A Peaceful Place

Each of us needs to find that peaceful place in our lives. A place where the outside world doesn't dare penetrate. Somewhere we can recharge our batteries. For me, I love my wife, nature and Autumn in particular ( depending on the situation, not necessarily in that order). I love that time of year when I …

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Mike and Henry

Mikey and 'River Rat' had been friends since 3rd grade. From grade school through high school they had shared everything. You hardly ever saw one without the other being too far away. But after graduation, Mikey went off to college while 'River Rat' moved on to do life’s little things just to try to keep from starving. 'River Rat' didn't dig the college …

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Real Life Friday – This Blog is not an Autobiography

I’m asked quite often if the stories and poems I write are really all about me. I have to honestly answer, that most of the posts on this site are pure fiction. Although, most of the time, it’s a pretty thin line that separates fiction from reality. I mean, let’s face it, writers by nature …

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Aunt Sadie’s Ponderings

  I understand that back in the 50’s when I was but a child, all we had to worry about in school was “Run Jane run.” and did 1+1=2.  By the time we'd finished school, most of us had already been working for a couple years and credit cards were practically non-existent. So we had to take …

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100 Word Wednesday – Damn War

Damn war It was February 23rd, 1967 when the men in their pressed uniforms with shiny metals and polished shoes knocked on his front door. That’s was when his mother locked herself into her room and cried until she finally gave in and kissed the .22 caliber God; leaving him to fend for himself against …

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My monthly Recap April, 2019

I apologize for being a little late for this post but it has been unbelievably stressful these last few weeks.  I swear that I just looked out the window to see April 30th looking back at me and now, just a few days later, it’s already May 15th Let me start off by saying that I …

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Weekly Fortune Cookie

"But Wait, if you order it now, we’ll send you a second one free.” “Act now for this limited time offer.” “Let me talk to my manager and see if I can do a little better.” There are so many so-called opportunities that bombard us every day that we have an entire industry built around …

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Alcoholism

My daughter-in-law posed a hypothetical question on Facebook the other day. “If there was a surgery to help someone fight alcoholism and have a long term success by 80% compared to AA alone…would you support it. I have to admit, like many of the comments I was at first very negative. Some valid points were …

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Dear Americans

“The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a …

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