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Do you enjoy writing or reading poetry?  Most of the posts on Big Sky Buckeye are poetry. You are welcome to sit a spell and find something that you like.  I enjoy sharing my curiosity through my writing.  You are welcome to like, comment, follow, share, or reblog a post.

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Hello readers.  I will be on a summer trip to Montana so my usual publishing schedule will be less than normal.  I intend to post about twice a week while I am away.  In the meantime, you are encouraged to take a look around at some of the previous posts.  My schedule will return to normal around July 22. 

Hello Readers!  I am in Billings, Montana and later will be in Bozeman.  The beautiful mornings are a pleasure to experience, and my camera appreciates some fascinating views.  In the meantime, enjoy some thoughts about life experiences in Big Sky Buckeye’s “Haiku Series #13.”

In addition to the poetry, view another journal entry posted on July 12 in From My Journal.  While Big Sky Buckeye enjoys writing poetry, much of his journal writing is inspired from reading and commenting on other blogger’s posts.

You are encouraged to read a quote updated on July 12 from English comic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.   He presents a simple philosophy for life.

Many of you enjoy photography (either your own or someone else’s).  Southwestern Montana is filled with rich history from the early gold strikes that brought thousands of fortune seekers in the 1860s and 1870s.  Check out the new photograph added on June 28 in the Photo Gallery. 

Recent Posts

You will find a variety of poems from the past few weeks. Each post is linked to take you right to its location.  Other poems and writings can be found in the archives.  Enjoy!

Haiku Series #13

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Failure will arrive

From the ashes of despair—

Comes greatest success



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Life’s sticky messes

How do we clean it all up?

Seek God’s helping hand


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Focus on God’s Word

Walking on a truer path—

He will see us through

From My Journal


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From Big Sky Buckeye

The wise man may have built is house upon the rock, but even his remarkable wisdom cannot forecast the weather with 100% accuracy.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated July 12)

Can a Typewriter Fly?


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A trio of boys is always up to mischief at school.

Mrs. Hall is the very strict, no nonsense, typing teacher up on the second floor.  She runs her classroom like a well-run military operation.  She adores reading about General George S. Patton.

The typing classroom consists of the latest manual typewriter models.  (Sorry lad, no electric ones yet.)

The delinquent boys intend to surprise and shock Mrs. Hall this morning.  After all, there is nothing wrong with conducting a small science experiment from her classroom.

Have you ever seen a typewriter fly?

The boys sneak an old typewriter into Mrs. Hall’s classroom before the school day begins.

With a lookout posted near the classroom door, the other two boys open a window and place the typewriter on the ledge.

Just as Mrs. Hall walks into the room, her ever-alert eyes see the boys at the open window with the typewriter.

“Hey Mrs. Hall!  Have you ever seen a typewriter fly?”

The typewriter is launched from the window ledge, precisely on schedule.

Thinking the boys are dropping one of her prized Olivetti typewriters from the window, brings a shocking look of surprise to Mrs. Hall’s face . . . Priceless!


Warren Wiersbe Quote

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We are never out of reach of Satan’s devices, so we must never be without the whole armor of God.

From Ephesians 6:10-11:  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power.  Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Quirky Team Names

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Sports teams abound

Loyal fans cheer on

Unique names astound


What is a Laker?

Honoring “Land of 10,000 Lakes”

Minnesota becomes Los Angeles Lakers


What is a Dodger?

In Brooklyn, dodging the trolley tracks

Becoming baseball’s “Dem Bums”—the Dodgers


What is a Canuck?

Referring to a French Canadian

Now hockey’s Vancouver Canucks


What is a Celtic?

Honoring Irish, Welsh, and others

Now a trademark of the Boston Celtics


Who are the Knickerbockers?

Remembering Dutch settlers’ trousers

NBA Knicks shortened from Knickerbockers


Why the Wizards?

Depicting violence as the NBA’s Bullets

Transformed into the energized Wizards


What is the meaning of the Mets?

Official team name of baseball’s Metropolitans

Becoming New York’s “Amazin’ Mets”


What’s with the Jazz?

Utah certainly doesn’t fit today

Formerly in New Orleans as the Jazz


Why the Cleveland Browns?

Sounding like such a simple name

Founded by their coach Paul Brown


Pausing now to catch an exciting game

Let’s hope this team’s name isn’t lame