What’s here?

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 :-).

fyi

Random bits of news or items of interest.

life in pictures

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.

poems

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.

A poetry blog community I participate in: Big.

stories and essays

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.

throws-his-words

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.

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  1. March 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Hey DaveR;

    My eyes keep trying to make something of “Throwshi Swords.”

    (Maybe Nemesis needs to pursue that; fun making a dual name of [___s words/ ____ swords] using a motto of ‘My pen is mightier than your sword….’ poison pen … pen knife … )

    Back to topic, has your {fictional real me} ever met your {fictional self, Throws-his-words}? Would they be friends?

    Ricercar

  2. July 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Dave,
    I enjoy your words. However now I am for some reason receiving email notifications of your posts, which translates into quite a few notifications. I don’t know how it happened or how to undo it. So Mr Tech Poet, any ideas? Let me know what comes to mind please. I’ll still be reading you at your place!

    rickmobbs@gmail.com

    • July 31, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Rick – thanks for the feedback. I bet you’re getting the emails because you’re “following” this blog. I’m currently posting a lot of old content from a different blog from another service over to here, which it sounds like will end up generating an email for every old post. Right now I’m up to late 1999 with old posts through 2004 still to go; maybe a few dozen more before I’m all caught up. Anyway, sorry about that! (If you stop following for a few weeks to avoid these “historical” emails, I’ll understand :-)

  3. July 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Dave, that was it, thanks. Keep up the good work. It’s fun, and educational, to go through the old things from time to time. I’m about ready to do some looking back myself. Best of everything to you and yours.
    Rick

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