Recent Reviews for Ed Matlack
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 4/20/2013 3:53:18 PM|
Well, I in my weirdness, loved this. I love campers and you can keep the Holiday Inn! Good story.
Without Warning... (Short Story) - 4/29/2012 9:10:32 AM
Be tossed and turned about is risk you take on that sea.
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 4/23/2012 5:58:16 PM
Brrrrrrrrr!! Thanks for freezin' my, er, ah, let's just say I am
having a hard time not slidin' outta my chair. Fingers are icicles, 'cet, yata, 'cet.
As for whether it is fiction, hmmmm. Call it flash or sudden fiction or a long prose poem? Friction?? Don' matter. Got thrills 'n' chills & you end up safe and sound. Determined to stay that way!
Bears came within an inch of a tent we pitched in the Smokies...eeeyiiiikes!! Ray and I hunkered down in the sleepingbag, praying our hearts wouldn't stop. Not a fun time.
I vote for central heat and a picture-postcard view.
Keep writing !!!
xOx Phyllis xOx
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 3/15/2012 8:46:50 AM
Two to tango to life and death, cold outside, hmm... warm inside? The brain of the beast reckoned with the camper and strange beasts inside. May be another time and the strangers in the travel trailer would be co-habituated between the beast outside and the dog/human beasts inside. Maybe you could offer a nice pic-a-nic basket to Yogi and boo boo instead of being the pic-a-nic! Provocative and well written. Super stuff, Ed.
Lost in a Fog (Short Story) - 7/26/2011 3:08:10 PM
wonder how "the choice" came to be...was it that you had inner site- enough to see??
thanks for sharing,
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 7:56:03 PM
ED ... GREAT STORY ! PERHAPS IT WAS 'BIGFOOT' ?
YOU DID THE EXACT RIGHT THINGS ... SOUND & LIGHT ...
'RETREAT TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' ... OR NOT! TK...
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 5:05:53 AM
funny and elusive...what hunted and haunted you and your canine companion-one will never know!
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 5:01:53 AM
This is great Ed maybe you should ofeer us more.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 4:24:28 AM
Strange things go bump and rock trailer during blizzards. You should've just opened the door, poor things just wanted to get worm. Nice story, Ed.
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 2:59:22 AM
Great to see you posting stories, Ed; I LOVE how you write! Excellent tale, and the ending is cute! LOL You got me, Ed! LOL
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
It was snowin' & blowin' (Short Story) - 7/16/2011 2:28:30 AM
Poor little stray kitty cat, looking for a little warmth and food and kindness. I sure hope you open the door next time and let him in.
PS: If someone scratches on your door in the middle of the night at the Holiday Inn, don't open it unless you have plenty of beer you're willing to part with.
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 6/19/2011 8:46:23 AM
Nicely expressed, Ed. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/6/2010 9:28:01 PM
You obviously fell asleep during a Gilligan's Island rerun. Late night pasta will do that to you. Patrick
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/2/2010 11:49:14 AM
JOISEY - EWE SMOKIN' DOPE AGAIN?
GOOD STORY! ALMOST A PERFECT MATCH OF A TRUE STORY I EXPERIENCED YEARS AGO ...
My nephew Jim was piloting his boat, an old Luhr's, the "Ella Covington II" named after my Grand-dad's original, an old "Bug-Eye' ketch - he, nephew Gary, and I had put in at Sandy Point State Park, on the Chesapeake, right next to the 'Bay Bridge'. Went out, just like you stated - perfectly beautiful calm day - did some crabbing with traps, and would have stayed longer, but a Squall came up out of nowhere.
Jim (who passed away a year ago in October . age 43) was a proficient Cap'n, and knew his stuff - he calmly scooted the craft about, so we could gather all our traps quickly -
spun that sucker around and hit both throttles forward, full blast ...
The waves were coming over the bow-sprit like crazy, and it was a race against time!
As he sped toward land, the ominous black clouds were gaining on us - the boat was smacking up n' down like a cork in the water - I was standing behind Gary's seat, and at one point - we got hit so hard that my chest rammed into the back of the seat - almost knocked my arse down!
But, thank God - and - a good seaman - we made it back safely! Aah - LAND HO!
What a Relief it Is! Cuz - TK.
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/2/2010 10:26:55 AM
Don't you just love those dream, Ed? Great sharing. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/2/2010 8:46:31 AM
Are you sure you didn't sail into the Bermuda Triangle? A great ending ............. leaves the reader wondering, was it a dream or is he really on a deserted island unknown to man?
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/2/2010 8:26:21 AM
Excellent write, Ed; well done!
(((HUGS))), much love, and continuing prayers for you and Rene~
As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
Where the hell am I...? (Short Story) - 11/2/2010 8:09:05 AM
This a great write Ed, you where in your soul, or for legal purposes, on medical Cannabis sativa,ha, Bless ya!
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 3/12/2009 7:49:17 PM
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/26/2009 1:37:42 AM
Water...be it a lake or the ocean...is my favorite place to be. I feel a calm and a peace that I feel nowhere else. This is a beautiful write, Ed.
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/24/2009 5:25:52 PM
Nice story, Ed; well done, my friend! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/24/2009 4:57:23 PM
Brought my memories back of Lake Lanier at night.
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/24/2009 1:57:05 PM
Every sailor loves to go away, thousands of nautical miles and after awhile you wish to see the beach, any beach, with golden sands, and palms, and a gentle surf...
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/24/2009 8:25:52 AM
As you know I love the beach, the surf, and the sea and enjoy every time I visit there. Great story my friend thanks for sharing.
The BEACH... (Short Story) - 2/24/2009 6:42:34 AM
JOISEY - WELL DONE, LADDIE!
While my attraction to Momma H2O can in no way match yours, have always loved being by any body of water - Ocean - Sea - Lake - Pond - River - Creek - Puddle - Rain-Drop - Snowflake - even!
Considering our PERCENTAGE of said liquid in each of our Bodies, perhaps it is the reason for our AFFINITY?
"An average adult body is 50 to 65 percent water -- that's roughly 45 quarts. Men are more watery than women. A man's body is 60 to 65 percent water, compared to 50 to 60 percent for a woman. In infants, the figure is a whopping 70 percent according to statistics compiled by the International Bottled Water Association."
They could be a tad BIASED, but nevertheless:
"Percentage of water making up tissues, organs, fluids and bone in the human body: Brain 75%, Heart 75%, Lungs 86%, Muscle 75%, Liver 85%, Kidney 83%, Bone 22%, Blood 83%, Saliva 95%, Perspiration 95%"
ED - that all being said -
HOW COME YOU AVOID BATHING SO MUCH ???
Your Fiendish Friend - Tom.
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/18/2013 1:33:10 AM
so glad you have the talent to write about this loss of Patti...written words seem to helpsomehow
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 9:04:38 AM
A golden treasure Patti..friendship..Blessings to Gene and you Ed.
Lady Mary Ann
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 8:13:03 AM
I am sorry for your loss as well as Gene. This is the part of life that hurts.
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 2:38:39 AM
So very sorry for your friend Gene's loss and for yours.
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 2:15:33 AM
i am sorry to hear of this of one so youmg
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 1:53:25 AM
She must have been a great person. My sympathies to both you and Gene.
Patti... (Poetry) - 5/17/2013 1:47:09 AM
Sorry to here about this, Ed. May you and Gene take comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place than we are. May God bless you and Gene's family.
The E Word... (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 2:39:34 PM
Very nice, Ed. I'll check it out.
The E Word... (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 5:48:50 AM
I checked it out and became a fan of his. I can see you admire him very much.
The E Word... (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 5:39:25 AM
DEAR CUZ KNAVE WUSS-A-LOT...
EWE, MY FIENDISH FRIEND, R MUCH 2 KIND !
While riding in my car at work, making deliveries, I get goofy ideas.
Mostly based on things observed each day. I have finally learned to Write down
a Key word to help me remember the thought pattern, lest I totally forget it later.
This weeks trend happens to be E... Who knows what tomorrow may bring?
"THE SHADOW KNOWS!" ........ DUM-DA-DUM-DUM...DA !!!
The E Word... (Poetry) - 5/16/2013 5:07:48 AM
cool my friend, read on
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 8:08:11 AM
I guess you'd better chow down while you got the money because later they may restrict you to something else you don't like besides waiting in doctors offices––telling you to stop eating your favorite junk foods.
Comfort food bye, bye… Hello good night's rest… Hi!
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 5:04:24 AM
I have no liking for sitting in the doctor's office...
Fortunately for me I am rather healthy... but :)
I am a vegan so no stomach troubles...
I hope you get better!
Love and Light
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 2:19:10 AM
cool hope the visits were worth while
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 7:29:01 PM
Staying busy keeps you off the streets, my man!
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 6:15:28 PM
Just had an endoscopy nothing to it. But it can find problems if they are present.
Goof show Ed
Today was Busy... (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 4:28:54 PM
Busy indeed, Ed.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:03:55 PM
They're with you. In everything you do and say, they're with you. I miss my parents too.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 10:52:27 AM
... Perhaps the cooler weather and balmy rains will quell your rumbling tum, Ed. Gratitude is a great gift and to have four walls and a roof - and a joy in nature - makes us still among the world's most blessed. xx
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 5:25:24 AM
Nicely done, Ed...
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 4:25:27 PM
They are with you, Ed
all the time, just say
it "I love you both",
and feel the smile coming
from the sky.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 2:30:53 AM
yes the smell and sound of the rain, there is nothing like it
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 4:44:29 PM
I also enjoy late night storms. I think I'm about due for one tonight. I hope you can catch up on your sleep.:)
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 12:01:34 PM
“Into every life a little rain must fall.” Glad that you can still find solace in the little things like spring rain. Washes the mind clean and invigorates the soul.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:52:50 AM
There is nothing more lovely than a spring rain...
the fresh smells in the air, a bit of thunder and lightening
in the distance, so much to be thankful for...
Even to be awake to take it all in is wonderful... I would too!
Love and Light
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:50:41 AM
Nature is something that takes its course...
but now that we are into spring nearing summer
lets enjoy what comes our way and hope for the best
for those who did not fare as well over that storm..
Love and light
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:48:28 AM
Well Ed, guess what... they have never left your side...
even though you personally cannot see them their love never
dies for you... you are their son whom they live disagreements
choices, or not. Tell them you love them, they hear you...
Love and Light
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 5:23:20 AM
Your gratitude for that roof and four walls is a beautiful thing.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 4:03:35 AM
Sounds wonderful, although insomnia can be a bummer. Love those rains and cool fronts at this time of the year.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 3:59:40 AM
We are still experiencing a cool Spring and I love it. Heat and high humidity are what air conditioners were made for and I use one all Summer or I'd be dead. Your last sentence is the key and may God bless you with better health.
Late night ramblings... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 2:29:58 AM
Ramble away, my friend.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 7:30:42 PM
Loving parents you have in your heart. Memories to cherish.
Tell them each day in prayer.
Lady Mary Ann
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 6:37:35 PM
I can't tell you how many times I've wished I had one more day with my parents, especially my Mama. Mama died at 39 yrs old leaving eight kids behind. She was hit by a car crossing the road. We never had a chance to say goodbye. Daddy died years later. Its hard when you don't have your parents. I also wonder if Mama and Daddy would be proud of me now. If they are looking down and watching over their children. I UNDERSTAND your feeling's , Ed.
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 11:10:27 AM
Wise observations. I think that most people will gradually have to move away from the shore. However, we can still go there every summer and enjoy for a few hours, maybe campout and stay longer. But building structures appears to be a losing battle against the relentless sea.
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 3:14:21 AM
And the next Hurricane Season already starts June 1st. I hope and pray it's not a bad one.
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 2:48:24 AM
we shall se how ready they truly be
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/10/2013 2:34:15 AM
As ready as they can be, my friend.
Are they ready...? (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 9:43:52 PM
Are we ever ready........let's hope so!
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 10:04:40 AM
We are what they were. Each generation must break free and move forward.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 5:14:00 AM
They know you and they love you, I'm sure of it.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 5:10:57 AM
Mom and dad always good, they always bless their children , for god always helps mom and dad
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 4:35:54 AM
I'm sure they hear you loud and clear, Ed!! They're always in your heart...
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 2:15:00 AM
i feel they know and approve of you and what you do
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 1:50:00 AM
They are still looking after you from up in heaven.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/9/2013 1:12:27 AM
You're not alone in that way of thinking, Ed. Stay strong and God bless.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 11:53:01 PM
I have never known what it is like to have parents to turn to - but as I get older, I am grateful that I cannot miss them as much as those like you do.
I wish mom & dad were still alive... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 7:25:45 PM
If you are only seeing my dad, please bear with me, I have tried to change it several times to both of them, but AD is not having it...
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 5:19:20 PM
Shoot 'um and fry 'um.
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 4:10:31 PM
I enjoy the birds, just not at 5am! Ha
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 4:07:38 PM
You are a rare bird, my man!
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 1:39:16 PM
oops - Sorry, Ed. I'm up at 4 AM as it's my duty to wake up the birds. They're on a schedule ya know. ;-)
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 1:00:50 PM
I hear them also when I put my two hearing aids on and it is so sweet.
Early Birds... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 12:18:48 PM
Now, you really don't want to get rid of birds, do you?
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/8/2013 2:33:58 AM
You need to get out more and walk, and you need a hobby. May I suggest vegetable gardening, I find it very therapeutic and very rewarding, and there is nothing like growing your own food.
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 9:39:26 AM
Yes, it sure sounds like depression, my friend, and I know from personal experience what its like to be there. Maybe when you find a job it will help, but for now perhaps it might be a good idea to seek professional help...my thoughts are with you...
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 7:43:22 AM
Yes, that is an accurate description of depression. I have no advice, as I know it all requires that green stuff. What I do is just keep chuggin' every day.
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 7:32:19 AM
The job would be nice. But you need to have more purpose to get out of depression. I suggest that you refocus all your writing energy toward a novel featuring a wonder dog named Rufus. Have him go through all kinds of adventures and save the day, attracting all the beautiful chicks to his companion and faithful master, Sir Edward.
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 2:19:50 AM
i hope that your wish comes to fruition my friend
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 6:25:21 PM
I understand depression, I've been there. Your doc can prescribe meds that will help you. Getting out of the house helps too. I will pray for you, Ed. All at AD love you and wish you well.
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:51:01 PM
I have to agree with George and Andy, my friend. Talk with a doctor and remember, you have to take the first step. I'm praying for you, Ed. Be well and God bless.
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:37:39 PM
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:04:57 PM
Do take it seriously. Leave the mask of a clown and maybe chat to the DR, yet oftentimes family and friends are the best to depend upon. BUT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!
Is it depression... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:01:54 PM
Good idea to get out for a drive as long as you are able to drive safely. Staying at home alone is not good for your health. Activity of some sort like a daily walk can help chase the blues away and increase the appetite. See your doctor if you can not get some food into you. Depression causes many symptoms and should be diagnosed by your doctor promptly. Go see him, it can't hurt but might save your life.
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 4:33:23 AM
I know what you mean, if it isn't a pain in the butt it's a pain in the gut!
Make sure they check for gluten intolerance. I read yesterday from a guy with spinal cord injury that reaction to gluten can cause about 90% of the symptoms that I have, like spasms, tingling and joint pain in the legs and feet.
Good luck on a speedy and correct diagnosis and plan of action for the condition. Unfortunately, you may have to give up some your favorite foods.
Believe it or not, you will grow to love the ones you eat!
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:11:27 AM
so hope it improves quickly
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 8:10:57 PM
Please let us know how it turns out, and the poem is funny, hope you can laugh at it a little.
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:17:16 PM
It's good that you are going to 5the doc...
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:35:13 PM
I've been told by my doctor that I am now a diabetic, too. I refuse to accept that and fight it only with prayer and the power within my own mind. No special diet and no medications. Sometimes I think the docs, though they mean well, over medicated us and cause even more problems than we started out with. Good luck with your appointment, my friend and God bless.
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:32:05 PM
Sometimes, all it takes for someone
with "pain and pressure"...to feel little bit better,
is a simple message that says...GET WELL SOON...
We all care, Ed.
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:15:38 PM
Good luck with the appointment. Hoping for an answer for you.
Lady Mary Ann
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 4:55:55 PM
Get well soon! I am also a diabetic, I know what you are going through.
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 3:12:54 PM
I hope they fix it too!
Damned Stomach... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 2:07:39 PM
There are few things worse than constant stomach pain. Hope they find the reason for you problem.
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 4:41:40 PM
I've never had them but you make a good case for them, Ed. Thank you.
Love and peace to you,
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 8:12:48 AM
A beautiful tribute, my heart cries...
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/4/2013 7:52:35 AM
Aaaaahhh, the soft pretzels smothered in cheese...YUM.
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 11:11:28 PM
Never had any kind of pretzel - They don't exist here ...but they do sound very enticing - What are they?
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 1:53:36 PM
Love them with Mustard and a cold beer
always stop by the pretzel stand at any mall
Thanks Ed for the Memories
Peace be with you
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 9:02:59 AM
I eat pretzels every day––a small stick variety––about a half handful. One of those soft pretzels, while tempting, is a killer––diabetesville. Have only shared one and that was too much.
I remember when my niece moved back to her childhood home near Philadelphia, remarking, “Can't wait to get some of that Philly cheese steak!” She left there for Fort Worth after a few years, having put several pounds on her previously knockout slim body.
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 2:13:46 AM
Difficult to find them around by me anymore. I agree they were some childhood treat with a coke or pepsi.
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 3:56:54 PM
Great memories of great times and good food. Well done, Ed.
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 2:33:49 PM
Philly soft pretzels.. mmmm! cute poem to memories...
I've not eaten one but they sure sound yummy!
Lady Mary Ann
Philly soft pretzels... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:52:35 PM
Mon. nite I had a soft pretzel . my bar SHOOTERS...
About a foot long. Braided. Dipped in hot Cheese. YUM !
Some nites I get the CRAB Pretzel. Smothered in hot crab dip.
With cheese n Old Bay Seasoning. DOUBLE YUM!
IN Malls down here we have AUNT ANNIES PRETZELS.
Always get 2. Plus 2 Hot Dogs wrapped in zel dough!
Sometimes even Zel Pepperoni Pizza. TO DIE FOR !!!
HAPPY CARBS BUNKY !!!
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 5:58:31 AM
Ruffie..love the nickname..He is beautiful and I'm glad
you are friends. Rainbow bridge and doggie treats love.
Lady Mary Ann
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 5:17:52 AM
How much you loved him!
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 4:20:41 AM
Aw! Sweet memories...thanks for sharing, Ed...
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/2/2013 12:35:49 AM
he neve forgets his best friend
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 8:13:57 PM
Great memories for you, Ed! Tapioca puddin' my fave,too...right along with creme brulee. Enjoyed your "de-lish" poem â˜º
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 7:48:00 PM
Many of us miss him too, Ed, and appreciated you sharing Rufus with us. He would NEVER forget you â™¥
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 2:53:31 PM
I can hear Rufie now, sittin on the Bridge, sayin to ewe:
"SIT ED... SIT !".
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 2:34:04 PM
Ed, by sharing this beautiful poem with us
coming from inside of your heart...that connects
with something inside of him...by all you have
as your guide...is the Rainbow Bridge that's
left behind...you moved all our hearts.
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 1:01:54 PM
That man's best friend will always be part of your heart!
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 12:58:54 PM
He'll be there waitin' on ya, Ed.
Remembering Ruffie... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 10:18:33 AM
Tough to lose an old friend but nice to have pleasant memories of him.
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 3:40:31 AM
When my three grandchildren are over I dip three big spoons in the pot of pudding I'm making and they each get one. No fighting that way, Dirty Ed!
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 5/1/2013 3:14:27 AM
"Dirty was my middle name!"
Wow - you sure gave me some great memories in this one. It seems like only yesterday when I would hear dear old Brother Edvard or dear old Ma yelling out: "Where's that Dirty Ed??!!"
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 1:39:07 PM
Great memories, Ed.
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 1:06:51 PM
Memories of my grandmothers kitchens and cooking!
Neither made tapioca pudding!! Love it!
Lady Mary Ann
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 12:03:02 PM
You bring back memories of the times my mother made tapioca pudding. But best of all, was the steam pudding my grandmother made in a can, like the hobos did.
By the way, did you know that tapioca comes from the cassava plant, first found in Brazil. If eaten without proper preparation, it can be quite poisonous. I didn't know that until recently. Always thought the tapioca was a common American staple.
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 9:11:54 AM
i felt the same way about mine, they are so great
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 8:27:15 AM
This is great - memories of Grandma
Tapioca Pudding... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 7:03:01 AM
It is always great to recall pleasant memories and people you loved and they loved you back.
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 3:00:40 PM
A summer's delight in the sand and sun along the Sea Isle.
An uplifting write.
Lady Mary Ann
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 5:37:25 AM
Sounds heavenly...sure isn't beach weather here yet...not without a heavy sweater or jacket...giggle...
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 3:05:41 AM
A time for what we really want to be doing,
doing things we're passionate about,
slowing down, and enjoying time with your family.
Wonderful poem, Ed.
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 2:59:25 AM
I agree with Erin - too many people at the sea,
I'll be in the woods with me dogs, under a tree.
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/28/2013 8:03:05 AM
I have one of those, “fish for dinner cook.”
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/28/2013 5:17:48 AM
Sounds like a delightful time!
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/28/2013 2:36:29 AM
Sounds great, Ed.
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/28/2013 1:38:48 AM
i great way to spend the day
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 11:30:09 PM
Nicely done Ed.I can smell the fish fry already.
Summer in Sea Isle... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:23:52 PM
Looks crowded and stressful to me, Ed! ;) But, nice, your piece, I feel very welcome, if I could find out where I am in the beach-mob! Guess I'll stay in the desert, burning in the sun..
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 4:44:44 PM
ahhh all those soo cool colors
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 11:15:06 AM
Well color me purple and give me a hat, you just may be a poet at that!
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 10:05:30 AM
I enjoyed this!
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:39:07 AM
Yum I love beef stew and you have blended a wonderful potpourri.
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:08:28 AM
Lovin'n the old cars..to speak and listen to one is priceless!
Lady Mary Ann
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:07:12 AM
Your name is a giveaway for wit and charm. Your poetry confirms it.
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 6:01:17 AM
All the world's colors..splendid. Love the van!!
Lady Mary Ann
Life is a tie dyed stew... (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 3:16:46 AM
Very nicely done, Ed.
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 3:42:42 AM
If you think we now mistreat our cars, you should look around and see how we now mistreat our once cherished pets.
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 2:34:48 PM
Remember that program, " My mother the car, " she talked to her son.
Very cute, Ed.
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 2:17:16 PM
There IS still a bronze. I know, because I have it. Linda is right, AD won't be the same without you. You can still post your stuff on Facebook in the newsfeed. NOt quite as good, but most of your friends are there too. See you around the web, Ed!
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 9:43:58 AM
My father was famous for throwing them away. That looks like Chrysler 300. I kicked myself for not buying a Chrysler 300C back in 1968 with that land speed record look in eggshell white with beige leather interior for the measly sum of $1295. Today, that car with its hemi engine would be worth at least $200,000! I kept my last car for twenty years and put 300,000 miles on it and kept it in good running and body shape.
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 6:23:40 AM
That's O.K.. Every once in awhile, I pat my dashboard and tell the car, "Be good to me, honey!"
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 4:50:02 AM
God bless George for letting you continue writing. AD wouldn't be the same without you, Ed.
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 3:27:33 AM
Giggle...never looked at it from the car's perspective...
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 3:23:27 AM
I'm delighted you'll still be treating us to your poems, Ed...and I'm thankful there are wonderful human souls like George Carroll in this world...
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 2:56:20 AM
hmm are you sure we are talking about a car
In speaking with the car... (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 1:21:42 AM
Cute write, Ed.
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 7:46:48 PM
Thank you GEORGE CARROLL for re-uping my bronze membership which he came to find out that AD was not stopping, so all those bronze members out there, get your money in cause I want to see you posting...George, I rarely pray, though I talk to God every now and again and I will include you in those talks...thank you again...ED
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 6:24:57 PM
HANG TIGHT PUSSYCAT ...
SOMETHIN WILL DEVELOP ...
TO BE SURE ...
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 4:56:25 PM
You are OK for another year. See my email to you. Keep writing.
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 4:53:24 PM
Slow down on the pot. You don't get that because you're so cute! That will give you the money you need, my man.
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 4:45:03 PM
So very sorry, Ed. Wish there was something that I could do but the silver's going to be tough for me too. I'll pray that something will change as I hate to see you go, MY FRIEND. Keep in touch by e-mail at least; send to TrailsEndNH.yahoo.com. May God bless and watch over you, Ed.
No money & no sponsor... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:48:15 PM
Ed, Perhaps you will be a long lost relative who is in someone's will. We all look forward to your poetry, for you make our days with your humorous tales...anything can happen between now and May and so I'll pray that you will stay.
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 10:47:00 AM
To bad he is no longer w/us.
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 10:46:28 AM
So, you've been hanging out in Princeton? Just two Joysey boys looking for the meaning of life in the universe.
This one is creative and very enjoyable.
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 5:19:06 AM
The next time you see Al...say hello for me. Nice write.
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 4:03:33 AM
Delightful write, Ed!!! Made me grin from ear to ear....love it!
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:47:23 AM
yeah you both are great in your own ways
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 3:22:43 AM
Quite a buddy you have there, and you've reminded me of the marvelous old Paul Simon song: "You Can Call Me Al."
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al
Maybe I'll call you Betty now, too!!
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 1:49:37 AM
Sounds like a good friend to have, Ed.
Einstein & I... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 11:03:04 PM
We are all very much alike when you come right down to it.
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 1:55:34 PM
Ehhh you must be dripping with sweet!
Must be those Dunkin' Donuts ;)
Love and Light
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 1:54:34 PM
Buttered toast :) LOL
Many many moons ago (1981) I tried the wicked weed...
That was my munchie then off to sleep I went!
Love and Light
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 6:08:19 AM
They are amazing, work together for their common good, and a lot more civilized than some humans.(How many would it take to carry you?)
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 5:47:20 AM
Giggle...lots of 'em around for sure...
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 4:39:29 AM
Ants- Ants-Where does the name Ants come from?
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:56:05 AM
Well known in that classic sci-fi thriller------THEM!
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:55:50 AM
You’ve certainly got plenty to share with them,
So lie down in the grass, and take a nice snooze;
Let them munch a little on your fingers and toes,
You’ll be helping your neighbors with munchy blues.
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:42:29 AM
cool to watch i so agree
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:25:52 AM
ED ... WELL DONE ... WELL SAID !
JUST BE GLAD THEY AIN'T THOSE 'FIRE' ANTS LIKE IN FLORIDA ...
OR THEM THAR DEVOURING SUCKERS LIKE IN THE AMAZON FOREST !
I ENJOY WATCHING THEM ALSO ... ESPECIALLY THE LONG, UNENDING LINES WHEN THEY ARE CHANGING 'SHIFTS' ... LOOK JUST LIKE 'RUSH-HOUR' TRAFFIC !
PEACE ... CUZ ...
They are taking OVER... (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 2:28:34 AM
Ain't no fun
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 11:14:51 AM
My gosh, you did not mention cheese puffs.
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 6:55:11 AM
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 6:09:04 AM
Oh, that munchies monster will do a number on ya!
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 5:41:35 AM
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 5:26:06 AM
I hear ya Ed! As much as I love the forest...there's no place my soul feels more at home than beside the sea...
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 5:10:54 AM
A Chocolate milk feeling!! We're helping at the Little League
concession for Keegan's first game this evening. Munchies!!
Lady Mary Ann
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 5:03:20 AM
Ed, I remember the " munchies monster."
The dreaded Munchies Monster... (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 4:00:58 AM
Munchie monsters indeed.
Thank the gods for 420... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 5:18:01 PM
...tHE zEN OF dIARRHEA... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 12:43:08 PM
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 12:24:17 PM
"Let him step to music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 9:20:09 AM
This one of yours I particularly like...
A more deep thinking Ed here, excellent one...
I do like the comparisons...
Love and Light
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 6:56:18 AM
An interesting poem that is, “ not off-the-shelf.” I like that phrase when applied to David Thoreau. I guess he had everything he needed on that shelf to survive. Today we would have to be, “off the grid,” and that would be very difficult for some people so hooked on their electrical and electronic things.
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/21/2013 3:09:28 AM
“All good things are wild and free.”
¯ Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau & me... (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 5:08:38 PM
Way to go, Ed.
...tHE zEN OF dIARRHEA... (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 10:25:21 AM
Yer poultry output resembles it.
...tHE zEN OF dIARRHEA... (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 10:20:31 AM
LOL okay, yep Ed you are LOSING IT!
Thanks for the great smile :)
Love and Light
...tHE zEN OF dIARRHEA... (Poetry) - 4/20/2013 3:11:27 AM
You are losing it, my friend!
Thank the gods for 420... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 4:20:54 PM
Good one, Ed. Enjoy.
Thank the gods for 420... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 4:11:57 PM
I THOUGHT IT WAS... MISS J ... MARY JANE ?
THANX FOR ALL THE SYNONYMS...
U B DA "ex-purt" ... !!!
Peace CUZ ...
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 12:16:11 PM
Hilarious!! laughing :) I remember the outhouse of Gowen Lake,
Quebec, Canada. I had to climb a hill!! Thanks for the humor.
Lady Mary Ann
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 11:18:22 AM
Now that's the kind of humor I like to see coming from the old sourpuss! In another life, you must've actually lived this drama. Otherwise, those drugs you're taking are getting into your dreams. Sincerely, I hope you find found a place to pee.
Farting in the Zen Way... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 5:32:29 PM
Ed, You do have a sense of humor on everything!
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 5:27:37 PM
Oh, Ed, I'm still laughing!
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 3:44:05 PM
ewwwwww how humorous my friend
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 1:48:06 PM
LOL this was so funny! :)
Love and Light
Work... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 12:34:14 PM
Good to hear you haven't "maniac-ed" on us, yet, my friend!! and happy you got to feelin' better. Workin...works....not to mention some coins fer the pocket...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 12:27:56 PM
That'll teach ya not to be fergetful!! Good laugh fer the day...fer me !
Blessings and Love...and put in some plumbing, friend...Micke
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 4:22:08 AM
Hahahaha! The imagery is hilarious! However not so much fun for the poor guy...
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 3:05:06 AM
Wow - I take off for a few days and suddenly you have a wife, kids, dogs, and an outhouse - Wow!
And it sounds like you'll be sleepin with the dogs for a long time to come, but don't worry it's not bad at all if they don't snore.
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 12:58:28 AM
I can't wait til you post the video, Ed. lol
Night trip to the outhouse... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 11:09:32 PM
This had to be a sight for sore eyes! LOL!!!
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 1:51:19 PM
lots of luck hope u feel better
peace be with you
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:12:41 AM
I like to hear good news in this season of bad. Good luck and may your work continue and grow more than just a salary. And that people connection is the best part.
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 5:56:24 AM
Ah Ed I am so thrilled and happy for you...
I knew things would turn around...
little by little you have persevered and hung in there...
Carry on and continue to heal and be happy with those
who have missed you so...
Love and Light
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 5:07:59 AM
The smiles and greetings of customers is the best.
I loved this part of working in the shop!
Have a great day!
Lady Mary Ann
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 4:28:55 AM
giggle...sounds like everyone was happy to have you back...that speaks volumes of the kind of person you are...
Work... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 3:46:52 AM
so glad you could and did my friend
Work... (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 6:23:09 PM
Yay for you!!!
Work... (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 4:45:09 PM
Good on u ... Knave Ed ...
Work... (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 3:42:50 PM
Good for you, Ed. I know how you feel, my friend.
Work... (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 3:07:32 PM
Congratulations, Ed, welcome back to the world, you've been gone a while . . .
What a wonderful, stupendous, spectacular, enjoyable day we had yesterday.. (Poetry) - 4/16/2013 2:53:42 PM
How wonderfully beautiful Ed in your own
romantic way :)
Aye, admit it... you are a romantic at heart :)
Love and Light
Farting in the Zen Way... (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 4:33:19 AM
Giggle...Ronald's comment is hilarious...and so is this poem...
Farting in the Zen Way... (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 2:30:25 AM
Maybe you could hire yourself out
As ‘The Zen Master Cicada Annihilator’
Walking up and down the eastern seaboard
Gassing Cicadas away from peoples’ doors
What a wonderful, stupendous, spectacular, enjoyable day we had yesterday.. (Poetry) - 4/14/2013 6:01:04 PM
Wonderful. I am happy for you both. Love and best wishes,