October 15, 2013

It has always been my premise that there is no adventure unless there is uncertainty. Mostly, I have chosen to engage in adventures only because the uncertainty was there, but sometimes the adventure and uncertainly grows around you. This was the case when my pal and I decided to paddle around Punta Banda, in Mexico. […]

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October 14, 2013

These little 16 syllable unrhymed poems are more difficult than they appear. The object is the capture the essence of the scene, and then make it conform to the Japanese 5-7-5 syllable structure set forth below. There are two forms of this: Haiku and Senryu. Haiku are Japanese poems, in the 5-7-5 syllable form above, […]

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Requiem for a Martini Glass- A Sonnet

September 4, 2013

Tall with slender stem you stood, Flaring goblet of crystal glass. But you are gone now – gone – alas From those who used and knew your good. Pure shape formed from heathen fire, Many who drank from thee are gone. Now you, in turn, your turn, move on, God decrees all things expire. Sad, […]

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June 18, 2013

My Dad’s folks were very religious, and coming from England, they belonged to the Episcopal Church. They were also very poor. There was little work for my grandfather in New York (he was a mezzotint artist-that is a classy form of etching, and photo-engraving had pretty much made mezzotint work obsolete) and the family finances […]

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The Babble Of The Drunken Tongue

June 12, 2013

The Babble Of The Drunken Tongue The babble of the drunken tongue The alcoholic chatter Makes major problems out of things That seldom really matter While major things of great import The things that make us drink Become most trivial problems  Of which we never think Whether this is right or wrong or what […]

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April 17, 2013

MYTHS AND RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS—KAPPA Given the lack of true physical evidence of gods and supreme beings that control our lives, mankind has invented them, and that seems to be true of all races across the spectrum of mankind. There is nothing wrong with this, and conversely, lacking contrary evidence, the imagined being(s) may in fact […]

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Wise words from Jeff Bezos, CEO

April 16, 2013

“I hazard a prediction. When you are 80 years old, and in the quiet moment of reflection narrating for yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end we are our choices. As you […]

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