Recent Reviews for John Michael Domino
Reflections From The Great Depression and WWII (Great gift for all ages) (Book) - 11/9/2013 9:54:01 PM|
Sounds great !! Neerja
Prayer Poems For My Love (Book) - 6/10/2013 11:49:56 AM
I do not think I would be able to read it my friend, unless it was in large print...Sorry John Michael......GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
Prayer Poems For My Love (Book) - 6/10/2013 3:53:17 AM
I am looking forward to getting this!
Prayer Poems For My Love (Book) - 6/9/2013 11:14:42 PM
Wishing you much success with this, my friend.
Reflections From The Great Depression and WWII (Great gift for all ages) (Book) - 1/7/2013 5:15:55 AM
"Yet even with less, many seemed very happy back then as they enjoyed a time when life was much simpler."
How so very true, and they were definitely America's Greatest Generation; I doubt we'll see another like them anytime soon. And Best of Luck With Your New Book!
Reflections From The Great Depression and WWII (Great gift for all ages) (Book) - 1/5/2013 1:54:32 AM
Congratulations on Your Book Publication John!!
and I might add too, very nice bookcover!
It caught my eye, and I am glad you are sharing
inside story & memories. I knew a lady who
never quite recovered from the depression.
She called an ambulance one day & they came
to find her sitting outside on her gorgeous
front porch of her beautiful 2-story home w/basement.
She passed away & it was discovered how bad her memories
really were. She had food in every room of the house
excluding the bathroom (which was spot on immaculate)
All the food & boxes of stuff was up to the ceiling!!
She had little pathways to squeeze into each room of the house like a
She kept her central air & window units running year round.
But still the smell of rotten food was morbid & gross.
She had a route claim to the garbage bins in her town
where she would get the food thrown out from restaurants
and varied grocery stores. (RIP-1984)
May God's Mercy Help Us All
Love In Christ Always
Reflections From The Great Depression and WWII (Great gift for all ages) (Book) - 12/13/2012 10:20:45 AM
Sounds like a great read....
Mentoring To-Go (A GREAT Gift for Youth from 9-90 yrs.) (Book) - 8/15/2010 8:28:09 AM
i do not have your book, but I have passed it on the the chief of police in florman part, thought it would be something that would be of help to him. Hope all is well with you, and feeling better
FREE: Companion for ATTICA: A SURVIVORS STORY - Chapter 1 (Book) - 3/11/2010 2:51:28 AM
You have put a lot of thought and work into this writing. It seems like a very good resource for those who need it. I wonder if its available in prisons. If it isn't , it should be...M
Can't Wait To Go Back To Prison: A Prison Ministry Experience (Great Gift) (Book) - 1/30/2010 7:35:38 AM
Takes a very exceptional person to go where they are probably most needed, yet expose themselves to the dangers that go with it.
* * * * *
Well done, Gerry
Can't Wait To Go Back To Prison: A Prison Ministry Experience (Great Gift) (Book) - 10/6/2009 8:06:13 AM
This book sounds like it would help me learn about a ministry I have never been part of but have been feeling the tug of God on my heart for. I'm going to get a copy to read and some to pass out.
Mentoring To-Go (A GREAT Gift for Youth from 9-90 yrs.) (Book) - 8/1/2009 1:56:59 AM
All the best with your book.
Mentoring To-Go (A GREAT Gift for Youth from 9-90 yrs.) (Book) - 2/21/2009 1:10:24 PM
You have under-sold the claims on your "Mentoring To-Go" book. I just got my copy the other day and began almost immediately to dive into its many interesting pages.
It is more than you let on, in your Bio page.
Your book reminds of the spirit of a little book called,
"The Magic of Thinking Big," by David Schwartz.
It was a book that changed my life.
The Bible was the first of course!
In his book Schwartz related an anecdote about his young son when he asked him, "What do you want to be when you grow-up."
The little boy thought about it a minute and said, "A professor."
"A professor? What kind of professor, son?" his Dad asked.
After thinking for a minute the boy said with a smile, "A professor of happiness!"
A professor of Happiness. "How wonderful!" Schwartz goes on to relate.
Dr. Domino, Your book, "Mentoring To-Go," brought back memories of that enjoyable time of self-discovery, and youthful idealism, when I set sail for the seven seas of life. Anything was possible, and with your book, now it is again!
A Slice Of Life (Book) - 1/22/2009 12:05:19 PM
I like that title...and I want a piece...
Can't Wait To Go Back To Prison: A Prison Ministry Experience (Great Gift) (Book) - 9/13/2008 4:00:39 AM
I will pray for great success for your most interesting book about prison mininstry. I've always been interested in prisons and how much the men and woman there need God in their lives. If I wasn't on a fixed income I would buy one, and being personally signed by you would be an added bonus. My husband lost his job 3 years ago, the plant closed down he'd work at for 25 years. For health reasons he hasn't been able to find work. I am on disability so thank God we do have one check coming in. God is good, He's always provided for us. My husband got saved a year ago and with both of us attending church together its been a great blessing to me. I have grown alot in my faith this past year because church is such an important part of my life. I'm a choir member and we go to different nursing homes and sing, I get a great blessing from that, Michael. Keep writing and putting God's word out there for all to see. God bless you always.
Attica: A Survivors Story (A Great Gift For Anyone Who needs Inspiration) (Book) - 9/4/2008 12:19:10 PM
'Domino', such a wonderful word of imagery and of course it's your name -well suited I'm sure you'll agree. One thing leads to another into eternity and you seem to have followed your path patiently as each piece fell into place, fulfilling your life's purpose, one precious step at a time.
Can't Wait To Go Back To Prison: A Prison Ministry Experience (Great Gift) (Book) - 7/10/2008 1:14:41 PM
The book sounds like it will be an inspiration to many. I hope it will sell well and you can promote it. Its great to give incite of those behind the wall... God Bless you.....M
Learning To Love Yourself (Short Story) - 12/1/2013 11:34:09 PM
Indeed spot on!!!
A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell (Short Story) - 10/5/2013 11:56:25 AM
Fascinating! Thanks for sharing your friend's story. Especially appreciate the invitation and prayer at the end.
A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell (Short Story) - 8/11/2013 10:31:58 AM
WOW!!! What a testimony!!
A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell (Short Story) - 8/9/2013 7:54:07 AM
I read this and I cried tears of joy.
A Glimpse of Heaven and a Taste of Hell (Short Story) - 8/9/2013 5:23:44 AM
a wondeful story John, thank you
TANK! (Short Story) - 7/2/2013 7:38:07 AM
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT MAKES THE EYES BEGIN TO WATER...I DON'T KNOW...COULD BE A SONG, OR A STORY ON THE INTERNET OR SOMETIMES, JUST A THOUGHT ABOUT GOOD THINGS...OR...MAYBE BAD THINGS. IN ANY CASE...AT LEAST ONCE IN A DAY THERE'S SOMETHING THAT MAKES THE EYES MOIST. WELL, IT'S 12:06 PM AND THIS STORY HAS DONE IT FOR ME TODAY. WHAT SOLDIERS HAVE TO DO...IS SAD BUT THE REASONS THEY DO IT...ARE 'BRIGHT'...LIKE GOLD WITH BEAMS FROM THE SON...DANCING ALL OVER THEM. PROUD...REAL PROUD...TO BE AN AMERICAN. THANKS FOR SHARING, JOHN AND YOU 'KNOW'...I WILL KEEP THIS ONE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
TANK! (Short Story) - 3/14/2013 3:34:50 AM
I read this sad story several years ago. Far too many loving, waiting pets never get to see their valiant soldier friends again. But there now are several animal welfare groups that care for the pets of our soldiers until they return; and compassionately find them new homes, if they don't.
TANK! (Short Story) - 3/12/2013 1:19:57 PM
This is a heartwarming and heart wrenching story, John. An unpleasant fact of war is that sometimes the participants don't come home.....we who are left behind have definate obligations to rthem.
TANK! (Short Story) - 3/11/2013 9:51:34 AM
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 3:15:59 PM
She sounds delightful!!! And very smart too...thanks for the smiles, John...
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 11:40:47 AM
Delightful John,and it is true! Our only enemy is a very,very,hard worker.
Thank you for sharing this with us, and continued success.
Barbara J Henry
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 8:26:57 AM
lol Good one, John!
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 7:16:33 AM
I guess, “The devil made her do it.”
It would be nice if you could verify that the story was, “true.” So many stories like this are not, just portrayed as such and quite pathetic. Labeling a reporter as, “atheist,” and then making fun of him, would be like having an atheist pick fun of a Christian. Any CNN reporter would be asking serious questions and not be there to pick fun of any Christian.
What would Christ do?
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 4:25:23 AM
yes quite funny
Molly and The Beast (Short Story) - 3/3/2013 12:11:46 AM
Very funny indeed!
Carol Phelan Aebby
Learning To Love Yourself (Short Story) - 2/21/2013 4:01:32 AM
A lot of wisdom in this piece for making oneself priority One is the first step to loving everyone.
Carol Phelan Aebby
Learning To Love Yourself (Short Story) - 2/18/2013 7:00:35 AM
Great advice to help each day, to remember this smessage, thanks
Learning To Love Yourself (Short Story) - 2/18/2013 3:30:22 AM
Thanks for the reminder, John. Tough rules to follow though. Well done.
Learning To Love Yourself (Short Story) - 2/18/2013 2:52:32 AM
all very good messages to share and be read thank you
Reflections... (Short Story) - 2/14/2013 2:12:35 PM
A great idea! The world has changed so much.
Carol Phelan Aebby
Reflections... (Short Story) - 2/13/2013 1:31:32 PM
I well remember it too. From stories my parents and grand parents would tell.
Reflections... (Short Story) - 2/13/2013 5:38:01 AM
I remember going to my Grandparents house out in the country and all we had was the radio to tell us everything. It was entertaining to listen to people and make those images in our minds. The night was all consuming because there were no outside lamps and it was pitch dark, ominous and all consuming. The lights inside the house were oil lamps and opened up each room to the story each one would tell.
We have come so far these last years and I know now how the word of God could be preached throughout the world.
I remembered the day we got our first color TV, what a day that was!
Reflections... (Short Story) - 2/13/2013 3:53:54 AM
a wonderful idea
Positive Self-Talk (Article) - 9/15/2013 4:44:22 AM
My inner voice tell me that 'blindness does not define me.. what I do with it, despite it, and because of it does.' Life is not what we let it make of us but what we make of it.. Your words here are wise and speak volumes...
Positive Self-Talk (Article) - 9/14/2013 7:16:46 AM
These are very good instructions. 'Good to remember! Thanks. At times we all need one of these.
Happy Advice... (Article) - 5/10/2013 3:32:24 AM
Excellent article John! It goes to show that our life is lived out first in our mind (Bible refers to it as a persons Heart) which then governs our relationships with all others. When we allow Jesus Christ to rule our heart, the rest of our life is made right...it's called "the abundant life". Thanks for sharing this John.
~ a fellow human & poet, Zach
One photo- One Thousand words (Article) - 1/27/2013 7:39:02 PM
Thank You for sharing this article with us my friend...........GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS.
One photo- One Thousand words (Article) - 1/27/2013 2:46:04 PM
Great human interest story John,and I thank you for sharing it with The Den.
One photo- One Thousand words (Article) - 1/27/2013 2:42:22 PM
Great article, John. I had never seen this before. Thanks for sharing it and may God bless.
All About Angels (Article) - 10/18/2012 9:41:15 PM
I love the comments . Thanks for sharing. The thoughts of kids are heart warming.....M
All About Angels (Article) - 9/23/2012 3:52:55 PM
Very nicely done, John.
All About Angels (Article) - 9/22/2012 10:04:06 AM
I like Vicki's best. Her faith is unwavering!
All About Angels (Article) - 9/22/2012 9:12:27 AM
This is adorable! I love your "out of the mouths of babes" writing here. All adults should listen to these quotes, because these little ones almost always believe in God; it is only when we get older that many doubt!
Joy L. Hale
All About Angels (Article) - 9/22/2012 7:07:47 AM
Love it! Enjoyable! They believe!
SET FRESH GOALS FOR YOUR FUTURE (Article) - 9/6/2012 6:49:07 PM
Your article covers a broad range of topics and can help a person to set goals and gives them positive redirection. I think if a person can apply them selves, they can move forward and become more adept to tackle life challenges. This should be under articles, which is where you wrote it. A lot of thinking and research must have been done to write this....M
SET FRESH GOALS FOR YOUR FUTURE (Article) - 9/6/2012 8:03:06 AM
Fantastic John, thank you for sharing.
SET FRESH GOALS FOR YOUR FUTURE (Article) - 9/6/2012 4:15:52 AM
Great exercise! Thanks for sharing, John...
Why is Mentoring Important for Everyone? (Article) - 7/12/2012 12:07:14 AM
Very instructive article that says a lot of applied truths in it. Mentoring is the same as discipleship, as Christ set the example. It is based and established on a bond of true friendship and "agape" love. In our Christian churches we have cell groups and "one-to-one" discipleship programs wherein the novice or new Christian gets the much needed guidance, teaching, prayer and support he needs to grow as a believer/citizen in whatever area of life he belongs. The availability of the mentor is 24/7 and the disciple learns to be responsible and accountable to his mentor/discipler. Of course, there always exists the freedom of will, but since the mentorship is based on genuine ties of friendship, there is always the element of trust. Your article is speaks of such, the same applied to boys scouts and girl scouts groups.
Drowning? (Article) - 7/4/2012 3:42:29 PM
This is good to know John...it is news to me. Thanks and God bless.
He is merciful.
The Holy Alphabet (Article) - 6/21/2012 6:05:18 PM
Very interesting. Seems I had seen it somewhere before Got old. Have not much of a memory. I write about words to numbers. Found some very interesting. For some reason or another others can't see what to me is clearly numbers one through nine and the English alphabet A through Z.
I'm listed as Arithmancybob.
Drowning? (Article) - 6/8/2012 7:52:46 AM
Thanks so much for this vital and timely message, John!
MENTORING STATS (Article) - 4/12/2012 3:57:05 AM
Interesting article, John. Well done.
The Birth of a Hero (Article) - 1/18/2012 7:46:25 AM
Ah! This is truly remarkable. I have learnt too many things from this. Strong woman, full of resolve...and her wish came to pass! God is faithful.
The Birth of a Hero (Article) - 1/14/2012 4:30:58 PM
A blessing indeed John, thank you for sharing.
NEW YEARS GOAL How To Break a Habit (Article) - 1/14/2012 4:31:52 AM
It's past Christmas so I decided to publish this in 2012. Next week!
News U Can Use - from Cucumbers to Coffee Filters (Article) - 7/7/2011 7:32:56 AM
I visited your site looking for an interesting article and found this one! WOW! I am going to buy more cucumbers from now on. Thanks for sharing this article. I, for one, am going to use these helpful hints! Loved it! Isn't God good? Natural remedies are His gift to us.
Joy L. Hale
The Holy Alphabet (Article) - 4/10/2011 6:59:20 PM
Wow! The Lord spoke to my heart through this. Thanks!
A 9-11 Response: Burn the Quran? (Article) - 4/10/2011 6:53:48 PM
Amen! This is truly what Jesus would say to those who ask him how they should treat those who are not Christians! Perhaps other religions may treat the Christian like this- burning the Bible etc. but we Christians must not hate or curse in return. Thanks for sharing this John, and God bless you.
Pet Christmas (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 1:17:03 PM
So true. I can be so upset by something and come home where my cat comes and curls up by me and purrs. 'Better than valium!
Pet Christmas (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 8:35:27 AM
Pet Christmas (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 7:05:24 AM
Thanks for the smile, John. What can you give a young dog whose goal in life is to tear things apart with gusto? She'll get another rawhide bone in her stocking, I guess. Oh, that's right, she doesn't have a stocking!
I love my little doggy, and love to visit my daughter who has a dog & puppy Rescue...I fall in love with many of them!
Pet Christmas (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 3:54:25 AM
Thanks for the message;
Pets truly are precious.
And Happy Holidays to you and yours.
A Poem From A Friend (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 6:54:49 PM
Thank you for sharing this prayerful offering of faith, John. Love, peace, and blessings,
A Poem From A Friend (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 2:29:11 PM
Soon we will be celebrating His birth. That hiding place is in my heart. Such a beautiful poem!
A Poem From A Friend (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 12:59:22 PM
Your friend has discovered the most important hiding place of all... hidden away, closeted in prayer with our Lord and Savior, where Christ can see and hear his most fervent prayers. A lovely and very special poem. Please tell your friend how much I enjoyed reading his most genuine poem.
Your friend, Joy
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 2:21:59 AM
Smiles.Lovely... It is a splendid way to be...
Smiles and light...
Monica M. Martin
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 11:39:08 AM
I google everything before I go out shopping and call and have them hold it till I get there. I go in and get it and try to leave before buying something I won't use..hahaha
I like our dirty Santa parties because I can get rid of the gifts that were someone else's.
This definitely has a new meaning for ...the gift that keeps on giving..
Merry Christmas John!
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 9:16:38 AM
I was in Macy's yesterday and I was surprised that there was not even Christmas music to enhance the shopping experience! I love the small shops, boutiques, speciality stores and have done the majority of my shopping there for decades. The atmosphere is more relaxed, friendly and people actually smile at you, welcoming you to their shops... and if you frequent their stores, some greet you by name!
To me Christmas is all about family, friends, gathering together for a special meal to enjoy the people you most like to spend time with. Giving well chosen gifts to friends and family and especially the wonderful grandchildren we are blessed with warms my heart. Looking at their faces as they open their gifts brings total satisfaction to the day. Combined with church activities, memories are made that will live in our hearts and minds for years to come, Yes, John, there is so much more to Christmas than shopping at a mall.
Wishing you, Liz and your extended family a Holy, Happy CHRISTmas. Love, Joy
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 5:28:44 AM
Merry Christmas to all.
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 4:07:05 AM
This time of year shopping malls are among the most depressing places around.
I couldn't agree more - I miss the simple Holidays of Yore.
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 8:29:43 PM
I thought I made it clear that LOVE (specifically the love of God) is above all. However, I cannot imagine Christmas without presents and family gatherings. Well, however you spend this Christmas time may it be the BEST time of all.
Peace, Love, Happiness and Blessings,
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 9:05:43 AM
Christmas carols in malls reminds me of elevator Muzak. Let's face it, Christmas shopping has nothing to do with celebration or even Christmas. It's all about the religion of the almighty dollar. We are a consumer society, poor in values and rich in materialistic things that we hold onto as though they are some intrinsic part of us. The fact is that all this frenetic shopping does little or nothing to make the world a better place but only adds to our misery of debt and dependence on major corporations for our very existence.
The best gift we can give is our help and our assurance and love. Money is the easy way out that only leads to depression and another round of spending. Hence, the need for fully flea markets and yard sales.
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 8:26:43 AM
The most important event in my children's , grandchildren's and my Christmas is a birthday cake for Jesus. We share small gifts in remembrance of God's gift to us. You are right about the malls!
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 6:10:32 AM
So true...I avoid the mall this time of year...people are in such a frenzy they don't have time to be civil or remember this is the season of love...Merry Christmas, John.
The Not So Merry Shopping Mall (Poetry) - 12/4/2013 4:11:21 AM
merry Christmas to you
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 1:44:29 PM
It true and sad that loneliness is rampant in this "modern" world and way of living. Love and blessings to you, John.
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/28/2013 4:00:46 PM
Wonderful reminders, John! I especially like the line that says "We Never look back at our old life which we left far behind in the past" and I certainly agree. How can I miss that which has been replaced by joy and peace in Jesus Christ, my Savior?
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/28/2013 11:02:06 AM
A lovely piece of work this poem is, thank for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family, John!
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 8:04:53 PM
A well versed and colourful poem.
Happy Thanksgiving; pray it was full of amazing moments.
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 12:16:57 PM
Amen and thank you for sharing a most apt and timely write, John. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you,
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 10:24:48 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, John...well penned.
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 8:28:05 AM
Very nicely done. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving.
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 5:59:35 AM
I love this piece and the picture is so consoling, thank you my kindered spirit, brother John. I thank God for blessing us with your spiritual insight and your love for Him, Creator of all things!
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 3:19:37 AM
and the very same to you
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 3:14:05 AM
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy thanksgiving for you and family.
AN ETERNAL THANKSGIVING (acrostic) (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 3:05:57 AM
And Happy Thanksgiving to You.
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 9:23:32 AM
There is probably some cause somewhere that a good diagnosis will find, allowing for the problem to be resolved. I have had some of the same symptoms that I just tend to ignore, caused by my intermittent sleep, I believe. (Please note that my intermittent sleep is not insomnia, but caused by my frequent need to urinate--caused by my spinal cord injury--resulting in having to wake up every time… 5 to 10 times a night.
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 8:46:53 AM
Prayers being said!
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 7:16:07 AM
Sending prayers.. Myrna
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 5:25:28 AM
Praying for Pedro believing in miracles. God is good and his mercy Devine!
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 4:17:20 AM
Will pray that this malady is cured and he is restored to good health. I hope he is bringing this to his doctors attention.
Please Pray For Pedro (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 3:39:16 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with him. Hoping a resolution is found soon.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 9:19:29 AM
This is sadly so true...There's a man that lives next door to me and he's all alone...just him and his little dog. He's from Texas originally, but been here nearly 20 years. I intend to include him in our festivities this holiday season...
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 12:05:40 PM
As I read, I envisioned in my mind a lot of happy people, gathered at a table full of food. Your writing is outstanding, well done!
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 11:27:18 AM
Many wonderful thoughts expressed in your poem. Especially for those who are alone and unable to celebrate with the rest of us. My own mother, now 88, with many friends and relatives gone is feeling quite lonely. Next week she will move into a assisted-living home where hopefully she will meet new people and make new friends.
I would encourage anyone like I always did, to visit our elderly as often as we can.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 7:30:35 AM
You have such a heart of compassion that fills the lines of all of your writing that I am reminded again to be kind and love one another with the simple acts we all cherish.
Blessings to you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 7:26:14 AM
So perfectly expressed. Yes, it's hard to let someone else in but that's what we are here for...........to help each other along this path.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 7:22:00 AM
Trains, planes and automobiles was a very poignant film.
"It's not easy to trust a stranger." Great line, yet that stranger will become a close friend. (or mad axeman :))
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 6:40:23 AM
A sweet poem with an excellent message. Putting ourselves in the shoes of those who now walk alone gives us the sadness and lonliness they experience.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 4:39:16 AM
All too true, John. Very well said.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 4:35:23 AM
I hope that many heed your message this Holiday Season.
It’s Loneliest Time of the Year (Poetry) - 11/16/2013 11:13:29 PM
Yes, that is sad. But he could have enrolled himself into the Old Folks Nursing Home, he would have lots of friends surrounding him. My friend's sister used to work in a nursing home, and during holidays or special occasions the volunteers made gift baskets to give to those who didn't have any visitors so they would not feel so left out. The volunteers feel good about giving these gifts as well. :o)
It is hard to live by oneself
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 3:43:01 PM
Yep Amen to that..
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 4:06:31 AM
My father was once interviewed by a 16 year old boy who was doing a project for his school on WWII Veterans. When the boy finished and turned to leave he thanked my father and thanked him again for his service. My father, a very modest man had tears in his eyes. My father kept a diary of when he served in WWII, and I'm proud to now have it. He's my hero! Thank you John for this wonderful poem.
God Bless You,
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 9:17:30 AM
Bravo! Wonderfully done.
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 8:23:54 AM
My uncle served in the Army Air Corps from 1940 to 1960, and then consulted for 10 years more in places like Vietnam. I have in no way ever considered him to be a hero, only very fortunate to be able to retire after 20 years with a good pension as a major and live the good life ever since. He is now 93 years old, out surviving two sisters and three brothers. I found out recently that he did not leave the States during World War II. That is probably why he never held himself out to be heroic and I never thought of in that way, just a guy who learned how to fly after World War II, loved airplanes and had many hobbies. He still emails me frequently, having built his own computer from RadioShack many years ago.
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 4:35:13 AM
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 2:52:06 AM
Nicely done, John. God bless.
“I‘m NOT a Hero” (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 2:35:03 AM
Well said, John. I know a fellow you was just 19 years old, landed at Omaha Beach, fought his way down into France, back up to Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium, just in time for the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured by the Germans, was taken to the woods to be shot, but he bolted and ran, dodging bullets for 10 miles before getting back to his company. They went on to liberate town after town and 3 concentration camps, captured 70,000 German soldiers, while he left big chunks of his back on the battlefields. Today he is 88, but no hero. Just an ordinary guy. Like you, I'm stuck with him...until a real hero comes along. He's my brother.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 6:06:41 PM
A beautiful tribute, John.
Life is a proving ground for the soul
The best students go first
Others take longer
I'll be around for a long time.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 4:41:06 PM
Quality time. So many never know love; you were blessed with eternal love.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 9:50:01 PM
This is beautifully expressed, and the depths of feeling heard loud and clear.
Thank you and best wishes, neerja
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 4:05:29 AM
I too, feel your void. My mother passed away this November 11, 2007 and leading up to this date reminds me of the void in my life. Thank you for sharing this.
God Bless You,
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 10:42:54 AM
Your poem, so beautifully written brought tears to my heart. I am so happy that God blessed you with another wonderful wife, to stand at your side, to love you and be your helpmate.
The pain of loss never leaves us, but you will see your first wife one day and I know that she is happy for you in finding another; she would have wanted that for you, John. Love, Joy
Joy L. Hale
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 8:13:13 AM
Well expressed sentiments, John. Amen to that! Love, peace, and blessings,
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/7/2013 6:35:26 PM
an excellent write John
Peace be with you
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 9:17:00 AM
The hurt does stay.. that I know too well...
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 8:14:18 AM
You leave me wondering how your first wife died.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 5:55:48 AM
There is nothing more heart rending than to lose someone you love more than anything. I thank God he loved us so much he made a way to see our loved ones again. What an awesome thing he did when he created a master plan so beautiful!
Enjoyed reading your poem and feeling the loss I know too.
Blessings my friend!
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 3:59:51 AM
Beautiful and truly heartwarming write, John...I understand your feelings...
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 3:12:27 AM
a love as this is the best thing on earth
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 1:53:57 AM
I do believe that she would do the same for you.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 12:16:46 AM
I feel your hurt, John. Try to be at peace knowing that you'll be together again one day. God bless.
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 8:19:17 PM
May her soul be in peace and just hope to meet her sometime. Souls dont die , in your next life where ever it is , you will meet her for sure, just think like that and see how good you feel!!
Peace be to you
My Heart Cries Out (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 6:19:38 PM
Yes, amen,Hoping peace for you always.
WORDS (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 11:45:18 AM
Pearls of choice that make the sky sparkle.
Very much a joy to read.
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/3/2013 2:08:12 PM
Your connection with your Lord and Savior are a blessing to us all here at the Den. We always benefit from your well chosen words, your dedication to Him. We know that he loves to see His children strive to be better to all mankind.Thank you for sharing your post with all of us. May God bless you and keep you, John. Love,Joy.
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 6:04:20 PM
I know you mean well, John, but even a "sinner man" can write meaningful words, and verses, and novels, and masterpieces. He can do so because God gave him a magnificent brain...and He expects him to use it. Robert Frost (acknowledged by many as our best poet) once said "Forgive me Oh Lord for the little jokes I played on Thee; and I will forgive the big one You played on me." Peace.
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 4:54:02 PM
...and yet the sinful preacher who opines that all is vanity found his words have stood the test of time... it appears that God uses the words of both weak and strong, sinful and anointed, meager or robust... God can speak as readily through the mentally infirm or the sage and wise as he can through the traditionally 'anointed' or conventionally accepted... submission neither guarantees sanctity nor righteousness any more than independence and iconoclastic thought precludes piety or sincere spirituality... it is all well and good to put more trust in the Lord than in man, but if the Lord uses men and women to achieve his purposes, ought we not give ear to both? As far as Proverbs 15:29 goes, Jesus' response about how the Lord causes the shine to shine on both the good and the wicked is apropos and speaks of the need to be impartial towards all humanity. Though I speak with the tongues of angels and have not love... God loves us all equally. When will we learn to listen to all impartially?
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 3:30:02 PM
The truly good person strives to improve upon themselves. We are created with free will, so when we turn to the Lord he knows he has truly been given a gift. Bob
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 6:36:28 AM
The Spirit of God so moved within in my spirit on your reading of this anointed inspiration and reflection of the heart of God. What a privilege and honor to be chosen by God to be His instrument of Light and Love to a lost and needy world. Thank you for submitting to and expressing His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 6:02:11 AM
He has guided the pen of many through the age and you certainly are one of them in this time.
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 5:40:08 AM
He will always give you the words to say...))
Write from The HEART of the Lord (Poetry) - 11/2/2013 5:40:02 AM
Nicely done, John.
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:31:16 PM
power of the positive, nice write!
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 1:39:40 PM
Oh, man! I don't know what to say. Perhaps we shall message this review back and forth if that's O.K. with you?
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 12:40:45 PM
Amen to that, my brother! Don't leave home without it. Also, at home for a peaceful and happy home life.
Joy L. Hale
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 10:00:58 AM
Is it indeed the very best way to look at things...well said.. Myrna
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:41:06 AM
Amen indeed, John! Very well said, my friend. God bless.
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:43:17 AM
AMEN to that, John. Sometimes its difficult to find the positive in everything, but I've seen in far too many people how thinking negatively impacts their lives. I'm with you...life is a gift to be savored every single moment.
The Positive Poem (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 3:05:03 AM
Positive Thinking Produces Positive Results - how true.
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 9:23:07 AM
A fine tribute and gift for your friend, John. Love and blessings,
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 7:17:19 AM
great tribute for a friend
Peace be with you both
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/25/2013 3:41:18 AM
Lovely tribute to a good friend...I'll bet he loves it!
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/25/2013 2:37:09 AM
Wonderful poetic tributes to a good friend.
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 7:20:24 AM
Wow! That was moving!
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 5:17:31 AM
I sooooooooooooooo relate..LOL
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 4:40:49 AM
Tony is a lucky guy to have you as his friend. I like the way you incorrporated the Tony in the first Poem...You are a very special person John!
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 2:19:04 AM
i think he will like these very much
Two Poems For Tony (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 11:59:21 PM
Nicely done in appreciation of a good friend, John. God bless.
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:34:58 PM
Nicely and honestly stated; well done, John. Love, peace, and blessings to you,
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 2:48:09 AM
I got myself a shredder, and I have far less paperwork these days.
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:23:40 AM
The plan is to post a cleaver and witty review of your wonderfully succinct poem. But I just can't find the right words. So might have to promise to do this later. When I have a better level of inspiration...
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 12:03:40 PM
I dislike paper work as much as work
I am retired but enjoy composing my poetry
reading and reviewing but I am short of time
Peace be with you
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 11:59:15 PM
Really love to hate , how lovely, a nice flow and the poem flows with a gay abandon! V good work i enjoyed it, Rose
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 4:41:18 PM
i'm a total procrastinator, if there is something better to do than paperwork, i'm there !
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 8:38:11 AM
Enjoyable read. Surely reflects a truth. R
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 1:26:13 AM
That paperwork stays there like a rash that won't go away, doesn't it? Loved this poem!
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 12:05:54 AM
You tell it like it is and in a great way. Nicely done, John.
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 2:07:23 PM
On a beautiful fall day like we have here today, who wants to do paperwork? Not me. But, it is a neccessary evil and one must do it, procrastination or not :( I wish you good luck on your "clean slate"; if you find the answer to procrastionation paperwork, will you please share it with me? A fun, humorous read, JM. Blessings, Joy
Paperwork Procrastination Poem (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 11:34:40 AM
Me too. To think of all the trees who died for that paper. Does anyone ever look at it again after it is filed? Oh, well, I'll look into that tomorrow.
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/17/2013 7:37:00 AM
i so agree
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 3:27:25 AM
Great write, John. God bless.
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 4:26:55 PM
love makes the world go around!
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 9:50:00 AM
What makes a person without love an “intelligent giant?”
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 9:28:29 AM
nice poem,i liked it
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 7:32:09 AM
Beautifully done That applies to every one of us
Life Without love... (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 7:04:08 AM
This is marvelous in every sense of the word. I went to a Yanni concert a few years ago and fell in love with his song, "Love Is All". How true.
God Rocks! (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 3:27:38 PM
Can't argue with that one! :) Very nicely put.
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:31:06 PM
Wise advice, John. I try to keep myself focused when I use the internet. This makes sense. Love and blessings to you,
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:15:45 AM
Well crafted. Though I'm now curious what the "Main Thing" actually is.
Can you give me a hint?
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 9:50:52 PM
enjoyed reading John
Peace be with you
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 12:28:29 PM
This is a very helpful and thought provoking work, John,and I thank you for reminding us here in the Den the importance of keeping the right perspective, or "keeping the main thing the main thing." It is so easy to get off track.
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 4:14:36 PM
And WE have to find our Main Thing.. well done indeed...
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 3:31:41 PM
Well done, John. Amen!
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 1:48:33 PM
The main thing for me is making The Lord the center of my life. I really liked this. Thank you so much for sharing.
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 9:43:13 AM
The truth to all goals... well done.
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 9:02:16 AM
That old philosopher, Peter Drucker, in his book, Time Management, wrote that one should set aside large blocks of time without distraction to get a big job done. That advice has served me well and I've accomplished much. But lately, the distractions are creeping in and taking over.
So, I'd better get back to “the main thing,” and stop these excursions into reading everybody's poetry and commenting. Right?
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 6:08:35 AM
This made me HAPPY and that's the main thing.
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 4:26:36 AM
The Main Thing... (Poetry) - 10/4/2013 2:23:35 AM
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 10/1/2013 4:17:38 PM
One of my mentors once said "It takes more character to praise than to condemn." I would add that to write a note of praise about your neighbor takes a bit more than that. Well done, John.
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 10:57:21 PM
Great tribute, John.
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 7:47:49 AM
Great tribute to a great guy. Too bad he only had a few years with the love of his life, instead of a lifetime.
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 6:46:37 AM
Enjoyed the story and poem so much! What a great friend you had!
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 2:26:15 AM
a fine tribute
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 2:04:51 AM
He sounds like quite a guy, and you've penned a fine tribute to him.
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 5:50:35 PM
What a wonderful tribute to this fine person!
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 12:06:33 PM
Great, encouraging poem that shows us all the endearing and enduring power of love.
Barbara J Henry
In Memory of Jack Drennan (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 11:52:45 AM
This could have been written about a former neighbor of mine. Thank you for bringing back a very sweet memory...
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 12:42:42 PM
I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH YOU, JON. TECHNOLOGY IS GOOD IN ITS PLACE BUT WE DO HAVE A TENDENCY TO DEPEND TOO MUCH IT AND THUS NOT USE THE NATURAL FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES OF THE BODY...AND MIND. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 3:09:59 AM
an excellent write John
But all this tech BS is not for our convenience
its all about "Big Brother keeping track of "US"
wake up world and smell the coffee
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/28/2013 1:34:50 AM
Great write, John, and all too true. As for me, I limit the amount of technology I allow myself, my wife and my 14 year old to have to have. The internet and simple cell phones is as far as we go. Our cell phones are for phone calls; PERIOD! No smart phones. And today, sadly, Jon (14 year old boy) has a tablet for school because it is required. I spend a lot of time daily doing things around our property to keep it nice, to keep myself in shape and to maintain a strong connection with all the things God has blessed us with naturally.
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 10:05:22 AM
I don't have a cell phone and don't feel maimed by it. However, AD is scooping up much of my time to write, and I find that a bit disturbing.
There are people that do “get out there” without all the connections. Although I don't see young people taking a wilderness hike without their cell phones––partly because their parents are so afraid they'll get lost or something worse happen, like reality TV––and will stay connected, texting all the way through beautiful scenery, quiet interludes, sunrise and sunsets… Without noticing. What a shame. They should, like our Mr. Ed, throw off all that techno garbage and just enjoy nature as it was meant to be.
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 5:50:43 AM
When I go nature walking at the beach, in the woods, or around the Marsh, I leave my cell phone at home. I love those times. On Sunday I plan on taking my grandkids to Thompson Ledges. The imagination goes wild there. Caves, huge boulders, and ledges of course. It's very prehistoric looking. You wouldn't be surprised if T-Rex would come out from behind one of those boulders.
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 5:27:04 AM
Loved this! I try very hard to balance techno with simple..and sometimes I actually get it to work..))
Technology Time-out (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 3:15:12 AM
We need a Technology Time-out Retreat where we can leave our cell phones home and there is little radio and T.V.
I seem to need such a Retreat more and more these days, and luckily I've found one in the woods, where I think I will head today with my dogs.
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/25/2013 9:36:39 AM
God had other plans for your granddaughter's great great grandmother! I'm sure your granddaughter will treasure this information as it was certainly written with much love.
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/25/2013 8:14:00 AM
She will love it!
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 6:43:38 PM
What a beautiful tribute to a grandaughter!!!
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 3:23:16 PM
Reach for the sky. Aim for the stars.
Family history is so important, lest it becomes dust covered mysteries. It helps us unlock ourselves.
Happy B'Day little lady :)
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 8:04:38 AM
I adopted a little homeless guy from a broken home for a few years. He was a joy, but his tragic death made me wish not to go through that again, so I have not replaced him.
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 2:19:08 AM
A Special Grandaughter on a Special Day (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 1:29:16 AM
Nice tribute to your Grand Daughter, my friend.
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 3:37:03 AM
our pets never have a problem loving us unconditionally
I sadly often wonder why we human beings can't be as faithful or as loving as pets always are.
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 2:38:49 AM
just the right words exactly
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/22/2013 2:24:41 AM
Right on the money, John.
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 9:23:19 PM
Haha, sounds like a great bloke, does your father inlaw!
Cats will rule the world!
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 2:20:03 PM
I've had pet turtles, fish, birds, dogs, cats,and a rabbit through the years. I have a cat today who just adores me even when I'm in a bad mood. She calms me. I love your poem!!
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 11:35:36 AM
cute write. I like cats,. I just can't eat a whole one by myself
Pets From Another Planet (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 10:33:56 AM
Awww... Yes I have one of those beings...her name is Roxy and she is a man-loving Siamese... Yes she loves men.. to groom them..LOL
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 3:17:49 AM
Wonderful birthday sentiments, Grandpa John.
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 1:04:01 PM
A very generous and heartfelt poem for your grandson on his birthday.
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 6:37:15 AM
Great birthday party, John, especially from a blue suiter. I never even heard of Micky D's, but know Olive Garden well. Happy birthday to Jarell.
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 6:12:56 AM
So very sweet! Don't we all have the best grandchildren in the world? What you wrote has got to be the most wonderful gift a child can get.
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 4:29:02 AM
What a great read! Much enjoyed.. Myrna
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 4:27:07 AM
Awww this is so cool! I love it! And what a handsome boy he is! So did he take Mom out to eat? Now my grandson would ask for Hooters! LOL
What a great gift to give him!
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 2:34:07 AM
Very nicely done, John.
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 2:30:32 AM
cool birthday gift and wish
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 7:01:02 PM
This is poem suppose to be fun like ice cream and Apple pie.
Most folks know that I am not really a Micky D kinda guy
Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden is my way
My family knows that so what else can I say?
Humorous Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 6:24:40 PM
Mickey D's a lousy treat,
Wendy's or Arbys would be more neat,
Or a Golden Corral if you can get a seat,
So Happy Birthday, Jarell,
Hope you enjoy it quite well...e
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 7:59:22 AM
Strange how guys go into basic clueless and come out heroes.
Sure glad he didn't shake that goose loose! Nothing worse than a loose goose.
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 2:17:29 AM
you have given us a fond memory
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 2:13:56 AM
You brought me some great old memories, my friend. I did my Basic at Lackland AFB as well. You even made me remember how damned hot it was down there.
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 11:32:27 PM
LOL - Excellent story, my friend, and a great style used to tell it, too.
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 5:37:20 PM
LOL!!! I used to go to my brothers' field marches and watch them on their usual "runs" or whatever those are called. I had one Navy, one Air Force, and one Army. I can just hear "Airman spears, what's that, a dance?" Did they all repeat it in time to their march? LOL!!!! I love it!!
Basic Training Humor (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 4:57:08 PM
very good story, my grandfather flew in WWII.
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 9:12:14 AM
After only six weeks in Florida, I have to agree. This state must have the worst drivers in the world.
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 7:30:30 AM
Does sound like a very divine driving experience.
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 6:37:47 AM
If people would re-read their drivers instruction book that they had to read to take their tests maybe so much of this wouldn't happen. I'm glad you're O.K..
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 4:45:49 AM
See? This is why I do not bemoan not being able to drive... I tell you I would have road rage and my kids would NEVER let me live it down..LOL
Thank You Very Much For Your Reviews (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 4:41:06 AM
You are most welcome, my friend...
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 3:45:34 AM
It's like that everywhere. People are in too big a hurry. They are impatient and difficult. And did I mention careless? Watch out John.
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 3:45:05 AM
Driving anywhere these days is a nightmare. We've sadly lost so many things now, including the ability to drive safely and courteously - almost every driver I see out and about now is either in an extreme hurry or is texting or talking on their cell phone will driving. It's very scary out there today.
Driving (Poetry) - 9/15/2013 3:01:00 AM
Florida! where people drive without a care
wheather they cut u off or hit you as long
as they get to where they were going
Peace to You John
Thank You Very Much For Your Reviews (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 7:35:19 PM
I may rarely do for you a review,
But when I do, its because I know you,
Have more knowledge than just a small clue...e
Driving (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 7:33:12 PM
I HEAR ya, I drive in Jersey everyday and it is a freakin mess...gotta love left lane drivers too...usually with tailgaters I just pull over and let them go by, let them hit somebody else's "OLD" bumper...LOL, e
Thank You Very Much For Your Reviews (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 7:18:12 AM
You are so very welcome. The pleasure is mine. God bless!
Thank You Very Much For Your Reviews (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 1:18:35 AM
You're very welcome, John. God bless.
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 11:07:27 AM
Most people just want to have a good time and make a living with his little effort as possible. It will take something like World War II again to galvanize spirit and make people do the right thing. I'm not saying there aren't those doing the right thing, Mr. Ed is a prime example of the best of us. What I'm saying is that the majority's thinking is to stay safe and comfortable, with risk-taking primarily for fun and not for a better world.
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 5:34:52 AM
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 5:10:43 AM
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 5:07:53 AM
My father, brothers, uncles, and some aunts served this great nation with pride in a few wars. I'm lucky to be breathing! God bless the U.S.A. indeed!
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 4:33:09 AM
Great thoughts, John. I appreciate your positive words that are so appropriate on the anniversary of 9/11. It's people such as you who help us all heal. It's strange. I just looked at the time, and it is 9:11.
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 4:02:20 AM
a fine tribute
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/12/2013 3:31:18 AM
It's deep in every firemen, policeman and veteran who served with pride
And we must never forget that.
The Days Following 9-11 (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 11:26:00 PM
Amen, indeed! Great write, John. God bless.
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 3:12:04 PM
So very true, John. And you tell the tale very well, too.
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 6:50:48 AM
Very encouraging words. However they do not get to the fact of the matter.
Computers and online, POD publishing has made it possible for anyone who writes to publish. Prior to that, unless one paid big bucks to a vanity press, someone, an editor of whatever media, a newsletter, anthology, quarterly, newspaper, or book publisher, had to review the work and determined whether it was economically worthwhile to publish the work, because sales determine whether or not most publications existed. Still true today. That process prevented most of the publishing that is being done today. In spite of our hard efforts at writing our books, all it takes is money to get published. POD publishers make their money on packaging our books and not on sales.
So what determines if your book will sell? Popularity. Popularity can be achieved by notoriety (who must I kill to sell my book?), already being famous, or, as you have stated, marketing.
I will venture to say that if your book is good, the few people that buy and read books today will buy it and read it because it is good, not because you sweated nights writing it. The old cliché still is true––the cream rises to the top. Sure, they have to know that the book exists. But if the book is on the Internet and people are searching for a subject, they will find the book. But will they read it? They will buy the book and read it because they have a compelling reason… That's all.
Catch a Train... Catch a Train... Catch... (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 4:49:31 AM
This was fun, John...nicely done.
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 4:48:00 AM
So true...it's such a struggle to find a home for that story you've nurtured for years...enjoyed, John...
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 6:46:01 PM
Oh how I remember those sleepless nights--working until 2:00 a.m., and then I'd go to bed and be unable to sleep. I would lie there and revise sometimes for hours. I read and reread, edited until I couldn't do it anymore. Then the time came when I said, "That's it. I'm not making anymore changes. This thing's going to the publisher." Relief at last! Then, when I held the first copy in my hand, that's when the work really began--the awful task of marketing. Now, I am ready to start all over again. Writing gets in a person's blood. Elizabeth Coatsworth, a children's author, once said, "The only thing worse than writing is not writing." That pretty much sums up the way I view it all.
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 1:08:32 PM
Congratulations on having birthed a book. Like kieds, what comes next can be more arduous than the actual birth process.
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 11:14:48 AM
Oh, what all goes on with publishing! I have self published with Createspace. It's not easy! I may try Lulu in the future. Good luck with your future endeavors!
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 10:26:14 AM
I don't spend the big bucks... Instead I use a site where I do all the prep work and the actual publishing... and yes the marketing is mine...That being said I can so relate to your words... Great job!
After Your BOOK is Done (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 9:54:42 AM
Lulu is the best place to send your manuscript. They do excellent work without a penny outlay. You just pay for the finished product discounted
Almost all my books have been printed by them. Finished product is OK by me. They are for my family and friends.
Catch a Train... Catch a Train... Catch... (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 11:24:56 PM
Nice railway poem/song John. Particularly like the use of onomatopoeia at the start.
The Political Circle of Life (Poetry) - 9/5/2013 11:16:11 PM
Yes, I think the same John, having now lived for a few generations.
I'd hoped for change in my youth, but most of the world is still the same; some conflicts have improved, but others have taken their places; some people have become richer, while others poorer...