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   What would you like to know?  I’ll cover some of the basics and if you have questions, feel free to ask. Vicki and I have been married for thirty-eight (38) years in August.  I’m a retired school administrator and she continues to serve as a Theatre Arts teacher. We have two (2) adult children who are also teachers and both are happily married. I’m proud to say that everyone holds a Master’s Degree.  We are blessed to have two (2) beautiful granddaughters and do our very best to teach, love and spoil them all at the same time.

    Vicki and I live in a country home in Wichita County in North-Central Texas. I spend my time Farming and writing. I consider my first published book to be a great personal accomplishment. As I Recall, is a collection of short narrative essays and poetry that shares memories from my life. Check it out some day.

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Blog Posted:6/3/2018 6:10:00 PM


The kids had a fantastic performance at state. We did not place in the top three, however. Many of those watching stopped Vicki and I to tell is how wonderful it was. Two of the players were recognized for their performance. The Prose and Poetry interpers competed the following week and the Prose interpers places third and fifth! Quite a feat to have two in the final round at state. The each beat 630 competitors through district, Regional and State rounds. Our Poetry reader missed the final round by one placing as did an extemporaneous speaker. Pictures from the play are posted in my photos what a GREAT bunch of kids. 
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My Past Blog Posts

Results from State
Date Posted: 6/3/2018 6:10:00 PM
...And the Rain Came To Mayfield
Date Posted: 4/27/2018 3:58:00 PM
Going Fishing?
Date Posted: 4/1/2014 10:53:00 AM
Final Days
Date Posted: 3/17/2014 5:37:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/14/2017 Kemp's Ridley Release Free verseanimal,beach,environment,
9/15/2016 Flight to Atlanta Free verseflying,sky,
2/9/2016 Sudden Cold Free verseamerica,fear,patriotic,pe
1/29/2016 What am I Free verseadventure,love,romance,
9/9/2015 Wine and Woman Free versedrink,romance,wine,woman,
4/13/2015 Cowboy's Trappings Versecharacter,clothes,culture
3/19/2015 Poet Not Free versepoetry,poets,writing,
8/11/2014 Leave A Trail Free verseintrospection,travel,
6/3/2014 TO THE GUY WHO KEYED MY DAUGHTER'S CAR Narrativeslam,spoken word,
3/22/2014 Classic Vinyl Love Poem Free versehope,love,music,
3/15/2014 Final Day 3-1-02 Free versedad,death,family,
3/15/2014 Final Days- Hospice 2-26-02 Versedad,death,family,
3/15/2014 Final Days- Decisions 2-25-02 Narrativedad,family,
3/7/2014 Final Days 2-20-02, 9:00 AM Narrativedad,death,
3/5/2014 Final Days 2-15-02, 8:00 AM Narrativedad,death,
2/3/2014 Sweeter Dreams Rhymedream,fear,grandchild,ima
9/14/2013 Moon Play Versenature,
5/23/2013 Three Dreams Coupletdeath,dream,life,
5/19/2013 As I Recall - Introduction Prosebooks,family,life,
5/14/2013 Reflection Monokufriendship,love,
5/14/2013 Butterfly Song Free versebutterfly,dedication,frie
4/15/2013 The Fallen Haikubeauty,nature,
4/15/2013 Blossom Haikubeauty,nature,
4/8/2013 Video Coupletcomputer-internet,nature,
4/4/2013 eMail From Home Sedokafamily,lonely,wife,me,dog
4/2/2013 The Hike Haikuadventure,nature,places,
3/25/2013 Let the Ball Lie Limericksatire,sports,
3/21/2013 What Lurks Within Free versefamily,life,
3/17/2013 My Perfect Granddaughter NR Rhymegrandfather,humorous,
3/16/2013 Eddie Claimed to Be a Cowboy - with video link Free versecowboy-western,
3/10/2013 Pride O' the Irish Versefootball,holiday,pride,
3/7/2013 I Write Verseinspirational,introspecti
3/1/2013 Train Free verseinspirational,introspecti
2/25/2013 Hummingbird Free versenature,
2/24/2013 Moon is My Muse Monokuromance,drug,
2/14/2013 Cloud - Recited Free verseme,nature,
2/6/2013 Catch a Big'un Rhymehumorous,nature,sports,
1/25/2013 Petals Of The Night Rhymebeauty,flower,nature,beau
1/22/2013 Daddy's Guns Coupletdad,son,
1/22/2013 Pistol Haikucourage,fear,
1/15/2013 Remember the Alamo Quatraincourage,death,war,men,
1/11/2013 The Game Free versedeath,grief,
12/27/2012 White Christmas Coupletchristmas,holiday,
6/1/2012 Poets Have Power Haikuforgiveness,introspection
5/1/2012 Rusted Nail Free verseeducation,introspection,m
12/3/2011 The Garden -Song of Song- Haikulife,nature,romance,
11/26/2011 Reflection Haikuintrospection,life,
11/26/2011 Gift of Light Free verseinspirational,
11/26/2011 Grandmother's Turkey Epulaeryufood,holiday,
11/2/2011 My Unique Line - RD Personificationdeath,funeral,life,rose,
10/13/2011 Blame It On the Moon Chokanature,passion,me,moon,
10/8/2011 Witches' Brew- A Halloween Tale Versefantasy,holiday,halloween
8/4/2011 Wings of Power Free verseanimals,inspirational,pol
7/30/2011 Choices Coupletlife,time,drug,
7/21/2011 Balloon Couplethappiness
3/22/2011 Invitation to Mankind Haikunature,space
3/21/2011 Love the Other Quintain (English)love
3/1/2011 Time to Make a Change Haikunature,seasons
2/10/2011 Golden Meadow Smile Free verseschool,seasonsday,day,
2/1/2011 Chances Lovers Take Senryulove
1/27/2011 Flowers,,,Beautiful Flowers Free versedeath,funeral,life,nature
1/21/2011 Raven Made Her Choice Free versedeath,lost love
1/11/2011 Calling for a Kiss Dodoitsulove
1/11/2011 Pitch Man Chastushkafunny
1/8/2011 Cracked and Yellow Crystallinemusic
11/27/2010 Interim Free versefamily,life,places,social
10/27/2010 Old Red Barn Coupletfamily,nostalgiafamily,au
10/26/2010 My Love Story Narrativelove,romancedance,dance,
8/29/2010 Careful What You Catch Verseanimals,pets
8/29/2010 Leaf in the Wind Haikunature
7/29/2010 What's in a Name Rhymeanimals
7/1/2010 Time to Celebrate Haikuholiday
6/5/2010 Who Should We Blame Coupletloss,natural disasters
6/4/2010 If I Were A Butterfly Free versenature,
6/1/2010 Butterfly Haikunature
5/30/2010 Forgiven Lanternereligion
5/20/2010 God's Bouquet Coupletinspirational,philosophy,
5/15/2010 To My Love and Life: My Wife Free verselovelove,
5/15/2010 Neruda Couplethistory,politicalwords,
5/13/2010 Cloaked and Soaked Haikuanimals
5/11/2010 American Osmosis Free verseadventure,history
5/5/2010 Stratocaster Man Versemusic
5/2/2010 The Matriarch Free versefamily,mother
4/30/2010 Speckled Thief Verseanimals,funny
4/30/2010 Tiger Shark Haikuanimals
4/27/2010 The Sounds of Summer Nights Free verseseasonssound,sound,
4/27/2010 Loves Departure Quatrainlove
4/27/2010 Transformation Haikunature
4/27/2010 Share the Dream Senryublack african american,de
4/26/2010 Wings of Song Haikuanimals
4/13/2010 Prelude to the Night Coupletlove,passion
4/13/2010 D. H. Lawrence was a Better Man Free verseanimals,education,introsp
4/12/2010 How to Take a Picture of the Milky Way Haikunature,space
3/27/2010 Songs of Spring Verseanimals,nature
3/26/2010 Encore Haikunature
3/22/2010 The Nest Free verseanimals,education,natures
3/20/2010 Wedding Day Free verseweddingme,me,
3/20/2010 Question and Answer Rhymehope,inspirational,vision
3/20/2010 Blossoms Cinquainnature,seasons
3/20/2010 Winter Cinquainnature,seasons

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Fav Poems

Violet Eyes Narrativefriendship,people,
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Because- Free versedevotion,i love you,love,
The Wrecking Ball Free versechildhood,nostalgia,time,
Only One Free verseday,
A Thousand Years From Now Iambic Pentameterintrospection,
Do You Remember Free verse 
Sepia Recollections Free versefamily,grandfather,
In The Chill Of An Open Door Dramatic monologueangst,caregiving,death,fa
Tissue Box Free versechild,cry,daughter,grief,
Tea is Served Narrativeautumn,death,friendship,h
Today There is Rain Outside Free verserain,today,universe,

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