It’s 3:35 a.m. and I will attempt to walk in the shoes of The Fisherman knowing I will fail!

When Jesus, you have provided each day, a muffin with peanut butter, and I have easily eaten when others cannot, and though a senior of 66, even with severe arthritis, I will offer to set, serve, and wash for those eight people who need companionship and a nice hot lunch. Chuck.

Writing and the Figures of Life

Oh, my soul, forgive me every day for a wasted time, for volunteering never has done; I dedicate what I can to Thy great Giving. Lord forgive me for not keeping up with teaching techniques, for slipping from excellent to average,

I linger at the door oh Lord, valuing friends and neighbors, wondering where I might walk, so as a senior I walk into The Hartford Senior Center. Maybe each Tuesday I can walk into kitchen work for 6 to 8 people, at age 66, washing dishes, setting tables. Bringing something of Home in a meal, oh God, praise the Lord, action, not words, I offer some manual work, washing cups, and saucers, plates, spoons, forks, knives, oh Lord take away this gut, let me be of service to Jesus’ people!DSC_0182 (1).jpg

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I was a University and community college instructor. I am an ordinary man writing for artistic reasons, and simple taste-- blogs are an answer to high priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to print his 1000 paper books himself because in 1855 poetry did not sell. It does not sell now unless you have a Pulitzer Prize, and even then, the poet usually makes a living in other ways than poetry. In all ages there have been writers writing out of their own reasons. I am an older man with fewer computer skills than my daughter. Blogs let me reach an audience missed by books, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience. My two self-published books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude, Charles E Taylor, MFA, Xlibris.com and a third coming out sometime next year, through The Book Patch: For Patty Brown... satisfy needs to hold books, and, yet, still read as electronic books which are easier to produce than paper books. The blog allowed me to write a compendium of my writing. I can combine composition with production. Wordpress provides word processing with production. When the writer finishes writing they press publish and then a finished piece. I’m happy to present to you a slice of my personal writing. Do enjoy what you read!

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