And the writing push continues….

May 16, 2013

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I am enjoying every minute of writing & revising my first novel. It has been a journey of wonder and self discovery. At the end of each day of work, I’m driven by the idea of a future reader being brought into a world that only I conjured up. I’m looking forward to seeing where […]

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Does anyone know how to drive but me?

February 18, 2013

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After driving enough hours this weekend to cause my ass & lower back to throb, not to mention nearly losing blood flow to my legs at several points, I have decided it is was the right time to declare publicly what I have declared for years in bars, libraries and  drugstores…that I when I am […]

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Yusef Komunyakka.

February 13, 2013

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I first encountered the poetry of Yusef Komunyakka when he visited my hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to guest speak and read poems from his wonderful book of poems, “Neon Vernacular.” His poems, particularly the integrity in his short lined poems. I sat in the audience and listened to him with honor and respect. Though there […]

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The big loser in the Pentagon’s new Budget? Apparently Humans.

July 24, 2012

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  Check out the following article at Wired by by Spencer Ackerman, January 26, 2012.   The big loser in the Pentagon’s new budget? Ordinary human beings. About 80,000 Army soldiers and 20,000 Marines are getting downsized. Half of the Army’s conventional combat presence in Europe is packing up and ending its post-Cold War staycation. […]

What Happens Now in the South China Sea?

July 24, 2012

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What Happens Now in the South China Sea? by Joshua Kurlantzick July 19, 2012 Although the meltdown of the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh last week seemed like an unmitigated disaster, and already has resulted in a flurry of press coverage blasting the organization, the situation in the South China Sea is not […]

New Poem. “Crazy as a loon.”

March 14, 2012

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Crazy as a loon. “Crazy as a loon!” They’ll say, but let them. They have no feathers to escape with                             or beak to browse with. Loony as I, who wouldn’t choose to fly away from nine to five & church only on Sundays?     God.    My God.         Your God.             Polyamorous.                 ‘Their […]

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Iranian Nuclear Program Decides Next U.S. President?

March 6, 2012

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Having discussed this issue with several family and friends, it’s my very unqualified opinion (& novice at best) that I feel the deciding issue in the American presidential election will be the issue of Iran & how America handles their desire to acquire enriched uranium, not American domestic issues or necessarily a slower than expected economic recovery. […]

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