About rolandlytle


I'm retired. I served my country until they made me go home. I was an Associate Professor and tried to teach young people not only about their subject, but about life as a whole. I have the most marvelous wife in the world, Liz (LizLytle) here on Stories Space. We have been together through the good times and the bad times for more than 39 wonderful years. I have two sons that anyone would be proud of, two daughter-in-laws that are really just my daughters, and 5 bright stars for all of our futures, my grand children. (two girls and three boys) I hereby declare myself one of the luckiest men ever born!

Roland Lytle
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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
Local Time:
22 Jan 2021 06:32
People. In the long run that is all that matters. I'm looking for any proof that this is not a dream.
Favorite Books:
Favorite Authors:
Liz Lytle and Rebs
Favorite Movies:
Being There, A Man From Earth, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Buckaroo Banzai, Serenity (and especially Firefly the TV series), Wizards, In the Loop, Perfect Pitch (loved the music and the cup song)
Favourite TV Shows:
The Daily Show was. Sure miss my guy, Jon Stewart. SNL especially the SNL News.
Favorite Music:
Peter, Paul & Mary, Iron Maiden, Simon & Garfunkel, Dead Kennedys, Satchmo


Date Joined:
14 Jan 2013
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Topic: Give something to the person above you
Posted: 17 Jan 2021 03:32

Applause! I just read your poem.

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 16 Jan 2021 12:53


or perhaps my answer should be


Topic: This or That
Posted: 15 Jan 2021 15:34

E-book, it is easier to look up words I do not know.

Two average days or One good day and one bad day?

Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Posted: 04 Jan 2019 12:29

reading myth adventure books. they are very funny.

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 04 Jul 2017 21:35


Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 04 Jul 2017 21:25

(whistling slyly while toking a big blunt) Hey dude, take a little hit.

Topic: Change One Letter
Posted: 04 Jul 2017 21:22

Party --> Tardy

Topic: Black and White Photos
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Topic: Updating badges to reflect reality
Posted: 01 Jul 2017 21:47

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The Blue Hunter - It Begins (part 1)

The full moon was not high enough to illuminate the narrow back street lane of the town of Bliss. The unkempt condition of the boarded sidewalk was an indication of the populace. There are few good reasons for people to tread into rough portions of the town. A door opened, allowing a small slice of dim light to cut through the dark. The light was momentarily blocked by the body of a...

Added 26 Jan 2016 | Category Fantasy | Votes 19 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,306 | 9 Comments

Our Story

As I sit and ponder my life, there are still times of real clarity. I have lived a lot. Thoughts come to me that I want to put down. Maybe I can look back on them or my family, especially my grandchildren, can read them, so they may have a better idea of who I was before I was sick. I will try to keep it short and try not to be preachy. So here I go. * * * * * * * * When we first...

Added 06 May 2015 | Category Musings | Votes 26 | Avg Score 5 | Views 2,416 | 13 Comments

Beverly on the Bayou

The small town of Timothy was quite different than Beverly Arceneaux expected. On her way down from Baton Rouge, the Acadian communities were dirty and absent of business or population. In Timothy, by contrast, the main street was active and tidy. The small town hall had a landscaped front lawn and down the road was a nice family park. There was even a new diner that had apparently opened...

Added 05 May 2015 | Category Drama | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,233 | 9 Comments

Dog's Bollocks

I learned recently about what may be the earliest emoticon. It was interesting as I researched the information. I learned about history, typography, and how humans have changed their attitudes. It is all about an archaic typographical mark consisting of a colon followed by an en dash or em dash. It appears like this : – or : — and is referred to as ‘dog’s bollocks’ because of its resemblance...

Added 26 Feb 2015 | Category Musings | Votes 24 | Avg Score 5 | Views 3,306 | 10 Comments

Encounter in the Deep Black - part three

Capt. April knew, with this disturbing news, he needed to rethink his original plan. There was no chance of outrunning the enemy and he had to consider them hostile. The consequences of doing otherwise and being caught off-guard could be catastrophic for both the EAS Stalwart and the Alliance. The Captain would do anything necessary to ensure the safety of his crew and ship, but he...

Added 15 Feb 2015 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 17 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,402 | 7 Comments

It Snowed and Love Grew

The snow fell and drifted covering everything Layers of a glistening milky white delight Watching nature's winter wonderland of snow Sitting quietly in awe of its unimaginable beauty With you by my side as we snuggled up tight The beauty outside could not compare with you I held your hand and let the warmth sooth me I ran two fingers across your angelic face The feel of your skin on mine...

Added 02 Feb 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 22 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,680 | 12 Comments

Recommended Read My Life

I love my wondrous life of joy, bliss and happiness  My many incredible adventures traveling the world  Meeting people of undeniable spirit, strength and charm  Witnessing the awe inspiring beauty of the natural world  I love my life, I can do nothing less I regret my prolonged life of misery and countless sorrows  My missed opportunities because fear and doubt ruled me  Disappointing...

Added 12 Jan 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 31 | Avg Score 5 | Views 2,086 | 12 Comments

Unwanted Gift

The Christmas present ticked me off! After twenty years of friendship, he knew how I felt about presents and Christmas. The wondrous ideal of love, family and religious worship, that Christmas is, was disappearing; being bastardized by the rapacious celebrations of today’s materialistic society. I abhor that loss of spirituality and introspection. How could he do this? But remembering...

Added 18 Dec 2014 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 28 | Avg Score 4.54 | Views 1,623 | 13 Comments

Encounter in the Deep Black - part two

The strange contact was a mystery. It had energized the bridge crew, in a way rarely seen. They were keen to find the answers to this unexpected puzzle. There adrenaline was pumping, but they had been cautioned during training about this sort of adventurous occasion. While the bridge crew awaited the XO’s arrival, PO Goddard continued to review and analyze the signal. It was incredibly weak....

Added 21 Oct 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 17 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 2,499 | 6 Comments

An Encounter in the Deep Black

Space is a vast infinite emptiness. The distances involved in travel between the stars are truly incomprehensible. The nearest star to our sun is Proxima Centauri. It is a red dwarf about 4.24 light-years from the sun. That is approximately twenty-five trillion miles (25,000,000,000,000) away. Twenty-five trillion is an enormous number; it is so immense most can’t grasp the sheer value of such...

Added 12 Oct 2014 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 20 | Avg Score 4.94 | Views 2,202 | 14 Comments

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