Enjoy a visit to the pow wow that was held near us at Brigham Young University.

Peyton, my granddaughter and 9 year old
photography assistant for this issue.

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"I’m reading your book (Epic Journeys into Time)! I knew you could write but wow! My daughter bought it for me after I mentioned you to her about something you had done. . You have knocked my socks off -can’t beat the 4 day reading record but I’m well into it! Congratulations ! I’m impressed! . . ." - R.A. from Ohio

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VOLUME XXI – Issue 6: Sunday, July 31, 2022 (251st Issue)


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Part of the opening ceremony

...Opening Comments from Bob

This Issue: Jan, our granddaughters, and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to an annual pow pow which resumed this year following a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The two poems are Hubble and Solitude Dining. The Bonus Poem is very appropriate for Independence Day month. Be sure to click and enjoy the short video.

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Two Poems this Month + Bonus



Bonus Poem: On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram I have been running a daily series of my poems accompanied with an appropriate picture. I will show a favorite in this section each month. This poem first appeared in Volume XIV - Issue 2: Sunday, March 29, 2015 (163rd Issue).





Vignette this Month: Movie "For Love"

The Park City Library holds a film series that is open to the public, most at no charge to the attendees. The costs are supported by donations and film club membership fees. Jan and I recently attended For Love, directed by Matt Smiley, that focused on the First Nation Peoples of Canada. The documentary was filmed there and focused on the grievous and unconscionable treatment the tribes received over the decades in the name of homogenizing them into the general population and the utter failure of these efforts. The correlation quickly became obvious as to how the United States implemented similar programs and in some cases continues to do so. A positive plus garnered from the film was that Canada is implementing new programs that build on local financial support for families and tribal traditions. To summarize briefly, the belief is that by financially enhancing and supporting the strength of the family unit, ultimately alcoholism and resultant breaking up of family units will be reduced.

What follows is an excerpt from the website promo: Awakening a revived respect for the matriarchal system, we learn about the need to preserve traditional practices, land-based activities and grass roots initiatives in order to keep having a positive impact on children and families - not only reducing the number of apprehensions, but also renewing Indigenous pride.

If the film becomes available in your area, I encourage you to view this eye opening experience.


View the movie For Love, directed by Matt Smiley. (See vignette for details.)

Please take a look at the online book and gift pages.




Quotable Quotes

"Nothing is certain but the uncertain," - Traditional Proverb

"You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you." - Alan Watts

"By three methods we learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is bitterest." - Confucius

"A woman is like a tea bag – you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt


A Bit of Humor

A bit of laughter is healthy for the soul

Splitting a Diet Coke

Three engineering students at a prestigious university were sharing a can of "one-calorie" diet cola. After pouring it equally into three cups one of them drank his. Then the second drank hers.

The third Engineer just stared at the cup suspiciously. "I wonder who got the calorie?"

Compliment of A Joke A Day



Tai Chi Corner

An instructor workshop I attended via ZOOM. Contact Bob for a name of an instructor near you.

PJ Forum

If you have comments, recommendations, or suggestions for the PJ, please e-mail them to bob@poeticaljourneys.com. I personally respond to all. (When editing the comments for publication, I eliminate very personal comments and edit for spacing.


"I liked your Stardust poem very much! This morning I saw a startling cosmological thought. The Andromeda Galaxy is hurtling toward us at 313,200 mph. Yet, it will take 62.6 million years to get here from 2.5 million light-years away. :-) Thus ending the reading of the word for today." - Jim from Yellow Springs, OH (Ed.: Jim, Thank you for the compliment. Always good to hear from you. In a sense, space is beyond imagination. Thank you for sending the word.)

"It has probably been 30 years since I was last in Hawaii. Your pictures make me wish I was able to make a return visit there. I see things I missed on that long-ago journey that included four of the islands. Maui was my favorite at that time but the others hold things of great interest. As always, your pictures really capture the feeling of the islands." - Bev from Ohio (Ed.: Always good to hear from you. Though Hawaii has changed drastically over the 30 years, it is still a magical place. I am pleased that you have enjoyed  our island tour.)

"I’m reading your book (Epic Journeys into Time)! I knew you could write but wow! My daughter bought it for me after I mentioned you to her about something you had done. . You have knocked my socks off -can’t beat the 4 day reading record but I’m well into it! Congratulations ! I’m impressed! . . ." - R.A. from Ohio (Ed: Thank you so much for your generous comments.)


Reader Demographics

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Countries - Albania, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, UK, U.S., and Venezuela.

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Book Reviews

Blast Series: Review by Janice M. regarding Blast Book Four: . . . I loved the book.  There were so many ideas floating around in my head from your writings, and I understood everything you wrote about.  I saw the visions while traveling through the pages. Thank you for your inspiration. . . ."

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."

Jim from Mt. Vernon: "I finished your book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was much easier to follow by having the whole thing in front of me, and reading as much as I wanted at a time. I felt pretty weary after bouncing around in time for many hundreds of years, but I was relieved to know that at least part of the world survived 'Armageddon'. What a feat you have performed."

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."

An Ohio Reader: "WOW! WOW! WOW! I read it in one sitting and found so many things you wrote about 'true' for what I know and feel about past lives I've lived. Actually, the chapter about the Holocaust was something I couldn't bear to read–too sad and painful. (I've always felt that way about that period of history.) . . . it was very well done, Bob. Just beautifully done. I'm looking for the movie. . . I'm sure others will feel connected to this book just as I did. AMAZING. Just AMAZING. I couldn't put it down. There was so much anticipation with each chapter it hooked me from the very beginning. . ."

Specific Book: Adelyn: An Epic Journey:

Ohio Reader: "In his book, Adelyn: An Epic Journey, Bob navigates the reader through a challenging journey in the time space continuum while exposing both the weaknesses and strengths of humanity. As Adelyn is exposed to the infinite love of The Source, the reader is challenged to understand how personal beliefs and actions often have more to do with cultural rather than spiritual influences. In a time and world filled with political anger and personal indulgences reading Adelyn offers the open-minded promise. It would make a great book study."

Specific Book: The Tao of Momentary Thoughts

Doug from Ohio: ". . . I was not prepared for page 116 Should have been because of the extremely personal nature of the entire book. Please understand that the unusual length of time to finish your book (especially for a binge reader like me) was because it screamed to be read thoughtfully in increments. For me that was 10-15 pages every weekend, often in quiet . . .Thank you for "putting pen to paper" and sharing your soul. Those of us who have followed Poetical Journeys will recognize much of the content. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to share part of your journey really feel a part of it."

Charles from Park City: "Hi Bob….I just picked up your The Tao of Momentary Thoughts.  It’s wonderful . . I love your book."

Ed from Seattle: The Tao of Momentary Thoughts: "I was smiling all the way through the reading . . .I think I will reread it again during the next week."


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