Happiness is a good meal and a warm bath

When I get too far away from home and my family especially my wife and daughter, though my daughter is on her own, I take a hot shower after a long walk and a great bowl of left over special food prepared to perfection and successful flavors. I am happy to think of the greatest thing in my life, recovery from pain through exercise and diet avoiding starch except with delicious pasta and such luxury as tomatoes and sausage and excellent condition delicate vegetables with butter and cheese sauce making every mouth full a delicious dinner. That’s just for special occasions so much for great deals on Saturday night. Really good is just a few days ago I watched a sunset with warm huge and simply because I am not home I will be soon, but that sunset and that pasta with meat sauce will always be a good memory as I climb into the hot shower.

Published by elgwyn

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.

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