I have two. . .

One close, one far, far away.

This is my note of thanks for such places.

Happy Place #1

Who knew?

I got an email this morning from a company that sells software to the translation industry reminding me of this special day.

My wife and I worked in that industry for over 30 years. We retired from it in 2014 just as automated machine translation began picking up. Machines would…

. . . or rather re-learned

Yesterday I put up a T.P. holder in our newly remodeled bathroom. It was the last item that needed to go up for the project to be 100% complete. The week before I installed a matching towel bar (see photo above). It had gone up without a hitch. …

September 21 was International Peace Day

Peace is something I pray for often. I didn’t know there was a day dedicated to it until I came across this site

In 2017 “Secretary-General António Guterres designated Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace…


It’s a bit like giving birth.

“That’s the gift of creativity. It never abandons you. The trick is to not abandon creativity.” ~ John P. Weiss

This is a good message for me. Lately, I haven’t felt much like writing. Too many other things pressing on my life. …

How fast do you write?

I learned something about myself today.

I’ve been doing a morning writing exercise where I write 3 pages longhand as soon after I wake up as possible. For me, that means after brewing my morning cup of java and settling into my writing chair. …

Writing constipation

This appeared in my email this morning:

“If we consistently work on our ability to concentrate, visualize, imagine, or logically analyze, the functioning of these faculties will improve, which increases our sense of well-being and capability to live confidently in the world.” …

When the muse comes out to play

Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match. ~ Ingrid Bengis

How true.

Our imaginations can conjure up some amazing things. But, like a little child, it needs to have room to roam and play. I had the good fortune of growing up in a tiny…


Rain patter
Cool water

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A nanopoem following the ultrashort form writing described by Dr. Burg in

Thank you Michael Burg, MD (AKA Medium Michael Burg).

In this poem I “improved” on my previous best, a six-word story, but still have a ways…

Bob Jasper

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