Autobiography

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Graduation Day

Elmhurst, Queens, Winter 1968 I was sitting in a front row balcony seat with my feet up on the railing; smoking a cigarette. Kool extra longs. It’s...

Nature's Ambiance

Dear diary...Thursday 10 th October 2019. It was a beautiful day for a walk, not hot, just a little sun peeping through those glorious clouds I've so...

Reflections on a walking Tour of Mont Blanc (extracts)

The coach pulled out of the station forty minutes late and I tried to quell the niggling fear that I would miss my connection in Geneva, twelve hours...
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Sorority Drop Out

When I transferred from St. Teresa's all girls’ college to North Dakota State University, one most important ingredient in my life was lacking - a...
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This October Brings Endings

Never liked October. Now I know why. (Image from Wiki commons.)
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Nostalgia At The Fair

A poetic letter never sent. Dear Brian, do you remember back in 1967 at the annual summer fair that came to our village green? Because I do...
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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

The weight it is on me The wolf's at my door The wieight never felt quite this heavy before Been there all my life through my losses and gains Once...
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Wisconsin Street Parlor

I never knew my mother's father. He passed away when my mother was in high school. She was the oldest child and became a father figure for her...

Feeda (a prose poem)

Cat Pass me your cup, and look at this Picasso I have. No, this is just where nature didn’t meet up with industrial waste. I wonder where the next...

No food in England; no food in Asia; knowing what it is to starve

When you have been starving it is something you do not forget. Most people never have this. I could empathise with Oliver: “please sir can I have...