Tag Archives: Cautionary Tale

POEM: Made Passable

1984 may be voted the most likely to be a “Groundhog Year,” repeated over and over and over. The book, 1984, by George Orwell, written in the aftermath of World War II, is a stark warning about authoritarianism that holds … Continue reading

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INAUGURAL Public Health Radio Show on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo — Just For The Health of It: Medicare For All and Toledo Democracy Day

After years in the waiting and making, I am proud to announce the inaugural show of my public health radio show, Just for the Health of It,  on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo (ToledoRadio.org). Just for the Health of It brings you new … Continue reading

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POEM: Living Between The Pages

He wrote She read Studiously massaging Fact and fiction And in between The pages They lived This poem addresses both the role that storytelling plays in the narratives of our lives and the need to move beyond fiction to incarnate … Continue reading

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POEM: Weepin of Choice

His unwillingness to be a victim Soully exceeded Buy his willfulness to be a perpetrator Better to have Willed a gun Than mirrorly get A ballad in ahead That imminently natural selection Of hapless pray Re: in force Such patriotic … Continue reading

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POEM: How Ever Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb

In his rock Solid doubt Thomas Had herd rumors Of unflailing love Abuzz of hope so high If only To find himself Quite In the dark Wear time stops To the ever sow gentle Beating To a singular conundrum As … Continue reading

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POEM: Cautionary Tail

Shadow pays homage to light In a place beyond compare And as a cautionary tail May you not be doggedly wagged This short poem is a tip of the hat to the Taoist idea of complimentariness or yin-yang, such as … Continue reading

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POEM: Cautionary Tail

Ouch! That guy should come with a warning label She said after Having had A piece of cautionary tail You can divide life’s lessons into two basic categories: 1) that which deserves emulating, and 2) that which warrants avoidance.  This … Continue reading

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POEM: Rutherford

Rutherford was a man Whose cruelty was only Acceded by his ignorance And all kinds of people Parted with his presence A gift to know one Leased of awe himself And if you ran into him In all likely hood … Continue reading

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POEM: Atlantis Rules

Atlantis Rules The young Atlantean The imprudent progeny Of the now forgotten Famed experimental physicist father Was more infamous Than his fabled land In pawning his dad’s curiosity And not taking his mother’s quiet advice A lot on his plate … Continue reading

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