Aside from writing, my principal activities are pocket billiards, reading history books and novels, watching the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Science Channel, college football, and watching buskers and street performers on YouTube.
I like to do poetry readings and in April 2019, I read six of my poems and the following poems by famous poets, to the an audience.
The Man He Killed, by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Richard Cory, by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Sonnet No. 138, by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost
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My writing desk, which as you can see, is neat and orderly.
I was active in college theater and had the following roles:
Ernest in Impromptu, by Tad Mosel
Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare
Juan in Yerma, by Garcia Lorca
Jeter Lester in Tobacco Road, by Erskine Caldwell
The lead role in The Dictionary, by Dalton Eddleman
(Can't find information on the play and don't remember the character's name.)
In 1991, I was the principal founder of The Black Rose Theatre Company, an award winning community theatre now in its 28th year. I believe that in the first year, I attended every rehearsal and every performance of every play, and of course every cast party.