The Too Tall Kansas (Sidhi) Turtle Tale
and Other Poems, Pics, and Stories
About the Book
The Turtle Tale I created driving between my permanent home in Oregon and Med School in Missouri. I don’t actually use drugs as the Tale seems to indicate (F.Y.I.). I have a body of work that is sitting around, so I hit on the idea of an Anthology. I hope this clears my desktop and I can get on with my life. The poetry was something I did as an undergraduate. The prose is more recent. The pics again are undergraduate work. The prose is mostly more recent. I’ve pretty much moved on from poetry to prose. But I have always believed in these poetries. The Hare Krishna pics are ancient history, but there was a time when I liked that sort of thing. I hope I used the word “Sidhi” correctly. It should mean something like “catharsis” or “epiphany”. Again, my Sanskrit is languishing in these latter days.
About the Author
I was born in Oregon. But Dad got drafted so we lived at the various navy bases on the west coast (USA). I have 5 siblings. Camp Pendleton was a lot of fun for a bunch of Navy brats. I attended East Bremerton High School and Goethe Gymnasium in Regensburg, Germany as an AFS exchange student. I attended Portland State University earning a B.S. (Biology), an M.A.T. (Biology), a B.A. (Psychology) and a M.S.T. (Chemistry). I taught high school science in Portland, Oregon and some time in Honduras. I tried medical school several years but quit that. Now I am retired and only work part time.