The writer continues to write.
- Asheville, North Carolina, USA
- September 26
- I am a poet-essayist-singer-songwriter, and advocate for the poor, with a teaching and counseling background. I grew up in Florida, now live in Asheville, North Carolina. I also lived in New England 20 years.
I love nature, music, and poetry. I am married and we have three adult-kids between us and four grandkids!
I am interfaith, leaning toward Taoist, Celtic, and Native American spirituality, and an "Obama Democrat."
Currently, I am working on poetry and prose as well as publishing political columns. I am also phone banking nationally for Obama.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Not Believing in the
Banishment of Love
October 16, 2013 02:20PM
- On This Ordinary Day
October 07, 2013 07:11PM
- As the Sun Goes Down
October 06, 2013 06:01PM
- Chipping Away at Problems
October 06, 2013 06:46AM
- Ghosts Who Live Inside Us
September 30, 2013 11:23AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you...”
October 07, 2013 05:39AM
- “A lot of people
September 30, 2013 08:35PM
- “Dove cries are also a
September 29, 2013 10:49AM
- “I can understand. These
were mild sounds.”
September 29, 2013 10:15AM
- “Yes, tea time can be
therapy, and meditation.
September 29, 2013 06:43AM
Patrick Frank's Links
- MY LINKS
Life Your Voice
Don’t be afraid to lift your voice, God has made our hearts to sing, even though it ain’t allowed in prison. Don’t be afraid to take a stand, make our freedom bell to ring. Music gives us hope, our souls have risen
Any unfree… Read full post »
I dreamed I was driving somewhere and I got stuck in a stairwell and tried to get back on the road and then I looked over and on the grass was a little horse and buggy my horse my buggy
I had completely forgotten about the little horse… Read full post »
Regarding the post, below. I just was told that when the issue is a broken pipe or construction in the area or something like that, a notice is put on the door warning the customer. It seems that if the issue is an unpaid bill, no notice is given. I will… Read full post »
My book is now up on Amazon, but still does not include a sample from the book posted or reviews. I think that will follow...
I have created my own imprint--Beckoning Dove Press--and it appears on the back cover. I am thinking about also establishing myself as a small… Read full post »
Just read an AP article in the Florence (SC) Morning News about the demise of centrist politicians. This is a disturbing trend. We need well-meaning liberals, moderates and conservatives to focus on what they have in common. A predominantly clueless and cowardly media has permitted the extreme right… Read full post »
So angry; my step-daughter's student loan company (I assume, a bank) sold part of her loan to another company without notice and when she tried to talk with another company they were apparently very… Read full post »
Back on campus
I am a stranger
in my single dorm room
It is night
I fear someone
will break in
into the darkness
the Student Union
Students are dancing inside
I see colored streamers
I pass on by
I am the stranger… Read full post »
Thanks for another informative piece, from Peter Baker,
explaining Obama's plans to use executive authority to bypass the
The blurring of the line between in-depth reporting and commentary in American (especially T.V.) journalism is a scandal.
I can imagine my late father, Pat Fra… Read full post »
Another revision of a prior post..The story cxontinues to unfold...
Sometimes different aspects of creative exploration intersect. I have been driving up and down Route 52 in the Pee Dee region of SC for about two years now, playing music on the radio, practicing singing, passing… Read full post »
On the Blue Ridge Line is a collection of country-folk-blues lyrics, as well as an exploration of the creative process, in prose. Some of the lyrics are romantic, some focus on nature, and a number touch on social/
Revision of a prior post...
Sometimes different aspects of creative exploration intersect. I have been driving up and down Route 52 in the Pee Dee region of SC for about two years now, playing music on the radio, practicing singing,… Read full post »
Sometimes different aspects of creative exploration intersect. I have been driving up and down Route 52 in the Pee Dee region of SC for about two years now, playing music on the radio, practicing singing, passing cows and horses and fields of okra, beans, tobacco and such...Also, passing through… Read full post »
Just found out our water department does not give notice just before shutting off someone's water for nonpayment. This is just wrong, in these tough economic times...well, any time. Folks need to take care of one another. The town should have a heart. Some of these people are literally destitute. Som… Read full post »
A New Song
(copyright 2010 by Patrick Frank)
Drivin' once again on 52
Tryin' to forget what I must do
All my hopes and dreams may fade
If I hide and stay afraid
Tryin' to imagine something new
Carolina winter may… Read full post »
I return to the court again at the town park to shoot around. The first sunny day in ages.. It has been a cold and gray winter in Kingstree, South Carolina.
But today is different. Just 54 degrees but after shooting around for about half an hour I am actually starting… Read full post »
Emptiness Inside (1954-1959)
When I was ten, I lived in converted Army barracks, with my mom. I remember walking to school and being blinded by the sun. There was a bobcat I fed outside, on the edge of the ‘glades. I hit rocks for hours and dreamed of The… Read full post »
While I welcome USA Today's critique of the Teaparty movement (2/5) for promoting divisiveness and failing to see that health care reform is a crucial element of getting our economy back on an even keel, what is missing is a strong condemnation of the gestapo and threatening tactics employed at a… Read full post »
While I welcome USA Today's critique of the Teaparty movement 2/5) for promoting divisiveness and failing to see that health care reform is a crucial element of getting our economy back on an even keel, whaqt is missing is a strong condemnation of the gestapo and threatening tactics employed at a… Read full post »
In USA Today's editorial (2/2) concerning our economic difficulties, particularly the ballooning deficit, it is acknowledged, through the headline, that key factor holding back progress is a lack of willingness on our elected officials on Capitol Hill to bury the hatchet, sit down, hash out differe… Read full post »
An Impassioned Plea for Dialogue and Reconciliation on Capitol Hill
In USA Today's editorial concerning our economic difficulties, particularly the ballooning deficit, it is acknowledged, through the headline, that key factor holding back progress is a lack of willingness on our elected officials o… Read full post »
I hate it when it stays cold and damp for days and weeks on end...That's been the case in SC lately. I am ready for spring. It has been a cold winter down here.
I love twilight, and dawn, the colors. I feel something deeply spiritual.
I love sunshine...think of Here… Read full post »
Today we opened our water bill, and suddenly they claim we used 96,000 gallons of water in the past two months and owe $667. Yet, their is no leak in our system. But, they keep on advancing scenarios suggesting we are to blame. Well. You can't fight city hall? The stress… Read full post »