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Our intrepid travelers A~ and Z~ return in an explosive novel that will challenge your thinking. The two, who recently returned from their epic journey as reported in the novel To the End of Time and Back: An Epic Journey, are destined to take another voyage through time. This one has similar attributes but with a different outcome. While love, both physical and spiritual remains paramount, there are other encounters that provide clues to solving one of humankind’s greatest mysteries–what is next beyond this world. Click here for the Amazon link. (Released 5/29/16)

My novel To the End of Time and Back: An Epic Journey is available via Amazon and Kindle. It will grab you from the start and carry you to places you have never been. The book contains many diverse ideas and is a great love story filled with adventure and intrigue. Questions? Email me. To go to Amazon, click here.


Click here to view and listen to a radio interview about To the End of Time.


New and Recent Site Additions

May 27, 2018: In this month's PJ, we pictorially visit Zion National park where a very special reunion occurred. The first poem, Not Alone, speaks to a deeply personal experience while the second, Early Morning Observation, is less complicated. The vignette, A Reunion with Angela, is worth a read.

May 10, 2018: Enjoy a Maui Visit with a pictorial focus. The first poem Too Long touches on a Maui experience while the second Prized Possession speaks to a fond memory. The Two Mile Lei relates to a sadder topic.

April 29, 2018: This issue of the Poetical Journal continues our pictorial focus on Maui. There are two poems, one very serious, Will We Ever Learn? and Day 1.

March 26, 2018: This issue was the anniversary one beginning Year 17The Big Island. On this page we travel to the Big Island in Hawaii. The two poems are Mokuaikaua Church and A Moment of "Why?"


There is an extensive series of Western Ho poems and pictures on the beautiful state of Utah and the surrounding area. Click here to view the extensive list.


I have revised the extensive section on Hawaii, especially the Maui one. You will have a much easier time searching the many poems, pictures, and recommendations. Click here to view the Hawaii Page.


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Also, visit my other four sites: journey4healthnow.com, journeyspublishing.com, and journeysenterprise.com.

Other Recent Additions

The January Poetical Journal is a compilation of Bob's favorite selection of poems, pictures, quotes, vignettes, and jokes from the 2017 issues of the Journal.

A Grandchild's Lesson is found in the recent December newsletter has an important lesson.

Enjoy gorgeous fall pictures including a bonus page of them. We also travel to Bend, OR. The poems in this issue deal with deeper issues.

Click here to pictorially travel to three places, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, and fall colors in the Midway, UT area. There are two new poems this month, A Midway Fall which is revealed by the title and Waiting which is very short and open to your interpretation. The vignette provides some interesting history regarding the Old Faithful Inn.

My Travel Recommendations including Poems and Pictures (This content page includes visitation dates.)



Cities & Specific Locations

Australia, Bali, Belgium, Bermuda, Danube River Cruise (Prague, Czech Repulic, Melk, Vienna, Bratslavia, and Budapest), England, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, & Switzerland

Alaska, Arizona (Sedona, Havasu, Grand Canyon); Colorado, Florida Gulf Coast, Hawaiian Islands - Extensive coverage, Idaho, New England, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, & Washington

Banff, Alberta; Bryce National Park, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Hilton Head, SC; Jasper; Key West & Ft. Lauderdale; Lake Erie area; Lake Louise; Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas; Madison, IN; Nashville; Park City & Midway areas; Schnormeier Gardens; Vancouver, Vancouver Is.; Washington, D.C.; Yellowstone/Grand Tetons; Yosemite; & Zion National Park

Westward Ho Series includes Utah area, travel there and back to OH, and surrounding states.


My books and products are purchasable online.
They make great gifts.

My work currently appears in five books. They are offered for sale on line. To order any of the five, click here.

  • A Respite in Time (2012) consists of 184 pages of vignettes, most only one or two pages in length. They provide thoughtful comments on life. Humor and narration are used to weave the writer's content. There are also travel vignettes that allow you to explore foreign lands through the written word. Each of the vignettes have appeared in Bob's newsletter over the last ten and a half years. Even if you have read many of them once, they are worth another read. The book makes a perfect gift! Paperback -- $15.00 (Reg. $18.50) & Hardback -- $24.00 (Reg. $26.50) To order, click here.
  • Lit Bit (2011) is the most recent. It is a small anthology that includes three of my poems and three of my photographs. The cover photo is also mine. SOLD OUT.
  • A Slice from the Apple with the Taste of Poetry (2010) is an anthology of poems written by members of the Apple Valley Poets, a very talented group that formed almost eleven years ago. This book contains a wide variety of poetical genres and will appeal to all lovers of poetry. SOLD OUT
  • An Oasis in a Cluttered World (2006) is a book that allows you chapter by chapter to immerse yourself in a quiet refuge as you forget the chaos of the world. Through poems, vignettes, and recommendations it beckons you to let go, relax, and savor life’s many riches. The cost is $11 for paperback and $18 for hardcover. To order, click here.
  • Wisdom from the Journey (2004) As stated on the cover leaf, “My wish is that this reading journey will provide you with a bit of respite from everyday life, generate a few laughs, cause good feelings about yourself and humanity, encourage introspection, and at certain times twinge your conscience on critical issues and thoughts. Upon reading the last page, I hope you will smile and say, That felt good!" The cost is $10 for paperback and $17 for hardcover. To order, click here.
  • The Wanderer: A Poetical Journey (2002) is my first book. You join me on my around the world trip that I took in 2002. The cost is $5.50 for the paperback. I am sold out of the hardback. However, the hardback is available through Author House. To order the paperback, click here.
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A Bit of Site History

The site originally went online on December 20, 2000. Other than the revision of individual pages, the first major site revision occurred late in 2007.

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