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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: 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 · Psychology · #2020748
    Emma and the placebo effect.
    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.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2018232
    Humanity defeats the Grays.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #2017757
    Arguing with a Flat-Earther.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2017360
    Her first attempt at voting.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2016653
    Lightning aroused the spirit.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2016263
    Grant me a child's eyes again.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2015825
    No costume needed.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2015521
    Occupational hazard for the garbage man.
    Rated: E · Horror/Scary · #2015243
    A witch's reaction.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2014836
    Overcoming fear of bats.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2014277
    Children and the lure of leaves.
    Rated: ASR · Opinion · #2013866
    Confined to their own valley.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2013264
    Spirited yellow.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #2012856
    A day of fasting.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2012707
    The beauty of a waterfall.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2012549
    Never-say-die.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2011763
    Glory surrounds us.
    Rated: 13+ · Tragedy · #2011493
    The sea prevails.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2011364
    Abraham's test.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2011219
    Nature and the mind.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2010844
    Pining for the prairie.
    Rated: E · Action/Adventure · #2010446
    An eventful vacation.
    Rated: ASR · Drama · #2009988
    One morning by the lily pond.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2009822
    The good old days.
    Rated: E · Writing.Com · #2009605
    Kudos to a terrific site.
    Rated: ASR · Nature · #2009442
    The power of a volcano.
    Rated: E · Folklore · #2009382
    Peanut becomes the center of attention.
    Rated: 13+ · Romance/Love · #2009327
    A sincere Rondeau.
    Rated: ASR · Dark · #2009170
    life and death.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #2009028
    Makers of the elements.
    Rated: E · Dark · #2008830
    Death be not proud.
    Rated: ASR · Comedy · #2008780
    A delivery to the wrong destination.
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #2008613
    Malaysia's two aviation tragedies.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #2008271
    All about DNA.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2008226
    The search for helium-3.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2008094
    Kudos to green.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2008062
    The lure of the cosmos.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2008000
    The hastiness of youth.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2007872
    Relentless weeds are everywhere.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2007867
    The mighty sycamore.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2007864
    A woodsy Rondeau.
    Rated: E · Death · #2007812
    A joyful afterlife.
    Rated: E · Steampunk · #2007427
    An encounter with the evil Dr. Loveless.
    Rated: E · Educational · #2006981
    Andrea overcomes a fear.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2006727
    Anxiety and more.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2006472
    A poem based on Philippians 4:8.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2006325
    My Bad puts his foot in his mouth.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2006052
    The mighty sycamore.
    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #2005993
    To Guatemala for Chia seeds.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2005727
    A sunset song.
    Rated: E · Satire · #2005703
    It was the best of meow...
    Rated: E · History · #2005258
    Earth's moon, July 20,1969.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2004990
    Darryl in a Villanelle.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2004802
    The continuing tale of Grace Lacking.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2004281
    The continuing adventures of Alofa Bread.
    Rated: ASR · Comedy · #2003913
    Aboard a UFO in Las Vegas.
    Rated: E · Sci-fi · #2003666
    Journey to the Face on Mars.
    Rated: 13+ · Food/Cooking · #2003201
    Sis urges me to try maca.
    Rated: E · Foreign · #2002941
    Seeing the sights of Seoul.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2002523
    The day Shoddy Powers pulled back his garage.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2002430
    Two Christian Senryus.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2002094
    A clown, a news anchor, and a belly dancer.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2001950
    A great white waterfall.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2001651
    A Spenserian Sonnet.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2001218
    One approach to dieting.
    Rated: E · Activity · #2000937
    Cycling in the French Alps.
    Rated: E · History · #2000267
    Ismay's hotel disappointment.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2000033
    A delay in paying my taxes.
    Rated: 13+ · Food/Cooking · #2000032
    It spices up the cauliflower.
    Rated: E · Experience · #1999246
    Amid the fireworks.
    Rated: E · Home/Garden · #1999003
    Getting the system to work.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1998736
    The limits of assistance.
    Rated: E · Writing · #1998453
    Filling the retirement void.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #1998073
    A didactic poem.
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #1998070
    She went down in the Atlantic.
    Rated: E · Mystery · #1997642
    The case of the missing lunches.
    Rated: E · Travel · #1997506
    A stay at home vacation?
    Rated: E · Sports · #1997001
    A nine iron's day.
    Rated: E · Experience · #1996818
    I wear them when I get home.
    Rated: E · Experience · #1996558
    Dad was right.
    Rated: E · Travel · #1996095
    Coming back home.
    Rated: E · Experience · #1995982
    My surrogate father.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #1995641
    The necessity of struggle.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1994915
    Sometimes there is just no other option.
    Rated: E · Family · #1994584
    Sonnets about Mother.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #1994429
    Truth comes ashore.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #1994217
    Longing to be a wizard.
    Rated: E · Activity · #1993768
    A colorful event.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1993403
    A deep-seeded fear.
    Rated: E · Religious · #1993397
    A psalm of praise.
    Rated: E · Career · #1993081
    Brett finally gets hired.
    Rated: E · Nature · #1992801
    The starry night.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #1992792
    Stop and smell the roses.
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #1992523
    Her bridge went down.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #1992361
    A Maine event.
    Rated: 13+ · Nature · #1992100
    Looking at my backyard.
    Rated: 13+ · Relationship · #1991499
    Remembering Dad.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #1991215
    A boxer is interviewed.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #1991078
    Remembering Mom.
    Rated: E · Nature · #1990629
    Connection to the stars.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #1990362
    Pains and problems moving to a new house.
    Rated: E · Nature · #1989543
    Spring and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #1989052
    An unusual board game.
    Rated: E · Religious · #1988621
    Connection to the King.
    Rated: E · Music · #1988384
    Slash and his horse, Guns.
    Rated: ASR · Horror/Scary · #1988201
    Alone in a hospital.
    Rated: E · Family · #1988172
    A rondeau on family.
    Rated: E · Scientific · #1987706
    Johannes Kepler's ideas became reality.
    Rated: E · Nature · #1987386
    A celebration of spring.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #1987114
    Giving waif eggs a home.