Poem: The Holidays Are Gone

The Holidays Are Gone Malls full of people, shopping now Going their own way, credit cards in hand Decorations hanging, red and green The holidays have come and gone Malls full of people, crowds never end Blank stares on faces, in lines they stand Displays in windows, people stop and stare The holidays have come… Continue reading Poem: The Holidays Are Gone

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Writer’s Life: Be Encouraged

One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can serve the function of mentor. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919 a young veteran returned from World War I. He moved to Chicago moving into a particular neighborhood for… Continue reading Writer’s Life: Be Encouraged

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The Martian Chronicles – Chapters Twenty four to End of Book

Chapter Twenty four – The Watchers (November 2005/2036) first appeared in The Martian Chronicles. The colonists witness a nuclear war on Earth, from Mars. They immediately return out of concern for their friends and families. Chapter Twenty five – The Silent Towns (December 2005/2036) first published in Charm, March 1949. Everybody has left Mars to… Continue reading The Martian Chronicles – Chapters Twenty four to End of Book

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Poem: Classic Rock

Classic Rock Classic rock takes you back in time Back to when the music rhymed Singing of love and feeling good We’d see them in concert if we could It transports you back to the drive-in scene Dancing popcorn boxes on the movie screen Singing let’s go to the snack bar Trying to get your… Continue reading Poem: Classic Rock

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The Martian Chronicles – Chapters Eighteen thru Twenty-three

Chapter Nineteen – Usher II (April 2005/2036) first published as Carnival of Madness in Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1950. “Usher II” tells of Bradbury’s and other writers’ fear of censorship. A literary expert named William Stendahl retreats to Mars and builds his image of the perfect haunted mansion, complete with mechanical creatures, creepy soundtracks and… Continue reading The Martian Chronicles – Chapters Eighteen thru Twenty-three

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Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns over Europe

Zenith Press‘s “Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns over Europe” by John R. Bruning is a must have for all World War II and aviation buffs.  The book is large, coffee-table size volume. The book is full of amazing pictures.  The photographs give greater coverage of the people in the war than most… Continue reading Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns over Europe

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Poem: Migraine

Migraine  I wake up in the morning In my head there is a pain And I know it is a migraine It hurts like pouring rain I take two aspirin Drink a glass of water too Hoping the pain will go away Feels like I was hit in the head with a shoe Now the… Continue reading Poem: Migraine

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