My Ode to My Wife

My Ode to My Wife

I wrote a poem for my wife. Not just any poem, but lyrics for a song. It has been over 15 years since I have written any kind of poetry, but I felt moved to do so. At the urging of my fellow 5Artz Creative Affiliations members, I have decided to post the first draft […]

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Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Creative Series III: The Creative Writer

Some of us DO have problems writing (or thinking of what or how we want to express ourselves) at times. The writing process, especially writing when you don’t “feel” like writing or downright procrastinating about your writing can happen for all kinds of reasons. You could be feeling ill, emotional or just lazy. So as a writer, what do you do?

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5Artz, A New Website for the Millenium

We have become a world culture that perceives it has no leisure time. “Out of Print” is a documentary produced by Morton Denn and directed by Vivienne Roumani. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend watching it. The film highlights my fears and those of many writers in the world. I think I can feel pretty […]

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The Power of a Root Canal

It is time for me to once again contribute a small part of me to my blog. I am recuperating from root canal dental work that was done on Tuesday, the 18th. Talking to my students and coworkers, I have found that talking about root canals can be taboo. For those of you who have […]

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Returning to the Fold

I have been too long in contributing to my blog.  Life is sweet, with its twists and turns.  So too, has life set up roadblocks and detours in my path.  Since my last post, I have been working with the homeless, unemployed and low income population, here in Las Vegas. My new road is filled […]

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There Can Be No Joy Greater Than Revenge — Noisy Upstairs Neighbor

Vengeance is mine, sayeth me!  I cannot believe that I have found my upstairs neighbor’s Achille’s Heel.  I was playing some music on my computer when I heard a foot stomping on the floor above me.   I chortled in hacks of mirth as I contemplated this new discovery.  At long last!  I believe I have found […]

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My Writing Website

I am keeping this short and sweet today, by offering my website for anyone who comes across this blog:  http://www.rmalmeida.net. I will return tomorrow, with a new series.

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A Dedication to Those of Us Who Served: The First Years

My plane had just landed at Clark Air Force Base, Phillippines on a late September day.  Nothing is left of the base since the Pinatubo eruption, but looking back to those days, I can still remember every minute I was there. The first thing that I remember was the heat, not a dry heat like one would […]

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My Writing Post (Final Installment)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post (Cont. Installment #3)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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