Category Archive: About

An Engineer’s Journal: Interview Day

Journal Entry, April21, 1967:  Interview Day on Campus Why did I add my name to so many sign-up sheets?  Hedging my bets, I suppose.  That little insistent voice in the back of my… Continue reading

Bye-Bye, BCI Jo!

  Today, I am taking the plunge! After 18 months of ‘thinking about it’, today is the day that my first blog, “BCI Jo” (launched on the day of my retirement from the… Continue reading

Beyond The Bubble

Globule jiggling Reflections wriggling Within black-rimmed sphere. Kaleidoscopic shimmer as images glimmer through the bubble. Horizon dipping lower, Rim receding, slower and lower still. Vision quest paced As floaters erased: My eye-view mending.… Continue reading

Rainbows of Our Lives

Trifextra weekend Challenge: We want you to follow suit and give us a thirty-three word piece that has a color in it. Use the color to describe anything you like, or use anything… Continue reading

Dona Nobis Pacem

🌾🌾🌾 🌾🌾🌾 Whitman, Poet penning poems: War poems Williams, Composer setting words to music: Dona Nobis Pacem. Artistic genius, both united inevitably in performance. I sing through tears, their requiem for fallen Father… Continue reading

Papa’s Flashlight

She avoided going to the basement whenever she could. But tonight she did not suspect that her basement paradigm was about to be shattered. Having descended the long creaky flight of steps, she… Continue reading

A Feast of Praise

As concert nears, the excitement is building in our rehearsals. This music is beautiful and challenging…truly “A Feast of Praise.”

Many Are Called

Father John, her favorite parish priest and regular confessor, was an obvious choice from whom to request a college recommendation. Church and school  were the heart and soul of her world, augmenting perfectly… Continue reading

Shared Secrets

“D-man, what’s your best, all-time favorite movie?” “Les Miserables…I know every song  by heart!” “But you’ve never even seen that movie – it’s rated PG13! “So what!  It’s still my favorite.” This was… Continue reading

Why “BCIJo”?

To the uninitiated, this blog name may seem illegible and perhaps even irrelevant.   But it isn’t either of these things.   After having toyed with the idea of changing my blog name, I realized… Continue reading

Haiku Friday: Winter Orchid

            Golden-red blossoms   Through bleak, midwinter pane-view   Nature’s well-timed show  

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