May 25, 2014
It’s Memorial Day weekend this week. People are having picnics celebrating the beginning of summer. But people tend to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day honoring our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. We as a country need to do more for our veterans especially for our disabled veterans. Waiting lists for medical equipment, accessible housing, health care and employment for disabled veterans need to be eliminated. But these true American heroes are put on waiting lists. Why? They deserve only the best. This is how our government treats the disabled all of the time. Society and the government promises only the best to the disabled and the veterans, but we are just numbers to bureaucrats. It is too easy to put a number on a waiting list. Each number is a person with needs. Until the government and society views the disabled as individuals not numbers than waiting lists will always exist slowly making disabled people want to give up. There has to be a better way to treat our veterans and the disabled.
May 19, 2014
May 11, 2014
Time flows forward like
An icy babbling creek twisting
Through snow covered pastures and
Contoured fields with scattered woods dotting
The hilly beautiful picturesque landscape
Of pine, maple, oaks and cherry trees
A cold stiff wind stirs the woods
As a milk truck roars along highway K
Corn stubble and sprigs of brown alfalfa
Poke through the snow cows bellowed
In the distance a red barn and silo
Sat carved into a hill with a few maples
Standing on the top of the hill.
A chestnut mare munches on hay in the barn
The horse huddles in the barn staring at Grandma’s
House on an adjacent hill where
The family has gathered to enjoy
Company, Christmas cheer, hot cinnamon cider and
Of coarse Grandma’s delicious homemade cookies with
The sweet odor of Grandpa’s tobacco filling
The house as grandchildren played
But time has moved forward like it does
The past leaves behind only memories.
Ashes has passed away
A new black cat named Lindy bats
At the snow falling from the porch door
Keeping the author company at night as
The author taps away writing for his agent!
He is living his dream with another
Manuscript ready to go
The impossible dream by many is becoming true
Thanks to people who believed in the author
Shining distant star against the dark sky
A beacon of light now shines ahead.
May 4, 2014
Trying to land “my agent” was a tiring process draining my energy. I needed someone to inspire me, pushing forward, keeping my eyes on the prize: an agent. My family doesn’t understand the highs and the lows of being a writer. It’s a hard life especially when you are trying to impress an agent. You need someone who believes in you. My two college classmates Amber and Dave have always shared my dream of being a known author. I needed their encouragement at this time. They are my inspiration. Without my two best friends pulling me, I would have given up a long time ago. Thank you Amber and Dave.