A Peaceful Place

Each of us needs to find that peaceful place in our lives. A place where the outside world doesn't dare penetrate. Somewhere we can recharge our batteries. For me, I love my wife, nature and Autumn in particular ( depending on the situation, not necessarily in that order). I love that time of year when I …

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Real Life Friday – This Blog is not an Autobiography

I’m asked quite often if the stories and poems I write are really all about me. I have to honestly answer, that most of the posts on this site are pure fiction. Although, most of the time, it’s a pretty thin line that separates fiction from reality. I mean, let’s face it, writers by nature …

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Alcoholism

My daughter-in-law posed a hypothetical question on Facebook the other day. “If there was a surgery to help someone fight alcoholism and have a long term success by 80% compared to AA alone…would you support it. I have to admit, like many of the comments I was at first very negative. Some valid points were …

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Two year anniversary

Original post 5/7/2017   Welcome to The Backyard Poet In my never-ending quest to show the world my foolish attempts at creativity, I have decided to join the blogging community with my new blog site ‘The Backyard Poet’. I know what you're thinking. But Jerry, the river of information we call the internet is already jammed full …

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100 Word Sunday – A Night Drive

Driving down country roads. Rocks and rubber singing in harmony. Rows of brown corn flash by and disappear behind us. You tune the radio and the melodies form images in our brains. We’re ready to Drift Away on the Midnight Train to Georgia. Your Killing Me Softly with your closeness. I whisper Give Me a Little Love, you sing …

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Your Daily Fortune Cookie 2/2/2019

Most ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomical and then they turn out to be right - Reed Hastings We all know the stories “That’s just a wild and crazy idea young man, no one with half a brain would ever pay good money for that. So take your ‘Pet Rock’, ‘Mood Ring’, ‘Bottled Water’, …

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Do you remember the year?

Well John and Mitchy were getting kind of itchy, cause it was kind of a drag to not be groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon. So I said we’re going to San Francisco and I don’t care how much money I gotta spend, so we can fly. Here, the hometown looks the same but, you’re gonna …

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