This is a personal weblog, and a lot of it will likely be of interest only to friends and family. I created a few categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for (or avoid what you don’t want, I guess :-).
Random bits of news or items of interest.
What’s going on with Nancy and me, who’s visiting, who we’re visiting, what we’re seeing, stuff like that. Like it says, it’s mostly pictures.
What’s worse than a tech geek who’s trying to become a more well-rounded person by writing poetry? I suppose it’s better than taking up guitar playing… oh wait, dang, I’m doing that too :-). I love short poems especially, like haiku, that are grounded in observations of the natural world and everyday life.
There are some of these, but not as many as the poems. More words = more work = more time, don’tcha know. This category includes my book reviews.
So why is this blog titled “throws his words”, anyway? Good question, here are three answers.
One: I’ve always been a big fan of native American myths, and that style of oral-tradition stories and songs. Some of my poems and stories are written in the voice of my fictional self, a native American storyteller named Throws-his-words, and you can find them collected together under this category. All the other poems, stories, etc were fictionally written by the real me :-).
Just in case it’s not obvious, Fierce Cat in the Throws-his-words stories is my fictional version of Nancy.
Two: It kind of sounds like “Thoreau”, and Henry David Thoreau is one of my literary heroes. (Hank our golden retriever is named after Thoreau.)
Three: In writing this blog, especially my poems, stories, and essays, I’m basically throwing my words out into the ethereal winds, wondering if anyone will catch and read them.
Glad you asked? :-)
and by the way . . .
. . . my old website about my life with Nancy in Silicon Valley before we moved to Portland, is still available here: http://www.garlic.com/~daver.