Sarah's Graduation

I wrote this poem to commemorate the graduation of my daughter, Sarah, from the University of Illinois. She earned two bachelor's...

A Prince of the Court

This poem is a tribute to Vince Daquag, a tennis player I knew with a ferocious forehand and an ebullient disposition. He was a...

Turkeys Running Wild

I spent most of my career in engineering with a company called TRW, Inc. before it was gobbled up by Northrop Grumman (pun intended)....

Big Shoes to Fill

I arrived in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England in the spring of 2009 to replace David Burke as he retired to Florida. David had spent a...

A Man of Peace

I wrote this poem after attending the funeral of my great uncle, retired Army Colonel George Scarborough. He was a veteran of the World...

Pikes Peak Writers "Dream" Anthology

I'm pleased to learn my story "Living the Dream (Except for One Thing)" has been accepted for the "Dream" anthology from the Pikes Peak...

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Also known as "Dry Pavement," I think this poem is an appropriate reminder when driving on snowy roads like this day in Denver. The...

At the Great Sand Dunes

I took the family for a visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in central Colorado. We parked at the campground and set up our...

Call Her Ishmael

I wrote this poem for Angela, our project business manager, as she was leaving our project for a new opportunity. The Peter mentioned in...

This Dog Don't Hunt

I wrote this poem in frustration. At the time I was managing a team who installed a new system that ran 24-hours-a-day. The system was...

For Jerrell, On Early Mornings

I wrote this poem for my brother-in-law, Jerrell Black. At the time they lived in the woods of Conifer, Colorado. Their driveway off the...

The Genial Enologist

Pete Blodgett was a tiny, rotund man with a huge intellect who loved the finer things in life. He was sent to Denver to help grow the...

Free Cheers for the Pricers

When writing proposals for new work with the government, we engineers loved designing new systems to meet a set of requirements. But most...

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