Your Best Friend

Your Best Friend If ever you find yourself being broken apart, Because the one you trusted has broken your heart, And all the time you find yourself crying, While on the inside you feel like you’re dying, Call me if you feel lonely, Come to me when your life needs to mend, From time to… Continue reading Your Best Friend

I Started High School

  Starting High School In San Francisco, it’s the summer of love, Long-haired hippies, peace signs, and doves. In Vietnam, the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire,” While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows the… Continue reading I Started High School

Comments on the Coffeehouse Culture

Are you part of the coffee house culture? I confess I am. What Is The Coffeehouse Culture? The coffeehouse culture describes a friendly environment of associated common practices that depend upon coffee. Coffee is used as a social lubricant much as alcohol is in a bar or pub setting. Coffeehouse culture also relates to the… Continue reading Comments on the Coffeehouse Culture

My Coffeehouse Writing Habit

Where I Write I’m doing my morning writing at one of my favorite Starbucks. I like the location on Preston Road just north of Lorimar in Plano, Texas. I write here most mornings. The photo is of my writing-table. I usually sit at the same table each morning. From left to right in the picture,… Continue reading My Coffeehouse Writing Habit

Meet the Poets: Sylvia Plath

  Sylvia Plath 1982 Pulitzer Prize Poetry “Mad Girl’s Love Song” I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in: I shut… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Sylvia Plath


Books Books take you places You hope someday to go. They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago. The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind. Surreal images greet you Where people aren’t always kind. You don’t have to dress up to read one. They’ve got a special… Continue reading Books

Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin 1971, 2009 Pulitzer Prize Poetry 2010 United States Poet Laureate “Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there… Continue reading Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin

Little Squirrel

Little Squirrel Little squirrel In the tree I see you Looking at me Your color is red In your furry coat You look at me Sitting in the boat You’re eating the acorns Found in the tree A smile on your face Dropping the shells on me! © 2009 Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D. Originally published… Continue reading Little Squirrel

Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg 1919, 1951 Pulitzer Prize Poetry 1940 Pulitzer Prize History His Own Style “I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments, I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.” – Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg

How to Hang On

How to Hang On 23.1 My Story The date was April 11, 2018. The day of the week was Wednesday. I had awoken at the usual time of 5 AM. I stepped into the master bedroom where my wife was resting. I took her hand and held it. I leaned over the hospital bed and… Continue reading How to Hang On