Did I even try? Lip service is when one knows in the brain, but not in the heart. Oh, I know that AA kept me sober, that going to meetings kept me sober. It was I want to say 5 days between a meeting in Illinois, and one in Sioux Falls. I look back at Illinois with fear and trepidation; I was strung tight like a guitar string about to pop. Ready to snap, 3 or even 4 observations a semester, and for nothing. I knew it was a nothing school, with no regard for teachers, and I AM so sorry Lord, that gets me into anger which is not where I’m at, or regret, and I have none, so then why the tears. YES, the beauty of South Dakota, and an act of contrition, that requires more of more, and acception all removed, promises of visits, and of all that has, very understood, all removed by a simple visit. This most important amends! Mary, Ron, Teri, Dawn, Troy.
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I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read. View more posts