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Poem – Hearth and Home

I have always loved the poetry of Yates, Henley, and others. Lately I’ve been taking notes (mostly in my head) of the poems I read and what I want to express.

It’s funny, actually watching the movie “Moana” with my children (as well as reading the Viking sagas) has nurtured this flame of desire to write poetry.

“Hearth and Home” is about my dedication to protecting my family. So simple, yet in this day in age seems so foreign, even counter-cultural based on what I’ve been seeing in the media.



Whilst my family slumbers
I lay resting but ready
The clock glaring with red numbers
My breathing and heart steady.
Whilst my children play on our street
I stand calm but alert
Though most are kind that we meet
I am prepared to protect my offspring from hurt.
Let the evils of the world swarm
Wherever we may roam
I will be the righteous storm
Defending hearth and home.

Miscellaneous – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

So it’s been almost two weeks since my last blog post. Life is busy as usual. Kids are crazy. My waifu needs love. I have work and the National Guard. Blogging seems to take a back seat.

And that’s okay.

But now, with my son napping, and my wife and daughter running errands, it’s just me and the doges outside.

My phone says it’s 48 degrees out. I think it’s lying. It feels so much warmer.

I took the day off for St. Patrick’s Day. While I’m part Irish, and a good Catholic, I did not start drinking until 11:30AM Central (in ‘Merica). I know, I’m way behind. But at least I’m not committing the mortal sin of not drinking on St. Patty’s Day.

Though we don’t get Yuengling in Nebraska, we do have Lucky Bucket and it’s just as good, in my opinion. And I’ll be drinking plenty today.

So happy St. Patrick’s Day from me and mine to you and yours. 🙂


Brantley takes a St. Patty’s Day romp in the backyard with the dogs, Hetzer (right) and Czar (left).


SKULD! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Until next time!…