Rushmore’s Faces

Rushmore’s Faces

By Bob Houghtaling America’s long history with race is presently being expressed by its latest permutation. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s recent disagreements have been played out in debates, and the media outlets, with numerous folks chirping in. As usual the issue...
Let’s Not Forget

Let’s Not Forget

While it certainly is imperative that a number of issues pertaining to acceptance and diversity are being considered, these days, little continues to be said about our nation’s indigenous/native peoples. My wife and I recently returned from a trip to South Dakota...
In Honor of the Class of 2019: ‘The Boy’

In Honor of the Class of 2019: ‘The Boy’

Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations! Your twelve years of grade school will soon culminate with gifts, celebrations and a sense of pride. Consider this a simple offering intended to recognize and reward your efforts over the years. My poem The Boy is a reminder...
The Sixth Man

The Sixth Man

By Bob Houghtaling John Havlicek, the great Boston Celtic from the 60’s and 70’s, recently passed away. He was one of my first sports related heroes. Many are remembering him for his 8 Championship Rings. Others recall his “Havlicek Stole the Ball” moment against Wilt...

‘Macie Brown,’ a Poem

By Bob Houghtaling At Hometown Elementary School, A place not far away, Children were coming back inside Following some recess play. After a brief refreshing snack, Then drinks from plastic cups, Students were all asked to share “What I’ll be when all grown...