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
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"
Volume 7 Issue 1 - “Change a Child” and "Change" (poetry); "I Have Worms" (essay); "Lost Love" (personal
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Volume 10 Issue 4 - "Dust Bowl" and "Unpublished" (poetry)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 & 141
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
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Aging" (poetry/reflection) - page 11; "Free for All" (poetry/seasons) -
page 20; "Mid-Life Change - Part 1" (fiction/whimsy) - page 46; "Mood Swings" (poetry/inspiration) - page 79;
"Dreamers" (poetry/reflection) - page 82;"Mid-Life Change - Part 2" (fiction/whimsy) - page 113; "Gems Aplenty"
(poetry/whimsy) - page 115; "Skyview" (poetry/special places) - page 125