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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter Five)

5. I entered the world of basketball when I was twelve years old. I had not a clue that I was trying out for anything. We were lined up for gym class, all forty-five or fifty of us, along the … Continue reading

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Success Story in The Making

My wife just finished reading The Martian, by Andy Weir. She loved it, as does, apparently, everybody else. Andy’s success story is a very interesting one. It appears that he – like almost everybody else – could not find an … Continue reading

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Voices VII

I’ve never told this to anybody, but there is something about the air right after a summer rain that takes me away. Only then does the whole world feel so light and fresh; it’s like you could almost float on … Continue reading

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afternoon post, june 8, 2015

  .                RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON   This morning was bright With energy and purpose. There were things to be done Thought to be taken Words to be carefully chosen, spoken, written And life went on From office … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, May 21, 2015

The Quiet Rain   I opened the window to the morning And heard the rain. Slow, steady, barely audible The crisp tapping of raindrops on the new leaves. Like the slow tickings of a thousand distant clocks.   The green world … Continue reading

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mid day poem, may 13, 2015

The spirit wind lives Sometimes I hear it sing Sometimes on foggy riverbanks Sometimes in high ravines.   copyright 2015

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late night poem, April 26, 2015

They came to the river long after dark And built a fire there, the four of them They’d brought bait from home A little tub of chicken livers for the catfish And a coffee can full of nightcrawlers for everything … Continue reading

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mid-day poem, April 19, 2015

. A Resolution . I will not miss out on May and June this year. These are the days and weeks I long for all winter. When the air is light and the breeze soft and the river flows Full … Continue reading

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mid-day post, april 18, 2015

(My faithful readers. Here is a second stab at a story that is based on a man who lived here in WV seventy some years ago.  It’s mostly a repeat of a prior post and I am sorry for that, … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 17, 2015

WHAT POETRY SHOULD DO   Real poetry gives true names to things. It’s an act creation and an act of order, Like man giving names to the animals on the first day.   There are a million things to be … Continue reading

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