Cruise Story

I wrote this poem during a cruise of the Caribbean I took with my sisters somewhat reluctantly. Then I met Luzvy, our server for dinner...

A Man Who Loves His Hardware

Dennis Calcaterra was in charge of maintaining the hardware database on our project. We were contractually obligated to keep track of the...

To Andrea Nadal's Boyfriend

Andrea Nadal was a personable, hard-working business office associate on our program. This office was under-staffed given the number of...

The Ballad of Don Mirrione

Don Mirrione managed the subcontract Northrop Grumman had with General Dynamics for us to produce two software subsystems. As the project...

The Day I Played Golf with Ron Bero

Ron Bero was a fellow engineer whom I learned was a serious golfer. My grandfather was a club pro in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he taught me...

I Am Curious, George

I was mystified when a former fighter pilot, retired Air Force Colonel George Watts, was selected as program manager of our contract with...

The Eydie Edict

Eydie Medvigy was our office's administrative assistant/queen. She sat outside our project manager's office as his gatekeeper. She also...

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)....