Category Archives: writing

Link to New Blog, Same Writer

I have started a new blog –, also on WordPress – in order to share my poetry. Many of these poems have roots in The Great Isolation of COVID, when I set out to collect poems written 20 years … Continue reading

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Polio: Two Plagues Ago

Joe Writes . . .  My mother wrote about the pandemic which most affected her generation, polio. It’s disturbing to note that while polio has largely been conquered, HIV/AIDS (the intervening pandemic) has not. There may be a lesson in … Continue reading

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I Hope John Prine Was Right About Old Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  John Prine died from the COVID-19 virus. I not an expert on his music, but I hope he’s right that “old rivers grow wilder every day.” Imagine the river my grandchildren would see if we … Continue reading

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