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Since May 18, 2010
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I began to write last century and Y2K didn't blow my muse. Many of my poems were published in small presses around the country, even before my first computer. Writing is both a joy and a passion. Both creativity and good writing are key, and it is inspiring to read good writing. I am a structural engineer by training, and enjoy keeping up with technology and all sciences. The entire spectrum of the cosmos is fascinating--life is an amazing and colorful journey. I like chess, computers and pool, and I reside in Ohio. I'm also a veteran, having served in the Air Force. Thanks for reading, best regards, and happy writing!
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    Rated: E · Animal · #2097662
    The neighborhood cat pays us a visit.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2097281
    As per a rainy autumn walk.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #2096599
    Happy birthday to a wonderful site.
    Rated: ASR · Action/Adventure · #2096507
    What I did on my summer vacation.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2096424
    A lie gets his comeuppance.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2096331
    The trees have their say.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2096275
    I adopt an octopus.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2096212
    A little corner of the Earth.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2096141
    Passing through the storm of abuse.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2096049
    A Trolaan for a picture prompt.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2096027
    Taking a train to the past.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2095913
    A Villanelle about thunder.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2095816
    A Rondeau for a picture prompt.
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #2095801
    Hooves participates in the Running of the Bulls.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2095713
    The pains and problems of moving to a new house.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #2095595
    Witches, ghosts, werewolves and vampires all celebrate the Cramp's 16th birthday.
    Rated: 13+ · Sci-fi · #2095584
    Kirk muses about his birthday.
    Rated: E · Educational · #2095580
    A little bit of pi.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2095459
    A greeting gets no response.
    Rated: E · Psychology · #2095347
    Taking charge of fear.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2095237
    Life's ups and downs.
    Rated: ASR · Thriller/Suspense · #2095226
    The day the zombies came.
    Rated: E · Travel · #2095171
    We're going 'cross country in our VW bus.
    Rated: E · Mystery · #2094865
    I find a strange envelope in my mailbox.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2094476
    The sacredness of one's thoughts.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2094279
    The darkness of hate.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2093825
    Our connection to the universe.
    Rated: E · Educational · #2093585
    I welcome the new school year.
    Rated: ASR · Experience · #2092758
    Drinking tea to calm the nerves--it's fundamental.
    Rated: E · Drama · #2091701
    Dealing with a sinkhole.
    Rated: ASR · Experience · #2089353
    Freeing oneself from a Fundamentalist.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2088977
    Whole lotta green going on.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #2086878
    Tribute to Edwin Hubble and James Webb.
    Rated: ASR · Comedy · #2086594
    Musings of a yo-yo.
    Rated: E · Psychology · #2084462
    Good vibrations make you feel all right.
    Rated: ASR · Political · #2083880
    Politics and the people.
    Rated: E · Family · #2083321
    Friends are the family you choose.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2082777
    The bane of belief.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #2082318
    Bane of the itch.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2082040
    On the life and death of my beloved surrogate Dad.
    Rated: 13+ · Opinion · #2081359
    Beware of liars.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2081049
    A not so subtle tee shirt.
    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #2080882
    A new food delivery service in town.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2080671
    He appeared unexpectedly in my garden.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2080190
    A future world in which the elderly receive honor and respect.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #2079178
    Rest in peace Johan Cruyff.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2078891
    A new octopus species is found.
    Rated: E · Women's · #2078313
    Marilyn goes to the hair salon.
    Rated: E · Crime/Gangster · #2077977
    Identity theft.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #2077763
    The bane of hate.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2077247
    Alofa Bread makes a new yard.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2077031
    Realizing ambition.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #2076347
    Abusing a disabled Veteran.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2075757
    A wren plagues me.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2075109
    An Imam offers a Valentine.
    Rated: E · Travel · #2074947
    Things to see in and near Las Vegas.
    Rated: ASR · Nature · #2074357
    Looking to the sun.
    Rated: E · Cultural · #2073729
    Mrs. Kettlebeck finds knickknacks for her boutique.
    Rated: E · Cultural · #2073691
    She runs a boutique for the super rich.
    Rated: E · Music · #2072899
    Drumming class.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2072447
    Rest in peace Glenn Frey.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2072081
    Chess is more than just a game.
    Rated: 13+ · Cultural · #2071250
    His first time living in a dormitory.
    Rated: E · Music · #2071055
    A review of Moving Pictures.
    Rated: E · Drama · #2070817
    Alicia and the meteorite.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2070485
    He eventually had the need to be more than average.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #2070136
    A letter to the year.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2069811
    Oh those ads!
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2069569
    Christmas Colors
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2069475
    A new tradition to extend the holiday season.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2068789
    Life for today, hope for tomorrow.
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2068324
    Our town's Christmas parade.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2067883
    He finds the means to finish his time ship.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #2067546
    A Nutcracker Ballet Nightmare.
    Rated: 13+ · Opinion · #2067268
    Reason and emotion.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2066953
    It plugs in behind the ear.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2066567
    Grateful for the site.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2066374
    I find a horse in the back yard.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2065967
    A social commentary.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2065882
    What I am thankful for.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #2065634
    A planetary solution.
    Rated: ASR · Military · #2065156
    Service to my country.
    Rated: E · Western · #2064589
    A tale of a miner in Nevada.
    Rated: E · Educational · #2064355
    A new product called Face Off.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2064162
    Time to repair my ship.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2063756
    That good feeling of giving.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2063485
    The strengths and weaknesses of Alofa Bread.
    Rated: ASR · Horror/Scary · #2063360
    A place to see the horror of the Blob.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2063096
    Paradise lost.
    Rated: 13+ · Music · #2062798
    Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman have a new rock opera to sell.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2062382
    Cows form a band.
    Rated: 13+ · Opinion · #2062032
    The dirty little secret is out.
    Rated: E · Sports · #2061799
    A visitor at a high school football game.
    Rated: E · Supernatural · #2061041
    A traveler finds his hotel room to be haunted.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2060647
    Alicia finds romance.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2059764
    A cat rises to the occasion.
    Rated: 13+ · Philosophy · #2059252
    Two sneakers are at odds.
    Rated: 13+ · Fantasy · #2059029
    Something happens to a werewolf during a lunar eclipse.
    Rated: E · Writing · #2058608
    She is at odds with Microsoft Word.
    Rated: E · Family · #2057981
    Chemistry set, my boy.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2057740
    Skinner beats the odds...or does he?
    Rated: E · Scientific · #2057273
    The clock gets closer to the dreaded hour of midnight.
    Rated: ASR · Thriller/Suspense · #2056131
    Evidence of a heinous crime.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2056013
    Double acrostic of, "Space: The Final Frontier"
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2055793
    A necessary detour to the north.
    Rated: 18+ · Relationship · #2050451
    Had enough.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2050177
    Her first visit to the zoo.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2050115
    A special castle.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2039514
    Basic appreciation.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2038055
    Urging Ellie to save.
    Rated: ASR · Fantasy · #2037933
    An unfortunate alteration of the Mona Lisa.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2037452
    Alofa considers her own mortality.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2037181
    Timid Cotton in the tulips.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2037031
    Six strangers on an elevator.
    Rated: ASR · Scientific · #2036270
    A different Earth.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2036193
    Palm Sunday.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2035760
    Some deep space chagrin.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2035497
    A werewolf in the house.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2035293
    Equality Realized.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2034995
    Seeking shelter from the storm.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2034809
    A leprechaun, a crow, a ghoul and a pot of gold.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2034277
    The Howls emerge to protest the solar eclipse.
    Rated: ASR · Comedy · #2034033
    A new reality TV show.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2033437
    Little Kim finds the will to survive.
    Rated: E · Death · #2033181
    From the perspective of a bud vase.
    Rated: E · Environment · #2032304
    The Sand Motor on the Dutch coast.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2032046
    The little scroll of hate.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2031559
    Life's simple pleasures.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2031302
    A creative man born in the year of Yan.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2030422
    February considers his final two weeks.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2030059
    Stuck in traffic.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2029622
    A Timing Villanelle.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2029172
    Winter's might.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2028564
    Journey to the sun.
    Rated: E · Music · #2027517
    A song keeps playing in my head.
    Rated: E · Death · #2027139
    A Kyrielle for the Writer's Cramp.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2027075
    Let the Word stir you to action.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2026413
    Finding a strange coin.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2026095
    Observation of nature.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2026092
    Presence of winter.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2025474
    Our precious Earth.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2025187
    Power of the pen.
    Rated: E · Death · #2024752
    Reaping the consequence of a bad habit.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2024435
    New seeds for the new year.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2024169
    Participating in the run into the sea.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2023633
    The 23rd psalm for today.
    Rated: 13+ · Sci-fi · #2023537
    Resolutions in the future.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2023350
    A discovery of sorts.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #2023068
    Regretting the favor of kindness and tolerance.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2022688
    Newness and the winter solstice.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2022356
    Ellie makes new friends.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2022002
    Lost in the cold snows of hate.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2021790
    A cat makes his presence known.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2021697
    I sing to it.
    Rated: E · Drama · #2021347
    Figuring out a quick escape.
    Rated: 13+ · Drama · #2020991
    Close to a fire tornado.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2020655
    A Dodoitsu.
    Rated: E · Cultural · #2020333
    Tale of a New York window washer.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2020086
    A secure walk.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #2019926
    Island Earth.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2019560
    A secret childhood place.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2019217
    Something to be thankful for.
    Rated: E · Thriller/Suspense · #2018648
    Snowbound sans food.
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