Time Travel, Letters, and a Poem

This week I found three brown plastic file boxes. Inside my garage, and unopened for years. A literal treasure chest of stuff. Much of which I had forgotten about, or thought I had lost. I found my press pass from when Ronald Reagan came to town, Kodachrome slides, my discharge certificates from the Army and […]

A Picture & Two Poems

Poetry, at least in large part, is about the sound.  Years ago I started a poem that consisted of words that just felt good when you said them.  They are also words which are a bit dusty from lack of use.  That is the first poem. The second poem is about the semi innocence of […]

Memory Lane

Memories are windows to the past but sometimes the view is out of focus, and you are not sure what you are looking at. Here are two poems from adolescence.  A sometimes painful, but ALWAYS interesting time.  A History Lesson my grandfather always had a storage building someplace which he filled with all kind of […]

Things I Carry Into the World & One More Poem

I wanted to share a link with you and decided to tack on another poem.  The poem is about global warming and was written on 12 Auguest 2012 during a pretty hot summer. First the video. I used this video today in class.  It shows how the angst, wonder, and energy of youth can turn […]