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Everyone loves an adorable tugboat!

From Canada to Australia, from Russia to the United Kingdom, and from South Africa to the USA, the entire world loves an adorable tugboat. The varied images of youth-oriented book covers, animated television series, poems, and motion pictures provided below … Continue reading

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Poem – “At a crossroads”

At a crossroads This way, or that That way, or this Forward or back Which way to go North or south East or west Everything in between On the compass   Turn left or right Answer yes or no Decisions, … Continue reading

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The poetry of a spring bike commute

Spring Morning Commute By Rick Brown   Wheels spin round and round Traversing the paved terrain They roll in cadent unison Along the paved bike lane   Fresh air breezes past me As fragrances abound Spring charms once dulled senses … Continue reading

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Guiding lights of the night

I had a breathtaking view of the stars at 6:15 this morning while walking my dog, Relay, including a marvelous shooting star. Shortly afterwards, I jotted down these poetic verses. Enjoy! Guiding Lights Evening star At dusk’s fading light Guide us … Continue reading

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“Timepiece of the heartland”

A poem I wrote in 1996 about one visual, but disappearing aspect of the Great Plains – the farm windmills. Timepiece of the Heartland Time is an abstract wonder Both cyclical and seasonal But in our nation’s heartland It’s measured … Continue reading

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A poem in your soul

Sometimes Mother Nature puts a song in your heart and a poem in your soul. It sure did that for me on this first frosty morning of the season here in Mid-Michigan as I nearly had this entire poem thought out during … Continue reading

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A poetic and appropriate legacy

After a tough week saying goodbye to my stepfather, I returned home today. It is hard for me to believe that just two weeks ago we were returning with my youngest son from our fun-filled adventure in N. California and … Continue reading

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A poetic verse

“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

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A midwinter dawn – the poem

As I mentioned Sunday in the original post about my three-mile walk with Relay, I thought the subject would be great for a poem. Below is the poetic version of the post that I have come up with. I hope you … Continue reading

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The genius of Dr. Seuss

I always enjoyed reading Dr. Seuss books as a kid, but never realized how much social and political commentary was included in a number of his children’s stories until years later. My personal favorites are Yertle the Turtle and Other … Continue reading

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