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The Gun Sense Chronicles

bullets on Ben Franklin currency

The country was speechless after Sandy Hook. It took America’s breath away. It was like Americans got a gut punch we thought would never happen. After months of no government action, in September 2013, I wrote the blog post below. I thought it would be the first and only piece I would write about gun violence. I was wrong.

Morning Moon-Light

Morning Moon

Moon

In the early dawn hours,
As I looked to the sky
I saw the moon through the trees
Whispering good-bye.

Medicare for All — An Earned Entitlement

helping hand

Politicians would have you believe that Medicare is a free health benefit the government gives to Senior Citizens and that Medicare-for-all will be a drain on the country's finances. — Not True

Kickapoo Creek

dry creek bed in the forest

Kickapoo Creek is bare as bone.
Its bed has cracked.
Its springs have sprung …

When Your Pet Makes Them Sick

pet-hairy broom

If you have an allergy and I have a dog, who has the right of way in the space we both want to occupy?

Summer Heat

hot summer road

Heat bubbles to the surface,
Heaving asphalt
full and rounded
like her breast …

Beware of the Sign

Beware of the Dog Sign

You certainly are allowed to post any sign you desire on your own property. However, apologies don't apply when you post a Beware of the Dog sign. In fact, such a sign admits to the world that your dog may be dangerous.

Choice

Choice

Who wouldn’t be pro-life? But, pro-life is a misleading term because the ideology behind it isn’t pro-life at all. The anti-choice legislators of Georgia, Alabama, and 26 other states would like you to believe their actions are part of the pro-life movement . These laws are not pro anything. Their objective is to set women back half a century by overturning the hard-fought and finally won rights recognized by Roe v. Wade.

Did You See the Cloud?

rainbow

Did you see the cloud, love?
One, big cottony sail
Lying so still against an azure sea
Moving now, gently on summer's sweet sigh

Dad's Slippers

elderly man by what's next sign

We all have momentary lapses in memory. We laugh and call them “Senior Moments” and sometimes, that’s all they are. But, for some of us, they are the beginning of Alzheimer’s and there is no way to determine which is which or what's next.