Open-Mic Poetry Reading

Coffee and Oatmeal

It’s 6:10 AM on Monday morning, January 6, 2020. I’m out of the house and at my favorite coffeehouse. I have a tall Pike Place Roast coffee and a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar.

Writing, walking, paying property taxes, house cleaning, and doing household budget/tax stuff is on my day’s agenda if I have the stamina. I am feeling really tired/drained from being sick.

I write a blog every week at Kepler’s Coffeehouse. This week’s blog’s title is Taking Care of Business. I write about Five Need To Dos in everyone’s life. These “need to dos” are especially important for a widower.

Open-Mic Poetry Reading

I’ll be doing a poetry reading on Wednesday night, January 15th, at Barnes & Noble Kitchen at Legacy West in Plano, Texas. Come join me. Information can be found HERE.

While I’ve only been a widower for twenty-one months, I learned while being a caregiver for my late father (also a widower) the need to get out of the house and meet people. I’ve combined my love of poetry and writing poetry with getting out of the house and meeting new people. While I’m old enough to be the grandfather of most who attends, I still have a good time of fun and fellowship.

From My Morning Devotion

From my morning devotion – “But, we can find safety and refuge from the storms of life. There is One on whom we can call.” – The storms of life hit me extremely hard during the last five years. Only by grabbing hold of God did I make it. This verse is one of my favorites. — Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1

And life goes on, one day at a time.


Photo source: The author reading a poem at a recent open-mic night.

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