Pictures from the exhibit, Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs, which was held
at the Natural History Museum
- Salt Lake City, UT

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VOLUME XXI – Issue 2: Sunday, March 27, 2022 (247th Issue)

  • Welcome & Online Version
  • Opening Comments from Bob
  • Two Poems: Soundless Snow and Keyboard Warning
  • Bonus Poem Section: The Homeless House
  • Vignette: Egypt: Times of the Pharaohs
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  • Bits of Humor
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Working the Nile

...Opening Comments from Bob

This Issue: The exhibit, Egypt: Times of the Pharaohs, was a treat to tour while in Utah. Hence, I thought I would share a few pictures of the event with you. Two of my favorite recent poems, Soundless Snow and Keyboard Warning, speak of truths. Enjoy!

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Replica of a Pyramid's Burial Room


Two Poems this Month + Bonus

Soundless Snow

Have you ever heard
    the sound of snow?
I never have
     though I know of its arrival.
The indicators are many,
    a howling wind
    stinging the face
    or peering out into the morning white
    awakening the visual senses.
Or perhaps standing still, eyes closed
    in the eve of night,
    wet flakes touch the cheeks,
    silently announcing their presence.
As with much in life,
    the soundless leave marks
    on our lives.

Inspired by Hakuin Ekaku quote: “If only you could hear the sound of snow . . .”


Keyboard Warning

Hope is sometimes
    hard to come by.
Hatred and derision
    only a light touch away.
Likewise, a click away
    resides beauty and sounds
    conveying humankind's very best.
Words of inspiration,
    melodies of love and peace,
    and visuals of unimaginable beauty.
Perhaps every keyboard
    should come with a warning,
    “Beware of where you click.
    You could endanger your health.”



Ancient tableau

Ancient pottery

Bonus Poem: On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram I have been running a daily series of my poems accompanied with an appropriate picture. I will show a favorite in this section each month. This poem first appeared in VOLUME I – Issue 4: Sunday, April 3, 2001 .


Vignette this Month: Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs

This exhibit has traveled throughout the U.S. It left the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City for Denver in early January. It was here for several months. Below is the promo for the exhibit.

"More than 5,000 years ago, Egypt’s fascinating pharaohs led one of the world’s most advanced and preeminent civilizations. They built magnificent pyramids and temples and produced extraordinary art and cultural splendor, which spawned a mythical reputation that now captivates peoples’ imagination around the globe.

Featuring more than 350 original artifacts, some more than 4,500 years old, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs sheds new light on spheres of life along the fertile Nile Valley—from everyday people to their dynastic rulers. Detailed models of famed pyramids, temples and Egyptian homes, as well as extensive multimedia overlays, films, and interactives guide visitors through the fantasy and facts of ancient Egypt."


Sarcophagus - encases the mummy



If the exhibit Egypt: Time of the Pharaohs comes near you, I highly recommend you pay a visit.

Please take a look at the online book and gift pages.


What would an Egyptian display be without mummies?

Stylized pharaohs head image mask

Quotable Quotes

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery." -H.G. Wells

"When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." -Lao-tzu

"Forever–is composed of Nows." - Emily Dickinson

"You are held within the web of life, within flows of energy and intelligence far exceeding your own." - Joanna Macy


(Depicted with a false beard) Hatshepsut was the second historically confirmed female pharaoh of Egypt.
Her rule began in 1478 BC.

A Bit of Humor

A bit of laughter is healthy for the soul

All in the wording

An interoffice softball game was held every year between the company's marketing and sales staff. 

The sales staff whipped the marketing department soundly 10 to 1. But the marketing department showed how they earn their keep by posting this memo on the bulletin board after the game: 

"The marketing department is pleased to announce that during the 2020 softball season we came in 2nd place, having lost just one game all year! The sales staff, however, had a rather dismal season, as they won only one game."

Compliment of A Joke A Day



Featured more than 350 original artifacts, some more than 4,500 years old

Tai Chi Corner

An instructor workshop I attended via ZOOM. Contact Bob for a name of an instructor near you.

PJ Forum

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I received two personal emails regarding the issue but no other comments regarding the anniversary issue.


Reader Demographics

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Book Reviews

Blast Series: Review by Janice M. regarding Blast Book Four: . . . I loved the book.  There were so many ideas floating around in my head from your writings, and I understood everything you wrote about.  I saw the visions while traveling through the pages. Thank you for your inspiration. . . ."

General: JJG wrote: I've read Bob's "To the End of Time" trilogy twice, each time gaining deep and deeper insights into the human condition. The three small volumes hold their own as good stories but also provide a unique glimpse into a new religious paradigm. Would that it could come to be.

Specific Book: To the End of Time and Back: An Epic Journey

David from Utah: "The new novel, To the End of Time and Back is a skillful account of two lovers on an 'Epic Journey,' racing through time and history to learn life-changing truths. Their spectral mentor, Arundel, sends them through difficult travels, but their relationship endures and remains strong despite physical, and psychological stress. Powerful emotions such as fear, anger and happiness, combine with lust, pain and sexuality to help them learn. Written in verse form, the story is an epic poem, painted to portray the duality of mankind throughout dimensions of human history that is sometimes cruel and horrific. The reader will come to know and understand what is being described and will certainly enjoy the stimulating elegance of the story and the philosophy. A thoroughly enjoyable read that is certain to make you think."

Jim from Mt. Vernon: "I finished your book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was much easier to follow by having the whole thing in front of me, and reading as much as I wanted at a time. I felt pretty weary after bouncing around in time for many hundreds of years, but I was relieved to know that at least part of the world survived 'Armageddon'. What a feat you have performed."

Kimberly from Ohio: "Well, Bob! I am rather blown away by your book. Finished it yesterday, and it only took four days, which means I was intrigued and wanted to know how the book ends. I'm a slow, deep reader and since my profession is writing and editing, I edit continuously as I read. Can't help it! But this book was worth dropping everything for and reading to the end. I admit to cynicism about your claim that it would change me, and I don't know that it has just yet but it won't be leaving my heart and head for a long time, and change could happen. I'm impressed that the book actually lived up to your claims for it. . . . I'm intrigued by this book because it rings so true, and I am therefore tempted to believe you actually were given the gift of this dictation. But if not and this is fiction, you have written one hell of a book, masquerading amazingly as non-fiction ... which is indeed one of the goals of fiction."

An Ohio Reader: "WOW! WOW! WOW! I read it in one sitting and found so many things you wrote about 'true' for what I know and feel about past lives I've lived. Actually, the chapter about the Holocaust was something I couldn't bear to read–too sad and painful. (I've always felt that way about that period of history.) . . . it was very well done, Bob. Just beautifully done. I'm looking for the movie. . . I'm sure others will feel connected to this book just as I did. AMAZING. Just AMAZING. I couldn't put it down. There was so much anticipation with each chapter it hooked me from the very beginning. . ."

Specific Book: Adelyn: An Epic Journey:

Ohio Reader: "In his book, Adelyn: An Epic Journey, Bob navigates the reader through a challenging journey in the time space continuum while exposing both the weaknesses and strengths of humanity. As Adelyn is exposed to the infinite love of The Source, the reader is challenged to understand how personal beliefs and actions often have more to do with cultural rather than spiritual influences. In a time and world filled with political anger and personal indulgences reading Adelyn offers the open-minded promise. It would make a great book study."

Specific Book: The Tao of Momentary Thoughts

Doug from Ohio: ". . . I was not prepared for page 116 Should have been because of the extremely personal nature of the entire book. Please understand that the unusual length of time to finish your book (especially for a binge reader like me) was because it screamed to be read thoughtfully in increments. For me that was 10-15 pages every weekend, often in quiet . . .Thank you for "putting pen to paper" and sharing your soul. Those of us who have followed Poetical Journeys will recognize much of the content. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to share part of your journey really feel a part of it."

Charles from Park City: "Hi Bob….I just picked up your The Tao of Momentary Thoughts.  It’s wonderful . . I love your book."

Ed from Seattle: The Tao of Momentary Thoughts: "I was smiling all the way through the reading . . .I think I will reread it again during the next week."


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