Richard Blanco to Read at Obama’s Second Inauguration

Poet Richard Blanco has been selected to read at President Obama’s inauguration on Monday, January 21st, one day after the official swearing in. From the interview on NPR: “My mother … was seven months pregnant with me when she left Cuba, and at that time, in 1968, since there were no diplomatic relations, everybody had…

Vader, Monkey, Sting and a Fresh Start

Happy first day of 2013 to you!  I already covered my new year post last time, but while looking at my stats the other day I found something from four years ago that gave me the giggles, and I wanted to share it with you on the dawn of this new year. In the blogging…

Healing, Music, Poetry and the New Year

Thoughts on “Aud Lang Syne,” Captain Kirk, Robert Burns, Sting and the Indigo Girls Many of us will be singing the song tomorrow night, just after our first kiss of 2013, and quite possibly we’ll be pondering the many memories attached to a life-time of songs from our past, not just this past year. The…

Dad Poet’s 2012 Year in review

Well, WordPress has dropped in my inbox my 2012 year in review, and I must say it’s rather interesting, especially regarding the things people were searching for this year. If you want to see that Kitty Baby Sister thing, feel free to look that up for yourself, but be warned, what they are looking for…