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Dedication: To all U.S. Military Veterans and in commemoration of the annual American national holidays of Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4) and Veteran’s (Armistice) Day (November 11). While surfing the YouTube website to find some original recordings of old(ies), pre-Beatles rock ‘n’ roll songs, I… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 27, 2009

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Louis "Studs" Terkel: An American writer who was, truly, unique. Specializing in "oral" histor(y)ies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel In 1974, when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Office of U.S. President, Terkel wrote one of the most unusual oral histories ever published. Entitled: "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How… Read More

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These "Epitaph" poems were inspired and informed by the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: "Mother Teresa Of Calcutta, India". Hyperlinks to her life story are provided at the end of this posting. Epitaph 6 is for women. Epitaph 7 is intended for men. This was written with complete seriousness.… Read More

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This Epitaph posting is intended to be funny, humorous and ironic. A wasted life? You decide. Enjoy. Read More

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Dedication: To all parents! Of daughters and sons! While digging through some older and forgotten papers, of mine, I came across a poem I must have written in 1998. The year when my son went away to college. 9 years before writing and posting "Our Grampa Ed" which should be… Read More

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Dedication-#1: Annie Legend, whose surname, if pronounced "En francais" would rhyme with the word "entendre" when properly pronounced "En francais, aussi!". (aussi = another double entendre.) Dedication-#2: Someone, known only to myself, who may celebrate their 30th birthday during the month of January, 2008. Your secret is safe with me.… Read More
Saturday, May 28, 2011: Hyperlink #11 has been added. Thursday, May 26, 2011: Hyperlink #10 has been added. Wednesday, April 7, 2010: Hyperlink #9 has been added. Tuesday, March 17, 2009: Hyperlink #8 has been added. Wednesday, March 4, 2009: Hyperlink #7 has been added. Friday, December 19, 2008: Hyperlinks… Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 15, 2007

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Tobacco consumption, by way of smoking, poses an enormous threat to the health of everyone exposed to it. To the smoker and to those who are exposed to ambient smoke created by those smoking it. It's called toxic "air pollution" folks! In some ways, it is like alcohol, a legalized/lethalized… Read More
This is in response to a posting by bellavistabear in which he, on August 24, 2007, posted a poem acclaiming the future of manned space travel. To Mars and, perhaps, other planets. Or so he seems to believe. Here is his posting. Following his posting and my response to it… Read More

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This poem, is an exercise in rhyming, rhythm and cadence. Intended for all ages but, most especially, for children. On April 2, 2007, I became a grand-father for the 1st time. It occurred to me that, in the mind of my grand-child, I will always be a mystery and a… Read More
My most recent missive to the FOX Newschannel in exposing the duplicity of celebrity politicians and TV news people and the ways in which they manage to bilk a public which, for unknown reasons, continues to misplace it's trust in them. Will update this posting with whatever written or E-mailed… Read More

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The reader is asked to read all 3 poems and, if you choose to comment, to please do so with respect to: presentation, rhyme, rhythm, structure, theme and vocabulary. If you like this posting, even if you have read it and commented on it before, please indicate your approval by… Read More

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Most probably and in my opinion, the best written verse in the English language is the opening verse of "Clancy Lowers The Boom". Apparently written by Johnny Lange and Hy Heath in 1948 or before?. Only 1 verse is presented. Readers are welcomed to add their own. No profanity please.… Read More
This story first appeared in the newspapers and on TV news on or about Monday, February 5, 2007. Below is my blog entry comment which was published "on-line" on a local newspaper website. Blog entries are not published in the newspaper itself. ___________________________________________________________ What do you think about the story… Read More
1967 - 2017 NFL Super-Bowl History Analysis (51 Games). Will be posted Super-Bowl Sunday Night. After the game. 1967 - 2017 NFL Super-Bowl History Analysis (51 Games). An analysis table, designed and developed by myself, to keep my memory up-to-date about the annual NFL Super-bowl. Which teams won, lost, played… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 22, 2007

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Intended for reading to children, under age 6, who have not yet learned to read. To encourage these same children to want to learn to read in the future. To provide reading material for these same children and with which they will, already have some familiarity, as they are just… Read More

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January 22, 2007

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Intended for reading to children, under age 6, who have not yet learned to read. To encourage these same children to want to learn to read in the future. To provide reading material for these same children and with which they will, already have some familiarity, as they are just… Read More
December, 2006 and January, 2007 have already presented two instances where, on separate occasions, persons said some things and openly expressed opinions which met with the disapproval of others in authority over them. 1. In one instance, a college basketball coach, openly complained about his team having to play 4… Read More
March 7, 2008: Decided to re-write this to focus on "Domestic Care Givers" only. Will leave the original text. Readers may wish to comment as to which is the more positive and has a greater chance of reaching the largest possible audience. Convincing them of the need for this kind… Read More
A long rhyming poem which serves as part and the end of a speech written and delivered, by myself, at a meeting of the Uncle Sam Club of Toastmaster's International, in Troy, N.Y. on the evening of February 22, 1984. This was my effort to complete Lesson #4 "Show What… Read More

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January 07, 2007

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Short poem about a self-absorbed individual. For whom life holds no terrors and no future. Read More
This is to present a lighter and somewhat sarcastic view of a truly serious issue, currently, under heated public debate. From September 11, 2001 until now, the end of 2006, this debate has been gradually intensifying. On one side of the debate are civil libertarians who claim that one or… Read More

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A fanciful, lyrical, rhyming and rhythmic poem which spoofs a well known Christmas carol and, at the same time, delivers to children the message to not smoke tobacco. Or anything else for that matter. Enjoy. Intended for all to enjoy and for parents to read to their children. Read More

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The plight of the traveling liaison whose job it is to provide administrative "oversight" for state funded government programs and the frustrations commonly encountered by those employed to work such jobs. Read More

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To encourage "bonding" between parents and their children, by enabling each parent to place the child's name in the text of the poem. Intended for use by parents to recite to their children, under the age of 5 years. Before they may enter the school setting and, perhaps, having to… Read More

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To encourage "bonding" between parents and their children, by enabling each parent to place the child's name in the text of the poem. Intended for use by parents to recite to their children, under the age of 5 years. Before they may enter the school setting and, perhaps, having to… Read More

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December 02, 2006

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During the late 1970's, the social sciences, across the world, exploded with book after book and thousands of articles published in dozens of academic journals on the topics of: Organizational Behavior/Development/Psychology/Theory etc., Justice Theory, Management Theory, etc. To name but a few. Some of these books were made into management… Read More

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December 02, 2006

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Short lyrical poem about a teenager who joins and spends 4 years in the Navy. Read More

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A humorous epitaph for a purely fictional person who, in life, was an avid baseball fan. Read More
The possible relationship between Energy Consumption, the Global Economy, Poverty and International Terrorism Read More

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