Friday, December 27, 2013

The calm after Christmas

How peaceful it is today.
I don't feel gray.
Many are returning,
While I have been learning.

I am keeping it all,
While other are hardly keeping a doll.
I am able to rest
While other's hair is like a nest.

©2013 Brady Burgener

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Change in Christmas

As the years go by, people are changing how they see Christmas.  They are forgetting how they felt in the past years and what they have done to bring joy to other people's lives.

People are asking for bigger and better gifts.  They are not asking for what they need, but for what they would like to place in the trash in the next year.  All this does is cause our houses or our back yards to be filled with junk that never gets used.

The gifts of the years past are forgotten like last year's resolutions.  Why should we ask for more if we don't use what we got.

All that has happened to how people see Christmas, is proof that we have forgotten the real meaning on Christmas.

©2013 Brady Burgener

Christmas Commercialism

The morning has come and all are awake.  They sit waiting to see what has come.

The time has arrived for the fun to begin. The paper goes flying around the room.  No one can see what another has gotten and no one gives a care.

The battle has ended and all the warriors have left.  I look around to see the battle field.  Paper lies on the floor torn to shreds.  Boxes exploded leaving no evidence of their contents.

©2013 Brady Burgener

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Road Condition

Drifting, drifting as it comes down.  The brilliant glow of white is shown.  Slowly, slowly it comes closer to me.  I watch it as it meets its end in front of me.  It slams into the smooth glass.  It slowly melts until it is gone.  Here we sit, not moving at all able to watch the gentle snow flow.

Why can we not press forward down the path?  We need to get there, where joy and warmth waits.  All that I am able to see it snow and the back of the one in front of me.  The red lights go dim and I see movement so slightly.

All of a sudden a bright light can be seen.  On the road it comes burning up from the road.  It dances back and forth with a fierce devilish glow.  The gentle snow does not have a chance to hide. 

As we move forward another light can be seen, but this one is closer to my lane.  My tires are afraid of the fierce bite of the glow.  Again and again the lights come sooner, ever pushing us.  Finally the last light has come and gone, but now we are no longer on the path we set forth on.

©2013 Brady Burgener

Friday, December 6, 2013

What Is That Smell

What is that smell
It has hit my nose like a bell
Is that you my young individual?
“No” is given without cordial

What is that smell
I don’t believe what you sell
There must be something
That you must be demanding

Won’t it be nice to be keen?
Verse being unclean
The time has passed
To not leave words in the dust

We must take care of what is brewing
Before it starts stewing
I would not want a mess
To clean so I must press

Oh, where has the smell gone?
That did not belong

©2013 Brady Burgener

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Light Post

There you stand
So high and grand
Blocking out starlight
With your light
Giving guidance to those
Who do not oppose
Underneath to follow
Your path so mellow
Until the next band
They cannot withstand

©2013 Brady Burgener

Gentle Kiss

Star light, Star bright
How I wish to hold you tonight
Wish I may, wish I might
To fill your touch tonight
Hugging and kissing
Without missing
Your gentle lip
In our dip

©2013 Brady Burgener

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Creamy Spaghetti Sauce

15 oz Tomato Sauce
10 oz Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/4 cup of milk

Mix ingredients into a sauce pan and cook over a medium heat.  While over heat stir the mixture until sauce has a consistent texture and sauce has reached desired temperature.  This mixture provides enough sauce for 1 pound of cooked noodles.

Cooked meat can be added to the sauce for variety to the sauce.  I personally like my sauce to have a little meet in it.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Closed Door

Sad is the day
What can I say
My dreams have been crushed
I have been brushed
Outside where I want to be
How can I see
Inside the joy
That I could employ
Now that I am outside the door
That I adore

(Inspired by a 2 year old)
©2013 Brady Burgener

Potato Casserole

5 cup -- Sliced potatoes
2 cup -- Mushroom gravy
1/4 cup -- Water
1/4 cup -- Cooked beef (shredded or diced)
1/8 cup -- Chopped onions
1/4 cup -- Shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 400F

In a 9X9 glass pan evenly distribute the sliced potatoes and chopped onions.  Heat up mushroom gravy and mix in water and cooked beef.  Evenly spread gravy over the potatoes. 

Cook in oven for 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and evenly spread cheese over casserole.

Cook in oven an addition 25 minutes or until potatoes are to desired texture.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


3 large eggs
1 tablespoon of shredded cheese
1 tablespoon of chopped green onions
1 tablespoon of chopped green peppers
1 tablespoon of cooked meat
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

Put the vegetable oil in a small pan over a medium heat.  Allow to the pan to warm up.  Place the green onions, green peppers, and cooked meat in the pan until they are cooked to the desired texture or color.

While the above is warming and cooking, beat the eggs in a bowl.  Mix in a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper.

Remove the green onion mixture from the pan and place in a dish (this mixture will be added back in later).  Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan over a medium heat.  Allow the eggs to sit and cook a few seconds to create a small barrier on the bottom of the eggs.  Sprinkle the cheese and green onion mixture over the eggs. 

Allow the eggs to continue to sit and cook until you notice the edges are solid.  When you notice the edges to be solid, use a pancake turner or spatula to fold the eggs approximately in half.  Allow the eggs to cook a few more minutes, then turn over the eggs in the pan.  Continue to cook the eggs until they are solid all the way through.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Minotaurus by LEGO

Box information
  • Number of players : 2-4
  • Ages : 7+
  • Time : 20 -30
If you like to play with LEGOs this might be the game for you.  When you open the box you are greeted with three bags of LEGO parts, one green board, one set of instruction on how to set up the board, and one set of instruction on how to play.  In the instruction of how to play it indicates that once you know how to play the base game, then you can start adding personal rules and change up the board as you would find to be more enjoyable.

A player can be under 7 to play the game, but the game may go more slowly than if played otherwise.  If playing with a child under 7, then they may need additional instruction from an older player throughout the game.  It is not recommended to play around children under 3 years old due to the size of pieces that can cause a choking hazard.

Before you can start your first game you will have to assemble the game board.  This will take you some time based on how well you can assemble the LEGO pieces.  The good news is that you can either completely disassemble the game board or you can leave it in the assembled condition when you are done.  The reason you can leave it assembled when you are done, is that the box it comes in is designed to be able to accommodate an assembled game.

This game is versatile, it can be set up to be played by the youngest player or you can change it up to become a challenging game for the older players.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunless Morning Sky

As I look up into the dark sky, I begin to anticipate what will come with the day.  I look deep into the vast sunless darkness, with the millions of tiny light looking back.  My gaze drifts to the belt of Orion and see many more light dancing about.  The breeze is chilling as time passes.  Then a beam of heavenly light shows up in a blink of an eye and dances across the sky.  As it goes it make many daughter beams that don't last as long.  As fast as it showed up it disappears from before my eye.  Did it make it or did it disintegrate.  I will never know, but at least I was there to see it go by.

©2013 Brady Burgener