About Me

This blog is about nine years old. The name originates from percussion rudiments, but also a line in a poem that I wrote, shown here.  I was born and raised in a family of musicians, but chose a career in science.  There is both a sense of order and curiosity in that.    I write to appeal to the music that is in my head, mostly poetry …though occasionally I might drift into other forms on a whim.

I have managed to publish several poems and I put together a chapter-book in early 2015.  You can get it here http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Songs-J-R-Shaw/dp/1508539804/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425900386&sr=8-1&keywords=accidental+songs

I  find that I write because I want to, and I’m earnest in my efforts to make my poetry accessible.  I think the interaction between reader/poem/poet is valuable. I believe that my words need a home – and this is the best place I’ve found so far.

I appreciate your comments and feedback about my poems and other writing.

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14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. beckarooney

    Heya thank you for following my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to check it out. You have a great site yourself, you’re never too old to start blogging! 🙂 x

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  2. WK Tucker

    I am also relatively new to blogging–about two years off and on. I guess It goes to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks. 🙂
    And I love your banner…unique and eye catching.
    Kathy

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    1. John S Post author

      Thanks for visiting. Writing for me has been a growing experience. I’m sometimes very motivated, other times just reflective…but writing here just seems the right thing to do. I hope you’ll visit again. John

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  3. Mary Cathleen Clark

    John, there’s a blog called Poets’ Corner that may interest you. I can’t copy and paste on the device I’m using now, but there’s a pic of it on my sidebar one can click on and got there. I joined a couple of days ago.

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  4. PoetJanstie

    It’s taken me nearly six months to respond to your comment on my About Me page, John, but, hey, better late than never! We are kindred spirits, but, one thing I’ve discovered over the years of blogging and singing, I’ve discovered that we are very far from being on our own in this universe. See you around … just going to leave a comment under your ‘Eulogy from A Far Away Place’.

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