Turn Around ©2019 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com “Turn around, and you’re two, Turn around and you’re four, Turn around and you’re a young man, Going out of my door…” 1. We try to measure Time by watching growing-things Like kids and trees and patches of peeling paint, Or the testily-watched kettle… Read More Poetry | Turn Around
Nostalgia as Therapy Can any possible good come out of the past five years of American Politics? As I meditate about this question, I’m hearing the melody and words of Passenger’s hauntingly beautiful little song of recent years, “Let Her Go.” Give it a listen again, and think of “her” as a metaphor for “Liberty,”… Read More Opinion | Nostalgia as Therapy
Time-Traveler’s Journal ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com When you’ve been on the planet for more than three-quarters of a century, past-time seems so compressed. Sometimes, you feel you’ve been dropped into this age from the 1950s, constantly being confronted with, often shocked at, the differences—as if witnessing it all for the first time. A trip… Read More Social Commentary | Time-Traveler’s Journal
Making preparations to attend my 55th High School reunion in Ontario, California, my memories of our school, Chaffey High, spilled over into memories of Ontario in general. A while back, I wrote a nostalgic piece about how Ontario was back in childhood days. You can read it at the link below. But I’m sure my… Read More Nostalgia | Memories of Ontario
Sky Thoughts © 2010, 2016 by Vernon Miles Kerr So, in the days of time gone by The birdies sang and dusted the sky With their feathery wings While we kids watched and wished That we could do the same. We’d lay back in the clover scent And argue about cloud pictures, While a… Read More Poetry | Sky Thoughts
In 1973 our family first stepped in to a church service of the Worldwide Church of God in the Senior Citizens Hall in Modesto, California. During the more than 25 years we were members of that church, almost every time there was even a minor change in the strict, fundamentalist doctrines, there also seemed… Read More Rhetoric | Love Beyond Doctrines and Philosophies
© 2014 Vernon Miles Kerr What was it about those little two-and-a-half-inch model racecars, with their quality German clockwork propulsion systems, that bring back such fond memories? The clickety-click of winding the spring, then placing it inside a used automobile tire… Putting it in gear with a clunk of the tiny shift lever…… Read More Nostalgia | The Schuco!