Labor Day, by Joseph Millar

Here’s a short poem for this day, written by a man who understands what labor is about. A fellow Pennsylvania native, Joseph Millar is known for his “blue-collar” poems which, unlike much contemporary free verse, have a rich music and rhythm all their own.  I just love how they sound, how they feel on the…

I Know It’s Only Monday, but Take a Break Already

I am lucky enough to have been able to arrange a couple of paid time off days before Thanksgiving, but while my fellow countrymen and city-women are enjoying turkey, I’ll be back at it and working hard on Thursday.  And while I’m taking this break to tidy up the house and start preparing for winter,…

Music Rolls on: Wagon Wheel Cover, by Ashes for Trees

Wow, what a week it’s been! Sorry, that was supposed to be a musical week on the blog, but things got away from me. I filled out applications and got a new job, quit the old one; I decided I couldn’t finish my degree and make my dreams come true while breaking my back making…