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Corky Cummings in “Grandkid  Duty---Again”
relates the horrors and pleasures of visits by the grandkids.

Say “Hi” to Corky in California at ccummings7@cox.net.




Wayne Edwards has five new humorous  poems this month each related to water:
“God’s Water Bed” tells how little Pete interprets the wonders of God; “Kitchen  Water” reminds us that some of our choices are irrational; “Toilet Water ”
shows why we might want to reconsider our choice of synonyms for cologn;
“Water  Ski” reminds us to not always  trust our siblings; and  “Water into Wine” tells how a preacher displayed quick thinking when stopped for driving drunk.

Here’s one to whet your appetite.


Water into Wine
by Wayne Edwards
The preacher told him, “I work for God. 
Ticket me and you’ll go to Hell.” 
But the policeman asked the preacher, 
“Isn’t that alcohol I smell?”
The preacher said, “It’s just water.” 
The policeman said, “It smells like gin.” 
“Son, you’ve witnessed a mircacle!
It looks like He’s done it again!”
See Wayne’s books in the Bookstore  and visit Wayne’s website at familypoet.com and say “Howdy” to him at  wayne@familypoet.com.
  
David Carlton is still working away on the new collection of his poetry; however, we have plenty to share.
Luck
by David Carlton
 
                        Keep your toes turned out,
                        And I'm wishing you luck
                        Cause sometimes the gentle ones,
                        Are just liable to buck
 
                        Keep a tight cinch
                        With a hand on the reins
                        Today's a little chancy,
                        And tomorrow's the same
 
                        The sun comes up,
                        And the sun goes down
                        If tomorrow we're lucky,
                        We'll go another round
 
                        I'm wishing you luck friend
                        In all that you do
                        May all your horses be gentle
                        And your sky's always blue
Say “Howdy” to David at dcarlton@tamu.edu
and see his website at
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/davidcarlton.htm and view his book, Poetry of a Florida Cowboy, in the Bookstore.
See David’s poetry at The Poetry of David Carlton


Michael O’Brien’s essay this 
month is “Another New School Year” in which Michael recalls his father’s death and its ripples on his life.
Check  out Michael’s blog at 
http://mjobrien.com/blog/ and view more of his art at 
mjobrienart.com and Michael O’Brien and see his new art on the “New Art Stuff”page and see his books in the Bookstore and say “Howdy” to Michael at mjobrien@tamu.edu.

  Bob Hurt has a new essay for us,  “Jugito’s Ha’ole Hawai’i Sourdough Bread,” which relates how he became familiar with the dish and how he has recaptured the recipe.
Say “Hi” to Bob at bob@bobhurt.com.






Bill Neinast, columnist for the Brenham Banner Press, 
has four new essays for us this month:  
his essay, “Socialism and Stupidity,” is Bill’s effort to nicely point out that socialism has a history of being...well, not good;
in “DC’s a Logic Vacuum” Bill suggests that the elected officials of Washington DC don’t seem to understand the usefulness of logic; “Relax: Climate Change Not All Bad” is Bill’s effort to point out that regardless of the cause of global warming, it might be a positive thing for many; 
 “President Trump: a Man of His Word” points out many promises made that have been kept by President Trump.
Tell Bill you appreciate him and his writing at 
neins1@aol.com.

I have four new essays this month:
 “I Like Rich People” is my confession that I like folks with money;
 “Dumb Aliens”  proposes that superior technology does not necessarily translate to superior brain power;
 “Stephen Hawkins without the Brain” presents a personal look at my old body; and 
“Prayer” takes a look at the practice of prayer.


My book, Old Guy Has Final Word, is still available  at Amazon I’ve added a Kindle version.   My book has been picked up by Barnes and Noble.    The book is a collection of essays suitable to be read by  both young and old.  
Tell me how much you hate my writing at oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com and take a look at my bio page: John Pinkerton.


Check out all of our authors and send them an email encouraging them to make more contributions:

Big Al (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com)
Grady Arnold (arnoldgrady@yahoo.com), Robin Avery  (robinavery47@gmail.com),  Tami Bachert  (tbach812@hotmail.com), Hendrik Bergen (hendrikbergen@gmail.com),  Jay Brakefield (ellum1@aol.com),  Steve Branch (stevewbranch@gmail.com), Patricia Campbell(campbellpatricia@bellsouth.net),   David Carlton (dcarlton@tamu.edu),  Rhonda Wheeler Cook (rrakcook@yahoo.com),Frank Cox III 
(fwc1965@yahoo.com), Corky Cummings (ccummings7@cox.net), (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com) Russell Cushman (rcush403@aol.com),  Samantha Jane DeMont (sjdemont@gmail.com), Wayne Edwards (wayne@familypoet.com),  Elsa (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com), John Grant (studio@grantartistry.com), Paul Hord (phord@csisd.org), Lisa Hughes (earthwalkart@aol.com),
Bob Hurt (bob@bobhurt.com),
(earthwalkart@aol.com),  Jupiter (jwpinkerton@gmail.com), Ken Keller (kennymike47@hotmail.com)  Sue Ann Lockard (sueannlockard@lockardandwhite.com), 
 Marc Lockard (mlockard@lockardandwhite.com),
Gene Miller (gene.betty@gmail.com), Sherrine Moore (sherrinemoore@hotmail.com), Ken Muenzenmayer , (kenmuenz@aol.com), Michael O’Brein (mjobrien@tamu.edu), Bill Neinast ,(neins1@aol.com), Bob Pankey  (rbpankey@txstate.edu ),  Theresa Perez (tmp96@yahoo.com, John Pinkerton (oldjwpinkerton@gmail.com), Amy Roman (myromanfamily@gmail.com), Roy Sanders 
 (news@bctribune.com), Mick Stratton (mstratton@hlkn.tamu.edu), Bill Tune (bctune@gmail.com), Lisa Urban (Lisa.Urban.24@gmail.com), Ponk Vonsydow (ponkvonsydow@gmail.com), Charles Wallis (http://www.charleswallis.com/601716/contact/ ) and
Curt Wills (cewwib@aol.com). 
 
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