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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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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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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100 Word Wednesday – March

March – Named for the God of War but Loki is your nature. Each year you bring the prospect of spring yet your deceit hides that promise under your cloak of white. I should know better, but you understand how much I need to believe your promises. Beware the ‘Ides of March’; Julius did not …

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Weekly Fortune Cookie – He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at…

  A long time ago, I used to take myself very seriously. Until I understood that if I worried about what other people thought of me I never got anything done. If you can laugh at yourself, then others are laughing with you. If you take yourself too serious then you might find that everyone …

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Saturday Short Stories – Connie and Robert

Connie is a cheerleader. With her bright, white teeth, smile and bouncing tits. Her short skirt legs running long and lean through indecent thoughts. Those bright Friday night lights are her stage. She uses the crisp November air as her makeup. Robert envies the night breeze for the chance to caress her skin and send …

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Aunt Sadie’s Ponderings — 5/23/2019

Now I can tell you, I’ve never been that person that could take a hint. I usually say what I feel and I expect others to do the same. If I have friends over for BBQ or what not, when it’s time to go home I’ll tell ‘em, “Hey guys, old aunt Sadie needs her …

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