Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Parker at the Pageant


Saint Louis, MO: At the Pageant on November 23, 2016 are Parker Millsap and his band mates on stage supporting J J Grey and Mofro

Parker Millsap is back in Saint Louis and he is playing the Pageant in the loop of University City. I've seen Parker and his band mates three times now (The Rock House, Off Broadway and The Pageant), Michael is playing a base guitar. Daniel is playing his fiddle. Now Parker's band has a drummer too. It was a pleasure to chat with Parker a bit back stage. He will be traveling to Indianapolis next where he will connect with Megan for Thanksgiving. We talked a bit about his new found friendship with fellow musician Sir Elton John. We talked about the weather. We talked about the bra-wall backstage. Parker keeps up the pace and the expenses down, He has an easy conversational style and is used to amateur smart phone photographers like me. It was great to see Parker again.  
    

Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell, OK where he regularly attended a Pentacostal church with his family for most of his youth. He doesn’t consider himself very religious but the experiences with religion have have had an impact on his songwriting and his sound. He blends fire and brimstone with rock, country and blues. He is a story teller.  

I stayed to hear JJ Grey and Mofro as well. Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.

Robert Christopher and Lindsey begot another Robert


Photo by Ben Morgan taken on November 20, 2016 

In Palma Ceia, what we got is as good as it begets;
No ifs, ands, buts … no regrets.
Robert Lawton Dewey does what babies do;
He cries, fusses, eats, sleeps…but laughs and smiles too.

Register R. Lawton so his name with teachers and peers is set;
Hail sweet little Lawton,  a fellow well met;
See him on social media or in a text
But to see him in person is really the best

Our baby girl and her little boy made be a Grandpa in July
She makes me very happy --- I’m not gonna lie
The campaign is just beginning
Lawton keeps winning

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thankful Song


We began the day on a thankful note;
Grateful for so many things.
So I took it upon myself to be the one who wrote;
Friends, family, places, feelings…

For what are we thankful?  
Teachers teach, students learn;
Policemen protect, dogs bark, nurses and doctors heal…
If not for firefighters, our world might burn.
If not for Art and Music, how would we feel?

For what are we thankful? 
A winter coat? Good health? A happy home? A library full of books? 
“Sugah, there are smiles all around.”
Sleep well in a fine hotel. Take your pick.
Visit a new restaurant in town.

For what are we thankful?
Parades and fireworks from here to the ocean.
Finding funds for those who are forlorn;
Sunshine. Flowers, Rainbows, Emotion;
Ice Cream, Cheddar Cheese Crackers, Popcorn.
                                                                                           
At the end of the day – be happy and pray;
Count your blessings. Treasure everything;
Look, listen, laugh, let it be as it may…and sing.
Like a two year old child - on a brand new swing.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Halloween Jokes 2016



Q: What school subject is a favorite for witches?
A: SPELLING!

Q: What did the skeleton order in the restaurant?
A: Spare Ribs.

Q: Why do vampires go to caves?
A: Oh, just to hang out.

Q: Who did Frankenstein take to the dance?
A: His ghoul friend,

Q: Why didn’t angry witch like to ride her broom?
A: She was afraid she might FLY OFF THE HANDLE.

Q: What kind of monsters have two heads?
A: Two headed monsters.

Q: What kind of street did the zombie live on?
A: A dead end.

Q: What is a ghost’s favorite desert?
A: Boo-berry pie?

Q: Why did the policeman five the ghost a ticket?
A: He didn’t have a haunting licence.

Q: What do witches put on their hair?
A: Scare spray.

Q: Why was the mummy so tense?
A: He was all WOUND UP.

Q: Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?
A: He had not body to go with…

Q: Why are ghosts so bad at lying?
A: Because you can see right through them.

Q:Why did the vampire’s lunch give him heartburn?
A: Because it was a stake sandwich.

Q: Why do ghosts make good cheer leaders?
A: Because they have a lot of spirit.

Q: Why didn’t the scarecrow eat his desert?
A: He was already stuffed.

Q: Where do mummies like to go for a swim?
A: The dead sea.

Q: Why did the twin witches always confuse people?
A: Because no-one could tell which witch was which.

Q: Why did Frankenstein go to the Mall?
A: Because he heard there was a MONSTER SALE.

Q: What do ghosts like to serve for desert?
A: I scream!

Q: Why didn’t the vampire have any close friends?
A: Because he was a pain in the neck!

Q: Where do vampires keep their savings?
A: In a BLOOD BANK!

Q: What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
A: A SAND-WITCH.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

TricorBraun Exclusive Art Tour


In 1902, Samuel Kranzberg founded TricorBraun in St. Louis as a used-bottle company.Today, TricorBraun is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri and one of the packaging industry's largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes. At home in what was once Jefferson Smurfit perch on the 10th floor of City Place Six overlooking a sunny warm first day of fall (September 21, 2016), Ken and Nancy Kranzberg graciously share with us a tour of the eclectic art collection that adorns that workspace. Happily, bottles have paved the way for their ongoing passion and patronage of art. We get a peek at the collection and some insight into dozens of stories about the acquisitions over time.

Ken and Nancy offered a few opening remarks that demonstrated the power of a partnership that has thrived. They demonstrate with smiles and stories about encountering art and artist over years of joy in sharing their love of art. Our group of art fans who share a connection to the Laumeier Sculpture Park are fortunate to witness this --- up close and personal. And we are able to view  and enjoy some of the fruits of their pursuits.
Jim Dine (b.1935 in Cincinnati) is an American pop artist. He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and received a BFA from Ohio University in 1957. We were able to ponder a Jim Dine in an outer office waiting area while contrasting it with the bronze sculpture of Pinocchio among works at St. Louis City Garden downtown.
Ernest Tino Trova (1927 – 2009) was a self-trained American surrealist and pop art painter and sculptor who is best known for his signature image and figure series, The Falling Man. Trova's gift of forty of his works led to the opening of Laumeier Sculpture Park. We stood in front of a large falling man painting in one of the offices and it was only one of the remarkable images we were able to enjoy this day.   
Tom Huck (b.1971) is an American printmaker best known for his large-scale satirical woodcuts. He lives and works in St. Louis, where he runs his own press, Evil Prints. A stunning example of his work is on display outside the lobby in the form of a large format Triptych entitled Death Rattles. We were familiar with Huck since in April 2015 Laumeier installed 3 playground "spring toys" designed by Huck and fabricated based on his series of "Death Bug" prints.
Mildred Howard (b. 1945) is an African-American artist known primarily for her sculptural installation and mixed-media assemblages. Bottles, in various African cultures, have represented vessels of protection and safekeeping when placed in front of homes. One such installation is proudly displayed in Ken’s office – It was a gift from his wife. Like larger scale bottle projects by Mildred Howard, this piece is deeply rooted in personal narrative. It seems fitting that this piece is at home in a place where bottles are very much a part of the narrative.
Jerry O. Wilkerson was a lifelong painter who received a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Art from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas in 1966, and a MFA in painting in 1968 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1970, upon his completion of military service he made St. Louis Missouri his home until his death. Wilkerson is recognized for his pointillism style of painting and use of everyday images of food (hamburgers, soup, sandwich, fruit etc). The Kranzberg’s like the St. Louis connection. 
Craig Norton (b 1972) is a self-taught artist. He draws on images from history books and contemporary media, recomposing them into collages of doll-like figures arranged alone or in small three-dimensional dioramas. Martin Luther King is featured in a Norton assemblage on a wall between offices.

A break area has an extremely rare four-sheet German Art Deco period poster for the Hamburg-Amerika Line, transatlantic liners "St. Louis" and "Milwaukee." Art Deco image from1929, created by Ottomar Anton, features one ship jutting out into the center foreground of the poster. In 1939, the St. Louis set sail from Hamburg across the Atlantic to Havana, Cuba, carrying over 950 Jewish emigrants fleeing Nazi tyranny. Unfortunately, the passengers of the St. Louis were turned away by officials of both Cuba and the United States, forcing the liner to return to Europe and the dangers of Nazi persecution.

Suffice it to say, while enjoying our post tour lunch at Il Bel Lago, our group of art enthusiasts were so very happy to toast our hosts Ken and Nancy Kranzberg and most fortunate to have them as friends.




Thursday, August 4, 2016

The CURIOUS Doctor Beegle


Associate Superintendent Dr. Paul Bauer was prepared to introduce the speaker but planned to rely on a formal bio. He stood in front of the full house at Southview’s gym when from stage right the speaker interrupted him, “Don’t read that. Just say why I’m here,” she pleaded with some degree of humility. Bauer placed his notes to the side and assured the audience that Dr. Donna Beegle had a long list of academic credentials and an important message. He indicated that it was great to have such a large group of teachers, staff and employees gathered in anticipation of a great school year here to listen to our distinguished speaker.

With this, Dr. Beegle took the mic and showed all of us at the Special School District (SSD) of St. Louis what it means to be passionate. She wasted no time diving into the content. She is on a mission to provide life-changing information that shatters myths about people who live in poverty. She herself lived in Generational Poverty – dropping out of high school at age 15. She described a cycle that left her with deficits in the use of language. Her story from that point showed how she was inspired and motivated by people who believed in her and how she herself managed to get her GED, move on to college, earn a Masters degree in Communication and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and so much more.       

She reminded us that Albert Einstein said - If you expect a fish to climb a tree it will spend its life thinking it’s stupid. She went on to explain that so much of learning depends on the context of which they can build. The characteristics of different life experiences labeled poverty she advises fall into different segments: Generational Poverty, Working-Class Poverty, Immigrant Poverty, and Situational Poverty. Millions of Americans live in poverty and it remains a barrier to education. She only briefly mentions Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970) and Abraham Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs (1943) but it is clear that her remarks are both intensely personal and very well researched.

Her own story is the subject of a one hour PBS special entitled The Invisible Nation which is soon to air. The filming of this documentary has been ongoing for 20 years. The producers began filming in 1996. Several books were available in the back of the room of which the author graciously offered to sign. She signed my copy of SEE POVERTY…Be The Difference! with these words: Wes – Change Lives! Donna M. Beegle.     

She concluded her speech with what she referred to as her one and only poem. (It appears on page 142 of the signed book I now own.)

CURIOUS
I find myself more late with every crisis
more angry with every injustice
more greedy with every deprivation
more rude with every judgement
more disorganized with every eviction
more negative with every untreated illness
more unstable with every insecurity
I find myself more civil with every bite
more respectful with every kindness
more hopeful with every chance
more grateful with every opportunity
more ready to learn when I am safe
more motivated when there is hope
more happy when I am valued
I find myself like the 37 million people in poverty
responding in very human ways to my environment


Poem published in SEE POVERTY...Be The Difference! (2006)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Neri Near and Far


My Kind of Pokémon Go – Manuel Neri Figurative Sculpture

I’ve have been a docent at Laumeier Sculpture Park for a few years now. The volunteer job involves introducing visitors to the permanent collection and various more temporary installations. It is a natural thing to do for lifelong art junkie like me. One point I frequently like to suggest to people I meet on tours at Laumeier is to study art they admire, look the artist up online, read about their work and become familiar. If you are fortunate enough to travel and make it your business to seek out art you will surely encounter them again.

Here’s an example of what I mean. I was in Tampa visiting my new grandson. My daughter, son-in-law and barely 3-week old newborn grandson found ourselves in the award winning  architectural edifice known as the Rivergate Tower. On the ground floor stood proudly an imposing figurative sculpture called Espana by Manuel Neri. Neri also created a sculpture, of which I have become fond. Aurelia Roma is on display seasonally at Laumeier Sculpture Park facing south from the estate house. 

Manuel Neri (b. 1930) is an American artist best known for his uniquely painterly figurative sculpture. A member of the “second generation” of Bay Area Figurative Movement, Neri was a prominent figure in the San Francisco art scene. He went on to marry another member of the second generation of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, the painter Joan Brown. Neri was honored by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1984, and was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the International Sculpture Center in 2006. His work is included in numerous public collections, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Seattle Art Museum.(Source: artnet)


Photos: Espana by Manuel Neri at Riverwalk Tower in Tampa and Aurelia Roma by Manuel Neri at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis in 2016. 


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tampa Time


Lawton, with cooperation from his mom (Lindsey) facilitated a technique of the week art project – footprints of his perfect little feet (acrylic paint on index stock paper). His mom is my daughter. Seeing her in the role of mother to a newborn baby fills me with joy. The Republican National Committee (RNC) convention on CNN provides a backdrop for this meeting of my first grandchild --- a beautiful boy. Donald Trump is bombastic and selling platitudes about making America Great Again all this week from Cleveland. Lindsey and her husband Chris (Lawton’s Dad) practice the logistics of feeding and changing.

Uncle Greg (my brother) is a commercial real estate expert and Uber driver. He is an asset to visiting new grandparents, Lynn and Wes. Our all too brief visit to Tampa is all about the next generation. Lindsey and Chris show Lawton that he doesn’t have to cry long before action is taken. Grandmother Lynn is quick on the draw at Buy Buy Baby, the big box retailer with all the essentials for new parents.

Meanwhile, I have the luxury of this Florida get-away to indulge my passion for fine art. The Tampa Museum of Art is featuring an exhibition of iconic pop artist Peter Max (50 years of cosmic dreaming). The Museum of Fine Art in nearby St. Petersburg has a stunning permanent collection and is currently hosting an exhibition of work by video artist Shana Moulton. Her low tech green screen masking story telling is about her obsessions with health and beauty. She stars as alter ego persona Cynthia. (One of her videos shows Cynthia taking an Avon foot massage bath bowl to the Antiques Road Show in hopes that it is of comparable value to a Zuni pot she sees on television, only to learn that her item is only worth maybe $20.) The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is showing a retrospective of photos of surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann and digital concrete abstract creations by Shai Kremer. Kremer composed with layers of images and textures (2001-2014) from the World Trade Center post 9-11.

Greg treats me to an insider’s tour of the Tampa Bay area between cultural stops. A hockey fan, of course, will point out the Amelie Arena and the residential home of Tampa Bay Lightning owner Vinik. (Go Bolts! JeffreyVinik’s home in the Golfview neighborhood was converted from three houses and looks to be big enough to house the entire team.) The home of Yankee baseball star Derick Jetter in the Davis Islands neighborhood looks to have room for teammates at his place as well. The tour includes Palma Ceia and the well manicured and landscaped neighborhood in which he lives too. Intermittent conversations with Greg draw on shared experiences growing up on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood, Ohio (a west side suburb of Cleveland) and on being Morgan. Time is marked as I get updates about his adult kids (Wes and Matt) and his blended family stepchildren working through colleges in New Orleans (Loyola) and Northern Florida. Ellen (Greg’s wife) and Lynn catch up as only women can – with a shorthand conversation that covers our parents (their in-laws, now deceased), sex, politics, religion, nutrition, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Greg hooks me up with Rocky Patel EDGE cigars at the Arturo Fuente shop in Ybor City before the Columbia Restaurant welcomes us at the bar. (I am thinking about finding a place to light a cigar but the draft Estrella cerveza from Barcelona is not a bad way to kill some time as Greg enjoys a Cuban sandwich.) Greg selects a strategic location to enjoy that cigar near the Tampa Convention Center. He marvels at another picaresque formation of cumulonimbus clouds as millenials in costume mill about Metro-Con and others are busy on their mobile devices in search of Pokémon,
  
By the end of the week, the Republicans are solidly behind Trump as their nominee and the focus shifts to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The political rhetoric is further reminder of the quickly evaporating six day visit to Tampa and the bigger vision of a better and brighter future for our children (and our children’s children). Of course, I can’t help but reflect on Lawton, who I know will grow up with hopes and dreams of his own. He is lucky. He is loved. When you meet him you will love him too. I sure do.
  

Robert Lawton Dewey was born on July 5, 2016 and our Tampa visit was from July 20-26, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A new LAW in town!


A new LAW in town (b. 7-5-2016)

Oh sure, I knew since Christmas that I was gonna be a grandpa. I thought I was ready for it. As the due date got closer and the fireworks of Independence Day celebrations filled the skies in St. Louis, I figured it to be the natural course of things – the circle of life. My baby girl can make me cry at the drop of a hat. (She knows that.) So I should have known that I would be unable to contain my joy at the birth of my new grandson.

Robert Lawton Dewey is a beauty. He is perfect. He was born on the fifth of July (2016) in Tampa, Florida. He carries with him the name Robert – a name that has been part of his dad’s family for generations. I am certain he will grow to know how lucky he is. His dad Robert Christopher (Chris) Dewey and his mom – my own baby girl Lindsey Morgan Dewey have made me so very happy. I know grandma is pretty happy too. We are overflowing with joy. So there is a new LAW in town. He will be going by his middle name. Lawton is his maternal great grandmother’s maiden name. This too brings me great joy. It honors the importance of my mom (baby Dewey’s great grandmother), and moms everywhere.

Remember this little man: The world, it seems may revolve around you, and that is appropriate. But for now, the law of the land for you will be Lindsey law. Listen and learn. Your mom will care for you every step of the way. She will go to bat for you like no-body’s business. Look out teachers, coaches, potential bullys! She knows how to be a mom because she learned from the best. Look out world!

G-d Bless Lawton, Law, RLD, Baby Dewey. Welcome. We love you.     

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Greg is Great


Not because he is a captain of industry;
Or because he lives in a time of infamy;
Maybe you should consider another measure;
It is in the subtle things you have to treasure.

He is first to question conventional wisdom;
His home is a castle and family a kingdom.
He is unsure of the path he’ll take;
He is careful to avoid a mistake.

Seeing value in human capital;
He sees good in one and all.  
He  finds a way to put things in check;
More than once walked away from a wreck.

Alive and grateful he says a prayer;
Some of us remember --- because we were there.
Commercial success is only part of the plan;
Today he is profound and a more emotional man.

He makes others see the possibilities in life.
In his way,  he steers people away from strife.
It is a spiritual nature --- and it shows.
Heaven, hell, hereafter --- who knows?   

Sit down for coffee with my brother, the cosmic wheel;
Will turn  you around and you will quickly feel.
The world is a wonderful place;
And there is enough love in it for the whole human race.




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ali Bomaye!




Muhammad Ali faced George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle (1974). The Congolese audience members cheered Ali shouting - Ali Bomaye! The boxer and civil rights champion famously proclaimed himself The Greatest. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion spent a lifetime living up to that billing.

Ali was confident and colorful before the fight in 1974. He told interviewer David Frost, If you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned, wait 'til I whup Foreman's behind!  He told the press, I've done something new for this fight. I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.  Ali was wildly popular in Zaire, with crowds chanting "Ali, bomaye" ("Ali, kill him") wherever he went.

Ali burst into the national consciousness in the early 1960s, when as a young heavyweight champion he converted to Islam and refused to serve in the Vietnam War. He became an emblem of strength, eloquence, conscience and courage. He was an anti-establishment showman who transcended borders and barriers, race and religion. His fights against other men became spectacles, but he embodied much greater battles.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on Jan. 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, to middle-class parents, Ali started boxing when he was 12, winning Golden Gloves titles before heading to the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where he won a gold medal as a light heavyweight. He turned professional shortly afterward. His knack for talking up his own talents — often in verse. He backed up his talk with action. He relocated to Miami to work with top trainer Angelo Dundee and built a case for getting a shot at the heavyweight title.

Muhammed Ali - January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thanks Mom --- You're the Bomb



Thanks Mom.
No big deal.
You’re the bomb.
That’s for real.

She never leaves.
She’s always there.
She believes.
Can she be everywhere?

Hear her prayer;
As she cuts the crust;
Always fair;
In God we trust.

On the move,
On the phone,
In the groove;
You’re never alone.

At your practice
On your game
From a distance - you hear your name
Win or Lose, it’s the same

Again and again
Thanks Mom
Again and again;
You’re the Bomb

Did I
Thank You?
Did I
Thank You?

You were gracious in line
Did I thank you enough?
Looking back in time
I wanted to be so tough

I  remember it all
In the back of my mind
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
Always so very kind

Did I Thank You?
With the passage of time
Did I Thank You?
Of all moms in the world, I’m glad you were mine.



In Memory of Mary Lawton Morgan  - February 26, 1922- May 31, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gallery Talk and Lunch with Gigi Scaria


Artist Gigi Scaria was center stage at an opening in the new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center on Saturday 4/16/16. He was at home in spite of the fact that he would be flying to New York City before returning to his home in New Delhi, India in the next 10 days. The exhibition opening event featured a selection of Indian teas and sweets.

The latest of the Laumeier Conversation Series provides an informal setting for discussion about art. Participants are encourages in this forum to share ideas and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Laumeier Sculpture Park Curator of Exhibitions Dana Turkovic shared a bit about this installment, the latest in this a new series of commissions, collaborations and programs under the theme of New Territories: BRICS, a twist on the economic acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa calls attention to market forces driving the global economy. Gigi Scaria is a follow-up to the exhibition opened in October 2015 by the Raqs Media Collective from New Delhi where  three artists - Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta explored the concepts of fairness in our world. (Raqs outdoor tree installation can still be viewed along trails at Laumeier.)

Gigi Scaria’s towering piece influenced by the woodhenge at Cahokia mounds in neighboring Illinois creates an intriguing gathering place in the gallery.  He visited Cahokia more than two years ago in the context of meetings with Laumeier curatorial staff. Today a work outside is in progress is placed adjacent to the estate house and visible as you make your way into the heart of the park toward the south lawn. Gigi Scaria is interested in symbols and the impact of time on cities around the world.
   
Scaria’s installation for the Kochi Biennale in 2014 – Chronicle of the Shores Foretold is represented along with two other photos in the gallery. Three video presentations are also a part of the gallery exhibition and give a sense of scale in which Gigi works. Chronicle of the Shores Foretold, demonstrates the artist’s ability to integrate location and legend into large scale public works. A 2.5 ton steel bell lifted into place at a small dock serves as a sort of fountain of Arabian sea water spilling through drilled holes.


Over lunch at Vietnamese Restaurant Pho Grand, the artist gracefully responded to questions about his life and art. He smiles for a group shot with Laumeier’s programs manager, docent co-chairs, and registrar/collections manager. Next week Gigi will be aboard a 15 hour flight to New Dehli and we’ll be richer for having shared tea, conversation and a meal. Small world. 

The Kochi Biennal is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first Biennale being held in India an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the goverment of Kerala. The exhibition was set in spaces across Kochi, Miziris and surrounding islands. The shows were held in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures.       

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Lynn Stevens Morgan



Flashback

The bedazzled Hurricane orders bagels to go;
Wearing a cap, trinkets, gold chains and tennis whites.
You wonder - so curious you never know;
Sunshine and warm moonlit Miami nights.

Flair in a fashion - unique in a flash;
Swagger dreams barroom fights;
Courts squeak --- you hear grunting and a forehand smash;
Contraband, Cape Codders, Disco Lights.

Pull away in a Grey Cougar Automobile;
Moving apart but a love ignites.
Tiger Tiger Chinese fortune foretells what will be real;
You will conquer obstacles and achieve great heights.

A palpable sweetness you can feel
Happiness is yours and by all rights
Frequent flyer to parts unknown
The Atlantic shore is always home
Your own best friend - but never alone


Happy Birthday Lynn 3-30-2016