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Penname: Odin Roark
Country: United States
Web address: www.odinroark.com
Favorite book: Infinite Jest
Member type: Author
Member Since: Sep 13, 2006
Bio: Background in NY/LA entertainment and arts, Now Novelist/Poet/Humanist. Two novels published: ECHOSIS, 3 WAY MIRROR. Poems published in "Said and Unsaid" Vol 1. In 2012 - 2 volumes of my poetry were published: "Prosetry at Work," and "Perceptions" (The latter as photo/prosetry art book on Lulu) I am especially intrigued with prosetry and slam poetry artists, especially those who come across with sophisticated street cred and reveal both historical and contemporary philosophical influence. I always have and will continue to see myself as a student of behavior, intent on acquiring a respectable level of wisdom along the way. Of great influence is David Foster Wallace, Neruda, Camus, Zen and world history.

User Writings

Title/Name Date Ranking Reviews Type
Nov 1, 2006136159Novel

MIND PUPPETS by Odin Roark -- Where is that...

Feb 17, 200721975Novel

There's a doorway into the not-too-distant...

Sep 29, 200644114Novel

Terrorist, Nuri Azawa, conspiring on his...

Aug 8, 201017698Novel

After some additional nips and tucks, I hope...

Feb 22, 200947310Novel

Because I've received varying comments on the...

Nov 19, 20102027Poetry

When I first posted this, way back, I thought...

Aug 2, 201321255Poetry

We read a great deal about people living in...

Jan 18, 201429303Poetry

Perhaps each precious moment is truly all there...

Feb 14, 200719716Poetry

Because the other 364 days of the year we tend...

Oct 6, 20068319Poetry

You're either one of us, or you're not, right?

Feb 13, 20128617Poetry

For many, a muse is a fantasy. For this...

Aug 27, 201320775Poetry

With so many ways to cope with city life, one...

Nov 19, 201226484Poetry

Two years later. A prosetry exploration: Does...

Feb 14, 200948311Poetry

I find it interesting at times to bring to the...

Jul 20, 201027437Poetry

Experiences sometimes represent allegories long...

Mar 4, 20133509NewPoetry

So often we give too little acknowledgment to...

Feb 16, 201124674Poetry

Just a stream of thought regarding the...

Sep 19, 200636113Poetry

Falling down is common, from birth to old age....

Aug 16, 201017015Poetry

Misrepresentation kept slapping me in the face...

Sep 28, 200667711Poetry

When love is love until it isn't

Sep 26, 200633813Poetry

Thoughts on the cost of decisions.

Sep 30, 200610449Poetry

I normally don't approve of qualifying a poem,...

Oct 1, 20068999Poetry

On any given day, how do we ponder our lives?...

Oct 4, 200625087Poetry

As a departure from my norm, this is a Slam I...

Oct 9, 200632415Poetry

The fear of being hurt only clouds the light...

Oct 12, 20109449Poetry

It seems so easy to take for granted the...

Oct 13, 200621867Poetry

A minor indictment seeking to understand.

Oct 16, 200620489Poetry

The lament of time lost

Jun 18, 201071210Poetry

As Father's Day approaches, we who've tasted...

Aug 26, 201312556Poetry

It’s so easy to forget what we need while...

Oct 22, 200625676Poetry

A tribute to my muse as a sexagenarian defies...

Jul 19, 201260212Poetry

For all those who continue undaunted by other's...

Jun 2, 201312927Poetry

There’s an erosion taking place that is so...

Mar 27, 20128179Poetry

I seldom re-publish, but this poem first penned...

Dec 22, 201021013Poetry

As bells jingle through the next couple of...

May 12, 201217166Poetry

For the adult, when one’s mother is gone,...

Dec 31, 200613527Poetry

As 2007 approaches, how many of us have learned...

Feb 5, 200713078Poetry

Standing in a subway ushers many moments to act...

Feb 12, 201218814Poetry

With Valentine's Day upon us and its...

Mar 8, 201015315Poetry

The Academy Awards partially vindicated itself...

Mar 23, 200783010Poetry

An experiment in time and space, as seen...

Jan 1, 20096339Poetry

Expressing one's state of mind on this first...

Jan 12, 201115015Poetry

Finding myself struggling to ground some...

Mar 8, 200923914Poetry

Given continuous "same ol'" headlines, here are...

May 12, 201223314Poetry

With so much pressure to become the collective...

Dec 30, 201112816Poetry

As the 1st approaches, I’m left wondering:...

Feb 17, 201112117Poetry

Remembering my grandmother as perhaps she...

Dec 20, 201010216Poetry

Some of the infinite sources that stoke the...

Sep 18, 200724076Poetry

Everybody has a past they either embrace or try...

Jan 7, 201330733Poetry

Time is truly a healer; its cost easily...

Mar 5, 200929375Poetry

After viewing the "pomposity" (thank you Mr....

Oct 27, 201122805Poetry

Denying one’s muse is not an option. Such...

Mar 4, 200934303Poetry

Before the country's back is completely broken...

Feb 8, 201328793Poetry

There is little we know, but horde. There is...

May 22, 201327995Poetry

It’s easy to forget love has many forms.

Mar 7, 201148711Poetry

Another year...another cycle. This morning's...

Mar 9, 201119625Poetry

Some believe we don’t find love, love finds...

Aug 2, 201119915Poetry

After a few weeks of intense reverie, respite...

Aug 29, 201015516Poetry

For some of us, spiritual rallies are but inept...

Oct 11, 201231163Poetry

For some, dreams remain the quintessential...

Jan 5, 201419905Poetry

Ironically, there’s much to be learned from...

Jan 29, 201328154Poetry

How unforeseen the evolution of chance, the...

Jan 25, 201331523Poetry

So much rhetoric re: “what our children will...

Aug 9, 200813117Poetry

Knowing this is far from a finished work, I...

Sep 8, 200831653Poetry

Was it all figured out in the time of Socrates?

Dec 24, 20133646NewPoetry

It’s that time of the year when many find the...

Jul 23, 200813847Poetry

For every disappointment, there is a lesson to...

Jul 23, 200814937Poetry

Thoughts as a Senator moves through foreign lands.

Jun 19, 201025613Poetry

Courage of thought is perhaps difficult for...

Mar 23, 20128118Poetry

Climbing some rock then a quick dip in the...

Apr 14, 201014296Poetry

Unlike long ago, today, digitized memories are...

Apr 16, 20109607Poetry

In the absence of sufficient legitimate...

Feb 6, 20106818Poetry

After years on the site, recalling the...

Jul 18, 201010817Poetry

A prosetry exploration: Does today's super...

Mar 14, 201016756Poetry

This came while thinking about how often we...

Jan 15, 200912507Poetry

Obama awaits in the wings. The question of...

Jul 13, 201011578Poetry

With today's headlines pounding us to be and...

Nov 5, 20089969Poetry

The election morning after is a humbling...

May 1, 201231743Poetry

An experience might convey artistic thought,...

Jan 27, 200917766Poetry

I was compelled on reading the CNN Breaking...

Mar 24, 201334503Poetry

Personifying "lonely" as a state of mind that...

Mar 23, 201027404Poetry

Put myself in a silly mood this morning trying...

Aug 12, 201114216Poetry

How it might be.

Dec 25, 200821265Poetry

Fortunately we'll never be without his essence.

Dec 6, 201010888Poetry

At the risk of sounding stuck on a theme,...

May 12, 201224534Poetry

It’s Sunday coming. From a grown up...

Jan 11, 200912887Poetry

Hopefully my thoughts for the innocent caught...

Feb 15, 201111707Poetry

In life’s quest for happiness, for some,...

Jan 13, 200956610Poetry

This is just a quick reflection for the day....

Aug 2, 201118635Poetry

Many would argue waking up is more than opening...

Jan 21, 200910458Poetry

Having an appreciation for the power of mirrors...

Mar 23, 20133830NewPoetry

There is always the risk we allow ourselves to...

Feb 17, 200910308Poetry

Being only able to imagine the loss sustained...

Mar 21, 20103691NewPoetry

The countdown of historical proportions stands...

Feb 19, 200917277Poetry

I guess I should first off beg some forgiveness...

Jul 28, 201242010Poetry

Last night, while inane entertainment held the...

Feb 28, 200917687Poetry

I'm sure we've all had such thoughts. Sharing...

Mar 3, 200927734Poetry

Having finished the rewrite on chapter 8 of...

Mar 16, 200948011Poetry

Another rant, but one that I hope spurs you on...

Mar 15, 200911547Poetry

Can we afford to only look ahead?

Mar 18, 200929524Poetry

Having read several poems on site regarding...

Aug 13, 201335063Poetry

Political will regarding global climate change...

Sep 27, 20113766NewPoetry

Bleak and not pretty. "Still waiting for a...

Mar 22, 201321956Poetry

With so much to contend with, why so much denial?

Apr 9, 201027384Poetry

Many would argue that the dichotomy of the...

Mar 21, 200910699Poetry

Surviving myself while growing up seems forever...

Sep 25, 201132893Poetry

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the...

Sep 15, 201016136Poetry

Many things can be said about New York City,...

Mar 25, 20103606NewPoetry

While we wait out Financial Regulation Reform,...

Apr 10, 2009126112Poetry

To all who harbor angst at a distant past...

Jun 20, 201111937Poetry

Survival exercised in Life’s game of choice.

May 2, 201221395Poetry

To know oneself seems clear when we overcome...

Apr 23, 20096499Poetry

What started out as commentary, somehow evolved...

Apr 27, 200933244Poetry

If you've ever had a dream about family that...

Feb 3, 201225114Poetry

Some argue the writer is merely the conduit...

Mar 8, 20133953NewPoetry

Sotheby’s, that place where art seems to be...

May 3, 200922915Poetry

Why must the spoils of fame's fortune so often...

Aug 10, 20125289Poetry

One can only imagine what tomorrow will bring.

Apr 9, 20126449Poetry

To think for oneself might be the real “to be...

Feb 16, 201327414Poetry

Listening to Nino Rota’s scores reminds me of...

Sep 19, 201119876Poetry

Having recently read a book of startling facts...

Mar 25, 201027824Poetry

-As further bubbles burst with Italy’s latest...

Sep 21, 201123396Poetry

Exploring the purpose and history of our hands...

Sep 26, 201013856Poetry

While listening to Phillip Glass’s The Hours,...

Jun 1, 200953510Poetry

With Holiday madness upon us once more, ever...

Jun 3, 201236613Poetry

Taking a hard look around--will earth, with us...

Aug 11, 200913577Poetry

As I reflect on poets and story tellers from...

May 14, 201024214Poetry

Given the disaster of the Gulf Coast, the...

Jul 22, 201021915Poetry

“One? of anything continues to be...

Nov 11, 201120905Poetry

Everyone has a favorite time of the day. For...

Dec 20, 20133949NewPoetry

Not one to purposely preach a better way, but...

Nov 25, 201012008Poetry

On the November day when many give thanks for...

Mar 2, 201014106Poetry

On the eve of several of the most important...

Apr 24, 201322525Poetry

“Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a...

Apr 11, 201224764Poetry

Focusing on upcoming events, mainly the college...

Jun 2, 201224145Poetry

After reading Mary Ruefle’s essay “On...

Aug 6, 201112356Poetry

Trying to stay abreast of the daily global...

Jan 19, 201211657Poetry

In the reverie of Birdland clubs everywhere,...

Dec 19, 20133498NewPoetry

Sometimes, one just has to resurrect the great,...

May 29, 201226065Poetry

As parents gather to witness the college...

Feb 12, 20136278Poetry

It's that time of the year, and like...

Dec 6, 201130073Poetry

As our troops leave one battle zone and return...

Mar 17, 201219315Poetry

- For most queries there are variant answers....

Aug 20, 201329843Poetry

Taking a pause to give respect where respect is...

Mar 18, 201021435Poetry

Being a long time follower of independent...

Mar 5, 20129688Poetry

We know little of simple creation, this genesis...

Feb 2, 201114896Poetry

As Syria, Tunisia and Egypt carry on their...

May 29, 201311048Poetry

At times, compassion seems to be in rare supply.

May 30, 20123572NewPoetry

While the headlines report inhuman atrocities,...

Oct 16, 20138058Poetry

As our broom-stick holiday comes once again,...

Mar 2, 201322944Poetry

How futile the attempt of many to find...

Dec 14, 201125524Poetry

Dealing with distance, I’m reminded that this...

Aug 9, 201128433Poetry

Even as the editing process of Echosis seems...

Mar 9, 20133952NewPoetry

How slave-like we struggle against such...

Sep 5, 201128543Poetry

The week ahead promises this country storms of...

May 14, 201329914Poetry

With camera in hand, burial grounds of youthful...

Aug 1, 201011068Poetry

As much as technology and modern living often...

Mar 7, 20133508NewPoetry

Central Park remains its usual casual “run...

Aug 17, 20123958NewPoetry

Friendship in a friendless city.

May 24, 201224084Poetry

A daily awakening asks much of us. How much...

Feb 10, 201227634Poetry

Having explored some gravesites this past week...

Apr 7, 201323794Poetry

Reworking the original posting, the following...

Dec 18, 201015326Poetry

Seems this time of year either becomes a moment...

May 24, 201118466Poetry

Just a sharing of one person’s perception....

Mar 19, 201118405Poetry

As a no-fly zone hearkens to a repetition of...

Dec 12, 20097968Poetry

Sometimes, the headlines become overwhelming...

Mar 31, 20119317Poetry

Ever notice how difficult it is to find a...

May 1, 20105959Poetry

Climbing mountains sometimes creates experience...

Aug 17, 201041610Poetry

As the Right peddles their nonsensical...

Jan 1, 201018695Poetry

Interesting how a New Year allows that...

Jan 13, 20116478Poetry

- What started out as a simple comment took on...

Jan 2, 201017756Poetry

What does the mirror truly reflect?

Sep 9, 201026915Poetry

Even though we celebrate Halloween but once a...

Jan 18, 201011247Poetry

Acknowledgment for those who recently paused a...

Nov 25, 201123464Poetry

Thanksgiving cleanup time allows thinking...

Dec 18, 20133936NewPoetry

Sometimes it’s so apparent how bull-headed...

Mar 10, 201016077Poetry

For all of you whose gardening fingers...

Feb 11, 20108908Poetry

Reading some of your work today left me...

Nov 17, 201030712Poetry

With so much continued emphasis being placed by...

Aug 7, 201121755Poetry

For those of us relying on language as...

Feb 26, 201016157Poetry

After watching a short editorial comment on TV...

Feb 28, 20109888Poetry

Ever notice how melancholy sneaks up on us?...

Nov 25, 20108388Poetry

Not much of a poem; More of a prosetry purge...

Sep 2, 20133554NewPoetry

A writer’s need to overcome fear is not...

Mar 12, 201015567Poetry

As the prologue to my novel Mind Puppets, I am...

Mar 16, 201022215Poetry

While thinking about the capacities we have to...

Mar 18, 20109878Poetry

Some days are full of more questions than can...

Mar 20, 20107099Poetry

My muse nudges me from time to time to lighten...

Mar 23, 201010717Poetry

While reading some world news today, it...

Mar 24, 20106898Poetry

For all us delusional and...

Mar 27, 20108438Poetry

While recently re-reading of “Lucy’s Baby"...

Jun 25, 201248511Poetry

Having originally posted this back 2010, I find...

Mar 29, 201014208Poetry

Centuries before New Agers, quiet understanding...

Mar 30, 201017437Poetry

As some called militia train hard to take down...

Apr 8, 201025384Poetry

As I read of rail-travel's levitational future,...

Mar 12, 201334723Poetry

The other kind of sleeping state.

Sep 23, 201016596Poetry

After reading a Times article re: Kafka’s...

Apr 13, 201031912Poetry

This is what happens when one realizes there is...

Apr 18, 201011797Poetry

When one thinks about it, tears of laughter can...

Apr 20, 201043410Poetry

Hopefully, this play on memories, observed...

Apr 24, 201013637Poetry

A new Arizona law making the profiling of...

Apr 26, 201027714Poetry

Are dreams but reminders that nothing ends...

Apr 26, 201029934Poetry

An exchange with Berkey is to surrender one’s...

Apr 2, 201325465Poetry

Ernest Hemingway celebrated the art and...

Apr 27, 201035124Poetry

The young among us wish for time to speed up,...

Sep 15, 20133503NewPoetry

To know oneself will always present a challenge.

May 5, 201020596Poetry

I find it interesting how experiences of the...

Apr 24, 201110519Poetry

The Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles...

May 7, 201037213Poetry

If, like me, you have those unexplainable...

Apr 17, 2014NewNewPoetry

Observing our surroundings, we often consider...

Mar 19, 201326224Poetry

There is a childlike quality of creation that...

Dec 30, 201021112Poetry

As the universe archives another 365 days, the...

May 14, 201025164Poetry

While we wait out Financial Regulation Reform,...

May 16, 201028812Poetry

For some of us, simple beginnings elude our...

Nov 12, 201012197Poetry

The duality of inside and outside one’s...

Apr 29, 201216676Poetry

Closure of family disappointment, hurt, loss...

May 21, 201020385Poetry

As "Writer sans Name" attempted to explore,...

May 23, 201027904Poetry

It’s Sunday…time for court.

Sep 22, 20118158Poetry

To many, last night’s execution was just a...

Dec 17, 20133497NewPoetry

There are many ways to celebrate life, or...

May 26, 201024914Poetry

Revisiting Campbell McGrath’s writings, some...

Jan 5, 20143891NewPoetry

Everyone seeks it. Many think it is something...

Nov 20, 201127464Poetry

Okay, yes, it is difficult at times to not be...

May 24, 201211968Poetry

To loved ones who know and feel Memorial Day,...

May 16, 20133659NewPoetry

Accepting we create our own reality is often a...

Jun 3, 201020477Poetry

As I complete the polish on my novel, Echosis,...

Jun 4, 201018097Poetry

The events of late arrest wonderment at our...

Jun 6, 201057910Poetry

With trying to makes ends meet on the minds of...

Jun 6, 201025744Poetry

Just another morning for us humanists. “The...

Jun 10, 20108348Poetry

(updated 11/17/12) - With BP's settlement,...

Dec 17, 20133479NewPoetry

Interesting how our senses never forget.

Apr 2, 201115126Poetry

Is the conundrum of love endless? Another...

Jun 12, 20106089Poetry

Some think that love is reserved for the young....

Jun 17, 20105549Poetry

As Father’s Day approaches, try as we may,...

Jun 22, 201021545Poetry

We all have reflections we pass by, while some...

Jun 23, 201029943Poetry

Awakening from surreal dreams can make hell the...

Jun 25, 201010768Poetry

My rewrites of Echosis challenge not only...

Jun 26, 201010038Poetry

For the tenacious, answers eventually surface,...

Jun 28, 201052610Poetry

Why do we write? A poet on the site commented...

Jul 1, 201020265Poetry

As the long 4th of July weekend swoops down on...

Feb 25, 201230503Poetry

Every life, whether as mountain climber, or...

Jul 4, 201023605Poetry

As fireworks light up the sky tonight, what...

Oct 22, 20113674NewPoetry

In John Steinbeck’s Salinas Valley, the...

Sep 2, 201221513Poetry

Nothing like a Holiday weekend coming up to...

Jul 8, 201070610Poetry

Finding peace amidst the chaos is but one of...

Oct 19, 201332563Poetry

Whether it be a love, business or political...

Aug 12, 201026014Poetry

Love knows not, save an understanding of hate....

Jul 12, 201022025Poetry

Partnerships in life require more focus and...

Jun 20, 201222325Poetry

Battlefields know no boundaries, no mental...

Dec 24, 201332583Poetry

Holiday time deserves some experiment, given...

Jul 13, 201018865Poetry

Some things seems imponderable…until...

Jul 24, 201028711Poetry

After reading A New Man by skeptikoi, I was...

Dec 22, 201323634Poetry

One’s golden years are full of epiphanies.

Jul 27, 201017317Poetry

Meant neither to preach, or to suggest a...

Sep 14, 20133502NewPoetry

On this upcoming anniversary, may we never...

Jul 29, 201014128Poetry

Browsing through the back-story for one of the...

Aug 1, 201031454Poetry

Unemployment windows are bad enough, but for...

Oct 9, 201061711Poetry

As my favorite season sets in, I couldn’t...

Aug 7, 201025844Poetry

I often think we don’t celebrate imperfection...

Aug 10, 201019817Poetry

Experimenting with this one. Don't know if its...

Aug 14, 201027485Poetry

As “reform? in most every corner begs...

Aug 21, 201022395Poetry

How a poet perceives his or her surroundings...

Aug 23, 201012867Poetry

The oneness of Nature seems so...

Oct 27, 20106618Poetry

As Election Tues approaches, these few words...

Oct 17, 201324854Poetry

A prosetry exercise in nonsense… for some.

Jan 13, 20123541NewPoetry

The Modern Jazz Quartet may be foreign to some...

Sep 3, 201010907Poetry

Maintaining curiosity and a desire to learn is...

Jun 14, 201232812Poetry

There are some of us capable of seeing and some...

Sep 4, 201020606Poetry

Let the nonsense continue. Even though there's...

Sep 5, 20109038Poetry

For those who climb, or even take on a...

Nov 18, 201127006Poetry

– Occupy Wall Street might be a mere calm...

Sep 11, 201020835Poetry

After watching a succession of images on You...

Oct 14, 201214513Poetry

Final 2012 debates are on the horizon. One’s...

Sep 12, 201025984Poetry

That which we resist, persists.

Sep 18, 201018576Poetry

Reflection sometimes flows like a movie, while...

Nov 23, 201118915Poetry

This Thanksgiving, I’m remembering the last...

Nov 27, 201011957Poetry

11/27/10 - Last of a reflective "growing...

Dec 15, 201228910Poetry

A survivalist's dilemma argues: at day's end, a...

Mar 7, 201223014Poetry

One might argue one’s choice of writing...

Apr 22, 201225904Poetry

Birth of another kind is around the corner....

Jun 17, 201215814Poetry

On this Father's Day, amidst my reverie,...

Dec 5, 201126034Poetry

How often we become aware (or coerced) and buy...

Mar 13, 201213156Poetry

Sometimes, we have to take score… we are so...

Apr 30, 201234193Poetry

Many would argue that discovering who we really...

Jan 13, 201214427Poetry

Ah, politics. Wouldn’t be grand if all of...

Dec 29, 20109208Poetry

Another perspective on the conundrum of...

Jun 17, 201131083Poetry

A continuation of remembrances this week end,...

Sep 27, 20123651NewPoetry

Another day in Syria as: CBS - “ Opposition...

Aug 7, 201129583Poetry

Recent scientific discoveries suggesting water...

Feb 22, 201319116Poetry

With so many ideas worth personifying, the...

Nov 14, 201025811Poetry

There are times when snapshots of one’s past...

Apr 12, 201227035Poetry

We sometimes work so hard to create definition...

Apr 5, 20123534NewPoetry

Might defining the poet merely state the obvious?

Jan 13, 201225934Poetry

For many, youth’s memories become...

Nov 21, 20105809Poetry

Lessons learned years ago just came to the...

Oct 25, 201122275Poetry

Try as we might to hold firm, change is...

Dec 2, 201022315Poetry

I sometimes focus on how well off I am, having...

Dec 2, 201021145Poetry

Images of power wielded over us are so...

Dec 3, 201010868Poetry

With Holiday madness upon us once more, I...

Dec 4, 201089310Poetry

Try as I might, it's difficult to stay focused...

Dec 23, 201028454Poetry

Not wanting to appear as a hog for space here,...

Dec 26, 201020506Poetry

12/26/10 - The day after…even though my own...

Nov 25, 201214926Poetry

As that time of the year approaches, paternal...

May 28, 201230133Poetry

After watching a “Prometheus” trailer, I...

Jan 4, 201121495Poetry

For many of us, the blank screen or page is a...

Jan 5, 201123865Poetry

Yes, free speech and persuasive argumentation...

Aug 27, 201116126Poetry

Whether in relationships, business, or...

Feb 2, 201214776Poetry

One of my reviewers wondered if I ever just...

Jan 8, 20115109Poetry

Watching an old Playhouse 90 production last...

Jan 11, 201135623Poetry

1/11/11 - Today’s date arrested a focus on...

Aug 19, 201120895Poetry

Another exploration into the word that...

Jan 15, 20117238Poetry

A dedication to the modern element charting our...

Jan 17, 20116309Poetry

Sometimes a work of art can take one to...

Apr 7, 201213207Poetry

The language of the unspoken conjures up worlds...

Jan 20, 201117995Poetry

Having had to look up the title of my poem as a...

Feb 10, 201112247Poetry

Does the analogy support the premise that...

Jul 31, 201116946Poetry

Lean focus, like the hunger needs of many,...

Nov 26, 20139507Poetry

A climber’s heart and mind is seldom...

Jan 30, 201111487Poetry

Do we find love, or does love find us?

Feb 5, 20118248Poetry

People have been playing marbles and...

Feb 8, 201125254Poetry

Perhaps it is the insistence of immediate...

Aug 3, 20113571NewPoetry

Looking around, it seems so easy for some to...

Feb 9, 201122712Poetry

Would appreciate comments as to whether this...

Feb 13, 201112114Poetry

I would appreciate knowing if this experiment...

Feb 19, 20119728Poetry

Rummaging through my desk drawer, I realized...

Jul 12, 201128011Poetry

It wasn't long ago we witnessed the familiar...

Apr 6, 201230912Poetry

In light of some 2012 "reading" statistics I...

Oct 1, 20129938Poetry

The exponential speed of evolution and...

Feb 26, 201129963Poetry

Man seems to be exercising more of its...

Mar 2, 201122995Poetry

This is an attempt to settle some disturbing...

Mar 4, 20113975NewPoetry

Decisions, opinions, arguments abound amidst an...

Mar 5, 201131333Poetry

Mirroring the headline's conundrum of freedom...

Jan 17, 20143987NewPoetry

Remembering the scam of soul measurement, I...

Dec 31, 201330273Poetry

More reflections on how the last year, and...

Apr 27, 201227674Poetry

Dare we hope for a day when the ratings-hungry...

Oct 17, 201120825Poetry

2:00 AM in Times Square

Mar 17, 201123904Poetry

Dedicated to those of us believing the universe...

Mar 4, 201233084Poetry

Loves attempt to preserve itself sometimes goes...

Mar 28, 201130683Poetry

Sometimes events take time to be realized fully.

Apr 4, 201128853Poetry

Changes present renewed forevers…hopefully...

Jan 21, 20144055NewPoetry

Might life’s purpose be to live out one’s...

Apr 5, 201117725Poetry

Today’s spring waltz of colors bursting...

Apr 10, 201117036Poetry

The world does change, albeit slower than...

Jun 20, 201123825Poetry

Monday morning. Back to the media’s normal...

Oct 31, 201328873Poetry

One’s lament is often of enigmatic proportions.

Apr 14, 201127354Poetry

While preparing pages for Occam’s Legacy,...

Aug 5, 201116146Poetry

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Exploring process.

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What’re you gonna do. It’s playoff time.

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The circus backdrop of Newley’s “Stop the...

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Part editorial, part trying to make lyrical...

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Some are still asking: Is that all there is?

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Fortunately having weathered several marital...

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A morning of searching.

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I squashed a Honey Bee today.

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Even after some tweaks on the original posting,...

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Whether with prescription drugs, illegal...

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A short treatise dedicated to the innocent...

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Epiphany? Perhaps.

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The headlines are cluttered now with “coming...

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Some can’t see the forest for the trees....

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I had a visit today by a most unexpected...

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Even back in ’56, Manhattan made you the...

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3AM in NY, still alight, but…

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Media’s model of seduction struggles, as...

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How keen are our sensors?

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Answers to outside questions are often realized...

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Fellini once made a film titled “The Ship...

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When tragedy strikes (Wisconsin) I find myself...

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Originally posted as a piece of flash fiction...

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Short experiences sometimes endure even the...

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In a troubled world, the simplest assumptions...

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Although not a computer game player myself, it...

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The country’s leadership is in a shambles....

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We all have at least one thing or person or...

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It’s difficult to remain unchanged by events...

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History repeating itself is arguably...

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The rent finally got too high and The Stage...

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There is no end, only another round.

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Refrigerator Magnets #7

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Teachers of some of our most hard fought...

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Election time always becomes a mirror to judge...

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Franchised hope cycles continually, but always...

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A prosetry consideration on just how final...

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One only has to spend a few minutes with the...

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Experience is full of surreal meanings.

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Even though travel books paint modern cities...

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In remembering those never found, we must never...

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Prompted by a recent posting in the Huff Post,...

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Imagining the pain of desperation.

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I find it important to remind myself from time...

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In 2011, the official poverty rate was 15.0...

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Ever wonder if pocket companions pass on some...

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Might it be that after many years of growing...

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In a world habitualized by technology,...

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Even though choices continue to be subject to...

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To accept one’s own limitations is not...

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For some, the eternal circuitous route of life,...

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If the poor get any poorer…

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