Monthly Archives: January 2014

Happy New Year!

Tonight the slender crescent moon was adorned with purple ribbons barely lit by a sun long set. She reminded me that it was the first day of the year of the horse so Chinese food for dinner! My apologies on … Continue reading

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for Chanel

Thought I’d share another poem from my book Wednesday Night Regular before I head off to the club. Hope you like it.   for Chanel She sits before me Crumpled muscles Under silky skin Awaiting attention Of smoothing hands She … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison

(Originally visited 23 June 2000) The great thing about laptop computers is that I can write this sitting in the grass, leaning my back against the bricks of the tomb built to house the first President Harrison. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Samuel J. Nowlan & Elizabeth Dennison

Samuel J. Nowlan Elizabeth Dennison Birth 1824 July 26 New Brunswick 1826 January 6 Huron County, Ohio Marriage 1844 August 29 Hancock County, Ohio Death 1888 August 16 Rawson, Ohio 1919 September 24 Rawson, Ohio Who doesn’t enjoy a good … Continue reading

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They fell for it…

The Brazilian Consul General in Washington returned my brand new passport with a visa included. It’s official, I’m going to Brazil this summer! This will be my sixth consecutive World Cup and my first trip to South America. I plan … Continue reading

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Richard Mentor Johnson

(Originally visited 4 April 2005.) We awoke in Louisville the morning after visiting President Taylor’s grave and headed straight for Frankfort. I timed our visit so that we’d be there during normal working hours since tracking down the Vice Presidents … Continue reading

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Mary Milligan

Mary Milligan Birth approx 27 February 1773 Shawhead, Scotland Marriage to Robert Littrick 23 December 1810 Dumfries, Scotland Death 27 September 1850 Hancock County, Ohio When I visited the Littrick family plot in Cannonsburg cemetery back in the summer of … Continue reading

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There are no coincidences

Next Thursday I’ll be facilitating one of Living Poetry’s monthly poetry workshops. I think I’ll submit this poem which I wrote Friday evening at the Hillsborough Weaver Street Market under the influence of new friends. There are no coincidences The … Continue reading

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John Cabell Breckinridge

(Originally visited 4 April 2005. The puppy mentioned below celebrated her 10th birthday this past weekend.) We left the Frankfort grave of Richard Mentor Johnson and took a short but scenic route into Lexington. We did this despite knowing that … Continue reading

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