Author Archives: oldmainer

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.

Kramer’s Korner

Hello again and welcome to Spring, finally. Well, at least it is a little warmer then it has been and all the trees are in bloom, and the motorcycles and mosquitos are back. I love this time of year because … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

I have lived in this house for seventeen, going on 18 years.  It is on a short dead end street. in a heavily wooded area.  Heavy enough that the other four neighbors on my street are totally hidden from view.  … Continue reading

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Kramer’s Korner

Hello again friends and followers. Kramer here with another fascinating episode in the life of the world’s most famous Pekinese. Well, maybe not famous, but certainly well known. It has been another two weeks since we chatted and what a … Continue reading

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Kramer’s Korner

Greetings again faithful followers. It is Saturday and the weather stinks. It snowed off and on all day yesterday and they were forecasting more snow showers today. Fortunately, the temps are in the high 30’s so none of it is … Continue reading

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Going Into A Stall

I guess every family has their folklore and stories that have been passed down. One of the favorites in my late wife’s family involved my father in law. In his younger years, he was an officer in the Civil Air … Continue reading

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Kramer’s Korner

Greetings again all my avid readers. Kramer here. I can’t believe two more weeks have evaporated so quickly. I guess it is because life has kind of settled into a routine and I am comfortable with it. New stuff doesn’t … Continue reading

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Salvation

And when the door swung wide In the lustrous light stood a child Come, leave the darkness she said Cross over, join me in the light Your journey does not end here It simply changes form The you that you … Continue reading

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Take A Seat

This is one of those posts where I don’t know where I want to go, but I know I want to say something. I want to use this opportunity to express, well, something. I don’t think I will go for … Continue reading

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Kramer’s Korner

Hello again and welcome to my world. It is Saturday morning and I am running up on my Monday deadline, so thought I had better sit down and type a few lines while Bob is occupied preparing for a dump … Continue reading

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So, How’s That Keto Thing Going?

As any of you that follow me know, back in early January, I decided to go on a diet. Not unlike the thousands of people that, on New Years Eve, while basking in a pleasant alcoholic haze, said “this year … Continue reading

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