David Lawrence

Profile Updated: November 27, 2019
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Loriann
Occupation: Retired
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Niagara County Community College; BFA Tarkio College (Missouri); main branch film librarian Lincoln, Nebraska; management/executive trainee NAPA (Buffalo); Buffalo Arts Council project administrator; Studio Arena Theater archivist; created and published Bravo Buffalo! (in conjunction with city's sesquicentennial); book reviewer Buffalo News, Newsday, St. Pete Times; general contractor; advertising typographer; magazine editor/publisher, movie reviewer and graphic artist; hot air balloon ride owner; fantasy football writer.

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Jan 19, 2021 at 2:18 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021 at 8:49 AM

AMERICAN BLUES
Reflections On A Riot

We should have seen it coming,
This Yankee grifter’s con,
Trump never wanted ‘President,’
His goal was ‘Genghis Don.’

He’s a twisted psychopath,
Who lies without abatement,
But without a moral compass,
Rock bottom has sub-basements.

He’s hunkered in a bunker now,
And never wants to leave,
Joe crushed him in a landslide,
But still he can’t concede.

While Covid-19 rages on,
Killing thousands everyday,
Donnie can’t be bothered,
“I’ve got more golf to play!”

Now millions of Americans,
No longer have a job,
Peter’s broke and so is Paul,
There’s no one left to rob.

“There was wide-spread voter fraud,”
– Though evidence is diddly –
“I’m the victim and I’m sure,
“That I won rather bigly.”

So he summoned all his lemmings,
Those whacky cracker backers,
To overthrow the Capitol,
And execute the slackers.

America has been torn apart,
Without a rhyme or reason,
Trump’s denying everything,
But should be tried for treason.

Don could stem the madness now,
Begin to clear the air,
Admit there was no voter fraud,
And Joe won fair and square.

We must start to heal the wounds,
Earn back each other’s trust,
For we have met the enemy,
And the enemy is us.

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Jan 02, 2021 at 3:24 PM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020 at 10:06 PM

WHATEVER NEW YEAR!

2020 was horrific,
And we’re glad it’s at an end,
Not too much to celebrate,
Since life went round the bend.

Covid was a killer
We could avoid with one small task,
But people wearing seat belts
Refused to wear a mask.

Now millions of Americans
No longer have a job,
Millions more are stuck at home
Living like a slob.

But just when we were at the end
Of our collective rope,
Vaccines gave the whole wide world,
A massive dose of hope.

Perhaps we can indulge ourselves,
In a bit of New Year’s fun,
And hope for just a little better,
2021.

Mar 26, 2020 at 6:42 AM

Happy Birthday, David! Have a great celebration!!!!

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Dec 26, 2019 at 3:55 AM

Posted on: Dec 23, 2019 at 3:58 PM

MERRY FLORIDA CHRISTMAS!

It’s Christmas time in Florida and Santa’s coming soon,
To land his sleigh among the palms that sway between the dunes.

He tweets with all his Facebook friends, #OldSaintNick,
And merged his List with Google maps because he must be quick.

His red fur suit is toasty warm, the frozen Pole is bleak,
Down south he dons Bermuda shorts and a festive shirt très chic.

While children dream of new iPhones this still and silent night,
Santa’s magic reindeer fly at twice the speed of light.

But wherever Santa finds you under palms or drifts of white,
Have a very Merry Christmas, may the New Year bring delight!

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Nov 29, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019 at 9:34 PM

A short Happy Thanksgiving poem:

It’s time to carve the turkey and mash potatoes, too,
Bake apple pies and pumpkin pies,
OH! – When’s the company due?!

So at this hectic time of year with so much left to do,
Before the feast, to say the least,
We’re thankful, most, for you.


Don't y'all eat too much, and GO BILLS!

Mar 26, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Happy Birthday, Dave! Hope it 's a great one! I have lost your email address . . . if you still have mine, please let me know!

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Feb 07, 2019 at 1:21 AM

At the risk of repeating myself, HAPPY BIRTHTDAY!

I posted another comment, which may have wound up in digital heaven, but I'll go ahead and repeat:

Is it me or is time actually accelerating?

Must be me... Enjoy your special day!!

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Feb 07, 2019 at 1:17 AM

Happy Birthday Linda!

Is it me or is time actually accelerating?

Probably me...

Hope you enjoy(ed) the day!

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:21 AM

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Feb 07, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Posted on: Feb 07, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Happy Birthday Linda!

The big Seven-Oh! Who'd a thunk it?

If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.

Sorry I didn't get around to writing a birthday limerick this year - creativity definitely on the wane.

Hope you had a blast!

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Jul 31, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Posted on: Jul 31, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day yesterday Geoff! Sorry, I didn't visit the magic typewriter Sunday at all. It's been a busy year - Lori & I have been dealing with a serious health issue and keeping a low profile.
Today would be bad for outside entertaining. Maybe we'll get over your way this Fall!

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Feb 07, 2017 at 11:05 PM

Posted on: Feb 07, 2017 at 12:19 AM

Birthdays are rude to remind,
The annoying passage of time.
There's no need to worry,
You don't have to hurry,
Have another bottle of wine!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA

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Jan 02, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Posted on: Dec 31, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Let's ring in the new year with cheer,
Eggnog, scotch or cold beer,
Happy New Year to all!
But as I recall,
Didn't we say that last year?

HAPPY NEW YEAR ANYWAY!

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Mar 28, 2015 at 10:23 AM

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Mar 01, 2015 at 1:30 AM

Posted on: Feb 28, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Hey Larry - I remember you well from homeroom. Laban / Lawrence, we were always sitting next to each other, and Linda Lauder wasn't far away, either. Nice to see you checking in, hope to see you at the reunion!

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Feb 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM

Posted on: Feb 28, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Hello Bonnie! Sorry you have to skip another birthday this year. Good deal. Loved the photos of the pups. We adopt adult and senior dogs because they sleep a lot tool I think you and I started out at Roosevelt. It's nice to catch up with old friends!

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Feb 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Happy Birthday Arlene! Hope you are well and surviving the terrible winter. Funny the way time speeds up the older we get. Not, ha-ha funny. Enjoy your special day!