Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

The Song of the Sea
Is in the Waves
In the Waves
In the Waves

The Song of the Sea
Is in the Wind
In the Wind
In the Wind

The Song of the Sea
Is in my Heart
In my Heart
In my Heart

The Song of the Sea
Is a Melody Sung
To Sailors Old
Like Me



Hot Dog no.2

Zeno Has a Bone to Pick with the Pool
Backyard Bliss Comes in Many Forms



You can watch the longer, unedited version here.

Zeno Phelps
Zeno Phelps resting after his many laps around the pool


Backyard Bliss no.2


You can view the unedited version here. (And while there, you might as well check out my few other vids, “Like” them, perhaps, and if you feel slightly daring, go ahead and subscribe to my channel.)



Of That Which Is

The That Of God

Where does It come from
The Matter of Science
The That of God

We think we know
We believe we know

But we’re wrong
And we’re right

You think
I don’t

I believe
You won’t

The Matter
The That

Forever trapped We are –
within our thoughts
within our beliefs
within an


To quote from my “About” page…

Well, to be honest, I’m not sure it’s an exact quote.

I’d check but my About page is so damn long I don’t feel like going through all the effort.

So, I guess it would be more accurate for me to say:

To paraphrase from my “About” page…

Which I will now do:

I love sports but since I am a fan of Cleveland sports teams, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, I often seem bitter and disappointed.

Right now I am extremely disappointed but not so much bitter.

It’s hard to be too bitter seeing how, as many men down they were, they still put such a herculean effort into it and simply just didn’t have enough muscle in the end.

So, congrats to both the Golden State Warriors and the Cavs.

And, like we Cleveland fans always say, and have been saying at the end of each of the Indians’, the Browns’, and the Cavs’ season for every single year I have been on this pretty yet petulant planet of ours (if you want to know how old I am all you have to know is I was born the year after Cleveland won its last professional sports championship):

There’s always next year…


Thank God for the Ohio State Buckeyes!

(And if you want to know my hometown, all you have to know is the hometown of the Buckeyes’ football coach.)


‘Tis The Season

'Tis The Season
Pool Season, that is…





Hope Debuted

Bruises and Scars

are you who you were
are you your bruises and scars
is that who you are

or are you each day renewed
your past relieved, hope debuted


Not Quite At Its Peak

The lovely and loving wife and I made a quick visit to one of my most favorite spots on this ol’ very pretty but very petulant planet of ours to capture a few images of the Cherry Blossoms pre-peak. Peak blossom will be next week so you can be assured we will make a much less quicker visit then to capture the full bloom.

If you, too, would love to see Washington DC’s fabulous Cherry Blossoms, gifts of friendship to the people of the United States from the people of Japan many years ago, but are unable to make the trip, you can see them live via the awesome site There you can point the lens to different areas, zoom in and out, and even capture a few photos of the beauty and wonderment for yourself.

Can’t wait until next week to see the trees in their peak, and to enjoy the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in their honor.