Work from husband and wife Sheila and Adan Lerma, who sold their poems for nearly a decade in the 90s at malls and art shows as personalized sayings.
But Family Poems is so extensive, with over one hundred original poems, in the variations for such relatively few categories, I felt the ability for the listener to "see" the full inside index of included titles, was essential. Within the categories of mom and dad, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and extended family, my wife Sheila and I present the past and present body of poetry that began our wanting to create this many poems.
Celebrating the people who honor interpreting, enforcing, and modifying that meaning, within the Rule of Law, though, is very much my intent. For those reasons, and another, Upholding the Constitution as a title, fit these categories of poems better than simply saying poems for "Legal" or "Firefighters" or "Law Enforcement."
A fun novella. Set in Paris. Yes, a romance. A five and a half week personal stay in Paris recently, added to a life long love affair with the City of Light, helped provide much of the inspiration for this first of three related Paris works. This is a continuing extended family sage covering characters in ages nine to over sixty. It is stand alone, yet creates an arc with the previous work, "The Children" and "Four Shorts, Prequel to 'The Children".
This audiobook is Movie Museum & Breakfast. The story continues with the children and the adults having welcomed the arrival of their grandparents and small neighbor child and the larger expanded family group venturing out into Paris together.
Rosetta and Arturo have been together for more than 30 years. Will he be able to care for her 24/7 after her week in the hospital? Cooking, cleaning, bathing, laundry, being a companion? And what was that first week in the hospital really like?
This book is Lights on the Champs-Elysees. The story continues with the children, and the adults having welcomed the arrival of their grandparents and small neighbor child, and the larger expanded family group venturing out into Paris together. A full list of those titles, including all the currently named chapters (rather than numbered as in my previous work) is at the end of each book. Parts 2 through 8 are comprehensive, with an over-arching theme and story of experiencing Paris, and finding what that experience means within.
Experiencing Paris is, in this work, both symbolic, and an engulfing immersion all its own. The mystery, for each person who visits this wonderful city, is how to individually reconcile everything they have known before, and hope to know. And to know, in this instance, because there are so many characters, mostly young, is a variable thing.
Six children, ages nine through "almost" eighteen, have arrived in the City of Light, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children's parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, have received their arrival like flood gates at the ready. Their reserved hotel rooms still aren't ready, and they continue to settle into, and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments side by side.
Six children, ages nine through "almost" 18, arrive in the City of Lights, Paris. Arthur and Gricinda, two of the children's parents, already having spent a romantic week alone in Paris, receive their arrival like floodgates at the ready. Their hotel rooms aren't ready, and they must settle in and enjoy the lights and sights of Paris, from three tiny furnished apartments, side by side. Not ideal. But the two adult guardians have trips and experiences planned, and gird themselves for the unknown.
Cherise, 16, on an extended between-the-holidays stay in Paris, gets to go out to her favorite small store on her own. Sorta. Though without big brother Antone, she does have to corral her four younger cousins, Zilker 9, Buzz 10, Tabitha 11, and Simone 12. Innocence and love in the City of Light, even going to the tiny Carrefour. These characters are part of a larger cast in the Slumming in Paris novella series, six short stories set in Austin and Galveston Texas, five shorts in Paris, and one short story (a mystery) in Vermont.
These stories will either enhance the fiction the characters participate in (in this case, Slumming in Paris, Part Two, The Children) or, if one already knows the related novel, will give extra meaning and nuance to the short story. My wife Sheila and I spent 5 1/2 weeks in Paris late 2012, which has formed the setting basis for the Slumming in Paris novels, and these short stories. My ongoing series Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks presents many of my photos taken then, which I hope you will also enjoy.
Sports is where a person can compete with oneself, and with others, with integrity and safety. Sports is where a person can learn a great deal about themselves doing something they love. It's rare that integrity and fun can be found in one activity, but sports is at its best when combining the two. Nearly twenty years of poetry writing is exhibited in the current collection of sports poems in 101 Sports Poems.
Five short stories set in Texas, and featuring characters from all my current fiction work, are included in the first collection. Two are set in Galveston, and three in Austin. Four of the stories also serve as prequels to my first novel, The Children, presenting the full extended family, including all six cousins, the grandparents and parents, in action with each other and the world around them.
"Long on Texas shorts"
A senior, an American artist, looking back on his life's development. At the same time, anticipating his first solo show, and waiting for his wife, Rosetta, to arrive back from America, to join him that evening. The two timelines meet near the end of the book.