PONDERINGS is a compilation of the thoughts, poems, one-liners, beginnings, and endings that encompass several significant chapters in the life of Dennis Mason. These writings were discovered, yellowed and faded in several cabinets, folders, envelopes, and tucked away in various books throughout the home he and his wife Lavanda share. In an effort to preserve his most precious and intimate thoughts, these writings were collected off of napkins, sheets of notebook paper, the backs of envelopes, cards, and scrap peices of paper. Several of the poems are unfinished, which is denoted by the symbol **. In compiling Dennis' thoughts into this book, every effort was made to stay true to the original writings. Therefore, only some poems are dated, as they were on the original papers, and every random word, every revision, random calculation, and incomplete thought has been meticulously added, just as it appears on Dennis' original writings. All of this is done in an effort to preserve the thought process and give the reader un-retouched insight into the mind of Dennis Mason.