Gus Daum
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."

Retired from many, many years as an Industrial Engineer and Accountant, Gus wants to
forget technical writing and contracts to try "fun stuff." Recently joined a creative writing group
at OLLI, and is having fun.
(Spring 2010)

I’m venturing into my active tenth decade. I’ve been writing for many years in the business
field but now, upon retirement, I am into “fun” writing – including poetry and short fiction.
Presently I am a proud Oregonian for the past 45 years. I was born on a Kansas farm before
the Great Depression, saw the Pacific Ocean courtesy of the US Navy in World War II,
attended two Kansas universities and have continuing interest in all their athletics, particularly
Kansas University where I played basketball in the late mid-forties. Creaking joints have
retired me to bicycles and auto’s. I was happily married for sixty-seven years until my spouse’
s death a year ago. I am blessed with three children – all amazing and all supportive.
Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology)

Website address:  none available

Index of Groundwaters contributions:

Volume 6 Issue 3 - “The Old Guy" (fiction)
Volume 6 Issue 4 - “Happy Birthday" and "Small Town News" (essay); "My Creation" and
"Growth Patterns" (poetry)
Volume 7 Issue 1 - “Change a Child” and "Change" (poetry); "I Have Worms" (essay); "Lost
Love" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 7 Issue 2 - “Perception" (poetry); "Value Engineering" (fiction)
Volume 7 Issue 3 - "The Party Line" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 7 Issue 4 - "Campers" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 1 - "The Card Game" (fiction); "Seasons" (poetry)
Volume 8 Issue 2
- "Aunt Elvie" (fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 3 - "Balance," "Ballerina on a Beam" and "May - December" (poetry); "The
Salon" (fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 4 - "Paper Clips" (writing exercise)
Volume 9 Issue 1 - "Marriage Encounter" (poetry); "Redneck Christmas Letter" and "The
Nightmare: A Writing Exercise" (fiction)
Volume 9 Issue 2 - "Town Tragedy" (poetry)
Volume 9 Issue 3 - "Untitled" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 1 - "Freedom" and "Consciousness"(poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Beauty" and "Faded Memories" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 4 - "Dust Bowl" and "Unpublished" (poetry)
Volume 11 Issue 1 - "Magic" (poetry)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology - "The Music" and August 11th (poetry) - page 140 &
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "Perception" (poetry/reflection) - page 11;
"Summertime" (poetry/season) - page 14; "The Empty Page" (poetry/reflection) - page 22;
"Hunger Pangs" (poetry/reflection) - page 37; "Turning Back" (poetry/reflection- page 78