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 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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