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Staying High

flying bald eagle

Whatever demagogues would have us believe about our country, we can be proud of each other until the time our government works not to make America great again, but one that recognizes and builds on the greatness we have achieved throughout our history and works to uphold the principles We the People believe in.

Be Careful …

Wishing woman
Photo credit: Stefan Keller

Be careful what you wish for
For it could soon be yours
And once you have it in your hand
You may not want it anymore.

Adoption Jitters

Shelter Dog
Photo Caption: Arcaion

For many dogs, the animal shelter is the only place they have found a measure of acceptance, comfort, and stability. The car ride that will be such fun later was a worrisome thing today as you drove away from the place he felt safe. He has no idea what's in store for him next.

The Holy Grail of Writing

The Holy Grail of Writing

What's your favorite novel writing application? After decades of writing, and several misfires, I have finally found mine. In fact, these days I have an arsenal of writing aids, but one in particular is special for creative work.

Do Rain on Trump's Parade

Veteran's flag

Photo Credit: Nosheep

Every year on Veterans Day thousands of Americans gather to pay tribute to their local veterans, past and present. In our small town, I remember the solemn cadence of a single drum that led us to the local cemetary where we honored our fallen.

Open Letter to Facebook (or it could be)

eye on facebook

photo credit: Geralt

Facebook has promoted itself as a place where I can meet and keep in touch with friends, both near and far away. There are some things they could do to make it easier.

How Fresh 'Tis After Morning Rain

swans flying
photo credit: hansbenn

How fresh ‘tis after morning rain!
Re-creation of new day.
The storm has passed and washed the stain
Of yesterday away.

The Snowflake Method:
Turning Mountains to Molehills

snowflake panorama
photo credit:Geralt

"Oh no! Not snow. It's spring!"
"Hold on. This isn't about bad weather It's about good writing!"

Indoor Dryer Vents

Frosty Clothespins

On a day like yesterday, I am thankful for my electric dryer. While doing my laundry yesterday, I wondered if you knew about the indoor dryer vent.

Big Brother Is Talking

foot crushing civilization
Photo Credit: Stefan Keller

Today our airwaves are being assaulted by the drone of newspeak. Big Brother was only the bogeyman in the closet until the Trump administration came into power. They have pushed him out and he walks among us.

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