Football at 50

It is hard to think back 50 years, but I can. Following the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl IV, a wave of football interest washed over the area and that included me.   In 1969, the NFL was celebrating 50 years, and the AFL celebrated 10 years. In 1969, players wore the respective patch … More Football at 50

Lose Yourself

Let go the rope, pull the ripcord Jump in the creek, paddle out to sea Unhook your mind, let you thoughts go No longer grounded to responsibility   Taking flight, free as a bird Laying in the grass, head in the clouds Buried in a book, down the rabbit hole Rush hour traffic, lost in … More Lose Yourself

Hot, Hot, Hot

Summer. Officially here. When the sun beats down, the grass dries out and the pavement will burn your soft feet. When the temperature climbs to 90 or more, and the air has enough humidity for you to notice, that’s a Midwest summer day. Heat, I can deal with.  Humidity, not so much.  My body reacts … More Hot, Hot, Hot

By Way of the Elm

Goodbye my old stalwart friend Nearly extinct by a tiny life force The mighty one unable to defend Strong and ripped like a race horse   On every American Main Street Tree houses and tire swings Every kid has climbed skyward Fanciful adventure rings   Many childhood days spent in the air Invisible in a … More By Way of the Elm