Exciting and Sad

I live in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area of north Texas. The area includes 12 counties, over 9,000 square miles (larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined), with just fewer than 7,000,000 million people, it is the fourth largest metro area in the USA. Only the New York, Los Angeles, and… Continue reading Exciting and Sad

Review: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – And the Journey of a Generation

Tonight I watched a new installment of PBS’ My Music series. Founding Supremes singer Mary Wilson served as the host of the program showcasing many classic female singers and girl groups of the 1960s. It showcased seventeen of the singers/groups. Watching it reminded me of the book “Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly… Continue reading Review: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – And the Journey of a Generation

Hello, I’m a Writer and Poet

I’m Jimmie A. Kepler. I write poetry, nonfiction, science-fiction, historical fiction, and book reviews. You’ll find my blogs and websites are: Speaking of … , Kepler’s Book Reviews, Kepler’s Military History Book Reviews, Kepler’s Military History, and Jimmie A. Kepler – Writer & Poet. You can find a list of my publications and poems at Jimmie’s… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Writer and Poet

The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

Have you ever had a muse, or a muse-like experience where you felt so passionate, or “taken over” by a creative spirit or compulsion to express and create? This is more than just “in the zone” … it’s almost as if someone or something takes over and writes for you. Four examples of a muse… Continue reading The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

Devotional: Overcoming Habits

Have you ever struggled overcoming habits in your life? I know I have. The current battle is with weight and proper eating habits. I am on a mission to reduce my weight, lower my blood pressure and cholesterol as well as triglycerides. It is a huge challenge. I realize I cannot do this in my… Continue reading Devotional: Overcoming Habits

Sunday, IKEA, and Oz

Today is Sunday, July 7, 2013. Speaking of Sunday … here is my weekly weight loss update. I have dropped from 200 pounds to 196 pounds in the last week. Walking 10,000 steps in a day several day during the week helped. 10,000 steps is about 4 miles. I also stopped all M&M, Kit Kat… Continue reading Sunday, IKEA, and Oz

Poem: Dead on the Floor

Dead on the Floor “Tricky Dick” was the U.S. President In America, a first-class stamp cost just six cents Richard Nixon froze both the prices and our pay We still loved going to concerts to see our favorite bands play The Vietnam War was on the evening news for all to see Marcus Welby, M.D.… Continue reading Poem: Dead on the Floor

I Am a Writer

I belong to the Dallas Writing Practice Group. A recent assignment was to write why “I am a writer”. Here’s what I wrote … I’m a writer because I enjoy writing. I get my ideas from the world around me as well as the fantasies within me. I try to write for a regular period… Continue reading I Am a Writer

The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men and Missions of Joseph Heller’s 340th Bomb Group in World War II

Did Joseph Heller commit a disservice to the members of the 340th Bomb Group when he wrote Catch-22? Did author  Patricia Chapman Meder write an apologetic defending the real four officers some feel Joesph Heller blindsided when he made them into Catch-22’s four heavy hitters? “The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men… Continue reading The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men and Missions of Joseph Heller’s 340th Bomb Group in World War II

Poem: Is Johnny Crawford from “The Rifleman” in Your Company?

Is Johnny Crawford from “The Rifleman” in Your Company? We pressed our faces up against the chain linked fence. We were supposed to be playing soccer during physical education class. But we ran to the chained linked fence that separated our school yard from the dirt road. We stared at the young soldiers marching to… Continue reading Poem: Is Johnny Crawford from “The Rifleman” in Your Company?