This narrative poem asks the question: Should we live a life according to our parents' rules, or our own?
A poet is awakened by the beauty of Santa Barbara, California.
A sequence of flash fiction opinionating on Aunt Abby's strong religious beliefs.
My humorous take on golf via haiku.
A narrative poem about a family therapist's last case.
A tribute to all the soldiers who lost their lives in battle.
A poetic tale of three wandering mallards.
A fun poem that challenges you to envision a better world.
A fantasy poem about being as free as a bird.
A poem about a man-dog brotherhood that endures.
A poem about a lonesome pet goat on a California beach.
A narrative poem about a friend who had an insatiable appetite for wealth.
An ode to the ocean's misty nature.
A morning paddle takes a poetic twist.
My ode to the snowy egret of the Santa Barbara coast.
A humorous poem about an inebriated man's train ride along the California coast.
A humorous poem about my need for angelic imperfection.
A humorous look at a poet's favorite clothing accessory.
An ode to the most treacherous waves, the Maverick’s of Northern California.
The power of codependent love in a poem.
A psychological poem about the power of the ego.
A poetic version of what happened the day that Santa was pelted by snowballs by Eagle fans.
A sixty-year-old man's childhood dream comes true.
A poem about a boy's first bank deposit, scary and exciting at the same time.
A poem about empowerment through changing a personal narrative.
A poem in the form of a letter with some good advice to a troublesome neighbor.
A humorous and nostalgic poem about a favorite grandma.
A poem of the pain and redemption of a young high school student who was victimized by bullies.
All babies are certainly loveable. But they are not created equal, especially in this poem.
A narrative poem about the hope and sadness of a hoarder.
The life of a cute dog in a basket reduced to a humorous poem.
A poem about a woman's passionate love for baking with an unsavory ending.
It's easy to be nosy when you have a big picture window that looks out into the apartment complex. And for some tenants, it's more than just a curiousity. Enjoy this poem about one such person.
Enjoy this narrative poem about an ice cream truck jingle that put a little boy into a sugary trance.
This is an ode to my musical mother-in-law. If there was one thing that could define her, it would be her love of music.
A tribute to the board that helps those courageous surfers to glide through the water.
My free verse poem commemorates the breaking of confetti-filled eggs in Santa Barbara, California during its annual summer fiesta. Viva La Fiesta!
A dybbuk is a demon in Jewish mystical folklore. This poem is a tribute to all the dybbuks out there.
A narrative poem about reconnecting with my youth through music.
When my mother passed away, I went through her closet and found the suit I wore to my Bar Mitzvah. I wrote this poem in tribute to this powerful garment.
This is not your ordinary poem about lightning bugs. It is a story of how flying beetles remind me of summertime and my childhood in Philadelphia.
When I moved to California, the Birds of Paradise were the first plants that caught my eye. Here's a poem about this experience.
My recent interest in Vincent Van Gogh's earthy and beautiful art has led me to write this poem.
My poem for Black History Month is about a dynamic preacher I met in an old Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia.
I still get chills thinking of all the horror movies I saw in my neighborhood theatre as a kid. Here I recount my experience in a poem.
A California poet expresses how it felt when the Thomas wildfire seemed to last forever.
A free verse poem about one of my favorite childhood baseball idols, Juan Marichal
Did you ever have a hero that wasn't so heroic after all? Read this narrative poem about my misguided adoration.
These four poems about tea reflect tea's smooth, rhythmic, balanced and tasty nature.
A commemorative poem about all those Hotshot crews who risk their lives trying to put out forest fires.
This poem reflects the many emotional and directional shifts that a client experiences in the therapy room.
How does a parody of Fiddler on the Roof translate to a crow's life? I'll let you make the caw.
A fantastical place where writers go only in their dreams far removed from their lonely rooms.
A poem about the biggest fig tree in North America, the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.
A mountain's current and historical perspective of a little Mexican town in California.
Studies show that being around trees contributes positively to one's health. Trees would seem to be a logical focus of meditation in anyone's health care regimen.
Judge Bob Dylan's genius by the way he approaches his art, not by the way he avoids the media or his reluctance to accept personal awards.
A case for my childhood idol, Wilt Chamberlain, being the greatest athlete of all time.
What are the similarities between the writing process of poetry and yoga? I'll discuss three of them--being mindful, relaxed and precise.
There's a palpable, gritty vitality when you visit Philadelphia, sort of like a conglomeration of the old and new hitting you all at once.
The brash and no-holds-barred comic W. C. Fields was not only an entertainment icon, but he was also a world famous juggler.
Writing is hard enough, but when you have Saboteurs, Sadists, Liars, and Write-My-Story folks harassing you--it's downright impossible.
Nice guys finish last when they play pick up basketball. So here's some humorous tips on how not to be so nice.
If it weren't for the Candle of Mercy, I don't know what my fiancé and I would do. We might be building an outhouse in our yard or making frequent trips to the YMCA.
The slang term, "bro time," has been used to poke fun at men who spend time with each other. The truth is, men who have good male friendships are a lot healthier than those who don't.
I often visit Santa Paula to see friends. One of the people that I don't see is the 60s icon, Steve McQueen, who used to have a ranch on Mountain Road. His stay, unfortunately, was short lived.
Here are five movies that involve a troubled client and a heroic psychotherapist. If you are a therapist or if you were a therapist, how would you handle these challenging movie cases?
For women, UGG is not just another boot. It is more than a boot. It is like that perfect wedding dress that is comfortable, fits just right, and makes you feel like a million bucks.
People find love in many places--the supermarket, the clubs, dating services, etc. But I found love playing Scrabble on-line from a game called Wordfeud.
Yoga has long been an exercise that is beneficial to the body. Here are five yoga poses that are beneficial for people with chronic lung disease. Consult with physician before trying any yoga pose.
Is this English Springer Spaniel really sad or does she just look sad? Read more and find out if dogs can actually suffer from depression or if they are just masters at looking sad.
Living in an apartment is not always easy. You are in a confined space and you can hear your neighbors every movement. Unfortunately, some neighbors can be very annoying. This is how you can cope.
Besides the lungs producing our breath, the big toe is also an invaluable part of our practice of yoga. Learn more about how the big toe impacts you and enhances your daily practice.
I never thought you could win on a regular basis gambling on slot machines. But then I met my girlfriend's Granny. That 94-year old woman taught me otherwise.