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Southern Tier 2019

2022-05-20: God Poetry Challenge Day 228 (Fri May 20) If man is made in God’s image. If the likeness of man to God …

2022-05-19: Oligarchs Poetry Challenge Day 227 (Thu May 19) Twitter is dead to me. I’m tired of Oligarchs and their …

2022-05-19: The Game of Risk Poetry Challenge Day 226 (Wed May 18) The history of American Foreign Policy is modeled after the …

2022-05-19: Age 70 Poetry Challenge Day 225 (Tue May 17) The gold standard for fitness at age 70, is to be able to …

2022-05-16: Words Poetry Challenge Day 224 (Mon May 16) I live in a world of words but I have nothing to say. The …

2022-05-15: A Sad Poem Poetry Challenge Day 223 (Sun May 15) Strange noises in the night. I realize there is an …

2022-05-15: Happy Birthday! Poetry Challenge Day 222 (Sat May 14) Happy Birthday daughter. Of all the things that could be …

2022-05-15: Laundromat Poetry Challenge Day 221 (Fri May 13) Things could always be worse. I could be doing my laundry at …

2022-05-12: Lists Poetry Challenge Day 220 (Thu May 12) I’m a list addict. The benefit is yet to be determined. I …

2022-05-11: What the Hell Poetry Challenge Day 219 (Wed May 11) What the Hell Ski Pomerelle. Not terrible original, but it …

2022-05-11: Life Partie Deux Poetry Challenge Day 218 (Tue May 10) You don’t choose a life you live one.

2022-05-11: Nightly Prayer Poetry Challenge Day 217 (Mon May 9) We are of the nature to change. We are of the nature to grow …

2022-05-11: Life Poetry Challenge Day 216 (Sun May 8) Life rushes through us and past us like a stream constantly …

2022-05-11: God Poetry Challenge Day 215 (Sat May 7) God does not exist. A loving God would not allow this shit to …

2022-05-11: Putin Poetry Challenge Day 214 (Fri May 6) If Putin had a cat, the world would be a better place. We …

2022-05-11: What Matters Most Poetry Challenge Day 213 (Thu May 5) It matters not how we feel… What matters is how we respond to …

2022-05-11: What Matters Poetry Challenge Day 212 (Wed May 4) It matters not how we feel… What matters is how we respond to …

2022-05-11: Happy Birthday Poetry Challenge Day 211 (Tue May 3) They say the third time is a charm. Who am I to argue? In …

2022-05-02: Kitty by My Side Poetry Challenge Day 210 (Mon May 2) It really is a pleasure to have a kitty by my side. There’s …

2022-05-02: Luxury Poetry Challenge Day 209 (Sun May 1) Sitting on a heated toilet seat is the height of luxury. Say …

2022-04-30: Meditation Poetry Challenge Day 208 (Sat Apr 30) I’m trying to understand how meditation can save the world. I …

2022-04-30: Bodhisattva I Am Not Poetry Challenge Day 207 (Fri Apr 29) This is a poem of encouragement to myself. A Bodhisattva I am …

2022-04-27: The Holy Grail Poetry Challenge Day 206 (Thu Apr 28) Take your pick… Methodist, Mormon, Catholic, Buddhist, the …

2022-04-26: Advice Poetry Challenge Day 205 (Wed Apr 27) Who am I to give advice? I am no one. Let me give it anyway… …

2022-04-26: Ode to One Who is Gone Poetry Challenge Day 204 (Tue Apr 26) Surprisingly, I think of you often. I’m not really sure why. …

2022-04-25: Writing Poetry Challenge Day 203 (Mon Apr 25) I need to sit for fifteen minutes each morning and evening. …

2022-04-25: Books Poetry Challenge Day 202 (Sun Apr 24) I love the feel of a book in my hands. I take great …

2022-04-25: Waking Up Poetry Challenge Day 201 (Sat Apr 23) The first thing I should do when I wake in the morning is: …

2022-04-22: Community Poetry Challenge Day 200 (Fri Apr 22) The Jefferson County Library District in Oregon is sponsoring …

2022-04-22: GOMBAR Poetry Challenge Day 199 (Thu Apr 21) What is it you do when you are most at peace with yourself? …

2022-04-20: Toshi’s Lunchbox Poetry Challenge Day 198 (Wed Apr 20) I remember the early days of the Internet. The notion of …

2022-04-19: Cat In The Back Poetry Challenge Day 197 (Tue Apr 19) Baby I love you. Hop in my truck and we’ll go for a ride. …

2022-04-18: Climate Change Poetry Challenge Day 196 (Mon Apr 18) To not be concerned about the future of our children is the …

2022-04-17: Sublime Rhyme Time Poetry Challenge Day 195 (Sun Apr 17) I actually wrote a poem that had a rhyme in it. That’s not …

2022-04-16: What I Want Poetry Challenge Day 194 (Sat Apr 16) It doesn’t have to be the man that is the first one to say …

2022-04-15: Disguise Poetry Challenge Day 193 (Fri Apr 15) I was thinking… Maybe I should get one of those fancy plastic …

2022-04-14: Question Poetry Challenge Day 192 (Thu Apr 14) Who are the U.S. supporters of Vladimir Putin? One might also …

2022-04-13: I’ll Meet You in Flagstaff Poetry Challenge Day 191 (Wed Apr 13) Thank you for letting me share the last two days with you and …

2022-04-12: She/Her Poetry Challenge Day 190 (Tue Apr 12) She has told me not to write about Her. How can I not? She is …

2022-04-11: Two Backpacks Poetry Challenge Day 189 (Mon Apr 11) We all hike the trail of life with two backpacks, one in …

2022-04-10: Life Poetry Challenge Day 188 (Sun Apr 10) Life rushes through us and past us like a stream. Nothing is …

2022-04-08: Cognitive Autonomy Poetry Challenge Day 187 (Sat Apr 9) Cognition 1 Engage, Engage, Engage… Engage the foot with the …

2022-04-08: Conversation Poetry Challenge Day 186 (Fri Apr 8) Forty nine years ago I went into a dive bar wearing a stupid …

2022-04-07: Twenty Dollars Poetry Challenge Day 185 (Thu Apr 7) If you believe the 2020 election was rigged… Send me $20.

2022-04-06: Coffee Poetry Challenge Day 184 (Wed Apr 6) I like my coffee the same way Mormons like their women.

2022-04-05: Celebration Poetry Challenge Day 183 (Tue Apr 5) This is the half-way point of my Poetry Challenge. Time to …

2022-04-04: Tucker Carlson Meets Marcus Aurelius Poetry Challenge Day 182 (Mon Apr 4) Two men aboard a sailboat. One is a Stoic, one not. A fierce …

2022-04-03: W, X, Y, Z Poetry Challenge Day 181 (Sun Apr 3) The secret to life, is being content with what you have! I now …

2022-04-02: Democracy Poetry Challenge Day 180 (Sat Apr 2) What is a democracy? I’m pretty sure It’s something we don’t …

2022-04-01: Nice Poetry Challenge Day 179 (Fri Apr 1) I remember the Beach Boys singing “Wouldn’t it be nice.” Yes… …

2022-03-31: A Responsible World Poetry Challenge Day 178 (Thu Mar 31) There are employers paying outsourced employees in Russia …

2022-03-30: Joy Poetry Challenge Day 177 (Wed Mar 30) Joy comes from figuring out how something works. That’s why …

2022-03-29: BASIC Poetry Challenge Day 176 (Tue Mar 29) 10 REM DEFINITION OF INSANITY 20 VOTE REPUBLICAN 30 OBSERVE …

2022-03-28: Wise Man Journal Entry (Sun Mar 27, 2022) ”The wise man looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.” …

2022-03-28: Treasure Within Poetry Challenge Day 175 (Mon Mar 28) There is a Hindu teaching that states: “Still your mind to …

2022-03-27: Pull The Plug Journal Entry (Sun Mar 27, 2022) I’m aware there are people that will take exception to this, …

2022-03-27: Friends of Convenience Poetry Challenge Day 174 (Sun Mar 27) Years ago, my friend taught me about friends of convenience. …

2022-03-26: Love Poetry Challenge Day 173 (Sat Mar 26) Self is an illusion. We are all connected, like the root …

2022-03-25: A Good Day Poetry Challenge Day 172 (Fri Mar 25) A good day is any day you are able to write a poem.

2022-03-24: What is My Why Poetry Challenge Day 171 (Thu Mar 24) What is my why? What do I look like inside this block of …

2022-03-23: The World is a Shithole Poetry Challenge Day 170 (Wed Mar 23) People dying in Afganistan didn’t bother me nearly as much as …

2022-03-22: Two Types of People Poetry Challenge Day 169 (Tue Mar 22) There are two types of people in the world: Those that can …

2022-03-21: Prose Dammit Poetry Challenge Day 168 (Mon Mar 21) It just dawned on me what my poetry is… It’s prose in short …

2022-03-20: With You by My Side Poetry Challenge Day 167 (Sun Mar 20) I’ve never been good at concentrating. If there is anything …

2022-03-19: Water and Frog Poetry Challenge Day 166 (Sat Mar 19) I don’t now how to rhyme, so I’m going to have a go at Haiku. …

2022-03-18: Be Nice Journal Entry ( a bit later Fri Mar 18, 2022) “Be nice. (The world is a small town.)” — Austin …

2022-03-18: An (Almost Blinding) Flash of Insight Journal Entry (Fri Mar 18, 2022) It has become apparent to me why I love writing by hand in my …

2022-03-18: Poetry Belongs to Everyone Poetry Challenge Day 165 (Fri Mar 18) Poetry belongs to everyone. I like to make mine accessible to …

2022-03-15: Ducks and Crickets Journal Entry (Thu Mar 16, 2022) So, someone I haven’t associated with in-person for a few year …

2022-03-15: Ides of March Journal Entry (Tue Mar 15, 2022) Today is the Ides of March. Watch out if your name is Caesar. …

2022-03-15: Don't Hate Poetry Because of Me Poetry Challenge Day 162 (Tue Mar 15) We are all born poets. Writing poetry is an expression of our …

2022-03-14: Daughter Poetry Challenge Day 161 (Mon Mar 14) Happy Birthday daughter. Of all the things that could be …

2022-03-13: Beer Coasters Poetry Challenge Day 160 (Sun Mar 13) I like using coasters (beer coasters to be precise) as book …

2022-03-12: Poets Laureate Poetry Challenge Day 159 (Sat Mar 12) I am reading the biographies of Poets Laureate on the Library …

2022-03-11: Sister Poetry Challenge Day 158 (Fri Mar 11) I was chatting with my Sister. Quite unexpectedly she …

2022-03-10: RV (Revenge Verse) Poetry Challenge Day 157 (Thu Mar 10) If you think the ”RV” parked in my driveway is offensive, …

2022-03-09: Fire Poetry Challenge Day 156 (Wed Mar 9) Fire is a catalyst it provides warmth to survive and it …

2022-03-08: Genre Poetry Challenge Day 155 (Tue Mar 8) There are two types of poetry. Imaginative and reality based. …

2022-03-07: Shopping Bag Poetry Challenge Day 154 (Mon Mar 7) As I’m walking into the grocery store I see people walking out …

2022-03-06: Sunday Poetry Challenge Day 153 (Sun Mar 6) Every day should be Sunday. I love Sunday. I don’t feel …

2022-03-05: Death Poetry Challenge Day 152 (Sat Mar 5) Writing a poem about death is not something I planned to do. …

2022-03-04: Minty Fresh Poetry Challenge Day 151 (Fri Mar 4) The Cortisone Cream and the Colgate sit next to each other on …

2022-03-03: Untitled Poetry Challenge Day 150 (Thu Mar 3) Why not write a poem that is untitled? What would such a poem …

2022-03-02: Mid-Morning Cup Poetry Challenge Day 149 (Wed Mar 2) I went in for a mid-morning cup. Never been here before. (I …

2022-03-01: One Reader Poetry Challenge Day 148 (Tue Mar 1) I know there is one person that reads my poems. I never …

2022-02-27: Water and Frog (Apologies to Joy Harjo) Poetry Challenge Day 147 (Mon Feb 28) I’ve come to the water to look for Frog. (For no particular …

2022-02-27: Cat Skiing Poetry Challenge Day 146 (Sun Feb 27) I went cat skiing. Tux wasn’t with me, so it wasn’t really …

2022-02-27: My Friend Poetry Challenge Day 145 (Sat Feb 26) You have no idea how much I love you. Can I use the word …

2022-02-24: My Friend Poetry Challenge Day 144 (Fri Feb 25) I can’t find the words to tell you how much I love you. Even …

2022-02-24: Heartache Poetry Challenge Day 143 (Thu Feb 24) Everyone carries a heartache, what do we do with it? Do we …

2022-02-24: Praise Poetry Challenge Day 142 (Wed Feb 23) I’m sitting in a restaurant writing in my journal. I don’t …

2022-02-21: Discovery Poetry Challenge Day 141 (Tue Feb 22) I think my poetry may best be described as a stream of …

2022-02-21: Smith Rock State Park Journal Entry (Mon Feb 21, 2022) I recently went for a ride in Smith Rock State Park. SRSP is …

2022-02-21: Dinner Out Poetry Challenge Day 140 (Mon Feb 21) My server just apologized for taking so long with my order. I …

2022-02-20: Hate Poetry Challenge Day 139 (Sun Feb 20) If you didn’t hate poetry before you stumbled onto this site, …

2022-02-20: My Pen Poetry Challenge Day 138 (Sat Feb 19) I love writing. It’s not about the words (mostly) it’s about …

2022-02-20: Tattoo Poetry Challenge Day 137 (Fri Feb 18) Should I get a tattoo? I think so… Why? Because I have an …

2022-02-17: Writing Poetry Challenge Day 136 (Thu Feb 17) Do I write on the computer or in my journal? In my journal. …

2022-02-15: My Calling Card Poetry Challenge Day 135 (Wed Feb 16) My Calling Card Skiing Cycling Mountain Biking Kayaking …

2022-02-15: Calling Cards Poetry Challenge Day 134 (Tue Feb 15) People leave calling cards on my truck. Invitations to join …

2022-02-13: Valentine’s Day Poetry Challenge Day 133 (Mon Feb 14) Ah Valentine’s Day! Another great American Holiday! Yes we …

2022-02-13: Poetry Poetry Challenge Day 132 (Sun Feb 13) I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly is poetry. I …

2022-02-09: One Last Week Poetry Challenge Day 131 (Sat Feb 12) If this were my last week on earth I would spend it with my …

2022-02-09: Frenchy Poetry Challenge Day 130 (Fri Feb 11) My friends call me “Frenchy.” I’ve been trying to force my …

2022-02-09: Be Happy Poetry Challenge Day 129 (Thu Feb 10) Do you want to be happy? It’s not that simple you say: “When …

2022-02-09: Stupid Shit Poetry Challenge Day 128 (Wed Feb 9) Things that are stupid: An airfoil on the back of a shitty …

2022-02-06: Good Writing Poetry Challenge Day 127 (Tue Feb 8) “We sat in tall grass by a boulder, making ourselves small. …

2022-02-06: Not Necessarily in This Order… But Probably Poetry Challenge Day 126 (Mon Feb 7) I’m going skiing today. It is the second love of my life. If …

2022-02-06: Your Grammar Poetry Challenge Day 125 (Sun Feb 6) If I correct your grammar it’s not because I’m smarter than …

2022-02-05: Love of My Life Poetry Challenge Day 124 (Sat Feb 5) I met the love of my life. It has taken almost a lifetime. I’d …

2022-02-05: You Are There Poetry Challenge Day 123 (Fri Feb 4) Sometimes, when your not there, I will gather the blankets …

2022-02-05: The Four Immeasurables Poetry Challenge Day 122 (Thu Feb 3) Be kind to all living things. Stay balanced and steady. Feel …

2022-02-04: I Am A Thousand Winds That Blow Journal Entry (Fri Feb 4, 2022) Digging through a book on woodworking that was one of my favorites …

2022-02-04: AI Poetry Challenge Day 121 (Wed Feb 2) This poem was written by an AI. You’d never guess that because …

2022-02-04: The Problem with Humans Poetry Challenge Day 120 (Tue Feb 1) The problem with humans is that we have no ability to feel …

2022-02-04: Just Fine Poetry Challenge Day 119 (Mon Jan 31) If you are skiing better now than you were last year, life is …

2022-01-30: Gratitude Poetry Challenge Day 118 (Sun Jan 30) Skiing. Cycling. Hiking. Camping. Mountain Biking. My life is …

2022-01-30: Future Poetry Challenge Day 117 (Sat Jan 29) It’s okay to take a bit of time for yourself. How else can we …

2022-01-30: 68 Poetry Challenge Day 116 (Fri Jan 28) Sixty-eight on-earth years. It seems like so few really. So …

2022-01-27: Joy Poetry Challenge Day 115 (Thu Jan 27) Do things for the joy. Do not do things as a means to assuage …

2022-01-26: One Month Poetry Challenge Day 114 (Wed Jan 26) I haven’t seen you in a month. I don’t like being away from …

2022-01-26: Pain and Fear Poetry Challenge Day 113 (Tue Jan 25) Pain and fear Are at the heart of discontent. Pain and fear …

2022-01-26: Dream Poetry Challenge Day 112 (Mon Jan 24) I dreamed you said something That made me feel bad. When I …

2022-01-26: Energy Poetry Challenge Day 111 (Sun Jan 23) Be Inspired. Be Filled with Energy. Stay Open. Stay Excited.

2022-01-26: My Poetry Poetry Challenge Day 110 (Sat Jan 22) I’ve decided my poetry Isn’t poetry. It’s more like musings. …

2022-01-26: If I Were Gay Poetry Challenge Day 109 (Fri Jan 21) I’m parked next to a Winnebago Conversion. He’s from …

2022-01-26: Healing Poetry Challenge Day 108 (Thu Jan 20) The viral video “Loose Change” Started it all, How can we go …

2022-01-26: Birthday Poetry Challenge Day 107 (Wed Jan 19) They say it’s my birthday. What does that mean? There is a …

2022-01-26: Trusty Companion Poetry Challenge Day 106 (Tue Jan 18) I would be A lonely boy On the road Without my Trusty …

2022-01-26: GWB Poetry Challenge Day 105 (Mon Jan 17) George W Bush redeemed himself today By calling out the Jan 6 …

2022-01-25: $Golden $Globe $Award Poetry Challenge Day 104 (Sun Jan 16) There’s a category For everything. I could probably Win an …

2022-01-25: Beard Poetry Challenge Day 103 (Sat Jan 15) I’m growing a beard! I left my razor in Salt Lake City. The …

2022-01-25: Your Voice Poetry Challenge Day 102 (Fri Jan 14) Just hearing your voice Makes my day. Connects me To you. …

2022-01-25: My Inspiration Poetry Challenge Day 101 (Thu Jan 13) I picked up a book It’s called “A Book Of Delights” The …

2022-01-25: Bad Bet Poetry Challenge Day 100 (Wed Jan 12) What can be written That hasn’t been written? Nothing. …

2022-01-25: NMB Poetry Challenge Day 99 (Tue Jan 11) Hanging out at North Mountain Brewery. My favorite place in …

2022-01-25: Words Poetry Challenge Day 98 (Mon Jan 10) It seems as though I spend my life Reading words And wondering …

2022-01-25: Lies Poetry Challenge Day 97 (Sun Jan 9) Lies are powerful things. They are often used as tools to …

2022-01-11: Risk Poetry Challenge Day 96 (Sat Jan 8) Bitcoin, Ethereum, many more. There’s a difference, I’m just …

2022-01-05: Stocks and Bonds Poetry Challenge Day 95 (Fri Jan 7) When I see a sign that says “Watch for Stock.” Should I also …

2022-01-05: One Year Later Poetry Challenge Day 94 (Thu Jan 6) My sadness today is palpable. I’m embarrassed to have witnessed …

2022-01-05: The Mask Poetry Challenge Day 93 (Wed Jan 5) Never before in the history of our country has a political …

2022-01-05: K.R. Poetry Challenge Day 92 (Tue Jan 4) Gun laws and self defense laws have collided. The challenge …

2022-01-05: Septic Paws Poetry Challenge Day 91 (Mon Jan 3) “Obey the laws and wear the gauze. Protect your jaws from …

2022-01-05: CoI Poetry Challenge Day 90 (Sun Jan 2) The Cult of Ignorance Is driving a new definition Of personal …

2022-01-02: Accomplished Poetry Challenge Day 89 (Sat Jan 1) My daughter gave me a book By Haruki Murakami. It is a …

2022-01-02: Eighty Eight Poetry Challenge Day 88 (Fri Dec 31) This is an attempt at writing a poem when I have no idea what …

2022-01-02: Voice Poetry Challenge Day 87 (Thu Dec 30) The voice inside my head is talking to me. No, I’m not crazy, …

2022-01-02: Ignorance Poetry Challenge Day 86 (Wed Dec 29) Your ignorance Is as good as my knowledge. What’s wrong with …

2022-01-02: Cycle Poetry Challenge Day 85 (Tue Dec 28) I want to cycle across the country one more time. I want to …

2022-01-02: December 15th Poetry Challenge Day 84 (Mon Dec 27) Today we broke 800,000. In the best tradition of all things …

2022-01-02: Poem Poetry Challenge Day 83 (Sun Dec 26) Life is a poem. It weaves itself into strange patterns. Not …

2022-01-02: Power Poetry Challenge Day 82 (Sat Dec 25) Speak truth to power. What does that mean. I’ve seen truth …

2021-12-23: The Current Age Poetry Challenge Day 81 (Fri Dec 24) We are living in an age Where people just Make shit up.

2021-12-23: The Death of Truth Poetry Challenge Day 80 (Thu Dec 23) Speaking truth to autrocracy Is no longer sufficient to …

2021-12-23: The News Poetry Challenge Day 79 (Wed Dec 22) I’m gaining weight. It’s my cat’s fault. All he does is eat …

2021-12-23: Not Poetry Poetry Challenge Day 78 (Tue Dec 21) Ya, I know, I’ve said it before, this is not poetry. But you …

2021-12-23: Crimson & Clover Poetry Challenge Day 77 (Mon Dec 20) Tommy James and the Shondells Crimson and Clover. It was …

2021-12-23: Imagination Poetry Challenge Day 76 (Sun Dec 19) Imagination. That’s my problem, I don’t have one. Oh, I can …

2021-12-22: America Poetry Challenge Day 75 (Sat Dec 18) America is sliding into Autocracy… Why? Part of me is shocked, …

2021-12-22: Two’s Complement Poetry Challenge Day 74 (Fri Dec 17) I can’t imagine life without my love. She is the perfect …

2021-12-15: Friend Poetry Challenge Day 73 (Thu Dec 16) I just want to get in my truck and go see my friend. How can …

2021-12-15: Christmas Lights Poetry Challenge Day 72 (Wed Dec 15) Something about a wind chime, unpredictable, soothing, but …

2021-12-14: Central Oregon Poetry Challenge Day 71 (Tue Dec 14) In Central Oregon men wear Wrangler jeans, so do their women. …

2021-12-14: Vax or Wax (Hint: Both) Poetry Challenge Day 70 (Mon Dec 13) Together let’s end Covid, please vax up. Together let’s ski …

2021-12-14: Experience Poetry Challenge Day 69 (Sun Dec 12) I voted for Richard Nixon, I was too young to know any better. …

2021-12-14: Crowd Poetry Challenge Day 68 (Sat Dec 11) You can’t stuff a crowd through a door, but you can nudge a …

2021-12-14: Pronouns Poetry Challenge Day 67 (Fri Dec 10) I, me, we, us, you, she, her, he, him, it, they, them, that, …

2021-12-14: We Forgive Poetry Challenge Day 66 (Thu Dec 9) We have to forgive slavery, We have to forgive segregation, We …

2021-12-08: The Cat Poetry Challenge Day 65 (Wed Dec 8) I love the way my cat ignores me when he’s trying to get my …

2021-12-07: Poetic-Voice.go Poetry Challenge Day 64 (Tue Dec 7) // Poetic voice calculator in Golang package main import …

2021-12-06: Go Poetry Challenge Day 63 (Mon 12/6/21) In Golang, the only True value is true the only False value …

2021-12-04: e. e. cummings Poetry Challenge Day 62 (Sun 12/5/21) e. e. cummings, a.k.a. Edward Estlin Cummings wrote a poem a …

2021-12-04: Epic Poetry Challenge Day 61 (Sat 12/4/21) My favorite saying simply says… “Do Epic Shit.”

2021-12-03: Constitution Poetry Challenge Day 60 (Fri 12/3/21) I saw a sign the other day, it said “The Constitution is the …

2021-12-02: Caste Poetry Challenge Day 59 (Thu 12/2/21) I’m reading a book that is profoundly disturbing. The history …

2021-12-02: Lucky Man Poetry Challenge Day 58 (Wed 12/1/21) Oh, What a lucky man I am. I’ve never worn white lace. I’ve …

2021-11-30: All Things Considered Poetry Challenge Day 57 (Tue 11/30/21) All things considered, I couldn’t be happier. Sure, I could …

2021-11-29: Origin Poetry Challenge Day 56 (Mon 11/29/21) He knocks on the door. They let him in. She hides in her …

2021-11-29: Souvenirs Poetry Challenge Day 55 (Sun 11/28/21) Lynching postcards. Horror unimaginable. Even the Nazis did …

2021-11-27: Ode to Billie Collins Poetry Challenge Day 54 (Sat 11/27/21) Billie Collins is my hero. I love the way he writes. The …

2021-11-27: Tree House Poetry Challenge Day 53 (Fri 11/26/21) I’ve written some poems sitting in a bar, it may seem like I …

2021-11-25: Thanksgiving Poetry Challenge Day 52 (Thu 11/25/21) Thanksgiving. I love you. Yes, all of you… the current… the …

2021-11-24: Beards Poetry Challenge Day 51 (Wed 11/24/21) I’ve noticed Oregon has the corner On the beard market. The …

2021-11-24: The Bar Poetry Challenge Day 50 (Tue 11/23/21) Occasionally you need to hang out in your local bar. It’s …

2021-11-22: Rosemary Apple Pie Recipe Ingredients Filling ¼ C granulated sugar ¼ C water 2 large sprigs fresh …

2021-11-22: Thanksgiving Scallion-Cheddar Cornbread Stuffing Recipe Ingredients 5 Tbs unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan 1 bunch scallions 1 …

2021-11-22: Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbs unsalted butter 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and broken in half 6 slices …

2021-11-22: Paid Poetry Challenge Day 49 (Mon 11/22/21) I paid, it forward.

2021-11-21: Online Search Poetry Challenge Day 48 (Sun 11/21/21) Adkins… …Caregiver, State of Oregon …Director of Field …

2021-11-20: Not A Poem Poetry Challenge Day 47 (Sat 11/20/21) I know this isn’t a poem. This is my life. As simple, and as …

2021-11-19: Pay It Forward Poetry Challenge Day 46 (11/19/21) Read Day 45 first… Out of nowhere, the answer presents itself. …

2021-11-19: The Din Poetry Challenge Day 45 (11/18/21) I can say, unequivocally I have never lived through a worse era. …

2021-11-19: Poetry Challenge Poetry Challenge Day 44 (11/17/21) The actual challenge here is to write poetry. Someone told me, …

2021-11-16: Social Media Poetry Challenge Day 43 (11/16/21) We can not see the value of our institutions because the walled …

2021-11-16: Black Poetry Challenge Day 42 (11/15/21) Think about this for a moment, There are no black people in …

2021-11-13: Caste Poetry Challenge Day 41 (11/14/21) Make no mistake the caste system is alive and well in America. …

2021-11-12: Drivers Poetry Challenge Day 40, Saturday November 13 Worst drivers on the road… those driving a Toyota …

2021-11-12: Virtue Journal Entry “A man of virtue ought to solve problems - not simply use them to attack his …

2021-11-12: Curse Poetry Challenge Day 39, Friday November 12 What is this curse: to have the desire of gods but the …

2021-11-12: Bad Poetry Journal Entry So I wrote a poem in Go this morning. It’s a calculator that tells me when I will …

2021-11-11: The Order Thursday November 11 (Poetry Challenge Day 38) I would rather adventure overland, than do anything …

2021-11-10: Fuck No Wedensday November 10 (Poetry Challenge Day 37) Let’s play a game… When I ask you a question, you …

2021-11-09: Climate Change Tuesday November 9 (Poetry Challenge Day 36) Some say yes, some say no. You can’t remember a time …

2021-11-08: What’s Going Down Journal Entry I can’t think of an “old” song more relevant to today than this one… There’s …

2021-11-08: Galere Monday November 8 (Poetry Challenge Day 35) I went to my inbox and found the word “Galere” in my …

2021-11-08: What To Do Before I Die Journal Entry First of all, I don’t intend to answer the question, I just want to consider it for a …

2021-11-07: Coffee Sunday November 7 (Poetry Challenge Day 34) Arabica beans are superior. Robusta beans taste like …

2021-11-06: Experiment Journal Entry I’m now experimenting with writing my “daily journal” in the Ulysses app. I never …

2021-11-06: Sierras Saturday November 6 (Poetry Challenge Day 33) It was the Fall of ’19 a few months before the …

2021-11-06: Dogs Friday November 5 (Poetry Challenge Day 32) If you want a friend get a dog. If you want to be …

2021-11-03: A Month Thursday November 4 (Poetry Challenge Day 31) I’m mildly surprised, I completed one month. Eleven …

2021-11-03: Poem Wednesday November 3 (Poetry Challenge Day 30) Any day you write a poem is a good day.

2021-11-03: Florida Tuesday November 2 (Poetry Challenge Day 29) My cat has no idea how lucky he is to be out of …

2021-11-01: No Obligation Monday November 1 (Poetry Challenge Day 28) I hearby release you from all obligation you may feel …

2021-11-01: Parliament Sunday October 31 (Poetry Challenge Day 27) Conservative member of Parliament, David Amess, stabbed …

2021-10-30: Advice Saturday October 30 (Poetry Challenge Day 26) You should never give advice. What you should do, is …

2021-10-29: Wilkerson, Isabel. "Caste." Random House; 2021. Journal Entry I simply can not recommend this book any more highly. Reading this book will give you …

2021-10-29: High Desert Friday October 29 (Poetry Challenge Day 25) Sunrise in the high desert is a joy to behold. It is so …

2021-10-28: Wind Chime Thursday October 28 (Poetry Challenge Day 24) This morning I awoke to my wind chime. It is such a …

2021-10-28: List Wedensday October 27 (Poetry Challenge Day 23) Dishwasher tablets. Small Olive Oil. Sandwich …

2021-10-26: Discovery Tuesday October 26 (Poetry Challenge Day 22) It occurred to me this morning that what I am really …

2021-10-26: Monterey 12.0.1 Allow me to digress momentarily into a realm of trivia likely of interest only to people that post …

2021-10-26: Triptych Monday October 25 (Poetry Challenge Day 21) One goes into the dirt at his feet. He doesn’t bend for …

2021-10-26: Shit Sunday October 24 (Poetry Challenge Day 20) It’s time to go buy some shit on Amazon… …or not. …

2021-10-23: Fountain Pen Saturday October 23 (Poetry Challenge Day 19) Few tools give me more pleasure than a fine fountain …

2021-10-22: Get On Your Bike And Ride Friday October 22 (Poetry Challenge Day 18) You could use this phrase to suggest someone needs to …

2021-10-21: When I Die Thursday October 21 (Poetry Challenge Day 17) You’ve heard the phrase ‘don’t cry for me.’ I’m going …

2021-10-19: My Cat Thinks I’m Stupid Wedensday October 20 (Poetry Challenge Day 16) He Is, There’s Little Doubt Did you know there is …

2021-10-19: Parking Tuesday October 19 (Poetry Challenge Day 15) It’s truly amazing how quickly we become frustrated …

2021-10-18: Crisis Monday October 18 (Poetry Challenge Day 14) The world is in crisis. I try to be optimistic. I think …

2021-10-16: Redmond Whiskey Fig Given to me by a bartender at the Wayfarer Hotel in Redmond Oregon 1 Marinated Fig 2 oz. Woodford …

2021-10-16: Daughter Sunday October 17 (Poetry Challenge Day 13) Happy Birthday daughter. Of all the things that could …

2021-10-16: Redmond Whiskey Sour Given to me by a bartender in Flagstaff Arizona 1 Egg White 2 oz. Woodford Reserve 1 oz. Lemon Juice …

2021-10-16: Redmond Manhattan Otherwise known as a Black Manhattan 2 oz. Woodford Reserve ¾ oz. Amaro Averna Sicilliano 4 …

2021-10-16: LST Saturday October 16 (Poetry Challenge Day 12) Poetry is in my blood. I remember when I was in High …

2021-10-15: Coffee Friday October 15 (Poetry Challenge Day 11) I couldn’t cut code without coffee. Now I can’t write …

2021-10-14: My Greatest Joy Thursday October 14 (Poetry Challenge Day 10) My greatest joy might be reading my poems to you in …

2021-10-13: My Greatest Fear Wedensday October 13 (Poetry Challenge Day 9) My greatest fear is that I will run out of things to …

2021-10-12: Famous People Tuesday October 12 (Poetry Challenge Day 8) I know a guy that dropped a pumpkin from the top of an …

2021-10-12: In Defense of (My) Poetry Monday October 11 (Poetry Challenge Day 7) I know some of you may be thinking is this poetry? If …

2021-10-12: Missing You Sunday October 10 (Poetry Challenge Day 6) It’s one thing to wake up every morning beside you, …

2021-10-12: The Oncely Alligator Saturday October 9 (Poetry Challenge Day 5) Perhaps all this poetry nonsense stems from my …

2021-10-12: Cats Friday October 8 (Poetry Challenge Day 4) What does a cat think? I wish I knew. When I look into …

2021-10-12: Water Thursday October 7 (Poetry Challenge Day 3) I forgot to water the plants - again. One of them seems …

2021-10-11: 475 Wednesday October 6 (Poetry Challenge Day 2) Four hundred seventy five miles. That’s a long day. I …

2021-10-11: I've Been Thinking Tuesday October 5 (Poetry Challenge Day 1) I’ve been thinking about writing a poem a day. Who would …

2021-08-23: The Burl Sitting in a tree house looking out surrounded by nothing but leaves I am suspended by the handiwork …

2021-06-19: Daughter's Day Yes it’s Father’s Day, but since I’m a Father myself it would presumptuous to write about me, so, …

2021-05-13: VPN This morning I started to set up my new router. I purchased this from a reseller that customizes …

2021-04-20: Fauci Danger: political commentary ahead. Before we go any further, let’s talk about that. Just …

2021-04-09: How To Be A Writer I’m the last person that should be attempting to answer that question. But there are a few things I …

2021-04-06: Bottle of Water There is a part of me that really hates to comment on politics. It seems like right now there isn’t …

2021-04-02: Pandemic This was written in March of 2020, one week into the stay at home order in Washington State. It is …

2021-04-02: Back in Kanab Friday, February 14, 2020 Kanab Utah Back in Kanab Red rock mountains, Monasteries on high, Need to …

2021-04-02: A Day Tuesday, December 17, 2019 A Day some might say it was a wasted day No. 2 bus to Downtown in and out …

2021-04-02: The Country Wednesday, November 20, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I …

2021-04-02: Ferlinghetti Rails Sunday, November 10, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: The Road Tuesday, October 22, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Wind Friday, October 11, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: El Cosmico Thursday, October 10, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Grass Thursday, October 3, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Birds Wednesday, October 2, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Lost Tuesday, September 24, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Good Poem, Bad Poem Friday, September 20, 2019 I wrote this poem while I was on my “Southern Tier” bicycle tour. I also …

2021-04-02: Fishing (Or Ode to Sam McGee) Thursday, September 12, 2019 This post was written while hiking in the Sierra Mountains Fishing (Or …

2021-04-02: The Lake Wednesday, September 11, 2019 This post was written while hiking in the Sierra Mountains The Lake …

2021-04-02: Lake and Sky Sunday, August 25, 2019 This post was written while hiking in the Sierra Mountains Lake and Sky The …

2021-04-02: Sim Saturday, August 24, 2019 Sim Why are we here. Are we real, or are we some future sim. I have flesh, …

2021-04-02: Ride Monday, August 19, 2019 Ride We went for a ride The ferry took us across the water Together we …

2021-04-02: Feeling Friday, August 15, 2019 Feeling Do I feel good or do I feel well. It could be both. Although, I have …

2021-04-02: Dad Friday, August 2, 2019 Dad Who is this man? I barely know him. He coaches my Little League team. He …

2021-04-02: Hills Saturday, July 27, 2019 This poem was written when I was cycling around the Finger Lakes in Upstate …

2021-04-01: Just For Fun This post is rated for language Just got an email from Microsoft. They are in the process of …

2021-04-01: The Worst Roads There is no state with narrower roads, narrower shoulders, and more voter suppression than …

2021-04-01: Why This I’m finally getting around to (self) publishing the journal from my Southern Tier bicycle trip. If …

2021-03-31: Prologue - Sat Sept 14, 2019 “Once upon a time in a far-off kingdom there lay a small village at the edge of a wood…” San Diego …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Sept 15, 2019 Day 1 San Diego California The Southern Tier Tour officially begins! The group met to discuss the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Sept 16, 2019 Day 2 San Diego California Today we rode out to the coast from the Hostel. Two and a half miles to …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Sept 17, 2019 Day 3 Get out of San Diego day It’s 4:00am. I’m up. I can’t sleep any longer. There is something …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Sept 18, 2019 Day 4 San Diego to Jacumba Hot Springs First things first, I need to start with a correction to …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thur Sept 19, 2019 Day 5 Jacumba Hot Sprints to Brawley California The day started with a nice climb out of Jacumba Hot …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Sept 20, 2019 Day 6 Brawley to somewhere near Arizona It’s Saturday morning, I was too tired to write about the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Sept 21, 2019 Day 7 California to Quartzite Arizona The day started with a flat 20 mile cruise through beautiful …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Sept 22, 2019 Day 8 Quartzite Arizona to Salome Today seemed particularly hot. I had another flat tire, but this …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Sept 23, 2019 Day 9 Salome to Wickenburg Arizona Today was without a doubt, the most eventful day of the journey …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Sept 24, 2019 Day 10 Wickenburg to Tempe I thought today’s ride would be uneventful, in fact I was worried that I …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Sept 25, 2019 Day 11 Rest day Today we are on our own to rest up and enjoy some of the local flavor of Phoenix. We …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Sept 26, 2019 Day 12 Get out of Phoenix day Today we left Phoenix behind and are now putting New Mexico in our …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Sept 27, 2019 Day 13 Today’s destination Tonto Basin Arizona I’m excited about today. The map shows us climbing …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Sept 28, 2019 Day 14 No photos today. I haven’t found a solution for my broken cell phone. When I dropped the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Sept 29, 2019 Day 15 Globe Arizona to Safford Arizona (The Salsa Trail) The new tires are working great. Last …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Sept 30, 2019 Day 16 Get out of Arizona day Today turned out to be the toughest day yet. The route took us into …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Oct 1, 2019 Day 17 Lordsburg New Mexica to Silver City New Mexico Another grueling day. Climbing 4,000 feet was …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Oct 2, 2019 Day 18 This is our rest day. It came at a perfect time. I was exhausted from the last four days of …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Oct 3, 2019 Day 19 Silver City New Mexico to Membres New Mexico Today I had to make a difficult choice. Take the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Oct 4, 2019 Day 20 Membres to somewhere else in New Mexico 6:00am. Last night it rained and it was difficult to …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Oct 5, 2019 Day 21 Somewhere in New Mexico to Las Cruces New Mexico Today we reached Las Cruces. Our route took …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Oct 6, 2019 Day 22 Get out of New Mexico day 6:06am Today marks the 1/3 completion point of the tour. At the end …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Oct 7, 2019 Day 23 West Texas Today we faced a steady head wind, it turned out we were only doing 55 miles, not …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Oct 8, 2019 Day 24 West Texas Today we covered 75 miles. The first 40 were generally up hill. It was railroad …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Oct 9, 2019 Day 25 West Texas Today we covered 75 miles. For me, it was the toughest day yet. I lost the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Oct 10, 2019 Day 26 A well deserved day of rest. I’ll be in Austin Texas in 10 days! Today we are at the El …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Oct 11, 2019 Day 27 Texas is big The hot tub last night at El Cosmico was divine. It was wood fired and the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Oct 12, 2019 Day 28 Still in Texas Clouds came in last night! It’s going to be much more civilized today. I’m in …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Oct 13, 2019 Day 29 Just assume from here on out that I’m in Texas Today was a rolling 60 mile day to Langtry. …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Oct 14, 2019 Day 30 I feel like I got some good rest last nigh. We camped in the lot adjacent to the Community …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Oct 15, 2019 Day 31 It’s Wednesday morning. I’m writing this post the next morning because I was in no shape last …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Oct 16, 2019 Day 32 I had fun taking photos today. The day started out by passing the “Dam Store.” I had to have …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Oct 17, 2019 Day 33 Lost Maples Recreation Area to Ingram Morning. I’m not expecting today’s ride to be as …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Oct 18, 2019 Day 34 Ingram to Lady Bird Johnson Recreation Area (Fredericksburg) I suppose this is as good a time …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Oct 19, 2019 Day 35 Lady Bird Johnson Recreation Area to Pedernales Falls State park I’m up early today, I can’t …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Oct 20, 2019 Day 36 Pedernales Falls State park to Austin It has been several years since I have been to Austin. …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Oct 21 Day 37 Austin Texas - Rest Day #1 Last night I went looking for a good hearty meal. I more-or-less …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Oct 22, 2019 Day 38 Austin Texas - Rest Day #2 Today was a total down day. I slept in, tinkered around with my …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Oct 23, 2019 Day 39 Austin Texas - Rest Day #3 I spent a good part of the morning hanging out at Mello Johnny’s …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Oct 24, 2019 Day 40 Austin to Bastrop Morning. Along the way I acquired eight 50ml (small) bottles of various …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Oct 25, 2019 Day 41 Bastrop to Carmine Morning A front moved in last night. The temperature has dropped …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Oct 26, 2019 Day 42 Round Top to Navasota Morning The front that moved in 24 hours ago still seems to be …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Oct 27, 2019 Day 43 Navasota to New Waverly I’m enjoying some Jim Beam in my tent and writing this post. Not the …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Oct 28, 2019 Day 44 New Waverly to Shepard Today was a pleasant surprise. I intended to double-down and do two …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Oct 29, 2019 Day 45 Shepard to Silsbee I was chased by a Texas storm all day. When I left Shepard, I looked over …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Oct 30, 2019 Day 46 Silsbee Texas to DeRidder Louisiana Morning Brace for weather. I don’t usually look at my …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Oct 31, 2019 Day 47 DeRidder to Mamou Morning Brace for weather, only this morning it’s cold. Currently overcast …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Nov 1, 2019 Day 48 Mamou to Bunkie Since today is November 1, I could start counting the days to completion of …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Nov 2, 2019 Day 49 Bunkie to New Roads Louisiana All things considered, a very good day. Still cold, but it is …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Nov 3, 2019 Day 50 New Roads Louisiana to Jackson Louisiana Morning Last night at the restaurant where I was …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Nov 4, 2019 Day 51 Jackson Louisiana to Franklinton Louisiana I’m now in what I am referring to as the “Hill …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Nov 5, 2019 Day 52 Franklinton Louisiana to Poplarville Mississippi I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as a …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Nov 6, 2019 Day 53 Poplarville Mississippi to Biloxi Mississippi “Climbing is akin to love. It’s hard to …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Nov 7, 2019 Day 54 Biloxi Mississippi to Dauphin Island Alabama I’m sitting on the second floor deck of a …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Nov 8, 2019 Day 55 Dauphin Island Alabama Morning It is windy here on Dauphin Island but the Weather App says …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Nov 9, 2019 Day 56 Dauphin Island Alabama to Perdido Key Florida I caught the first ferry off Dauphin Island at …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Nov 10, 2019 Day 57 Perdido Key to Pensacola What exactly are we seeking in life? For most I think the answer to …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Nov 11, 2019 Day 58 Pensacola Florida to Fort Walton Beach Florida My day started at the bike shop where I was …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Nov 12, 2019 Day 59 Fort Walton Beach Florida to DeFuniak Sprints Florida Morning The best laid plans aren’t …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Wed Nov 13, 2019 Day 60 DeFuniak Springs Florida to Marianna Florida Morning It’s 6am, it’s clear outside, only a …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Thu Nov 14, 2019 Day 61 Marianna Florida to Tallahassee Florida The Weather App (I still trust it, but I’m starting …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Fri Nov 15, 2019 Day 62 Tallahassee Florida Morning Good heavens. It’s the Ides of November already. Even though in …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sat Nov 16, 2019 Day 63 Tallahassee Florida to Madison Florida The first 30 miles getting out of Tallahassee was one …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Sun Nov 17, 2019 Day 64 Madison Florida to Lake City Florida The day started with my Hallmark Channel friend driving …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Mon Nov 18, 2019 Day 65 Lake City Florida to Orange Park Florida Some mornings you start your day and you think …

2021-03-31: Southern Tier - Tue Nov 19, 2019 Day 66 Orange Park Florida to St. Augustine Florida Today was the final day of my journey to St. …

2021-03-31: Epilogue - Wed Nov 20, 2019 St. Augustine Florida This has been an epic journey. When you complete an accomplishment like this, …

2021-03-31: Hello World! I am going to start my writing journey by going back in time… The first posts here will be …