Richard Blanco, You Moved Me–An Inaugural Poetry Review

It’s well past midnight here in Penn’s Woods. Early Monday morning I had posted a preview of today’s reading by Richard Blanco along with a brief history of the inaugural poets who preceded him. So please don’t be afraid to jump back there for a little more history. Briefly, the first one, at JFK’s inauguration recited…

Mr. Romney, America Did Not Fail; You Did

When I was a little kid, one of my big brothers turned to our mother with his big crazy grin and said, “Mom, we’re not crazy; it’s just the rest of the world.” Well, sadly that brother did kind of turn out a bit on the crazy side. Shhh. . . you didn’t hear that…

“That Happened!” Wrapping Up and Moving Forward

It’s been a busy week since the election, but also I’ve taken as much time as possible to just read and work on new poetry. Sorry, not a lot of blogging, but I thought I’d do a belated post-election wrap up before moving on to our regularly scheduled DadPoet posts. I’ve said, probably somewhere in…

Trump Fails to Understand Math, Attempts to Incite Revolution

Yes, early on in the voting tonight, the great haired one himself, that patriot, that birther, that idiot Donald Trump decided to get on Twitter and start moaning about how the President won in the electoral vote but lost in the popular vote. Therefore we are not a democracy; the will of the people have…