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2018: Transitions, Cessations, and Resumptions

The big 75th-year signpost is dead ahead in January, and this old frame and motor has really begun to reveal its wear and tear. The latest, following on the heels of a prostate cancer diagnosis (the “watchful waiting” variety), was the sudden appearance of atrial flutter, a rapid and irregular pulse. One can adjust and […]

To Bloom Where You’re Planted—or Not?

My old friend the acclaimed ecstatic poet Paul Goldman and I often debate differing points of view on where today the world is headed. While he believes we’re transitioning into a golden, harmonious state for humanity, I, on the other hand, am of the persuasion that, although humankind may get to “collective heaven” eventually, there […]

Options Expended, Last Card Played, Hopelessness Now Reigns

A battle against both nature and man.

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death….”

—William Shakespeare Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 19-23)

In the darkness, the drum of […]

Back in the Saddle and Ridin’ Tall

A Review of The Secret Life of Horses by Glen Enloe (America Star Books 2015)


With this latest collection of cowboy poems, The Secret Life of Horses, Enloe demonstrates that his love of western lore and talent for translating it into verse hasn’t waned one bit. In fact, the lead-off poem, from which […]

Farewell SWI, Greetings to The Grant Journal

When I began blogging over four years ago on Speak Without Interruption, I had no idea where that endeavor would lead. I was simply hoping to attract some potential readers for my novels once I’d secured an agent to represent them and hopefully then a major publisher. However, one thing led to another, and one […]