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Again, we will take a few moments to escape daily reality and read.
This month, we enjoy Fall in Utah.
Be safe, - Bob
Poetical Journal © by Bob Casey
Mission: To provide poetical and thoughtful comments on life
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My newest book combines my trilogy into one traditional novel. Additional content
has been added. Click on Amazon to learn more. Cost: Paperback $13.99 Kindle $3.50
A new series will soon becoming out. It will be known as the Blast Series.
To learn more, click on Amazon. Reviews also appear at the end of the newsletter. Questions? Email me.
Also during the pandemic, I wrote two novels under the pen name Leon Pashi. Both are romantic in style and have a tinge of eroticism. I especially like the second one, Zahin and Anoop.
Demographics: No states or countries were added this month. If your resident area is not listed, please let me know.
VOLUME XIX Issue 10: Sunday, November 29, 2020 (Issue 231)
Opening Comments from Bob
This Issue: I finally was able to head to the mountains and take the pictures within this issue. It was wonderful getting out. This issue includes two poems, It's Ended, and Poetry. The vignette reveals a new option. Be SURE to see the announcement under the Tai Chi Corner.
Subscriber Residences: PLEASE let me know if your state, providence, or country is not listed in the demographic section at the end. There currently are subscribers in 28 states, 3 provinces, and 13 countries. See the complete list near the end of the newsletter.
Next Month: Barring the unforeseen, the next issue comes out on December 24, 2020.
My Facebook account is again open.
ALL the pictures below were taken in late summer and early fall within a few miles of our home in Midway, UT.
Two Poems this Month
Thank God, it is over.
No longer do I receive
......100+ emails a day
......wanting my hard earned cash.
I must be a member
......of both parties for each
......wants my money.
No more TV ads
......sadly making me
......long for traditional ones.
No more ads
......about the impending damnation
......of an opponent.
Thank God, it is over
......for four more years.
Wait, in two years
......the House vote.
Can one exhaust
......the realm of poetry?
Within each iota
......the universe offers–
......a poem straining
The first taste of love,
......the lasting agape,
......anger and righteous anger,
......youth and death,
......the list never finite.
......to be recorded ......
......into written word.
A poem begins,
......the end unforeseen.
The poet writes,
......a mist of mystery
......bathes the soul,
......revealing one who seeks
......while walking the endless road.
Vignette this Month
A new change in the PJ is occurring this month. On occasion, the vignette will be replaced with a Flipbook. What is it? Click on this link to discover more. Please take the time to read a sample of these flipbooks appearing on my Facebook pages. The poem included with appropriate pictures, while long, is definitely worth a read. The Blasts will be consolidated into a book.
If you have a guest vignette you would like to submit, please do so. Not only will I enjoy reading it, but if agreeable with you and space permitting, I will print it in a future issue. The vignette should be written in paragraph form and relate a personal story or event. It should fit the overall tenor of this newsletter. Ideally, it should not exceed twenty lines. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy!
.........Please take a look at the gift page.
Special thanks to 100 Most Famous Quotes of All Time.
Bit of Humor
A bit of laughter is healthy for the soul
Computers. . .
A new employee calls the Help Desk to complain that there's something wrong with her password. "The problem is that whenever I type the password, it just shows stars," she says.
"Those asterisks are to protect you," the Help Desk technician explains, "so if someone were standing behind you, they wouldn't be able to read your password."
"Yeah," she says, "but they show up even when there is no one standing behind me."
Compliments of Joke a Day
If you have comments, recommendations, or suggestions for the PJ, please e-mail them to email@example.com. While I often cannot print everyone's, I personally respond to all. (When editing the comments for publication, I often eliminate the paragraphing to save space.)
"Thanks. The pictures are great!" - Billie from OH (Thanks much!)
A Few Book Reviews
General: JJG wrote: I've read Bob's "To the End of Time" trilogy twice, each time gaining deep and deeper insights into the human condition. The three small volumes hold their own as good stories but also provide a unique glimpse into a new religious paradigm. Would that it could come to be.
Specific Book: To the End of Time and Back: An Epic Journey
David from Utah: "The new novel, To the End of Time and Back is a skillful account of two lovers on an 'Epic Journey,' racing through time and history to learn life-changing truths. Their spectral mentor, Arundel, sends them through difficult travels, but their relationship endures and remains strong despite physical, and psychological stress. Powerful emotions such as fear, anger and happiness, combine with lust, pain and sexuality to help them learn. Written in verse form, the story is an epic poem, painted to portray the duality of mankind throughout dimensions of human history that is sometimes cruel and horrific. The reader will come to know and understand what is being described and will certainly enjoy the stimulating elegance of the story and the philosophy. A thoroughly enjoyable read that is certain to make you think."
Art from Park City, UT: "I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your latest book To the End of Time and Back. When I bought the book I had no idea what to expect. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. I had fun reading it from A to Z and everything in between."
Kimberly from Ohio: "Well, Bob! I am rather blown away by your book. Finished it yesterday, and it only took four days, which means I was intrigued and wanted to know how the book ends. I'm a slow, deep reader and since my profession is writing and editing, I edit continuously as I read. Can't help it! But this book was worth dropping everything for and reading to the end. I admit to cynicism about your claim that it would change me, and I don't know that it has just yet but it won't be leaving my heart and head for a long time, and change could happen. I'm impressed that the book actually lived up to your claims for it. . . . I'm intrigued by this book because it rings so true, and I am therefore tempted to believe you actually were given the gift of this dictation. But if not and this is fiction, you have written one hell of a book, masquerading amazingly as non-fiction ... which is indeed one of the goals of fiction."
States - AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, NC, ND, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, and WI
Canadian Provinces - BC, ON, and QC;
Countries - Albania, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, UK, U.S., and Venezuela.
........Changes in this section will be updated each month.
If your state, province, or country is not mentioned, please let me know.
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The next issue will go out on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Until next time - joy and peace,
P.O. Box 319
Midway, UT 84049