New at "Pacific Memories"

As we begin Chapter 2, the crew of the USS Monroe gets its first tantalizing glimpse of New Zealand - and encounters an unexpected visitor. Our narrator comes to respect the New Zealanders' understated appreciation for American GI's - and finds himself facing some excitement in Auckland. Read the whole story at Pacific Memories.

My father did not live to see the attacks of September 11, but the sentiments he expressed in a poem written in the late Cold War years feel familiar. I like to think his imaginative "Instructions for Using the Survival Equipment" would not be out of place in today's world. Read it at Urban Renewal.

Also newly posted: more of my sister's poetry at Wilderness Vision. Read; enjoy; reflect.