Category Archives: best-laid plans

“Never What It’s Supposed to Be”: A Sermon

What follows is a sermon I gave at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Included here are two readings which were part of the service. “Yesterday’s just a memory, and tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” –Bob … Continue reading

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Insanity (Day 30, 2017)

NaPoWriMo ends today. Insanity Studies show that most people don’t bother to use actual words in text messages because it’s too much effort to spell you being that it takes two more thumb taps and my wife says  clicking the Facebook links … Continue reading

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Solar Energy (Day 22, 2017)

Today, Julie and I decided to write poems about the same topic.  She suggested “solar energy.”  It is the 22nd day of National Poetry Writing Month. Solar Energy He stood in the shower cringing mouth twisted in pain wishing the hotel had low-pressure … Continue reading

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How Babies Are Made (Day 19, 2017)

Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month, and today’s prompt challenged us to write a creation myth poem. How Babies Are Made When two people  love each other like mommy and I do very much they get married and they think … Continue reading

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Bad Reviews (Day 14, 2017)

Today is the fourteenth day of National Poetry Writing Month.  It is also the 152nd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Bad Reviewa John Wilkes Booth  couldn’t resist showing off, couldn’t just shoot a guy and run. No, he had to jump  … Continue reading

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9 Lines (Day 9, 2017)

For the ninth day of National Poetry Writing Month, we were challenged to write a nine-line poem. 9 Lines It started at the doctor’s office, a line to check in and cover my co-pay. There were only three  people ahead of … Continue reading

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My Advice for Today’s Youth (Day 8, 2017)

Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month arrives with a prompt asking us to use repetition in a poem. My Advice for Today’s Youth I got married at 20, and when I talk to kids, I tell them you should, too! Many … Continue reading

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