This book is basically a collection of poems on various subjects. This is not classic poetry. I frankly started out one night to write something in basic essay/paragraph format and while I had a lot going through my mind, I ended up jotting down a few notes, then at some point, I found that I was stringing those notes together, putting them in basic rhyme and my first writing turned into what I suppose can be considered a poem “For the People.” I found this an interesting and convenient way to express thoughts on a variety of issues and from there, many followed; mainly that year and some more the following years.
I don’t know whether anyone will find interest in what I have written here. And, if so, I don’t really know who. There are no real secrets or wisdom in this book; but, hopefully, some will enjoy it.
The great majority of this book was written in 1993. I had gotten out of the Navy where I had been enlisted from Oct 1977 – Oct 1992. For the year 1993, I was basically able to take a year off without working. This material was only copyrighted in 2009, and none of it has been made public before now.
Miscellaneous Titles, including the following and many others: Follow Affection; I'm Addicted to Money (Congressional version); Animal Kingdom; The Answer Man; All; Little Babies; Bang the Drum Slowly; Tedy Bears and Elephants; Bearings Straight; Books and Pages; Born to Be; A World without Cats; Buried Treasure; Could Be; Cards and Decisions; Don't let me go; These Days...... ...Utopia; Ulterior Motives; The American Wasteland; Twilight Zone...
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, living in three different neighborhoods and attending three separate school districts – Hyde Park, Madeira and Clifton, respectively. I enlisted in the Navy in 1977 at age 23 as an aviation maintenance administrationman. I did my first tour in an F-14 aircraft squadron at NAS Miramar in San Diego, then got out and came back to Cincinnati and stayed in the Naval Reserve for another year and a half. In mid 1982 I went back onto active duty in the Navy at NAS Whidbey Island in Washington State where I did two tours in different aircraft squadrons (A-6E and EA-6B). My last tour in the Navy was as ship’s company on the USS Nimitz, ported in Bremerton, WA. I separated from the Navy in Oct 1992. In 1993 I basically took a year off work and it was during this time that most of the material in this book was written. In 1994 and early 1995 I attended school at Olympic College. Following this I stayed in Bremerton till late 1998 then returned to Cincinnati, where I currently live. Currently, I've worked at the IRS since 2002. I currently work as a Customer Service Representative in the Tax Exempt organization and Government Entities department.
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