These are the poems, writings and musings of Michael R. Martin.
Here you will find recent writings, and poems dragged up from many years ago.
Cedar Eden refers to the name of my Adirondack Homestead.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Personal Dateline: Tehran, Iran 1966
A June of Endless Gray
Monday, June 15, 2009
Riding Truena Rollos Home to NH for Bike Week
Today I traveled to NH to visit friends and family, and to participate in Laconia's Bike Week. I drove through three thunderstorms east of Keene Valley, along Route 73 and Tracy Road, an otherwise very bike-friendly curvy road.
The Adirondack High Peaks were shrouded in rain. Heading towards them from a distance, I saw the wispy, twisting gray columns of rain as it was blown down from the clouds along the mountain slopes and ridges.
Crossing southern Lake Champlain at the Crown Point Bridge, the panoramic vista and distant horizons yielded a spectacular view of myriad cloud formations - white lumpy cumulo-nimbus, dark-bottomed banks, silver-gray streaked clouds, shafts of rain.
As I approached each storm, I could feel the temperature drop by at least 10 degrees, the air held a definite chill, and within a mile or so I was slowing down, pelted by large-dropped thundercloud rain. Jagged flashes of lightning streaked across distant peaks. Ahead I could see blue sky and billowy white, towering storm clouds brightly lit by sun shine that couldn't penetrate the dark storm through which I was riding.
I scared up two moose wallowing in a small roadside wetland as I was going up the mountain in East Middlebury, Vermont. I scared up a third moose on the back side of the mountain, past the Snow Bowl.
At last I arrived in NH, back home, if but for a few days.
Trueno Rollos, Thunder Rolls, is my Titanium Gray Honda VTX 1300C
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wow, what a spam/phishing story • Fw: FBI Seattle Division
From: FBI Director
Subject: FBI Seattle Division
Sent: Jun 14, 2009 5:20 PM
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI Seattle Division
1110 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-2904
Payment Code: R5109176K
Reg No: 132731593
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our
intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum
of $7,500,000.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment
which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favour.therefore,the FBI
Seattle Division in conjunction with the United States Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring
Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you
have with the Financial Institution is Legal and you have the Lawful Right
to claim your due fund.
The President His Excellency Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua President of the
Federal republic of Nigeria has given us the final approval to pay your
fund to you within the next 48hrs, Your fund valued $7,500,000.00 USD has
been deposited into a Gold smart Card number: 5179 1234 5678
personal identification is ATM- 7997 this card will enable you buy and
withdrawal cash anywhere around the world this is done for your own
security, with this card you will not have to take the risk of sending us
your personal banking details online as you have been strongly advise by
your local bank not to send your banking details to anyone online.
What you are required to do now to Pay the fees of $210.00 USD for the
shipment of your Gold Smart
card to your choice location, $210.00 USD is the only fees that has been
approved by both the FBI and the Bank that you are to pay as cost of
Delivery of your Card to you by the courier company.Once the fees is been
paid your ATM CARD
will get to you in the next 2-3 working day.
Note: Your funds are protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which
makes it Impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it can be
remitted to you.this means that the above charges cannot be deducted from
the Funds and hence must be provided by you before your fund is
transferred to you.the payment for any of the above options should be sent
via Western Union Money Transfer in the name of the Head of accounts Mr.
Find below the payment information.
Name of receiver: JULIUS AZUKA
Office Address: Plot 143, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos 23401
Text Question: In God
Answer: We Trust
Name of Sender:.....................
Address of Sender:..................
As soon as we receive your payment, he shall proceed with your fund
We anticipate your prompt response. If you need to contact me at any stage
please do not hesitate to call (+1-206-203-4190)
Steven M. Dean (Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge)
cc Robert Mueller (FBI Director)
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Meanwhile . . .
everyone's lives went on without me.