Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For Sheng: The Young "Yoyo Ma" (Cello) and "Dell" (Computer Programming)

Sheng, Lake Michigan, Chicago, Winter, 1995

Sheng is a brilliant soul:
National Merit Finalist,
AP Scholar with Distinction,
Co-president of Youth and Government,
NCHO honor orchestra,
all state honor orchestra First chair
during high school years...
His computer skills are outstanding,
He's taught Mom how to scan photos,
How to paint or edit images...
Life is dull without his significant presence.


Sheng, First Chair on Cello, Honor Orchestra Concert, 2009


Tyrek (son of Patricia Young) and Sheng, Chicago, Summer, 1995



A girl from our neighbor, and Sheng, 
Princeton, New Jersey, Summer, 1997, Home


Tulsa Zoo, Sheng and Tom, with parents ..Summer, 2001


Tom, Justin, and Sheng, Austin, Texas...1998

Jingle and Sheng, Princeton, New Jersey, Fall, 1996


Sheng, Princeton University Campus, Summer, 1997


Justin, Mike (from Germany), and Sheng, 
Austin, Texas Home, 1997


PS: Sheng was born on May 22, 1993, Beijing, P. R. China,
He is a true blessing to his family, 
He loves Tom, always has gifts for Tom when he comes home...
He has been teaching Tom cello for fun 
whenever he is home from college and before he left for college...
Tom loves Sheng too.
Above 55 word story is Sheng's hand wriitng style...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Madeleine A. Pickens: The Lady Bravery

 
Born March 5th, Lebanon,
Owner of Del Mar Country Club  
in Rancho Santa Fe, California,
Widowed in 2000,
Remarried to Thomas Boone Pickens
in 2005, Madeleine A. Pickens
is a daring force
in preserving many a wild horse,
especially those roaming in
Nevada mountain reserves,
She dares to withdraw
her $5 million donation
upon her frustrations...
T. Boone Pickens has $165 Million donation to
Oklahoma State University...

T. Boone Pickens Stadium...OSU


Image Credit: Google.com, Madeleine A. Pickens website...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Audie Murphy (A Real Life Hero to Know)

Audie Murphy At Holly wood movie with Jennifer Lopez
Image Credit: Google.com

Audie Murphy has been cool:
Fought World War II
at the age of 18 to 22,
He marveled at his work,
He loved his comrades,
He was on Life magazine cover often,
His acting career gave his outstanding talent
another demonstration,
Italy was one of his front lines,
A job well done, with powerful guns.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Who Am...

In the eyes of a wise owl
burns a golden fire  In
the minds of the cats
a rainbowful sky In
the art of the poet
paints one galaxy
who I see these
bless everyone
I who am as
a corridor
craving
to be
sea
!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Whiz and Bang

you drum away on
the mountains and braes of
bonnies Ireland, where
on the edge of your mind,
the iris stirs
like a girl all novel
with long blond hair,
wind-blown,
shaking her head
to waft her scent
at your naughty naughty thoughts,
and you hammer
the valleys and braes automatically
with all your might.

The Idea of Being Hurled

what if she, in her playfulness,
grabbed you and lifted you
high aloft,
             then,
                   with a grunt,
                                    drop
you down the sea
                    three hundreds yards,
                                          to where
stars are glittering in the space,
and circling about
your head as she dives loping
      down
              the instant
                            decline
                                       to
catch you,
              and decides
                                to
                                   hurl
                                        you
                                             again?

Now You See It

what you couldn't see
make you see what you do see:
keyholes sharpen the thrill
of your
          will,
Even if you are alone in the room,
Shadows waft cross the white wall
as whispers drift in from the window,
the voice is so soothing
that you can see the face
it comes
            from,
that's it.