Saturday, October 27, 2012


And I bet you thought that camping was all fun
and games and just relaxing around the campfire.
Well just look at this photo of me working hard
on a poem for my next collection of poetry called
"Beach Dogs."
Actually you really need a lot of mental space
to allow the words to swim around and settle
somewhere pleasant . . .

. . . which is what camping is truly all about!

Friday, October 19, 2012


After many months of indecision
I decided to take Frances with us
on a 2 1/2 hour trip to a campsite
on Lake Wateree.

Frances fussed and cried for the first 2 hours.
Once inside the camper, 
she hid in a ball behind bed pillows.

The second day she emerged with
her best friend pig.

From there on all was good and she
was queen of all she saw
and enjoyed a pleasant 

uneventful ride home.


Kipers' Family Reunion
October 6, 2012
Anna Marie Island, Florida
"Phil - Karen - Tom - Debbie"

Missing from event and photo: Chris, Shawn, Gina, Justin, Erin, Benjamin, Matthew, Rebekah, Rachel, Jacob, Isaiah

TOM the pool man

My brother Tom: the inventor, designer, and distributor of
"floating swimming pools" seen here by
one of his many creations in Tampa, Florida.


St. Augustine, Florida

Hilton Resort in Orlando
Thanks to Tom and Debbie