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New Poem

We Sail Ourselves You may be a yacht or a clipperor a catamaran or a little sunfishWhatever you are, you areon a voyageYou are the little captainlooking outat the seas aheadat storms or sunny breezesSometimes we fear our doomwhen great waves hurl out stomachsand...

sailboat

More love languages

I was always a little suspicious when someone said there were only 5 love languages. After some years of gathering, here are some additions that I have found with my wife and family: writing/singing jolly love songs by the water with s'mores texting rude or risque...

Two classical music recommendations

The first one I discovered on Radio Swiss Classical (which if you haven't discovered yet, you should check out. There's also Radio Swiss Jazz. Both have no commercials and just play music.) Not all classical music contains moments of sublimity, but when they do,...

choral music

Topology Story

 Here's an oldie I wrote called "Water" published by Typology Magazine. It's 50% fiction....

Why it’s important to follow, repost, retweet etc

If you are not a writer trying to publish a book, it may not occur to you. The first thing a publisher wants to know is, What is your platform? In other words, how many followers do you have on your blog or social media. For those of you who do not know, I have...

Slightly Mighty IPA

I am on a low-carb diet trying to knock off 10 lbs. This used to mean no beer, but I remembered Michelob Ultra and I would sadly drink it when with friends, wishing I could enjoy the full flavor of regular craft beers. Well I've just discovered that many other...

Man, the human

Things that demonstrate that man is still human: using utensils to eat real food. Or using tools of any sorthandwriting and arithmetic, and using them to write a letter to your mother or a friend, or calculate the perimeter of your backyardlocomotion by any organic...

New Beginning

Today marks the first day of my new career as a writer, that is, not as a hobby or something to piddle around with on evenings and weekends. Today, liberated from a traditional American employment model, I now set out to discover what it means to be a professional...