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 greatest hit singles. More than a bubblegum parade, it was an impressive array of tunesContinue reading “Me, Jude, Peter and his Auntie”

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 and I were at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville over the holidays, looking at ChristmasContinue reading “Colorful Forgiveness Dreams”

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 his family to life Inhabitants and possessions Defined with the times, inseparable Intriguing, and everlastingContinue reading “A Poem from Sandburg’s House”

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 I’m good with that; other things are just fine the way they are.  Marbles fallContinue reading “Georgia Rolley Hole Revisited”

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 a playground where children dance, skip…and dream In a never changing world If there’s aContinue reading “The Chain-Link Fence – Poem for Paul”