Category Archives: time

Reading Moby Dick

DONE Ah, the great white whale…finally slayed. All my life I’ve been a wordsmith, writing songs, stories, poems, essays, teaching English Composition, and working as a grant writer. My B.A. was in English/Creative Writing; my M.Ed. in English/education. But, I … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Art, challenge, time, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Double Rainbow

I write a lot about my son Jude, which stands to reason, since being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. Plus, I figure since everyone is either a child or parent at some point in … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, family, Jude Stories, Poetry, time, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ode to Brian Jones

Recently went to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism at the Musicians Hall of Fame here in Nashville. Got me reflecting on the founder of the stones, the long gone Brian Jones. Ode to Brian Jones Blonde hair. Devilish grin Dreaming … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, dreams, Music, Poetry, time, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monument Valley

Happy to plug a new poem of mine, “Monument Valley,”  just published at the very fine Big Windows Review (the literary magazine of the Writing Center at WCC, in Ann Arbor, Michigan).    Check it out at: https://thebigwindowsreview.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/doug-hoekstra-monument-valley/ And for … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Life, politics, time, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Jude Stories, Life, Music, time, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Killing Time at the Tate

Brand new poem, ode to my favorite art museum…but there’s more Killing Time at the Tate Visiting the Tate Modern For the umpteenth time Like all my London shows Kipping at Luna Simone Taking the tube from Pimlico Hours before … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Art, Life, Music, Poetry, time, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Impermanence

Here’s one I started a long time ago and just got around to finishing . Enjoy. Impermanence Visiting my parents I stay in my childhood home Which is nothing like my childhood home In the same way I am nothing … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, family, Life, time, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment