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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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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Free Form Friday – My weekly rant about things that no one else gives a shit about

They Sold Your Soul There is a place that exists Between Hell and Heaven And we’re doing a tightrope balancing act On the center rail of humanity America I pledge allegiance but I can't tell anymore which country you are I’ve asked the questions  but never get a straight answer There are times when I can feel the …

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Your Daily Fortune Cookie 2/1/2019

“Things will come to those who wait” Unfortunately, it will only be the leftovers from those who hustled. You know all the clichés. The early bird gets the worm; first to table gets the hottest food or first come first served. My personal favorite, #1 is always the winner and #2 is just another loser. …

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Free Form Friday – My weekly rant about things that no one else gives a hoot about

Retail Me Not I saw a post the other day, more than likely as I was trolling Facebook, about a retail chain filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing the local store. Their comment said that it was closing because their prices were too high. So being the busy body that I am …

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The 9 Worst Charities(if you can call them that) Competing for Your Penny.

Last week, we talked about the best charities to get the biggest bang for your buck https://wordpress.com/post/thebackyardpoet.com/1237 so let’s flip that rock over and find out what kind of bugs are hiding under it. Today, we take a look at the 9 worst charities, if you can call them that, competing for your pennies. Every …

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The Top 9 Best Rated Charities – to get the best bang for your pennies.

We all know that I work in retail and all throughout the holidays, from sunrise to the wee hours of the night, I was bombarded by the ringing bell and gleaming red kettle. I must have heard this comment a thousand times, “Don’t throw your change in the bucket. It only goes to line some …

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