On Maligning the Poor Pear

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The pear gets a bum rap in Randy’s latest column about the fruit and all of its dire consequences. Read the rest of the story…

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

McGovern

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                MCGOVERN George died today. He was proper. He stood for something. He was passionate; he was compassionate. He was right; he was courageous. He was human. God rest his soul. May his … Continue reading

Today is about professions and promises…

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some time honored, some kept, some broken, some no longer remembered, some regretted new names for old professions, new callings, and new pledges.                             The Miller’s Conundrum … Continue reading

N’awlins Is One Hell of a Place: Picture It and Write

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Picture it and Write from ermiliablog@wordpress Write a paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. Or, it can be a poem Anyone who wants to join in is welcome. the picture prompt for this week is below:       … Continue reading

“Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon?

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                “Legitimate Rape” – Too Soon? I was reading one more piece about Congressman Todd Akin’s genius statement about legitimate rape causing the female reproductive system to shut down so that women don’t … Continue reading

Lost Inside of Rembrandt’s Poem: Self-Portrait with Two Circles (1660) – Reason 2 Rhyme “Tribute”

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kbnelson’s Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt – “Tribute” Ms. Nelson’s prompt for this week is: write a poem to or about someone you admire. You don’t have to personally know them to pay tribute to them. Write a poem honoring one of … Continue reading

Covenant: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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From Julia’s Place:  What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture.  You have a limited number of words to write a creative piece. This week’s prompt is: (see … Continue reading

Manifesto

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Sometimes people hold political convictions that are more harmful to themselves than beneficial. Let me offer some examples. Some people say that Obamacare is wrong. It’s socialism. Yet I hurt for them when I hear them tell me that they … Continue reading

Finance Executives: Tax Us Before We Kill Again!

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This is a great article that appeared today in the Huffington Post. And this is a great way of painlessly raising revenue in this country. And a great way to minimize financials from playing the market with our money (because … Continue reading

The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness

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The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness Michigan Monologues Why not put a little fun In your life, Fly to Michigan Visit their House, Form your fingers In the shape of a V – Where they might think it’s for Victory … Continue reading

When I am not writing, I am thinking;

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and when I‘m not thinking, I start thinking about writing, otherwise I am writing. I do shower, shave, and eat, as well as all those other little things that you do too. I usually, like some of you, carry paper … Continue reading

Bleeding Cash Conservatives

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Peter S. Goodman, Business Editor of The Huffington Post, writes about Bleeding Cash Conservatives as opposed to the old Bleeding Heart Liberals. Please take a moment and read his “Bleeding Cash Conservatives Wasting Money To Punish Vulnerable Americans”” by clicking … Continue reading

A Few Words About the Necrophiliac:

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This post is rated “X” It contains strong and vulgar language. It is not a typical Writers Village Post. If profanity offends you, then please by-all-means skip today’s entry. I am writing as much as I can here so no … Continue reading

Face Off With Facebook’s Eduardo Saverin

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Eduardo Saverin was born in São Paulo, Brazil. His father became wealthy, Eduardo became a potential kidnap victim, and the family moved to Miami – to be safe and secure in the arms of America. Eduardo attended high school,  went on to Harvard, … Continue reading

The Ivy League Baseball Team? Oh Boy….

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Okay. It’s time for a little change up (pun intended)  in the writing here. Let’s do some soft ball for a moment… My son and I were sitting at the kitchen table, discussing his favorite subject, baseball, and we got … Continue reading

Some poems are well over my head…

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Too difficult. Though I don’t like admitting it. I research words and phrases. Sometimes they are way too personal. I read them again seeking small parts to take away and smell, or hold up to light, maybe try to taste … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget…

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Read about Gambino – and then write about your school teacher experiences. The Stage Struck English Teacher        by Randy Mazie Mr. Gambino was our pock-marked 8th grade frustrated … Continue reading

Ramble in the Fields….

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guys just got to have fun…Cyndi. kick off your Sunday shoes; please pull me off a my knees; get back before we crack; lose your blues…       Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford Let’s have some fun and ramble…. ********************************************************************************* I’m just sitting … Continue reading

May 8, 1924… Dad

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Today would have been my dad’s 88th birthday. He died a few months ago. From Alzheimer’s. Some of you might think it just old age – it was not. It was the slow thieving by a disease from a man … Continue reading

Planes… so many types of planes.

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Flying planes. Straight planes. Carpenter’s planes. Three dimensional planes. Spiritual planes. http://kvennarad.wordpress.com/ poemed about a flying machine; I went spiritual in response. Go where you will with yours….  Spiritual Planes …by Randy Mazie white-winged, nailed into cross-puffed grey clouds, proudly-humbled-looking-down-calling … Continue reading