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02/27/2017 Haiku Number 61 19 Haiku
02/26/2017 The Truth Is Here Somewhere: Echo Poem 42 Rhyme
02/22/2017 Do You Remember 58 Quatrain
02/16/2017 Dinosaur's Rules 55 Quatrain
02/12/2017 You Are --- 71 Quatrain
02/11/2017 An Evening's Rose - Dining Out 80 Quatrain
02/07/2017 Ode to a Missing Beer 68 Quatrain
01/18/2017 Favorite Recurring Nightmares Part 2 Final 94 Quatrain
01/13/2017 Favorite Recurring Nightmares Part 1 239 Quatrain
01/10/2017 Missing Frankenstein's Monster 226 Quatrain
01/07/2017 Perchance to Dream 125 Free verse
01/05/2017 In the Market for Love 104 Quatrain
12/25/2016 Awakening 148 Quatrain
12/25/2016 No One 105 Rhyme
12/19/2016 Each New Day Is a Gift 112 Rhyme
12/15/2016 Telescopic Dreams 155 Quatrain
12/11/2016 Lost Treasure 141 Rhyme
12/02/2016 A Man Must Curse 125 Rhyme
11/29/2016 Morning Traces of Love 129 Rhyme
10/24/2016 Tapped Out At Four - Rev 2 232 Rhyme
10/17/2016 Tiny Ships In A Bottle - With Variations 157 Rhyme
10/10/2016 Infinite Passes Into Heaven 182 Rhyme
10/06/2016 The Joys Of Sleeping In 155 Rhyme
09/26/2016 Understanding Human Limitations 187 Quatrain
09/11/2016 How I Would Love You 209 Rhyme
09/05/2016 Surviving Your Own Life 438 Ballad
08/12/2016 SciFiKu: Number 1 120 Senryu
08/09/2016 Winning Olympic Gold In Love 272 Rhyme
08/06/2016 Haiku Number 60 182 Haiku
08/04/2016 Remembering Atari - Part 1 190 Rhyme
08/02/2016 Sometimes When I Wake 195 Rhyme
07/28/2016 Haiku Number 59 364 Haiku
07/21/2016 Haiku: Conventional War 313 Haiku
07/20/2016 The Man That He Was, And Still Is 303 Rhyme
07/14/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 5 201 Verse
07/12/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 4 184 Verse
07/12/2016 Haiku Inspired By Video Games 264 Haiku
07/10/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 3 202 Verse
07/10/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 2 212 Verse
07/08/2016 Remembering Neethu Panicker - Chapter 1 300 Verse
07/02/2016 Poetry in the Forecast 235 Senryu
06/26/2016 Just Mosquitos and Squirrels 258 Rhyme
06/25/2016 Haiku: Global Warming Montage 333 Haiku
06/21/2016 Disappointing Friends 303 Rhyme
06/20/2016 Haiku by Escher 358 Haiku
06/18/2016 Please Stretch My Heart 259 Rhyme
06/16/2016 Gestapokuku: Hitler Youth Haikus 427 Free verse
06/14/2016 Haiku: Traditional 57 406 Haiku
06/14/2016 Haiku: Traditional 58 323 Haiku
06/13/2016 Why Can't I 396 Rhyme
06/07/2016 Haikus Parody Haiku 502 Haiku
06/07/2016 Haiku: Traditional 56 324 Haiku
06/03/2016 Haiku: Traditional 55 372 Haiku
05/31/2016 Echo Poem: When Pain Seduces Good People 320 Rhyme
05/31/2016 A Shakespearian Sonnet For Gos 279 Sonnet
05/28/2016 Faithku: Haiku of the Heart 278 Free verse
05/23/2016 Haiku: Traditional 54 326 Haiku
05/17/2016 Haiku: Traditional 53 316 Haiku
05/10/2016 Rosemary's Bliss 355 Rhyme
05/05/2016 Shooting Blanks 330 Rhyme
05/04/2016 Skin In The Game 315 Rhyme
05/01/2016 Haiku: Traditional 52 408 Haiku
05/01/2016 Haiku: Traditional 51 322 Haiku
04/30/2016 Haiku: Love's Essence 346 Haiku
04/29/2016 Haiku: Traditional 50 352 Haiku
04/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 49 434 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 48 380 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 47 362 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 46 381 Haiku
04/22/2016 Haiku: Traditional 45 369 Haiku
04/20/2016 Haiku: Traditional 44 387 Haiku
04/18/2016 Atheists VS Christians 408 Rhyme
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 43 365 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 42 332 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Listening to Mahler's 9th Symphony 672 Haiku
04/13/2016 Haiku: Traditional 41 422 Haiku
04/12/2016 Haiku: Traditional 40 345 Haiku
04/12/2016 Haiku: Traditional 39 399 Haiku
04/12/2016 Total Immersion 400 Free verse
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 38 391 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 37 507 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 36 370 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 35 339 Haiku
04/10/2016 Haiku: Traditional 34 377 Haiku
04/08/2016 Haiku: Traditional 33 418 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 32 421 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 30 381 Haiku
04/05/2016 Haiku: Traditional 29 414 Haiku
04/03/2016 Haiku: Parody 1 - Echo Poem 618 Haiku
04/03/2016 Haiku: Traditional 31 419 Haiku
03/29/2016 Flavor Enhancers 330 Rhyme
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 28 530 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 27 412 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Traditional 26 382 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 8 410 Haiku
03/27/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 7 377 Haiku
03/22/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 6 434 Haiku
03/20/2016 Nothing To Wear 466 Rhyme
03/20/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 5 401 Haiku
03/19/2016 Haiku: Quasi-Traditional 4 361 Senryu
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I started writing poetry my Senior year in High School and the Muse still strikes on occasion. I also wrote some short stories in college but poetry is my ongoing interest. I enjoy tennis, swimming and backpacking and have become a YMCA member in recent years. My short term memory has taken a hit but I'm physically stronger than I have ever been! It's nice to be able to see improvement in at least one area of my life.
    I was in the US Peace Corps twice. The first time was from 1964 to 1966 in Tanzania, East Africa where I supervised the installation of small bridges and culverts on feeder roads in an attempt to encourage local farmers to produce more. I also did some survey work and was lucky enough to spend nearly a month surveying future roads for tourists on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano whose rim exceeds 10,000 ft in places and is over ten miles in diameter. The crater floor is a natural game park nearly 2,000 ft. below the rim. The poem 'Venice' was written on my trip home from East Africa.
    A 2nd Peace Corps stint was in Malaysia where I taught a two year Physics syllabus to very gifted students in Kuantan, on the east coast of Malaysia from 1970 to 1972. I don't think I ever worked so hard in my life as I did teaching those kids. It was a very rewarding experience.
    I wrote a number of poems while I was at the University of Oklahoma and wound up getting a Master's in Physics before I left for Malaysia in 1970. The poems 'Venice' and 'California Montage' both won 'Honorable Mentions' in state poetry contests while I was at OU.
    My Masters in Physics specialized in Superconductivity. I was again very fortunate in working on devices used by USGS to do a study of how the earth's magnetic field has changed through time. This study revealed that the earth's magnetic field has reversed itself many times through history and now the magnetic field found in the rock enclosing fossils can actually be used to help determine a fossils age. I also the wrote the computer program that USGS used to analyze their core sample data.
    When money dried up for for scientific research under Nixon, my next job was working as one of the first video game designers using microprocessor logic. My first game, a copy of a game done completely in hardware called 'Bi-Plane' was perhaps the first commercially sold video game using  a microcomputer chip, the Intel 8080, as it's heart and an Altair Home Computer Kit that a friend and I built as a development station. I wound up spending nearly 12 years designing games for companies like Extensys, Ramtek, Atari and Warner Brothers.
    My last programming job was designing a micro-computer driven KSU for TIE Communications which was my most successful programming job. The final phone system sold over a million units and its program contained over 40,000 computer instructions. This assembly language program took me almost 4 years to write before the final version was completed.
    The remainder of my career has been in both farming and in real estate management. My father worked largely in farming related businesses and when he became ill I got heavily involved with our farms in South Dakota and Oklahoma, which gave birth to the poems 'A Walk Near Blunt, ' 'Driving Alone Through the Sand Hills of Nebraska, ' and 'Like a Farmer.'
    I am retired now and live in SF Bay Area which I have called home since moving here in 1973.