David E Navarro

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"Pondering the path of my feet."

author, poet, essayist, editor, poet-philosopher

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God, nature, astronomy, space exploration, Zen, philosophy, outdoor adventures and exploration, reading, learning, time management, quality of life, gourmet cooking, my wife and family, beer, wine, Scotch Whiskey, Drambuie, Khalua, Thai food (especially curries), Indian curries, culture, our American Heritage, the U.S. Constitution, world and ancient history (especially Celtic and the British Isles, and the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures and empires).


Everything. Too many to list. Might undertake it later. Favorites: Hard modern rock, classic 60s-90s rock n roll, especially the late 60s and 70s bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Yes, Queen, Rush, Supertramp, and The Who to name a few.


Toy Story movies, LOTR movies, Star Trek movies, Matrix movies, other general comedies and adventures. Not a very big movie watcher. Too busy writing and enjoying the movies of my own head.


Never. I have not wasted my time on TV since 2005. Just totally lost interest in it as it did NOTHING for me. I'll occasionally watch a sports competition or movie with my wife, but that's it. I literally have probably watched no more than about 20 hours of TV in the past 10 years.


I live in my own library. I have 2500 physical books and booklets in my personal library. I have another 2000 digital books. I study and research everything I am interested in. Perhaps one day I will catalog my library.


Can't think of anything more heroic than giving oneself to redeem all mankind so that whosoever chooses to believe may receive; and the rest will find out that they also actually get more out of it than they thought.

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About me:

Hello all. I'm David Eric (D.E.) Navarro, an American author, poet, essayist and editor, and a poet-philosopher of the pure land school of haiku. I am also a clinical research medical writer and copy editor as well as a biblical research scholar and teacher. I moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2018 to finally settle down after 40 years of roaming around the globe (I describe myself whimsically as a wandering poet-philosopher). I hold a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (emphasis on arts and humanities) with Purdue University, and I also have degrees in Communications and Theology.

I was born in Newport R.I. in 1962, but my dad moved us to Chicago, Illinois by 1964, and I was raised in the inner city (Southside). At ten years old, my family moved to the woods and wilds of rural Crown Point, Indiana where I was free to enjoy nature, and to roam in fields of swaying grass and wooded copses rich with ponds and swamps. I call Chicago my "childhood home" and Crown Point my "boyhood home". My real formative years were spent in Crown Point.

In 1977 I moved to the suburbs of Munster, Indiana and after a few years went off to college at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to study English and the writing arts.

I left college to enlist in the United States Air Force and served ten years in three conflicts. My first tour of duty was McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington where I married, then with my wife we moved to RAF Alconbury in the United Kingdom for a second tour where I was part of the Air Raid on Tripoli. I completed a degree in Communications and Leadership, then moved to Patrick AFB in Satellite Beach, Florida where I was part of the Invasion of Panama and the First Gulf War.

I separated with an honorable discharge and entered a biblical studies program where I completed a degree in Theology with focus on biblical languages, texts, and translations. I served 35 years in the ministry as a biblical research teacher and minister, and continue to translate biblical texts and write research articles. I returned to school with Purdue University Global and completed a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies graduating summa cum laude. I plan to pursue a master's in arts and humanities and maybe a doctorate later.

In addition to being an author and poet, I've held a number of professional positions locally and with global companies. I've been a certified firefighter, first responder, superintendent of fleet repair and maintenance, CEO/CFO of a credit union, tech writer/editor internal controls at a global bank, NERC CIP corporate security analyst at a global power utility company, and most recently, a medical writer/editor with a clinical research company. I have a strong background in linguistic analysis and technical writing and editing. I have written poems in several languages and helped foreign language poets translate their work into English.

My love of poetry and the writing arts started at age 8. A collection of my poetry was first published in the 1980 Winter Issue of the Purdue Exponent Literary Edition and many of my poems, essays, and articles have been published in various magazines, venues, and journals ever since. I am the Founder of NavWorks Press and the Pure Land School of Haiku, and originator of the online We Write Poetry forums where I teach poetry and haiku and enjoy mentoring new poets and writers. I also did a series of in-person poetry workshops for the public library system in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2007-2010. I am very involved in a number of online poetry and haiku groups and communities on various social media.

Publications: A Tree Frog's Eyes: Haiku, 2020; In the Praise of His Glory, 2020; Archway to Beyond, 2019, Early Childhood Learning, 2019; This Is the Way, 2017; Dropping Ants into Poems, 2016; Dare to Soar, 2013.

Compilations: Sometimes Anyway: Pride in Poetry Volume 2, 2017; Between Life and Language: Pride in Poetry Volume 1, 2009.

Please visit my beautiful Website for a peaceful, soothing experience and to learn more about my work: http://www.de-navarro.com .

Who I'd like to meet:

You, them, everyone. Especially everyone who would like to read the books I wrote.

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Always📼April's profile picture

BUY the ticket, take the ride! Hunter S. Thompson🛬

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Ciao David and thanks a lot for adding me! It's a pleasure to have you among my friends! Greetings from Italy!

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Thank you for the add and for your inspirational words! It is a pleasure to meet you!

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It's so awesome to meet you and thanks for the profile comment. I was going to drop one on your profile, but couldn't find it.

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No worries!

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JUST a little midday knosh for you!🍴🥗🧃

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Very nice, thanks.

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Thanks for linking in with me! Your story is fascinating

Please consider checking out some of the stuff on my page!

How's things with you today?

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Thanks for reading my story. I will check out your stuff when I can. Best regards.

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Hello, David, thanks for the connection. Interesting profile by the way! - is there anything you can't do?! Lol
I'm here because of you - when you sent the link on the FB myspace poets group, I thought I'd check it out. I think it has a way to go before it becomes as refined as the old 'space' that we remember, but I'm grateful to the young guy who duplicated the format.
Anyway, hope you're having an enjoyable weekend! :-)

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So glad to see you here and glad you came.

Yes it has a long way to go, but I'm certainly having fun with it.

Those of us who help get this going will be "pioneers" of sorts.

Here's to SpaceHey being great!

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I declare this the most scholarly profile of Spacehey!

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That brought a big smile to my face. Thanks.

When I was much younger some of my friends jokingly called me professor.........but they still loved me.

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thanks for add

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I'm enjoying SpaceHey.

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THXX 4 4DD1NG M3!!!1! x3

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Best to you.

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Hi Dave! Thanks for adding me. It looks like you have lots of cool interests , and like good music.

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Yes, very true. A lot of wide interests and I love music.

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Can you tell me how you added an emoji to your profile comment??

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I just used an emoji on my tablet's keyboard.

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Try my channel. FunHouseRadio.com

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Was already listening to it.

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Thank you. I hope you are well.

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Very well, thanks. Hope you are too.

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THANKS for adding me.You are totally rad! 🎧

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Thanks for being a friend.

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Hope all is great!

Thanks for the add.

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It might take a little to get back in the swing of things. It's been ten years.

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Yeah. It took me a bit of time to remember. Couldn't recall what the bell icon was. Like what's that thing up at the top of my page?

Pressed it. Oh right, notifications.

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Onward we go.

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