1. “Propriety”–An Original Poem


    May 2, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    Maybe this is more of an image exercise than a poem, but what the hell?  I’d figure I’d give it …
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  2. A Dreaming and A Prayer

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    April 25, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    I’ve been slacking with the posts again– in fact, I’ve been slacking with a lot of writing related things, mostly …
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  3. A Haunting of Lions

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    April 7, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    In my house, strains of a song rise from the heating vents and echo through the hallway. — I’ve been …
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  4. An Introduction to Poetry


    April 4, 2017 by Ray Yanek

      I’ve been a fan of poet Billy Collins ever since I taught his poem “Creatures” to a sophomore English …
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  5. Festivus Kool-Aid or, Hangin’ with Murph…and crying.

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    March 31, 2017 by Ray Yanek

      This is a check-in in response to some of the fitness goals I posted here. Goal 1:  The Festivus …
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  6. Writing Retreats in a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland


    March 28, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    With the advent of spring it naturally follows that you start looking to reclaim  the post-apocalyptic wasteland your yard morphed …
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  7. Flying to Neverland– via Plunis

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    March 24, 2017 by Ray Yanek

    My son is playing John in the school production of Peter Pan.  He’s in the sixth grade, this is his …
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