S.F. Tomajczyk

American Author and Poet

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Iceberg Alley: Back To The Titanic!

April 8, 2012

Tags: Bio, Iceberg, Ice Patrol, Newfoundland, Titanic

Crew members prepare to drop a wreath on the RMS Titanic's resting spot. © SF Tomajczyk
By April 1998 James Cameron’s epic, adventure-romance movie, Titanic, was a phenomenal hit, receiving 14 Academy Award nominations. Theaters across the nation had long lines of people at every showing anxious to see the film for the second or third time, tissues in hand. Everyone it seemed had an interest in the ship’s tragic tale, including People Magazine. After discussing an article idea I had with the editors, I soon found myself zipping into my parka and going on assignment to visit “Iceberg Alley” with the International Ice Patrol and search for rogue icebergs threatening ships at sea. (more…)

National Poetry Month: A Rhyme Every Time

April 1, 2012

Tags: Bio, Poetry, Sex, Strawberries

Autumn 1977 brought dancing, prancing leaves into my life. It was my senior year in high school and I was seated in Mrs. Tankard’s humanities class, which had the reputation of being the most difficult course offered at Chantilly High School. Twice now she had attempted to remove me on the grounds I was not cut out for the academic rigors of the class. And twice my Aries stubbornness kept me glued to my seat, in spite of the nightmares I was having about Sartre, Camus and Shakespeare. (more…)