Category Archives: Tribute

Signs Of The Times

I have always been a visual person. By that I mean, I have a tendency to observe, well, everything. My wife was fond of saying that I had the world’s largest collection of minutia. She may have been right. I … Continue reading

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Picture This

Yesterday, I decided to scratch an itch I have had for a while now. Over the years, while writing this blog, I have frequently incorporated pictures that I have taken with my cell phone camera. I love doing this and … Continue reading

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Kentucky Girl

 She was a Kentucky girlBred from champion stockProud and beautiful to seeFrom her head to her fetlock Her body was magnificentSixteen hands in sizeA shiny, rippling chestnut coatWhite blaze between her eyes I could see she was a yearlingShe never … Continue reading

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All God’s Children

Yesterday the Humane Society Shelter where I volunteer held its Christmas Dinner for all the homeless animals. Volunteers cooked, baked, and prepared healthy foods for all the residents, be they dogs, cats, rabbits, or guinea pigs. Even a couple of … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Him, and Her

Well, it is done. Again this year I trudged into the basement closet and located the boxes of Christmas that reside there. My wife was always a holiday person. It made no difference which one it was. As one would … Continue reading

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The Old Mill

The pristine stream through fertile lands Spills oer the sluice where the old mill stands The tides of time upon it fall With feet of stone and weathered wall Where once the mighty water wheel Powered the stone that ground … Continue reading

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What A Great Gift

What a great gift, my thanks to youFor heartfelt smiles, all that you doA whispered word, my doubts belieNot when I lose, but when I tryI learned to fly, because of you When I was down, somehow I knewYou would … Continue reading

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Scooter

The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Compassion, Coping, Death, Dogs, Friendship, Life, Loss, Love, Memories, Perspective, Pets, Reflection, Relationships, strays, Tribute | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Killin Time

I have always loved music.  I can’t sing and I can’t play an instrument, so it was always a spectator sport for me.  But I loved what I heard, whether I could create it or not.  I’m talking any kind … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Life, Loss, Memories, Music, Narrative, Reflection, Rhyme, Sad, Satire, Tribute | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Summer Haiku

Whispers in the air Breezes, softly touch my face Embraced by summer

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