Junior Prom


Kim and Ian
East High School Prom
May 3, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

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It does feel a bit odd

to see my name today.

I didn’t plan to notice

if they decided to put me away.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot mine, in real time

A statement to be made.

But seeing it ahead of time,

leaves no moment to be




Leavenworth National Cemetary

Leavenworth, KS

Memorial Day, 2013

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tune it out,

just tune it all out.


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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

“Short tree.”

you say.

Falling down

Getting up,

All on the way…

you say.

If the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,

what part about you

is just the same as me?

I can’t really tell

since over the years

you have become

such a tall tree.


Jack, Senior pictures 2011-2012

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You know I don’t count…

The women sitting under the tree,

with their quilts,

this is special to me.

My friend, Shirley, made it

from counted cross stitch.

She’s patient and precise.

She’s now a minister

so has none of my vice.

We met as young teachers,

and she was my boss.

In a broken down old building.

I got a A for student teaching

and then took over that class.

We would hang out the

third story windows

and yell,

“Miss Hoffmann is a Toad.”

I forget why that was funny,

but, it was.

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