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About lenxbob

I was born in 1946 - the first year of the Baby Boomers. For most of my life, I lived in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts - Pittsfield, Richmond and Lenox. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1968 with a BS in Mathematics. From 1968-1970, I did a two-year stint in the Peace Corps in the Philippines teaching high school modern mathematics. I later taught for eleven years and then became a computer programmer/analyst and eventually an MIS Director. I currently winter in Florida and summer in upstate NY - with my 37-year-old African Gray Parrot, Little Pete. I enjoy playing piano and guitar as well as painting watercolors. I started writing poetry when I was in my early teens. It has always brought me joy to express my emotions in writing. My poems tend to be quite straightforward. You won't need a dictionary or an encyclopedia to comprehend them. I like my poems to flow easily, and have the reader flow with my thoughts.


The first thing I do when writing a new story is to create a favorites folder in my web browser. This is one of the main places I store things for future reference. Other than what I already know from … Continue reading

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For hardware, I use a Windows 8.1 laptop, an iPad and a Kindle Paperwhite. My Windows software includes Scrivener, Word 2013, MS Paint and Gimp. On the iPad, I like Apple’s Pages, but I use it rarely. I would love … Continue reading

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Interest Level – 4 Years and Up – Reading Level – 4th Grade and Up Paperback from CreateSpace: Paperback or eBook from Amazon: Paperback from Barnes&Noble: Gather around for some terrific family fun with letters and words. … Continue reading

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Hey Joe – Featured on Indies Unlimited

My 4.8 star rated memoirs “Hey Joe” is currently the Featured Book on Indies Unlimited Availsble at #Kindle #99Cents

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The Treasures of Li Quan

The Legends Series #1 – A short story Twelve-year-old Thomas Linton lives with his parents, Charlie and Mary, in their seaside home in Ogunquit, Maine. Tom fell victim to the polio epidemic of 1949. He wears a brace on his … Continue reading

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New Novel: Mountain Rose

Available for Kindle eReaders and the Kindle App. ‘Mountain Rose’ – A SciFi Detective Novel The year is 2111. Enrique Vargas knows exactly who he wants to help him overhaul ISEC, the International Space Enforcement Consortium, which has regulatory … Continue reading

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Review of Hey Joe on a returned volunteer Peace Corps website

You can read the review of my Peace Corps memoirs here.

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Interviewed by Nick Wale

Life Experiences on Paper: Author Robert Nicholas Talks to Nick Wale Click here to ready the whole interview:

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ACROSTICS Do you like puzzles? Try Acrostics. An acrostic poem has a word or words running down the length of the page – one per line. The lines of the poem start with, or cross over those letters. Acrostics can … Continue reading

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List of my books currently available

All are available as eBooks and some as paperbacks as well. NOVELS Mountain Rose THE LEGENDS SERIES (Short Stories) The Treasures of Li Quan Dreamcatcher Encounter at Fox Creek MEMOIRS “Hey Joe” – Poems and Stories … Continue reading

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