Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg – 1919 and 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History

“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 (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg – 1919 and 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History

Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

The Joy of Attending New Schools

Attending new schools was one of the great things about growing up as a military brat. I attended the first half of the first grade at Glendale Elementary in Glendale, Arizona. Early in the second semester I transfer to Luke Air Force Base Elementary School on Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona. I also attend grades two,… Continue reading The Joy of Attending New Schools

Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing is Stephen King’s book about his learning and living the craft of writing. It is an enjoyable book. It took me six days to read. He organizes the book in three sections. The first section is an autobiography. It centers on King’s early exposure to fiction. We learn of his childhood attempts at… Continue reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

The Joy of Attending New Schools

Attending new schools was one of the great things about growing up as a military brat. I attended the first half of the first grade at Glendale Elementary in Glendale, Arizona. Early in the second semester I transfer to Luke Air Force Base Elementary School on Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona. I also attend grades two,… Continue reading The Joy of Attending New Schools

Dream On …

Today is Monday, March 31, 2014. It is the 90th day of the year. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. “The world stands aside,” said David Jordan, “to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” This applies to those, who learn where they are going late in life as well as… Continue reading Dream On …

March 26, 2014

Way back in 1969 I was in the eleventh grade. Let me share an experience I had with the school counselor. “Why can’t I be a writer or author?” Those were words I spoke as I mustered all the manhood I had as an eleventh grader to keep from crying as my high school guidance… Continue reading March 26, 2014

Valentine’s Day Thoughts

I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon. I have severe ear infection. That is causing my dizziness. I’ve had those since a kid. I also have a sinus and repository infection bordering on bronchitis. I was treated for pneumonia back in September and spent a week in bed. I was treated December 18, December 24,… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Thoughts

My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory

In October 1974, I made my first trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. It was 500 miles one-way from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington to Fort Davis, Texas. The purpose of the trip was to do the required astronomical labs for my physics class in astronomy. The trip was… Continue reading My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory