Author Archives: rdavies

Most people turn on their Christmas lights relatively late,

when they get home from work, after supper, or in the evening. During the darkest months of the year, I turn them on about 3:30-4 p.m. when twilight comes early, remembering the schoolboy I once was coming home in the … Continue reading

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If you’re an advertiser, you want to be sure to include

at least one dog in the first 10 seconds of your tv commercial to establish that the company advertised loves and supports dogs.

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Stonewall Jackson finally

met his Waterloo. Obit, 89. Waterloo WaterlooWhere will you meet your Waterloo?Every puppy has his dayEverybody has to payEverybody has to meet his Waterloo Now old AdamWas the first in historyWith an appleHe was tempted and deceivedJust for spiteThe devil … Continue reading

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“Good riddance to bad rubbish”

as we used to say in the ’50s.Chris Cuomo being fired by CNN today.Long overdue for a thoroughly unlikable, nasty, egotistical, aggressive, crazy, domineering, phony, lying, manipulative, full-of-himself S.O.B. Candidate for The Ultimate Ugly American Award (along with Trump).

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For a selection of some of my poems illustrated,

Search on this blog for “Richard Davies/Poems”.

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Of Helping Hands and On Having Greatness Thrust upon One (Again)

Throughout life, I never cease to wonder at all the invisible hands working on one’s behalf. In this instance, Prairie Journal editor Anne Burke kindly recommended one of my poems for publication in the esteemed annual 2022 American Pushcart Prize … Continue reading

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Human Duality: Baked-in, Constant

Even just in the last 2 days, I’ve seen a hugely entertaining fantastic realization on video of a toy train rushing past glorious scenes and glasses of water perfectly tuned to many famous classical music melodies (Google: “Official World Record! … Continue reading

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Sat. A.M. Musings: Memory

Coming to and thinking of my friend Hugh’s standard comment on fellow alumni passing: “Remember the good times.” To which, I would add: “Remember their/our best. Remember our special, fortunate closeness and connection.”All reactions to the death of someone we … Continue reading

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No wonder Albertans were needlessly dying in the summer

with totally useless, feckless La Grange in charge.

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Nothing like a pretty poinsettia @ Xmas

to brighten a house at this time of year.

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