My friend understood me when I came to All Souls Church and became my closest Good friend and confidante from this church for my last seven years. I met him when he visited me. I had kidney disease flair and he visited me in the hospital without knowing me! Truly I will miss him. I will miss our discussions about literature, photography, Religion, therapy, and personal sensibilities.Yes he could explain me to others with exquisite finesse and my thanks. When I left his church because my wife had trouble driving because I don’t drive and church is more than twenty-five miles away from our home outside the largest city of South Dakota, he knew why she didn’t need to fight traffic even on Sunday morning. He understood when my therapist proclaimed my emotional health, and that I would continue to visit both my psychiatrist and therapist every two months for checkups. I have bipolar disorder which can be serious but because I have not been hospitalized in more than 14 months, and then for only a day, I am now considered healthy and fairly normal. However, my therapist believes my health Good if I am relying on friends! I will miss my friend and in listening to him, I have learned so much about sensitive and caring friendship.When I became a Christian with conviction and care he never questioned my Christianity or any of my obligations and explained Paul Tilich who I am interested in. So, you see I will sincerely continue to make care central to how I relate to others. Very much I shall miss this caring quiet independent and giving man who can also tell a joke. May he always consider me a good man, and faithful to our friendship!
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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