Monthly Archives: July 2014

Veteran’s Administration

I am a veteran and receive my healthcare from the VA through the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.  I have been a patient at this facility for several years with short gaps when I was employed … Continue reading

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True Love’s Kiss

Oyster’s rough and crusted shell Cracks open… Greets the sea. Breaths in the life sustaining brine And is renewed.   It is not otter, crab or gull He fears But lack of her. And opens once again to feel Her  … Continue reading

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Off Broadway

Each of us has always held a ticket to the play. The long and constant drama, Set in our theatre in the round. Some stare, aloof as visitors Arrived from distant stars. They stand about in clusters, Amused by all … Continue reading

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A Valentine for Judy

I saw you well before we met Along the banks of bogs and ponds, Beside 10,000 miles of asphalt Winding slow between the seas. I saw you in my smoky dreams, In every woman’s smiling eyes, In every glowing summer … Continue reading

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The Flea Market

I like to visit flea markets And poke around through other people’s stuff. Like hermit crabs, the bric-a-brac of life Will move from shell to shell, And find a space to rest Upon a mantle or a shelf, Beside a … Continue reading

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My Japanese Garden

Five Haiku **** Lilies at Midnight Lily’s summer song Joyful mask of sun sweet notes Memory of snow Apple Blossom Soft white hope of May Blushing in the August sun Sweet September song Magnolia Southern summer nights. Perfume in the … Continue reading

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How to Solve the Crisis

Which crisis you ask? Climate change, the border and immigration, the Israeli/Palestinian issue, ISIS, Iran, Central America, Politicians, Russian expansionism, Chinese expansionism, nuclear proliferation, economic inequality, government debt, high taxes, entitlement expectations, racism, sexism, gender bias, over fishing, over population, … Continue reading

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Middle East and ISIS

It appears that the Middle East is on the verge of explosion. Iraq is splitting into Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish  factions. Syria is struggling with violence between an insane coalition of competing interests on one side, and the forces of … Continue reading

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Iraq, Again

I supported the original incursion into Iraq. I was suspicious of George Bush’s motives, but the possibility of WMD and the development of a coalition overcame my doubts. I was wrong. It appears to me now that the original effort … Continue reading

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Drone Strikes?

I have been watching and listening to the debates over the use of Drone technology to kill American citizens.  Distinctions have been drawn between actions taken abroad and actions taken domestically.  Questions have been asked concerning the definition of “imminent”  … Continue reading

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