Time flies because it can

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I’m making headway on a short story that I’ll submit to 518 Publishing Company, https://www.pub518.com . Influence of the Moon is the theme of this edition. If you have a story idea or poetry that will fit, submit!

It’s been a few days since my last post. Seems like every time I think of writing a new one, there’s something else I have to do or the computer is not at hand. I’m not a technophobe, but I don’t access the web with my phone, (it’s a PHONE!) and would rather not have it taking up room in my pocket most of the time. I’m not umbilically attached to devices, the internet, social media or the content found therein. Most of the time I don’t even think about it and when I go online I usually draw a blank about where to go or what to look for. To me, it’s a tool that’s useful when needed and is easily forgotten when not.

Well, that went sideways in a hurry! What I really was getting at is this; Thanksgiving and the days following were full of real and actual goings on that occupied most of my time. Visiting family, friends from out of town and busting a poacher ranked high on the list of good times. About the poacher, I’m a hunter and as such, poachers really burn my biscuits! They are greedy and stupid. How can they possibly take any pride in or satisfaction with their actions? They are thieves, they are selfish and they have no regard for game they kill or the conservation efforts that the rest of us appreciate. I can guarantee that he will take notice at the attention he is receiving from the conservation dept. and the legal system. ‘Nuff said.

On a lighter note, I’ve submitted an article to the winter edition of Saratoga Family magazine which comes out December 14, here’s the link.  https://www.saratogatodaynewspaper.com/publications/saratoga-family   Look for my submission to the fall edition on page 19.

Humble Pa

Sooo, if you saw my last post, it’s obvious that I’m a newbie and don’t really know how the formatting works. It didn’t look at all the way it should have. I will try to correct it now because it will be good practice.

Birthday Tanka

happy birthday to
you happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear

madison happy birthday
to you how old are you now

Birthday Haiku

four and twenty years
ago you entered our lives
we are so happy

The problem with the haiku is that she turned 23!!! My bad.

The limerick should have appeared like this,

We have a young daughter named Madison.
We raised her and we had a lot of fun.
when she finally moved out,
we gave a great shout,
because we really wanted a son.

This is the way it should have appeared and yes, this is the way my mind works. By the way, my little girl loved them!

Proud Pa

My little girl turned 23 today. On her birthday, I text a silly happy birthday song to her, it’s a thing I do. This year, I decided to wish her happy birthday with a bit of bastardized Tanka, Haiku and limerick which is already a bastard anyway. The happy birthday song conveniently lends itself to tanka thusly;

happy birthday to                                                                                                                            you, happy birthday to you,                                                                                                      happy birthday dear                                                                                                              Madison, happy birthday                                                                                                                   to you. how old are you now?

I wish she had answered before I sent the next text in haiku;

four and twenty years                                                                                                                           ago you entered our lives                                                                                                                we are so happy

See what I mean?!? Then I wrote a limerick ’cause who doesn’t like limericks?

I have a young daughter named Madison.                                                                                     we raised her and we had a lot of fun.                                                                                               When she finally moved out,                                                                                                           we gave a great shout,                                                                                                                       because we really wanted a son.

She’s great and I’m glad she’s my daughter!




Sometimes I can’t find

The words to say, or strength to

Speak them when I do


Welcome to my page. It was one of my goals this month to start posting so here I go! It’s National Novel Writers Month, NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I won’t come close to that number but I figured, what the heck. The other goal that I have is to complete and submit a short story to 518pub by the end of December. It’s coming along well and will be done soon. The theme of the 2019 edition is “The influence of the moon”. I will be submitting a story titled “Selene”. It’s a story about a woman with a unique vision. that’s all the teaser you get for now.

I’ve written a lot of columns for local papers under the heading, “All Outdoors” and will probably start adding them to my archive. I’ve also been writing some poetry, I’m partial to haiku and I’ve tried other forms that I would like to share. Enough for now, I’ll post again soon.

Thank you for reading, Tim