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Show Them the Greats! (Day 29, 2018)

Tomorrow is the last poem I’m writing for a while… Show Them the Greats! A poetry anthology for teens got a one star Amazon review from a man claiming that all the poems were from contemporary poets of little fame … Continue reading

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did you hear? (Day 22, 2018)

Another day, another poem. did you hear? a sister of my neighbor’s best friend’s third-cousin’s dogsitter is also the state trooper who arrested Cal Ripken for beating Kevin Costner with a bat for sleeping with Cal’s wife the night the … Continue reading

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the cost of dreams (Day 16, 2018)

For today’s poem, Julie over at SalonZ and I agreed to use the same title for our poems. She picked today’s title; I’ll choose tomorrow’s. the cost of dreams thirty-eight ninety-nine plus tax and shipping for a black acoustic guitar … Continue reading

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“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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The Definitive List of the 25 Best Movies of This Century

Because the critics at the New York Times have decided to list their favorite 25 movies of the 21st century, I am following suit.  Their list is interesting and wide-ranging, but, to my mind, flawed.  There are omissions (of course) and … Continue reading

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To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs (Day 29, 2017)

Tomorrow is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. To Those Who Patronize Strip Clubs Strip clubs are great if you can’t get a woman  to disrobe for free and you prefer your arousal devoid of personal connection, her eyes, … Continue reading

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On LA LA LAND

How hard should a movie try to please its audience?  If movies are a diversion from the strains of real life–as so many people insist they are–is there such a thing as trying to hard? La La Land can serve as … Continue reading

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