Welcome to my Website, which is designed to introduce you to my recent books, both non-fiction and poetry. The Home page features Signs of the Times, published in June of 2021, and What If Jack Wasn't So Nimble, published in April of 2022. The Books page features two books about language, particularly the expressions, sayings and idioms that have become part of our everyday communications.
This collection of original light verse for adults has been published by Kelsay Books of American Fork, Utah. It includes seventy original poems, several of which are delightfully illustrated by Rosie Pittas. All of the poems have been inspired, to some extent, by traditional nursery rhymes
If Mother Goose were writing her nursery rhymes to-day, she would no doubt burnish her MeToo credentials by condemning Georgie Porgie for kissing the girls and making them cry, have Billy Boy, a.k.a. Charming Billy, look for a wife online rather than by pursuing a ground game; warn us against catching a tiger by the toe, given the dangers of nail fungus; and recognize a twinkle, twinkle in the evening sky as just as likely to evidence a drone as a star.
These are among the revisionist scenarios portrayed in this collection. The subject matter of the poems ranges widely and includes, politics, language, the law, dating and mating, social behavior, food and drink, health, sports, commerce, technology, travel, and the natural environment.