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I am a native and re-patriated Floridian with periods of residence in Ohio, Virginia and Oklahoma.

I am a 9-year Navy veteran that has been out of the service for almost 20 years. My heart and spirit will always be in a somewhat "military mode". Therefore, I continue to find it difficult to acclimate myself to the civilian job sector. The mindsets concerning discipline and loyalty are vastly different.

I am also a published poet. None have been for money, but the pride felt is what is important to me.

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  • A Life in Various Christmas Traditions
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    A Life in Various Christmas Traditions

    3 years ago

    During my lifetime, I have experienced many types of traditions and routines for Christmas. This article is about those traditions and routines.

  • The Blueprint - A 4-Poem Series
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    The Blueprint - A 4-Poem Series

    4 years ago

    Here are four poems that I wrote shortly after my father passed away. Like most other amateur poets, I used poetry to expel my thoughts and feelings during the grieving process.

  • Borrowing from Elizabeth Bishop
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    Borrowing from Elizabeth Bishop

    4 years ago

    A sestina is a poem with 39 lines, which consists of six 6-lines stanzas and a tercet as an envoy. This sestina uses the same six repeated words as Elizabeth Bishop's "Sestina". It is an original.

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    An Old Sea Dog's Sestina

    4 years ago

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  • Get Out of the Way - a poem
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    Get Out of the Way - a poem

    4 years ago

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    How to Survive a Festival-Concert

    5 years ago

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  • Fear Not the Storm
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    Fear Not the Storm

    5 years ago

    This a poem that uses the metaphor of a storm coming across a lake. The three parts represent three emotions. In the end, the storm of emotions is not a storm to fear.

  • Lucasfilm Bought by Disney - A Fan's Reaction
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    Lucasfilm Bought by Disney - A Fan's Reaction

    5 years ago

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  • Cold Steel Day - A Poem
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    Cold Steel Day - A Poem

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    This a poem that I composed "from the hip". It can be seen how the day's weather can influence a mood. Or how a mood creates the perception of how the day's weather is viewed.

  • Is It Complicated?
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    Is It Complicated?

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  • Into the Fire - A Poem
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    Into the Fire - A Poem

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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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  • The Rise of Mediocrity
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  • The Lack of Effective Communication Skills in Today's Society
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    The Lack of Effective Communication Skills in Today's Society

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  • Military Discipline in the Civilian Workplace
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    Military Discipline in the Civilian Workplace

    5 years ago

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  • Who am I? And Why am I Here?
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    Who am I? And Why am I Here?

    4 years ago

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