Category Archives: Thoughts & Musings

Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden


Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden? Anyone involved with computers in their work is witnessing the exponential growth in the abilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in solving real world problems that involve pattern recognition. The chess world has … Continue reading

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Bone Density Scan


We all grow brittle with age as for various physiologic and medical reasons our bone become more porous as we loose calcium from our bodies. For those of you concerned about osteoporosis, here is the following poem. Bone Density Scan … Continue reading

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Mug Knights


It’s been raining on and off all weekend, and this morning began with my favorite ritual – a fresh brewed cup of strong coffee. The following poem is one of my favorites from friend Dave. Hope it gets your Monday … Continue reading

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Bicycle Adventure


I recently had some of the students whom we mentored over for lunch to catch up with our lives. One fo them has gotten into bicycle riding in a serious way, to the point hat he’s contemplating turning pro in … Continue reading

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Why We Fight


Happy New Year to you all! 2022 may seem like it was just yesterday (smile) but the state of the world continues to be one of escalating conflict. Hence, I felt compelled to offer you my following essay. Why We … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News – 2022


My Poetry Muse appears to have taken a sabbatical. As a result, The Poem of the Week shall be replaced by the Musings of the Week, which will contain mostly prose and possibly poetry, depending on the fickle Muse. As … Continue reading

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PTO


 Christmas fast approaches, and like many of you, I’m hurrying to get ready. With family visiting, I’m grateful for my friend Dave who supplied the following Poem of the Week. Merry Christmas to you all! PTO Sunny weekend extra largeCalm … Continue reading

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The End


The End Poetry, like life, is often ambiguous. Deciphering its meaning is both its challenge as well as its reward. In this vein, I can hope you will find your own reward in the following Poem of the Week. has … Continue reading

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The Pelican


The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana. It is also a regular feature in the sights you will see when you visit any California beach. Recently, I was surprised to find a flock of them along the shores of … Continue reading

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Past Participle


As we get older, we begin to be more aware of time and its passage. Eventually, it becomes like a roll of toilet paper – the closer we get to the end, the faster it goes. This Poem if the … Continue reading

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