Memoir: I won and I Lost … Or How More Is Less

My family in 1958 (I'm 2nd to left, middle row) (NOTE: Not Hurricane High School: But this photo is the best depiction I could find of how I recall Hurricane High back when I attended 6th-8th grades there, between 1957--1960.) A Memoir Story by Beulah Stephany Spencer-LeBaron It was the 1959–1960 school year in small-town…

Media on My Extended Family, Friends, and Fundamentalist Mormon Cults

Media on My Extended Family, Friends, and Fundamentalist Mormon Cults   This is a movie done some years ago about my infamous Uncle Ervil LeBaron, my mother's brother. He is now known as "Evil Ervil," and "The Mormon Manson." I knew, respected, and loved him before he went off the deep end with his sociopathy and…

Poem: Comical Comedians, Madigan and Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan Madigan and Gaffigan   By Stephany Spencer-LeBaron What a brilliant comedian is Jim Gaffigan He makes me laugh then laugh again His moniker is “Mr. Universe"He's earned this title in action and verseHe's a regular dynamo running in reverse! Most stand-up comics lewdly gesture and curseTheir work is loaded with smut and worse Trying to…

“Painted Spring:” Take-off from Spanish Traditional Song “De Colores”

A Lesson Too Late In The Learning: Write It or Regret It Recently, at the California Writers Club, a fellow poet and guest speaker, Deborah Edler Brown, advised: "At the moment of inspiration, record it. Don't wait! For it's like babies lost you can never retrieve if you don't record your inspiration when it comes."…

Bio Ballad in Verse, for Better or Worse

             Circa 1958: 11 of my parents' ultimately 14 children(I'm age 12, middle row, 2nd to left) Bio Ballad in Verse for Better or Worseby Stephany Spencer-LeBaronI was born some time agoAway out in the sticksIn Mexico’s Rocky Mountain RangeIn 1946Was raised in a Mormon cultWhere self-righteous hicksThought it sinfulWith…