Category Archives: 2013

Me, Jude, Peter and his Auntie

Peter and his Auntie This past summer (2013), Jude and I went to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to see the three surviving Monkees  hop the first train to Clarksville and play a string of their deepest album cuts and … Continue reading

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Colorful Forgiveness Dreams

Happy New Year!   Maybe it’s just a man-made calendar system we’re looking at, but why not turn the page and think, yes, this is the year that will be the best year ever?  No regrets! In an interesting tale, Jude … Continue reading

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A Poem from Sandburg’s House

Progress At Carl Sandburg’s house, Tourists snap pictures of Books behind glass Stacked top to bottom Downstairs and up Exactly as the poet left them Titles beckon as voices from the past, Tease our collective imagination And bring Carl and … Continue reading

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Georgia Rolley Hole Revisited

MARBLES September 14, 2013.  My son Jude and I went to the National Rolley Hole tournament in Standing Stone State Park, Tennessee. We did this a few years back and you can revisit those musings below. Some things change and … Continue reading

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Unopened

Unopened In the unfinished basement Past stainless steel filing cabinets Humming humidifiers and Stacks of yellow magazines I reach two racks of records Promised to my son. . My heart can only take a few, including “Memories of a Middle-Aged … Continue reading

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The Chain-Link Fence – Poem for Paul

My friend Paul Phillips passed away this past Friday, November 8.   He is a good man and I miss him.  I wrote this for him the other night. The Chain-Link Fence There’s a chain-link fence Between two buildings Hope…and Faith And … Continue reading

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The Spin

Hey folks: It’s been way too long since I sent out a “hello from the homestead” note. I’ve been crazy busy. Jude just turned 11 and I have a bunch of adventures to report from the year, but somehow, the … Continue reading

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