Category Archives: Thoughts & Musings

Good News, Bad News


The following piece comes from my Archives, was originally published by me in 2011. However, it appears relevant to the thoughts I was having today, so I’m sharing it with all of you to see what kind of reaction you … Continue reading

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Sand Dune


I’ve been reading about consciousness and identity, and how we all eventually become stardust, from which new stuff is made. I’m grateful to my friend Dave who addressed this issue, and allowed me to post it for this Monday’s Poem … Continue reading

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How The Government Works


After tilting at bureaucratic windmills for the last several days, I came across this old post which was too true to ignore and too accurate to be really funny. See how it fits with your experience of how things are … Continue reading

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The China Painters


Welcome back from the weekend to another Monday’s Poem of the Week by one of my favorite Midwest poets. My mother helped me appreciate the history and beauty of fine china, and this poem brings back some of those memories. … Continue reading

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In Front of My Prospective Grave


The calendar has turned to another year, and ready or not, 2022 is already here. Monday’s Poem of the Week seeks your indulgence, as I travel down memory lane. This poem was written over fifty years ago, and as poetry … Continue reading

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A Poem Of Hope


This is the last Monday’s Poem of the Week for the year 2021. For many, it has been a difficult and challenging time. I thought it would be appropriate to offer you a poem of hope from a writer best … Continue reading

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Quantum Phantom


I’m again grateful for Dave’s willingness to share his poetry during the holiday season when we are all busy getting ready for our celebrations. Monday’s Poem of the Week wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas and a healthy New … Continue reading

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The Power of Being a Friend


The following story was shared with me by a friend. It’s a story some of you may already have seen, as it has been passed on to many, but in case you haven’t read it before, it’s a great reminder, … Continue reading

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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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