June 27, 2009

That was me,

the one they show in the video

falling at Normandy

right into the surf.

Each time you see it,

You wonder.

Whoes son was that?
Whoes father, brother?

And we go by it.

A portrait of death.

I can’t bring him back

I can make breath

fill him again.


That portrait

is the door hanger

at the death gate.


Here it here,

ring and enter

where faces end,

where humor ceases

the blest leave

 And belief?

Well, we could hope

make a wager

no matter how meager

that he would have some share,

Who knows?  Who knows?


But that photo war ghost

plays over and over,

the waves washing the body

the gate and the door

living among ruins.


27 June 09


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October 22, 2008

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Fine Poetry

October 18, 2008

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Favorite Poems

October 12, 2008


A Note about Hazers…

October 12, 2008

Hazers are devices used to produce smoke or fog effects in productions, plays and recently in churches.  They produce a fine particulate that has been shown to effect asthmatics in severe ways.  One exposure can cause sensitization and a second a severe asthma attack.  Unfortunately, the second attack can cause long-term and life-term damage.   The devices use various material for producing the smoke/fog.  Some use dry-ice (CO2) while others use glycerin.   It should be noted that if the unit overheats, it can produce acrolein, a suspect carcinogen.

Recently, some churches have begun using hazers for their services despite warnings and concerns by the congregation and music department. As a result, some individuals have experienced the worst type reaction that is possible causing them to stop attending services.  If your church is planning on using these devices, please advise them on the effects.  Encourage them to research the material they plan to use and think about the effects.  For a little light show, it’s not worth the long-term lung damage these materials can cause. 


Dave, 12 Oct 08

Ergonomics Course Concludes

October 4, 2008

Well Guys, it’s been a pleasure.  Thanks for making this a great course!  I’d love to have your comments on the course. Improvements, suggestions, criticisms.   I will read them all.


Thanks again!


Last class tonight!

October 3, 2008

Just a reminder, this is the last class.  See you!