the challenge of our times

Living consistently with honor and integrity is the challenge of our times.

musings on poetry and elbows

I have a friend who I sometimes ask to preview my poetry for her opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

honesty is the best policy

My father told me a thousand times “Honesty is the best policy”. His father was famous in his small town for being a man who’s handshake was as good as a contract. Read the rest of this entry »

untitled poem

In our fantasies we are anything we choose
perhaps the final place adults can play
amidst daydreams of youth and health and strength
and apologies we wished but never say

In honesty we admit to who we are
acknowledge where we hurt and failures lie
release regret, embrace today, the future but a promise
each day aspire a better man to be, and try