Wednesday, October 28, 2015


There once was a Florida resident
Who set quite a political precedent,
Missed half Senate votes,
But staff took some notes!
And now he wants to be president?


How many places on a person’s skin
can people find to place a pin?
Another tattoo, “woman on pole,”
colorful inks next to pinhole;
tongues a-pierced and skin a-flayed,
one’s body now a creative arcade.
Earlobes stretched to amazing size,
though I wonder, “Is that wise?”
There’s scenes of beauty, I will admit,
but some don’t know just when to quit.
So when friends suggest I get one done,
I turn around and quickly run.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Bernie, I love ya!,
but inside I really think
it’s Hillary’s turn.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Herewith a picture of Paul playing on the Australian longboard in Keystone Lake. I don't remember grandmother swimming, but here is proof she did. This picture probably is from around 1974. The dock in the background belonged to the Wachtler's.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


No more will his visor slam sideline here,
but forever the HBC our fans will cheer;
he forged a team that fought for glory,
and fielded a squad that was SEC worthy;
while he did not garner a title in hand,
the garnet was tougher in football land;
he taught his players to be better men,
sandstorm polished, a house to defend,
he got the best both on and off field,
now we wonder what his legacy will yield.


My little brother sent along a couple of photographs of us from a few years back. I share them here:

I'm likely 9 or 10, and Paul is 3 or 4. Not sure where this was taken at, but most likely at our Edgewater Island residence in Charleston, S.C.

Roughly the same age, possible a tad older. We must have been attending some Christmas event, possibly on the base.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Rainfall came heavy,
followed by crushing flood
that swept much away.

Luckily I live on a hill and was blessedly spared. Many neighbors flooded. Reports still trickling in of damaged experienced by friends, but nothing serious so far, thankfully. Quite a few businesses damaged. Surprisingly my local library, according to one friend, weathered the storm ok. I thought it was a little lower. Some interrupted services and the water in tap still a bit cloudy, but overall nothing too bad. Schools still closed, but the boys like that.