As the saying goes: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one.” I like to experiment in many creative forms, professionally as a software engineer and for fun I have experimented with Photography, Pottery, Writing (prose and poetry). My current big experiment is Printmaking. I am the owner of D.M. Penny Press, a printmaking studio in Manchester NH. The studio has been in operation since 2015 and I do offer limited memberships for experienced prinkmakers looking for access to a press and other equipment. If interested see the membership info on the web page.
Joey went out on a Friday evening He did not return the following day By Sunday I knew he was in trouble. Finally, by Monday, arriving home late I expected him to pop from the porch And complain in his usual protest I am hungry, where the hell have you been. But nothing, silence. Now it has been weeks. I go out and call his name, come Joey. I check is favorite haunts, likely stalks I left food where only Joey would look. Sometimes I think I hear a single cry Or is it just my imagination? I pray that Joey will come home today. Each morning I go and check the food bowl. Finally the food looked disturbed, but alas Blue Jays eat anything, even cat food! Joey, he was the cat I loved to hate. Clawing the carpet, leaving tufts of hair Or weaving around my legs on the stairs. Not quite sure if it was just affection. He would trail Misty on our daily walks, Hearing “You know there’s a cat behind you”. Sometimes he would sneak up on poor Misty, Then the pounce. It was fun to watch them play. I still hope I'll see him again someday. But I know 5 minutes later, he'll do Something so I wish he would go away. David Gray