Columbia Crew R.I.P. 2/3/2003. A song…

Five days ago I posted a poem I’d written for my daughter who was born on the fifth anniversary of the Challenger’s explosion on take-off. These are the lyrics to a song I wrote on the day the Columbia broke apart on re-entry. My notes on the lyric...

30 years ago and 25 years ago today…

As a preview for April, National Poetry Month, when I will share more poems. I don’t write a lot of poetry, but I do write it when inspired. I wrote this six years after the Challenger loss. This was near another more pleasant anniversary, the first birthday of...

What comes around… Mad Max lyrics from 1982

Crossposted to my personal blog. I haven’t been able to shoehorn the time into my schedule to go see the New Mad Max movie, but I am anticipating the event something fierce. So, for a bit of a flashback, here are some song lyrics I wrote in Mr. Gregory’s...

Teaching Creative Writing to Teens.

This advice goes to 11! I love to work with students on their writing. Poetry, fiction, screenplays, essays… I love their ideas, their growth over time, but not so much their ability to self-reflect. But I was a young writer once, too. Nothing is ever as...

Oh, the Places I went on my Spring Break

A poem by Robert L. Slater, inspired by Theodore Geisel In the spring of the year of twenty fourteen There was found a kind author with a penchant for green He printed his novels on backs of DOOSpaper* And tried to recycle all of the newspaper When to his hometown he...