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Category: Poetry

Poetry posts

Becoming a Better Writer

Throughout this blog’s existence, I’ve shared everything from why reading is important to the problems with illiteracy, so today I thought I’d do something for my fellow writers out there, particularly the aspiring writers. Listed below, you’ll find some tips on how you can become a better writer. Please feel free to reach out to […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: A Lover’s Garden gift basket

Gift baskets keep on giving If you’ve been wondering what to get your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, you can always go with the gift basket approach. Gift baskets let you give something that’s both practical and low-cost, while giving something that will last for a very long time. Below, I’ve listed some items that […]

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A Year and Two Months Later, and Yes I’m Still Writing

Yeah it’s been awhile — long while — since I’ve posted on my personal blog. Yes, I’m definitely still writing. In fact, those who follow me via my Twitter account know firsthand that I’m writing a lot. Of course, a quick peek at TruTower.com will suffice as proof aplenty. I know quite a few of […]

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Illiteracy & Its Social & Economic Impact on the United States

Illiteracy is a very common problem in the U.S., more common than some people might think. As many as 23% of the adult American population (40-44 million) is functionally illiterate (Level 1 according to the National Adult Literacy Survey), lacking basic skills beyond a fourth-grade level. Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community, not […]

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Getting Into the Spirit of Hallowe’en Early With Short Stories & Poetry

I was walking through a local store today and passed Halloween decorations that had been there since mid-August. While I personally feel like the stores are “jumping the gun” a little bit in regard to the holiday decor and treats, I can’t say that I’m complaining too much. Halloween (or “Hallowe’en” or “All Hallows Even”) […]

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Check Out the New Poetry and Short Story Pages

The pages on the website have been undergoing some updates, particularly the Poetry and Short Story pages. You’ll see a new layout, new descriptions, and pictures on the Poetry page. Please let me know what you think and any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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Happy Independence Day to Readers in the United States

I just wanted to take a little time to wish my fans in the United States a happy and safe Fourth of July. Don’t forget to check out my Independence Day poem From a Soldier to His Comrade and my short story My American Revolution — both viewable in the Poetry and Short Story links, […]

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New URL, New Name, More to Read…And More Coming

The new layout is now fully online. The website has been fully integrated with the blog so that all the content is now available in one place. In addition, ALL pages are now mobile compatible, so whether you’re out and about or just relaxing on the couch, you can read poems, short stories, articles, and […]

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My First Love Poem … Tranquil

Tranquil was my very first love poem, written in 1998 and previously published in The Colors of Life collection as Jontelle’s Poem in 2004. It has since been rewritten and revamped, published in my A Lover’s Garden collection in 2010. Due to fan request, this poem will be added to the upcoming redesigned A Lover’s […]

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Thinking and Rethinking … I Need Coffee

Some of you may have been wondering what I’ve been up to for the past month or two. Some of you haven’t. Either way, I think I’m going to write this entry. Most of my time has been spent on TruTower.com. It has been a wonderful experience writing for the tech blog, and I’m definitely […]

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