VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
August 7

Vanilla holding Luv You sign
Mouse drawn by
B. J. Carper
from a tutorial at
Vanilla Fields

"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
– Jack Lemmon -

2006

I woke early, I went to work, I took mom home, I came home, I took a nap, I woke up, I watched TV, I wrote this entry, and now I shall go to bed. Niter nite.

2005

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson -

2004

Have you ever wished for someone to talk to? Someone to know your heart and understand your feelings the way that I do?

2003

another day, nothing changes, the world spinning in circle, with no noticeable changes other than the lines of age and the dissatisfied thoughts that cloud the mind, that cause think, that cause to question, that cause the unrest.

2002

I heard a whisper in the night
the darkness left from it's light

2001

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin -

2000

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
- Rita Dove -

1999

with my mind I allow my body to feel
your sweet touch
your warm gaze

I forget the here
and lay in a space of nowhere
drifting towards the dream

1998

I dreamed that I was in your arms
looking into your eyes
I felt you pressed close to me
your lips soft upon mine

I dreamed it was real
and was forever
the moon and the stars shining bright
the morning sun kissing the day

I dreamed you were here
and I was there

wrapped in tender embrace
you whispered the words I longed to hear
and they were meant for only me

all the past was gone
and only the future stood before us.

I dreamed you were mine
and I was yours
for all time

I dreamed a dream and that was all it was

1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln -