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Nose Kisses

PaPa’s poems for a granddaughter…

Fierce hugs
Nose kisses

Walk me papa
Read me papa

Trees and leaves
Trains and trucks

Ducks and fish
Birds and pups… 10 more words


Day of the Dead -- in August

On August 8, 1991 my father, Willis Robert McAfee, Jr., died in my arms after a very short illness with pancreatic cancer. I’ve written a lot about that experience in the intervening years — in this blog, song and poetry. 707 more words

Cardboard Box TV

Have you seen the cardboard box that comes with a microwave?

That is the size of my TV, back in Coonoor.

My grandfather was the manager of the Imperial Bank of India (now, the State Bank of India) and hence moved around a lot. 761 more words

23-Year-Old Man Killed His 83-Year-Old Grandfather

The body of 83-year-old James Morgan was removed from a sewage pit yesterday morning while his 23-year-old grandson was taken into custody on Monday night after he reportedly called his mother and confessed that he had killed his grandfather but did not know how it happened. 603 more words


Inspiration from past generations

For many years I wondered where my artistic talent came from, it seemed like most people in my family had no interest in art and no one had the talent. 460 more words


Poem 36: Grandfather Clock

(The poetic form selected for this month is the Burns stanza. However, even though I liked what I’d written it was a bit “hard-hitting” and I decided that some readers would get offended – so I wrote something modelled on the… 211 more words


I'm Going To Be a Grandparent!

Unbelievably, the time is come for me to become a grandparent. My oldest daughter and her husband have made plans to adopt, so a grandchild is just around the corner. 35 more words

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