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Morning Poem, August 16, 2014

End Of Summer   The mornings are grey now no longer bright and the evening’s cool breeze though welcome warns of unremitting chill. Where is the season of green and gold that I waited so long for? It has passed … Continue reading

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The Five Ways That Blogging Will Change Your Life

    This post assumes that the blogging you do will be serious writing. Although the blogosphere is a brand new kind of place and full of surprises, the old adage about getting out of something what you put into … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 15, 2014

Sycamore and Birch In the southern mountains, the sycamore and birch line the banks of the young rivers. These are water-loving trees and, where their growth is not interrupted, their great, ragged trunks lean out over the water and their … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 14. 2014

A memoir: a prose poem It is always August.  There was something in those thirty days under the Dog Star that seemed permanent and everlasting.   The weeks in June and July had been long enough to dim the memory of … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 13, 2014: Excerpt from Novel

This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 12, 2014

The Day Will Come   “The day will come,” The preacher says And I drive home, Through the changing maples and oaks Thinking about a couple of jobs around the house: Clean the brick below the shutters Rake the last … Continue reading

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Morning Post, August 11, 2014

Here is a passage from my upcoming book, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  The story is told by a long-time, high-school basketball coach who is looking back over his life.  All rights are reserved.     In January of 1980, with … Continue reading

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Evening Poems, August 10, 2014

Here are two short poems for the evening.  I wrote both of them years ago.  The first is an attempt at haiku and the other is taken from my novel, In The Forest Of The Night.   As always, I hope … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 10, 2014

The Lives Of The Mystics: A Psalm This psalm was found during the 1941 excavation of a second-century monastery near in the village of Tokat in what is now Turkey. A team of archaeologists from a university in the northeastern … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 9, 2014

Could not find or muster up another poem for tonight.  So, here are the first three paragraphs of a book I was once contemplating, but will probably never finish.   It was good to be young then To be close … Continue reading

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