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The Bristol Herald Courier prints my latest letter to the editor.

The Bristol Herald Courier today printed my latest letter to the editor — this one is about the F.B.I. executing a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Florida home.  You can find it right here:

“A Reality Check”

Thanks once again to Managing Editor Roger Watson for allowing me to share my thoughts through this outstanding regional newspaper for Southwest Virginia.

Throwback Thursday: Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975)

Believe it or not, I can remember Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” from its heyday — maybe not 1975, when it was released by Capitol Records, but definitely from the ensuing few years when it so often played on the radio.  (It got lots of airtime, as it was a hit with both mainstream and country audiences.)  This song will always remind me of my very early childhood.

It’s a catchy tune, really.  But it is a bit of an earworm.  Hum it at your won risk.

Down in the Dirt magazine includes “The Rough, Violet Stone” in its newest anthology.

I got some nice news a little while ago — Down in the Dirt magazine has included my poem “The Rough, Violet Stone” in its newest anthology, entitled The Final Frontier.  (The poem previously appeared in the magazine’s August 2022 issue on the first of the month.)

You can buy a copy of the new book on Amazon at the link below:

The Final Frontier

Or, you can read the entire anthology online right here.

As always, I am grateful to Editor Janet Kuypers for selecting my work for both this outstanding magazine and its subsequent poetry collections.


Reality check.

Following the FBI raid last night of his Mar-a-Lago home, Trump and his allies are claiming he is a victim of “the weaponization of the justice system” and “political persecution.”

Recall, please, that this man launched his first presidential bid with the ubiquitous slogan “lock her up.”  He simply wished to have his opponent imprisoned.

It was an early red flag that he was … y’know, fucking insane.  And an aspiring tyrant.

Also?  FBI Director Christopher Wray was a Trump nominee.  He is a Republican.

The Piker Press publishes “An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin’ Skink”

The Piker Press today published my humorous nature poem, “An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin’ Skink!”  For those of you who are uninitiated, a skink is a little lightning-quick iridescent lizard common in the Southern United States.)  And they even ran the photo I submitted with the poem!  (I snapped a shot of the little fella off Shenandoah Avenue here in Roanoke, VA.)

You can find the poem and the photo right here.  Thanks, as always, to Managing Editor Sand Pilarski for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community of readers, writers and artists.

Happy Monday!  🙂