Category Archives: Family

Taxonomy of the Oaks


Here is another Monday’s Poem of the Week, dealing with the always complicated subject of father/son relationships viewed through the lens of the natural world. No one ever gets it quite right; all we can do is strive to do … Continue reading

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Give Me Less for Christmas


It’s that time of year again. The malls are again full of shoppers hurriedly looking for a place to park. The mailbox is stuffed with catalogs from online retailers enticing you with bigger and better stuff. The radio and TV … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Friendship


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And A Helmet


We’re approaching (can you believe it!) Thanksgiving this Thursday, a time traditionally filled with an abundance of food, family, and of course, football. My gratitude to Dave for allowing me to post the following poem from his wonderful collection. Please … Continue reading

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Application For Permission To Date My Daughter


For those of you who have daughters of the age where dating is a current or future possibility, this piece from the Archives is for you. APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER ~ This application will be Incomplete and … Continue reading

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A Good Plan for Thanksgiving


This sounds like a good plan! An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate toruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I aredivorcing; forty-five years of misery … Continue reading

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Windy and Cold


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. I periodically jot down poems I like, but in the following, I seem to have misplaced its author. If you recognize it, let me know. Regardless, it seems to fit this particular morning. Be well. … Continue reading

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A Midwinter Letter


Another week has started, so it must be time for Monday’s Poem of the Week. Fall just started, but it’s never too early to look forward to snow. Enjoy. A MIDWINTER LETTER It has been snowing all morning,light flakes, none … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


As I sit down to write this piece, my Favorite Poet’s plane had already brought him back to Paris. It was wonderful to have he and his family home for summer vacation, but I once again have to relinquish him … Continue reading

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Belly


It’s a bit late, but still Monday, so time to post this today’s Poem of the Week. Due to the presence of my VIP visitors, we ate more than we usually do, so today’s poem is particularly fitting. Their plane … Continue reading

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