So I got up late???

Yes, I got up at 6:00 and ate my breakfast. For me this is late. I used to get up at 3:00 or 4:00 or even 5:00, but now I’m sleeping until even 7:00 or even the ungodly hour 8:00 a.m. yes groggy eyed I wander out to the kitchen to pull food for breakfast out of cupboards and frig not knowing even which is which, cupboard or frig. But, eventually, I recover enough to turn on the computer to sit down to the daily blog, or semi-daily blog, or how many blogs entries or whatever. I seem still unable to type with my one finger Chuckie approach yes to everything, and so, I’m getting much-needed rest that I’ve been deprived of since my knee began giving me such pain, and I didn’t know it, but since this right knee, the strongest in my body? went bad. I am a strong walker, but I think back to two or three years ago when I began dragging my leg around in order to take pictures. I am thankful I had a great surgeon and a great surgical team! My knee is far along in its recovery, and so am I. Music again I make with my beautiful cameras, my instruments of creativity, and, oh thank you, dad, for leaving that 35 mm camera, low when I was seven, and Bill Dennis for encouraging me at age 16 when I bought my first high powered camera system, a Honeywell Spotmatic, and three lenses with great flash, a great system that any newsman might carry. So, now I carry one or two of my great Nikon DSLRs or one of my six great Nikon point and shoot cameras. My leg and knee are so much better I can walk the 1/4 mile to Turtle Creek to take pictures, and up the path to point back the beautiful vist

a of Hartford Grain Elevator, or back to the small pond where small critters live, and the blue and grey houses in the distance. All this I have because of a great surgical teal, and Dr. Timothy Stevens, the surgeon who grounded me with a titanium knee that will outlast me, and so I can sleep without pain until 8:00 a.m.

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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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