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04/08/2024 THE CLASSROOM 98 Rhyme
04/01/2024 NOELLE COTTAGE MAINE 79 Rhyme
04/08/2023 An Easter Blessing 300 Free verse
04/08/2023 Risk Committing Love 269 Rhyme
04/04/2023 Language Roots of New England Non-Device-Ive 494 Free verse
03/31/2023 Power of the Ballot Box 500 Free verse
02/22/2023 What a Gift: Grace Now - Heaven After 469 Free verse
02/22/2023 To and From Lips 434 Rhyme
02/21/2023 Holy Spirit Infection 411 Rhyme
02/20/2023 Hearing Vs Listening 445 Rhyme
02/20/2023 Flawed and Grateful Souls 357 Free verse
02/19/2023 Somewhere Called Love 518 Free verse
02/19/2023 Letters On Love 398 Rhyme
02/18/2023 Lost and Found At Cushing 506 Free verse
02/18/2023 When To Love 353 Free verse
02/18/2023 The Love Step 386 Free verse
02/16/2023 Dividing Normal 481 Rhyme
02/16/2023 Human Landscape 399 Rhyme
02/13/2023 Lovestock Instock 461 Rhyme
02/12/2023 Story For Truth 462 Rhyme
02/12/2023 Fall of the Fourth Estate 546 Other
02/12/2023 Media Messaging 424 Rhyme
02/11/2023 Multilingual Birds of a Feather 700 Rhyme
02/09/2023 Political Good Intentions 487 Rhyme
02/09/2023 The American Militia 404 Free verse
02/09/2023 Progressive Globalist Re-Set Plan For America 574 Free verse
02/09/2023 United States Constitutional Insights On Order 505 Free verse
02/08/2023 Nine Eleven: Towers To Tears 419 Free verse
02/08/2023 Justice: Equal Vs Social 447 Rhyme
02/08/2023 Public School Prayer and Us Constitution 463 Rhyme
02/08/2023 Beyond You 399 Other
02/06/2023 Sound Messaging 466 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Brother and Sister Colors 796 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Shades of Love and Character 425 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Opportunity Economics 408 Free verse
02/06/2023 Evolution Ad 391 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Northern Signs of Climate Change 461 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Science This Way 425 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Word Strokes 387 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Infinite Second 377 Rhyme
02/06/2023 Last Millenniums of a Beach Pebble 458 Rhyme
02/05/2023 Cruel and Friendly Cloud Dilemma 449 Rhyme
02/05/2023 Orchestration For Planet Change 431 Rhyme
02/05/2023 Between the Compasses 475 Free verse
02/04/2023 Critical Thinking Opens the Mind 575 Rhyme
02/03/2023 Lullaby of Taps 457 Rhyme

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Dear Reader:    

Returning by car in 1959 from San Francisco, California, to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, I wrote a poem about riding the rails (freight trains) down to Oakland, California, over that recent Thanksgiving holiday week. My professor of English Composition 101 was so impressed he almost accused me of plagiarism. This was my first serious attempt at writing poetry in my eighteen years of lackluster academic performance.

Growing up in historic Lancaster, Massachusetts, I attended public school there after my daily chore of milking the family cow. My older and younger brothers and I attended Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts; however, I graduated from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, class of 1959.

After one year at Pacific University, I spent three years and graduated in 1964 from the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts.  After two years as a draftee into the U.S.Army, 1966 - 1968, I became a public school Art teacher, K - 12, in North and East Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Returning to Oregon in 1970, I completed a masters degree in Education at Portland State University and returned to Newmarket, New Hampshire, where I taught Art at the Oyster River Middle School, in Durham, NH, 1972 - 1978.  

Dropping out of the education profession, and while I was developing my new product, ROCK MAPLE LIQUEUR, I took some local sales positions; and in 1984 purchased a winery property in Belmont/Laconia, New Hampshire to manufacture and bottle liqueur, wine, and spring water from a natural spring on the property.  

ROCK MAPLE LIQUEUR and LAKES REGION WINES were sold in the NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIQUOR STORES, 1982 - 1992.  After having conducted a National taste test and marketing analysis, HIRAM WALKER of Detroit, Michigan, offered an excellent partnership arrangement for their world wide manufacturing, marking, and distribution of my liqueur.

Retiring in 2004, my last years ‘in harness’  were as driver and instructor in the  tractor - trailer industry, and I did some currier work for the New Hampshire State Police Association.

My wife and I are retired and have a blended family of four children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  I have long memberships in the Masonic Faternity, F&AM, the American Legion, and Christian churches.  

The BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY  was self published in 2020.  Having completed two poetry collections: My WINDSHIELD REFLECTIONS, 1968 - 2023, and:  LONG HAUL TRUCKING - OVER THE ROAD (OTR) RHYTHMS;  I am planning to publish them.










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