Category Archives: Creativity

100 Days of Social Distance

This thing This COVID This pandemic Inhumane Merciless Accidentally devastating To (un)american ideals Manifest destiny, The liberty of individuals Over the safety of all But unselective For those whose terrible ideals Put us all in danger. There are no target … Continue reading

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a head full of haiku

Saw aquarium show / fancy tanks reignite love/ for fish-keeping fun Fish tank Degobah / fish and Jedi are the best / maybe I’ll build one. Our fish, Tiny Steve / grew up, now Medium Steve / soon to be … Continue reading

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Larry the Green Unicorn

A green unicorn named Larry Had hooves that were incredibly hairy But he didn’t care About his foot hair It made him unique From his head to his feet And mostly he was quite merry But in a herd Where … Continue reading

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Clarisse “Clacky” Pegicorn

Clarisse is a pegicorn, about her fate she is forlorn. She’s not like mom and not like dad, a fact that makes her o’ so sad. Her wings are small and not robust, not like Mom the Pegasus. Her fur … Continue reading

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More silly poems about stuffed animals

Bumble Bear – chef Bumble. Bumble Bear loves apples and pears But any fruit will do. Cold, warm, or hot, she eats them a lot Her favorite is Bumble’s stew She makes it herself from things on her shelf And … Continue reading

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Is it Monday?

Is it Monday? Warm spring evening As the sun sets Small warblers flit in the big tree Eating gnats Gathering strength For north woods summer nests Small fire pit glows Pops quietly as birds sing Evening songs In my backyard … Continue reading

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Random thoughts suitable for blogging

The last thing I wrote was some serious introspection about the transitions that come as decades pass.  From that writing, it would seem they (transitions) really seem to come in ordinated clusters. In the case of 42-32-22-12-2, the ordination would … Continue reading

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Smokey and Snowball, my forty year friends

Another silly story about stuffed animals, who happen to be my oldest friends in the world, Smokey and Snowball A mismatched pair of grizzled old bears Tell stories, tall and long Of days gone by Where adventure was nigh With … Continue reading

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Problems of a Rambling Mind

I find myself overwhelmed with problems.  Large and small.  In and out of my control. Manageable and unmanageable.  Simple and complex.  It overwhelms my traditional to-do list approach to problem solving.  Actually, that is not entirely true.  What happens is … Continue reading

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Toothpick, the burrito loving bear

Toothpick the bear loved burritos. It’s fair to say she’d eat them every day. She liked them with chicken and all of the fixins, but she’d eat them any old way. Despite all the calories she is still thin, it … Continue reading

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