shwi pong mbeo paghe
NORMANboune anna / jostouse anna
NORWEGIANgodt nyttår
OCCITANbon annada
ORIYAsubha nababarsa / naba barsara hardika abhinandan
OURDOUnaya sar Mubarak
PALAUANungil beches er rak
PAPIAMENTUbon anja / felis anja nobo
PASHTOnawe kaalmo mobarak sha
PERSIANسال نو مبارک (sâle no mobârak)
POLISHszczęśliwego nowego roku
PORTUGUESEfeliz ano novo
PUNJABIਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ (nave saal deeyan vadhaiyaan)
ROMANCHEbun di bun onn
ROMANIbaxtalo nevo bersh
ROMANIANun an nou fericit / la mulţi ani
RUSSIANС Новым Годом (S novim godom)
SAMOANia manuia le tausaga fou
SAMIbuorre ådåjahke
SANGOnzoni fini ngou
SARDINIANbonu annu nou
SCOTTISH GAELICbliadhna mhath ur
SERBIANСрећна Нова година (Srećna Nova godina)
SHIMAOREmwaha mwema
SHONAgoredzva rakanaka
SINDHInain saal joon wadhayoon
SINHALESEශුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා (shubha aluth awuruddak weiwa)
SLOVAKšťastný nový rok
SLOVENIANsrečno novo leto
SOBOTAdobir leto
SOMALIsanad wanagsan
SPANISHfeliz año nuevo
SRANANwan bun nyun yari
SWAHILImwaka mzuri / heri ya mwaka mpya
SWEDISHgott nytt år
SWISS-GERMANes guets Nöis
TAGALOGmanigong bagong taon
TAHITIANia orana i te matahiti api
TAMAZIGHTassugas amegaz
TAMILஇனிய புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் (iniya puthandu nal Vazhthukkal)
TATARyaña yıl belän
TELUGUనూతన సంవత్శర శుభాకాంక్షలు (nuthana samvathsara subhakankshalu)
THAIสวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawatdii pimaï)
TIBETANtashi delek / losar tashi delek
TIGREsanat farah wa khare
TSHILUBAtshidimu tshilenga
TSWANAitumelele ngwaga o mosha
TULUposa varshada shubashaya
TURKISHyeni yılınız kutlu olsun
TWENTSgluk in'n tuk
UDMURTVyľ Aren
UKRAINIANЩасливого Нового Року / З Новим роком (z novym rokom)
URDUnaya sal mubarak
UZBEKyangi yilingiz qutlug' bo'lsin
VIETNAMESEChúc Mừng Nǎm Mới / Cung Chúc Tân Niên / Cung Chúc Tân Xuân
WALOONene boune anéye, ene boune sintéye
WALOON ("betchfessîs" spelling)bone annéye / bone annéye èt bone santéye
WELSHblwyddyn newydd dda
WEST INDIAN CREOLEbon lanné
WOLOFdewenati
XHOSAnyak'omtsha
YIDDISHa gut yohr
YORUBAeku odun / eku odun tun tun / eku iyedun
ZERMAbarka'n da djiri tagio
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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 11:43:00 AM
    Feliz año nuevo!

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ¡ Igualmente !
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:23:00 AM
    Roy thank you for the wonderful Georgia suggestions! I would not to have even though to look for a place that served Pho there! Hoping this year is a peaceful one for you :)

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Flo. Same to you.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 7:17:00 AM
    Sawatdii Pi Mai (Thai) or Manigong Bagon Taon or Maligayang Bagong Taon (Phil) from a friend here in Thailand my dear friend Roy. Best wishes! love and big hugs, Leonora

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thailand is lovely and I adore the food! Cheers, Roy
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Sal Mubarak, Roy

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Same to you, Ram!
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Molto Bravo! Happy New Year to you, too.

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    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V. Date: 1/1/2014 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had lived in Italy, too.
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well Giorgio, I mistakenly thought you were Italian based on your pen name, but now I see you are Greek (and apparently channeling Byron, Shelly and Keats). Just kidding! Happy New Year!
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 6:36:00 PM
    You said it all so well ! I enjoyed taking a moment to read your bio. You have had some wonderful experiences in life. Wishing the best for you in the New Year!

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 1/1/2014 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Same to you, Karen. Happy New Year!
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 6:25:00 PM
    this is soo sweet, roy.. may the new year fill you with graces of love and prosperity of the spirit!.. huggs

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    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden Date: 12/31/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yep, it's on the list under Tagalog. Cheers!
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 12/31/2013 6:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    in the philippines. we say: " manigong bagong taon!"

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12/4/2014 Saint Nicholas Clerihewchristmas,humor,
11/29/2014 But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
11/29/2014 The Pedicure Virgin Prosehumor,
11/14/2014 One Tolkien Over the Line Rhymetribute,
11/5/2014 Message of the Moth Quatrainangst,longing,
10/30/2014 Just Another Routine Day Monorhymedeath,
10/28/2014 Drool Burger Epulaeryufood,
10/25/2014 Pi Day Rhymehumor,
10/25/2014 Go For It Carpe Dieminspirational,
10/15/2014 Halloween on the Dark Side of Town Rhymeholiday,satire,
9/22/2014 Andrea Dietrich Clerihewtribute,
9/15/2014 The Empty Quarter Alliterationearth,nature,stars,
8/31/2014 Bad Goldilocks Abecedarianhumorous,
8/25/2014 Pussy Riot Chastushkahumor,
8/23/2014 Matryoshkan Multiverse Haibunhumor,
8/18/2014 A Roll of Duct Tape - Footle Footlehumor,
8/10/2014 The New One Blank versedark,
8/5/2014 Little Superheroes Quatrainchild,children,
7/22/2014 A Brush of Wings Versebird,
7/16/2014 Great A'Tuin - the Giant Star Turtle Haibundeath,journey,stars,
7/13/2014 Blood on the Saddle Limerickfunny,vacation,
7/8/2014 Willow: A Fable Rhymechildren,death,dream,fant
6/30/2014 Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
6/28/2014 Dante's Path Quatrainspiritual,
6/11/2014 Bill's Drill Limerickhumorous,
5/26/2014 Albert Einstein Clerihewhumorous,science,
5/22/2014 John Cougar Mellencamp Clerihewbio,humorous,
5/19/2014 Same Old Soup Quatrainpoetry,satire,
5/14/2014 Into the Sunlight Haikunature,
5/12/2014 Rainier Haikunature,
5/9/2014 Januaries Haikunature,
5/7/2014 Jonah Falcon He's Not Limerickfunny,
5/6/2014 The Well Traveled Linguist Limerickhumorous,
5/5/2014 Raise the Mast Limerickhumorous,
5/4/2014 Are you glad to see me or is that just a wrinkle Limerickage,funny,
5/2/2014 The Devil Can Cite Scripture For His Purpose Rhymehate,religion,slam,
5/1/2014 On Conspiracy Theories Sonnetphilosophy,
4/28/2014 Gold Mold Limerickfunny,
4/28/2014 Tongue Oil Limerickfunny,
4/28/2014 Red Moon Limerickfunny,
4/28/2014 Fochs Gnus Rhymeslam,
4/24/2014 Concerning Human Understanding Blank versephilosophy,
4/1/2014 The Thunderous Wonderous Electric Toy Train Rhymechristmas,nostalgia,
3/18/2014 Ignominious Exit Rhymehumorous,
3/11/2014 Premature Exoneration Limerickholiday,humor,
2/28/2014 Going Gigging Rhymefishing,
2/10/2014 A Series of Unfortunate Darwin Awards Limerickdeath,humorous,silly,
2/7/2014 What Can I Do Sonnetabsence,death,fear,
1/29/2014 The Earth Abides Quatrainnatural disasters,nature,
1/23/2014 Ancient Dance Sonnetlove,
1/21/2014 Happy Hour Iambic Pentameterdrink,relationship,satire
1/7/2014 San Saba Springtime Sonnetnature,spring,
12/28/2013 The Whittlers Cowboygrowing up,nostalgia,
12/19/2013 Redneck Santa Rhymechristmas,
12/17/2013 The Tale of the China Poblana Epichistory,
6/13/2013 Ode on a Japanese Commode Rhymehumorous,
5/24/2013 The Fruits of their Labors Free versepolitical,
5/23/2013 Damaged Goods Quatrainabuse,
5/21/2013 White Trash Nostalgia Quatraingrowing up,
5/15/2013 The Conceit of Poetry Coupletphilosophy,
4/26/2013 Empyreal Ecstasy Quatrainnature,night,stars,
4/24/2013 Bordeaux Rouge Limerickhumorous,
4/18/2013 head typist Quatrainhumorous,writing,
4/14/2013 The Roughneck Song Rhymeday,drink,red,song,work,
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3/20/2013 A Couple for the Ages Sonnethumorous,
3/17/2013 Bambino, Bambina Limerickbaby,
3/11/2013 The Treachery of Images Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,image,me,
3/8/2013 Pearl of La Paz Sonnetdeath,grief,
2/17/2013 All Hat and No Cattle Cowboycowboy,humorous,old,time,
2/10/2013 Dark Temptress Rhymefood,humorous,passion,
2/10/2013 Three Pills Didacticlife,me,philosophy,truth,
1/30/2013 Icebox Days Rhymechildhood,growing up,humo
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