"This above all else, to thine ownself be true. For as surely as night follows day, thou canst not be false to any man." From Hamlet -
At age 17, I adopted this saying as my personal philosophy of life. It has never been regretted, as Honor and Integrity mean a great deal to me.
Male 68 years Young, Divorced after 34 years, Proud father of two great Adult children, B.S. degree in Business M
1958 Graduated H.S. - 1963-1970 attended night school @ U. of Balto. while working Full time - May, 1966 Married, June 1966 Honorable Discharge U.S. Army - June 1970 B.S. Degree in Business Management, 30 years as a Manager. Singer: Volunteer Baritone in Choir of The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for 16 years -Karaoke - Dancer - NY Times X-words - Pool ( 8 & 9 Ball) - Cribbage - Chess - Bridge - Pinochle - Trivial Pursuit - Thinker - Teacher - Presenter - Author - HELPER.
Likes: Nature, Sunrises & Sunsets, Candles, Flowers, Massages, Ocean & Beaches, Travel, Reading, Good Movies, The Ravens, Jewish Apple Cake, and More!
INFLUENCES: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Erma Bombeck, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, The Greek and Roman Classics, and last but surely not least - Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor - a Grand, and Special Contemporary LADY!
She's been in WHO'S WHO so many times I lost count!
Birth Place: BALTIMORE, MD USA
(1) Article: "The Big Move", 9/91 Today's Facility Manager, Roundtable Discussion, p.8-9.
(1) Poem:"Let Freedom Ring", 8/92 The Price Club Journal, p.12.
(1) Hymn Lyrics: "Oh, Joyous Day, Risen Is He", 12/91, Premiered: Easter Sunday, April 11, 1993, Composed and Sung by: Mark A. Bowersox, St. Charles Catholic Church, Pikesville, MD.
(1) Hymn Lyrics: "The Word of The Lord", 2/94, Composed and Sung by: Mark A. Bowersox.
(2) Poems: "A Hylander's Blessing", p.12, "For Mother's Day", p.39-40, 8/94, Graces ...Prayers and Poems for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions, June Cotner, Harpers San Francisco.
(1) Poem: "On A Nectarine", 6/94 Remembrances, Honorable Mention, Summer 1994 Iliad Literary Awards Program, Iliad Press, Cader Publishing, Ltd., p.13. Earned Membership in The National Authors Registry.
(1) Poem: "DELUGE" The International Library of Poetry, Anthology 100 Best Poets & Poems of 2000.
(1) Article: "Love Is Like..." 2003, PASSION - An Anthology of World's Great Short Stories, p. 241, published by: Radha Agrawal for CYBERWIT.net, Allahabad, India, ISBN 81-901366-4-X
(1) Lyrics of my poem, "A Hylander's Blessing" set
to music, 2005, by Australian composer, David Hamilton.
|Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons by Tom Hyland|
"Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of the HONS" - A Synopsis By: Tom Hyland -
Copyright: April 29, 2003
Each and every life on this planet is unique. Sure, we all may have had similar experiences, but very few that are identical. Thus, my partial autobiography starts just before World War II, and covers a period of approximately twenty-five years. In editing ...
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|The New Jerusalem - Chapters 1 - 5 by Tom Hyland|
This new book is ongoing, and as it develops, is being posted in sections. I originally posted the first four chapters under 'Short Stories' as a test, in order to obtain some feedback. The thought being that many viewers only visit and read short topics.
Accordingly, this entry contains all which is completed through today's date, May 29th, 2008. A separate posting of just Chapter 5 wil...
CHICKEN SCRATCHES ? by Tom Hyland
Now ... on the Downbeat ...
1 and 2 and 3 and 4 ...
DADDY ... ADDENDUM by Tom Hyland
A brief but true addition.
DADDY, WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE MILITARY? by Tom Hyland
The title is a paraphrase of a movie from 1966 ... "Daddy What Did You Do In The War?" It was a comedy directed by Blake Edwards, the famous director of all "The Pink Panther" films.
THREE LITTLE ... EDS ! by Tom Hyland
WELL GURLZ N GUYZ ...
THIS IS A RE-POST FROM 4 YEARS AGO!
SPOOF? HELL NO! TRUE STORY !!!
ALL MY CARS - PART 2 by Tom Hyland
Remember how it was back in the Wild Wild West? A man's Horse was his most prized possession, his only means to travel. Because of this fact, Horse Thieves were HUNG!
I believe the same...
ALL MY CARS by Tom Hyland
So, Galz n' Guyz ... here is First Installment of my long-winded story about vehicles throughout a Lifetime of Driving ... 56 Years!
Happy Motoring !!!
AU-TO-MO-BILES by Tom Hyland
What type of 'wheels' do you drive?
What color is your vehicle?
Does he/she/it ... have a Name?
WHY? WHY NOT?
BIG LUG CONTINUED ! by Tom Hyland
NO - NO - NO ... NOT 'THAT' BIG LUG ...
AS IN '5 0' ...
THE 'OTHER' DOPIER ONE ...
"MATCHLESS MATLACK" ...
THE JOISEY BEEZLEBUB !!!
SLURPEES ! by Tom Hyland
"OLD DOG ... LEARNING NEW TRICKS !!!
THE BIG LUG ! by Tom Hyland
HE'S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CK !!!!
JERSEY DEVIL ... RETURNS !!!
SORRY about the Pic ... it is upright on my puter, but turned on AD posting. Tried rotating then posting, but sti...
MY 'POWER' ORDEAL by Tom Hyland
ACCORDING TO A NEWS REPORT ...
PER THE 'HEAD' OF BGE ...
THIS PAST STORM DAMAGE
WAS AKIN TO ... KATRINA ...
WITHOUT ALL THE H2O !
MISSY HEATHER 5 by Tom Hyland
JUST POSTED LAST NIGHT AT THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE ( I ON MR.ED'S POST ) ...
PIC = DAD & HEATHER ...
TOUGH TUKHUS by Tom Hyland
True Story - prompted by trying to help a Friend get through some rough times.
Both Dale Carnegie and "The Secret" said the same thing:
CBA ... CONCEIVE - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE!
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ? by Tom Hyland
CAUTION: THIS IS A MUCH-NEGLECTED RE-POST!
Perzactly 2 years ago, t'was posted, and per the fictitious STATS here at AD - was perused by 2,085 people - but ALAS only 2 reviews!
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES by Tom Hyland
ok - OK - OKAY ... I LIED!
IT AIN'T NO POEM!
But it's a true story, with true emotion ...
Many, many thousands, perhaps even millions of people suffer with the "Holiday...
CLASS REUNIONS by Tom Hyland
"Those were the days my Friend,
we thought they'd never end -
we'd sing and dance forever and a day,
we'd live the life we'd choose -
we'd fight and never lose,
Oh Yes! Those ...
CRAPOLA by Tom Hyland
The Bewitching Hour is rapidly approaching!
Have you decided on your Costume yet?
Every year I go to my all-time favorite store - DOLLAR TREE - and for the paltry sum of $5-10 -...
GoodYear Eagles Suck by Tom Hyland
No, I did not lie to this CEO - rather, I simply changed my mind. WHY? Because, whether he responds or not - whether he reimburses me something - or nothing - the Facts speak ...
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND by Tom Hyland
HOLD ON THAR, PARD -
afore you go to fetch a rope to HANG my sick arse -
this is a SPOOF - a LAMPOON - a PARODY - an attempt at HUMOR -
If a lightning bolt is coming down ...
IRISH CATHOLIC GOLF by Tom Hyland
While I am not a golfer - so I can not empathize with this situation - I can sympathize with all three characters involved herein.
Mea Culpa - Mea Culpa - Mea Maxima Culpa!
Verizon Vindication! by Tom Hyland
Well, Pilgrims, this tale now has a happy ending!
Up until 10:30 am this morning, the Title was - Verizon Sucks - Part 2 - but in all fairness, I had to change it because of THREE CONSCIENTIO...
VERIZON SUCKS ! by Tom Hyland
The following is all TRUE.
No names were changed to protect the Innocents - WHY? there were NONE!
What if ALL CORPORATE CHARTERS WERE REVOKED?
Would citizens be better off?
OATERS by Tom Hyland
"GIT ALONG, LITTLE DOGIE ..."
"LET'S FORM A POSSE ..."
"CUT 'EM OFF AT THE PASS ..."
"GUNFIGHT AT O-K CORRAL ..."
"THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER"
PROPANE WARNING! by Tom Hyland
- I Could Have DIED! -
© - Tom Hyland - 02-11-09
The following TRUE STORY just happened last week. A copy of my letter to my FORMER Propane Supplier is being pas...
T T T T T - Part 16 by Tom Hyland
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HOPE YOURS IS FULL OF CHEER!
SHRIMPY by Tom Hyland
"MY PAL JOEY" ...
OF ALL THE GIRLS I LOVED BEFORE ... by Tom Hyland
From Puberty to Senility?
A 60 Year Summation?
TALK ABOUT A 'VALENTINE'S CARD' ?
Most are Fairly Accurate.
A Few are Embellished a Tad...
In the interest of Brevi...
ALL HALLOWS EVE by Tom Hyland
The following two poems
are 22 Years old.
They each had a few nice reviews,
so I thought I'd resurrect them.
Hope you enjoy something herein!
HONEY, OUR VOWS MEANT NOTHING TO YOU ... BUT I DIDN'T KNOW by Tom Hyland
This is a re-post from 11 years ago.
just curious to get any "second opinions."
CONTEMPLATING BAMBI’S NAVEL by Tom Hyland
This 'piece' is based solely on Observation and Wishful Thinking ...
Not Actual Experience ...
Still no Pics on my Dell, so only 4 stock clips available.
DANGLING PARTICIPLES ? by Tom Hyland
Well Pilgrims, here is first post from my new Reconditioned Dell. Any of you "Old Timers" out there in Cyberland who remember our Dear Old Friend, Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor, she & her Hubby, Gaylen,...
BIG 5 0 ! by Tom Hyland
A good Friend had a Birthday. His wife planned a Surprise party, and about 100 people attended. It was a success, and he was truly surprised. he was told that a 'Sex Toy Party" was being held at his ...
COURAGE by Tom Hyland
WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF ?
GET OVER IT !
AS FOR ME ... by Tom Hyland
If One has a 'Quirk' ...
Is One necessarily a 'Jerk'?
'Tis a Duty I shall not 'Shirk' ...
Posted below, my latest 'Work' ...
LIFE IS LIKE ... A BOOK by Tom Hyland
After I wrote this piece the lyrics of an old song popped into my mind ...
"Look, Look, My Heart is an Open Book ...
I Love Nobody But You ..."
May Your "Book' be A Good Love St...
DRUTHERS 2 ... ? by Tom Hyland
Perhaps I'm just a Belated "APRIL FOOL" ?
Should'a ... Could'a ... Would'a ... ?
Every Dawning Day ...
We make Decisions ... Choices ... Selections ...
WHY? ... WHY...
NO ONE MAKES IT ! by Tom Hyland
DOTH I PROTEST TOO MUCH ???
I DON'T THINK SO !!!
INVENTORY ? by Tom Hyland
HUH? NATURAL HISTORY?
THERE IS NOTHING 'NATURAL' ABOUT MANKIND'S HISTORY!
PROCEDURES ? by Tom Hyland
The following is a Re-Post from 2 years ago ...
WHY? Not One Female Commented !
The Stats say 411 people Read it ...
Were the 'Ladies' Embarassed ?
Didn't Like i...
JEALOUS ? MOI ? by Tom Hyland
APRIL FOOLS CATEGORY? HUH?
NO, VIRGINIA, WE ARE FOOLS ...
ALL YEAR LONG!
EVERY YEAR ... YEAR IN - YEAR OUT ...
As We 'Tool Along' in our little 4-Cylinder Economical veh...
VEHICULAR VERACITY ? by Tom Hyland
WHEN DRIVING, HOW OBSERVANT ARE YOU?
Do you look at the cars in front of you while stopped at a light?
The fronts? The rears? I do!
Do you have an inquisitive mind? I do!
NICK-NAMES ? by Tom Hyland
Substitution! Using something in place of something else...
Why not call a Spade ... a Spade?
Is it really a Shovel?
Or a Leaf of Grass?
Or a Suit in Playing Cards?
JOSEPH DID YOU KNOW ... by Tom Hyland
© - Tom Hyland - 12/31/13
About a week before Christmas, I heard on the radio that there has not been any new Yuletide songs since around 1998. Wheth...
GEE ? by Tom Hyland
To ALL AD Family Members ...
To ALL Poets Everywhere ...
To ALL Writers of Every Genre ...
To ALL People All Over The Globe ...
JERSEY DEVIL UPDATE by Tom Hyland
TALKED TO RENE FRIDAY ...
SEE INFO BELOW ...
FLASH 12/14/13 ... 8:30 pm.
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER -
1505 WEST SHERMAN AVE. - R...
DISGUSTING STUFF !!! by Tom Hyland
If You haven't Eaten Breakfast Yet ... DON'T !
If You Have ...
I Shall Disavow Any ... "UP-CHUCKS"!
You Might want to Have a Bucket Handy!
MATLACK UPDATE by Tom Hyland
ED has been moved to another Hospital ...
see details below:
P.S. I forgot to comment on the pic posted.
As Ron so aptly posted... "Deep Doo-Doo" might be apropos. Actual pic...
D. N. R. by Tom Hyland
And yet, still another ... Non-Poem !
I Lie a lot !
PLEASE SEE 'NEWS' POST ! by Tom Hyland
ED MATLACK IN HOSPITAL !...
DEATH & TAXES ? by Tom Hyland
MY FAT ARSE!
Please check my Math ...
Had to write the numbers on paper,
The Freaking Calculator doesn't go THAT HIGH !
GOD BLESS THE @#%^ CORPORATIONS! by Tom Hyland
"I'M SICK AND TIRED, AND
I WON'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!"
From an old movie ...
BERRIES by Tom Hyland
If you like to Learn ...
I highly recommend ...
Google.com ... and ... Wikipedia.com
MEDIOCRITY ... THY NAME IS ... APATHY by Tom Hyland
Our Friend Ron Hull recently posted a poem about Mediocrity ...
It prompted the following spatterings from my feeble brain ...
The Pic is Congress in session. I titled it ...
TALK IS CHEAP ! by Tom Hyland
How is Your CITY ???
The BLIMP by Tom Hyland
I took the pic at the Marina, shooting up from the light post, so the height perspective is evident.
The amazing thing is that IT only appears as a small white dot in the sky, when you ...
9 / 11 : PRESS For TRUTH by Tom Hyland
The TRUTH might Hurt ...
but, supposedly, it will set you FREE!
Can you recognize the TRUTH?
Will you Believe it?
Will it cause you to open your Mind?
NEW WORDS WITH FRIENDS by Tom Hyland
This year I was the April Fool ... but it actually started in March !!! Maybe the "IDES" ?
"Murphy's Law" got me good ... everything electronic I touched had a problem!
BEATING A DEAD HORSE ? by Tom Hyland
The "Eyes" have it !
IF I WON ... ? by Tom Hyland
HOPE ? DREAM ? WISHFUL THINKING ?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ???
Delegate or Stagnate by Tom Hyland
Business - Management -
Communications - Technology -
Efficiency - Success -
Pause a moment -
While I stir the pot ...
Or is it ... PLOT ?
THE PARTY OF NO - PART DOS ! by Tom Hyland
"OH. WE REPUBLICAN SO-CALLED "REPRESENTATIVES" ARE FOR 'THE PEOPLE' ... THE MIDDLE-CLASS ... THE WORKERS ... THE 'LITTLE GUY' ...
THAT'S WHY WE HELP LET CORPORATIONS & OVER-PAID CEO'S .....
sick - sicK - SICK ! by Tom Hyland
why so many CAPS?
am I screaming?
you can bet your BIPPY!
sometimes it is necessary
to HIT someone with a 2X4
to get their ATTENTION !
Is Life Just an Impulse ? by Tom Hyland
IS THERE REALLY A "HEREAFTER" ?
A "HAPPY HUNTING GROUND" ?
NOT WITHOUT "ELECTRICITY" !!!
BGE Sucks ! by Tom Hyland
"A WORD TO THE WISE SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT!"
THE END ! by Tom Hyland
SONG LYRICS ...
"Is That All There Is? ...
If That's All There Is My Friend...
Then Let's Keep Dancing ..."
MEDITATION ? by Tom Hyland
The human mind is a very
complex mechanism, isn't it?
We've learned a lot about it,
but there's a lot more
that's still unknown.
Let us wander down a path
LES MISERABLES by Tom Hyland
MAY THE SPOOKS, WITCHES, WARLOCKS, GHOSTS,
HOBGOBLINS, DRACULA, WOLFMAN, THE MUMMY, AND MORE ...
ALL HAUNT THE STINKING FILTHY RICH SOB'S RELENTLESSLY ...
UNTIL THEY ALL REPENT !...
EBOLA CRISIS by Tom Hyland
HOW DO YOU SPELL 'STUPIDITY' ?
SICK OF TV ADS by Tom Hyland
Am I just a Callous SOB?
Am I totally Wrong?
or ... Do I speak the TRUTH?
Ok ... OK ... OKAY ! by Tom Hyland
Why 'Self-Help' category?
Because 'We the People'
need to Unite and Force Congress
to comply! How? Vote Wisely!
WHY DOES CONGRESS SUCK ? by Tom Hyland
IF ALL BUSINESSES WERE RUN USING THE SAME OUT-DATED, ANTIQUATED RULES AND PROCEDURES THAT CONGRESS USES, THEY WOULD ALL BE BANKRUPT ... FORSOOTH !!!
MYTHOLOGY vs. RELIGION by Tom Hyland
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE ?
OOPS! CORRECTION ...
Thanks to our Friend CHIP here at AD -
my Footnote saying Christianity was the Youngest was an error. It will now be corrected to '...
DUH ? by Tom Hyland
You Might Be Entering ...
"The Twilight Zone" !
Do You Really Want To Unlock This Door?
STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR by Tom Hyland
OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE !!!...
WISHFUL THINKING ? by Tom Hyland
This is my first post from using my new reconditioned Dell puter.
Hope it works ok.
PATRICIA ANN ALLEN by Tom Hyland
Pat, or Patsy - 1950-2013 ...
In Memoriam ...
I tried to turn picture but it just won't - sorry!
JERSEY DEVIL... aka KNAVE WUSS-A-LOT Update ! by Tom Hyland
QUOTE: Walter Winchell:
"Good evening, Mr. & Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea..."
JERSEY DEVIL HANGING IN THERE STILL ! by Tom Hyland
RELATIVELY NEW 'POOP" SCOOP !...
ED MATLACK IN HOSPITAL ! by Tom Hyland
Dear AD Family ... One of our own is sick!
I just found out this morning from Rene Swing.
ONE MILLION ! by Tom Hyland
TA-DAH ! FICTITIOUS FIGURES?
WHO'D A THUNK?
ONLY 2,639 TO GO! by Tom Hyland
As of today, Friday March 22nd, 2013 at 12 Noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time ...
My Total Stats Reads: 997,361 Ta-Dah!
805,000 + HITS ! by Tom Hyland
R.I.P. GEORG E. MATEOS by Tom Hyland
To the Brothers ED & All AD 'Family' ...
FINALLY - a year later, confirmation of the death of our Dear Georg E. Mateos - from his daughter!
The message is in Spanish (Espanol) and ...
700,051 HITS ! by Tom Hyland
Since joining in early 2003, just turned the corner of 700,000 hits ... WOW!
That's an average of 87,500 over 8 years - kind of hard to believe, and in fact, several other authors here at t...
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM - BOOK REVIEW by Tom Hyland
Want to eliminate your APATHY?
Want to get your BLOOD BOILING?
Want to forever Remember 9-11 ?
Want to Honor All Our Troops - Past & Present?
GET A COPY OF THI...
600,011 HITS ! by Tom Hyland
BLOWING MY OWN HORN !
TOM-KAT'S STATS by Tom Hyland
P.S. – The intent here is not to be ‘Braggadocios’ –
Was merely curious, and then surprised at results.
If you never checked your own ‘stats’ thusly –
You could be plea...
GOBBLE-GOBBLE by Tom Hyland
HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO ALL YOU 'GOBBLERS'!
A BLESSED FOURTH - LET FREEDOM RING by Tom Hyland
"Let Freedom Ring" - my 17 year-old poem was just resurrected for Independence Day.
Here is Link -
JUST PASSED 402,000 HITS! by Tom Hyland
YEP - forgot th check over the weekend, and had already passed 400,000 and didn't know it.
TA-DAH by Tom Hyland
that's a DrumRoll ...
350,751 HITS ! by Tom Hyland
A week ago, I knew 350,000 was going to occur, but I had a week from HELL during the week of Thanksgiving and missed the date.
Anyway, here's the "Scoop" or "Poop" ---
300,000 Visitors! by Tom Hyland
Let's do the MATH:
300,000 Divided by 5 Years = 60,000/Yr. Avg.
But first year was probably 299,000 Divided by 4 Years = 74,750 Avg.
74,750 Divided by 12 Mo. =...
AMERICA - Freedom to Fascism - REVIEW of DOC by Tom Hyland
As a patriot, I feel this is so important that I will post it in ALL my sections!
Hopefully, more will read it!
ONE-QUARTER MILLION - NOT DOLLARS! by Tom Hyland
Well GURLZ and GHOULZ, it has taken slightly over 5 years here @ AD - and I had not checked my STATS for awhile - to my astonishment, just now I realized -
253,690 HITS, or visits - not bad f...
MATT IS ALIVE AND WELL! by Tom Hyland
Due to several unrelated mishaps - and my losing my cool - this is an APOLOGY to MATT & AD ...
STATS - ALMOST 240,000 by Tom Hyland
Only another 235 more 'hits' to go -
and will have 240,000 -
since March 2003 - 5 years!
About 30,000 - since October, 2007 -
an average of 6,000 per month.
200,284 HITS OR VISITS !!! by Tom Hyland
YAAAAAAAAAY ... MEEEEEEEE !
Why such an EGOTISTICAL outburst? Because YOUSE GUYS make me HAPPY!
The proverbial WE ... are the current and last BASTIONS of TRUTH, INTEGRITY, and TENA...
PASSED 185,000 VISITS NOW. by Tom Hyland
In the past 7 weeks, over 10,000 visits have occurred. That's an average of about 1,400 per week, or 5,600 per month.
I would just like to THANK everyone who has taken the time to visit and ...
WOW - 175,000 HITS! by Tom Hyland
Time flies when you're havin' fun - right?
Sometimes I wonder if this stats are accurate? When I went back to check on the 150,000 news statement, it truly surprised me that it was only poste...
I am on the 'Prowl' again ... MEOW?
Just set up today - 6/7/04 --- just re-found 5/11/07, almost 3 years later! DUH!
4/6/11 - DITTO ...
DITTO - 06/06/09 ...
BLOGS - Pics - Whatever - Come Visit!
FIRST BOOK entitled "Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The HONS"
ISBN 1-4137-7704-X ---> memoirs from Birth to the Age of Reason -> to Being "Legal" -> to "Over The Hump" -> covers about 55 years, very briefly!
Inventory: 15 years of "pieces" running the full gamut from Poetry to Prose, including: Articles, Short Stories, Essays, Commentaries, Expose's, Topics range from Religion to Controversial issues, such as: RADON, SMOKING, ASPARTAME, and other "Big Brother" SNAFU's or Cover-Up's.
Goal: Get "Discovered" then get PAID -
Retired from the J-O-B in March 2006 -became a "Trailer Trash' denizen in 2005 - and LOVE it!
Sleinte! Skoal! Prost! Nastrovya! L'Chiam!
Ciao! Ta-Ta! C-Ya!
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