Tommy Lee Jones

A better actor. Name one.  Okay, name one who has played a more diverse set of characters? For my money, Tommy Lee Jones is at the top of his profession. Starring role or character role, keep your eyes on him. Good guy, bad guy, comic book character, grieving father, space cowboy. Here are a dozen … More Tommy Lee Jones

All That Matters

Written across the universe Each day birthing a new star Wishes sent skyward Traveling both near and far We can choose to see darkness Or be drawn to the distant light Like a beacon sending out signals Soon we will catch the next flight When time dissolves all we see Into nothing, just ancient dust … More All That Matters

Double Stars

I never sought to be a star There’s only room in the heavens for one That would be you I’m more a mellow, evening sun The sky is the limit, but it’s not Kids are fooled with a passing satellite But I know what is reflection And what fills my eyes with your starlight Not … More Double Stars


Hotter than a rocket’s tail Sweeter than a child’s kiss Exploding colors like springtime Close your eyes, feel the bliss The heart plunges like a roller coaster Spinning out like a race car More painful than the deepest cut Just one wish from a falling star Buckle up and hold tight the reins Keep the … More Moonbeams

Pluto Revisited

A dwarf, said some with glee Just a planetary wannabe Angering many a schoolchild The planetary vote, openly reviled Years of debate, finally a mission In 2006, there was rocket ignition Toward Pluto and everything beyond To study what creation spawned New Horizons didn’t need to land For scientific minds to understand Gathering knowledge from … More Pluto Revisited

Star HR 3089

Perhaps the most luminous The one that is most beguiling Bending the other sunbeams Discretely, forever smiling   Not concerned to be showy and brash Just piercing through the evening skies Some orbs are just fiery decorations Others keep us safe from a capsize   Searching the mighty horizon A billion specs of mystery They … More Star HR 3089