Saturday’s Short Story – Another cup of coffee…

William is only in his mid-thirties but already has a receding hairline and a thin spot on the back of his head that shines in the sunlight. He’s more than a few pounds overweight and can barely walk down the block without stopping to catch his breath. Every workday at noon, for the past month, …

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Real Life Fridays — 1963, defining my place in the world…

“I have a dream” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Ich bin ein Berliner” – John Kennedy “The answer is blowing in the wind” – Peter, Paul and Mary “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” – George Wallace “They have killed my husband. I have his brains in my hand” – Jacqueline Kennedy “You don't catch …

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Aunt Sadie – “You can’t fix others til you’ve fixed yourself”

Now I ain’t talking bout fixin yourself healthy. Although if you’re 100 pounds over where your weight ought to be, maybe you shouldn’t be telling people what foods they should be eating. No, I’m talking of how we show are kids what’s right and what’s wrong. We tell em they should be saving their money …

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100 Word Wednesday — Quality vs quantity…

The young boy was impatiently running ahead. Lagging behind him, the elderly couple held hands and constantly stopped to take in the sites. They would read the signs and take pictures and discuss what they each were seeing. Growing frustrated, the boy eventually stopped and turned to them and said, “We need to go faster …

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Poetry Tuesday — What decade is it anyway…

It seems we have traveled a very long way Just to end up where we started from Still taking most from all And giving it all to some The incompetent march and all cry foul They say that soon their time will come   But let me tell you a tale of a long time …

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Weekly Fortune Cookie – The sun will come out tomorrow.

When the future seems to hold no hope and it feels like the world is conspiring against you, remember the old cliché that when one door closes another one will open. So when hardship hits, don't waste your energy on things that you can't control. Be patient and concentrate on what you can change. Without …

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Childproof caps…safety or just an old man’s nightmare.

So here’s the thing guys. Everybody knows by now that I’m an old geezer. I don’t try to hide it, in fact I use it to my advantage the best I can. But, I also have arthritis in my hands pretty bad along with several other afflictions that we won’t go into today. So I …

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Saturday Short Stories — Jason…

Janice has withdrawn into herself again. She’s setting there on our yard sale couch staring into a TV that isn’t even on. With the old quilt, that our grandmother made, wrapped tight around her; though it’s eighty degrees in our trailer. Her face is sunken and her skin hangs lose from fragile bones. Like all …

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Real Life Friday – Let’s name him Jerry…

A whisper into my mother’s ear by my fifteen year old brother Lawrence ‘Dean’ and she proclaimed me Jerry Wayne Brotherton. Old English in origin; a diminutive form of Gerald (The Ruling Spear). In 1941, 1.3 percent of the population held the prestigious name. But for some reason, with World War II came the nickname …

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“You ain’t never gonna get it lest you ask for it.” — Aunt Sadie’s Ponderings

So you ain’t never going to get that raise or promotion at work, new shotgun or even a kiss from ole aunt Sadie unless you ask for it first. People ain't mind readers so you got to let them know. But just make sure that what you’re asking for is what you really want. Most …

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