Transanimalism: Friday Freeformeers

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Look it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s superman! No, it’s all three – It’s a birplaman! Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s: humor   My dear friend … Continue reading

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.

Word Beaters

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In the beginning there was the light, then the word, then the debate over which came first: the light or the word, because you couldn’t have known there was light in the beginning unless there was the word to write … Continue reading

Voting is Really About My Father

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                                The first time I voted was 1968. I had just started college, the Vietnam War loomed large, flower power was blossoming, and the world … Continue reading

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

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher’s Illness

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Teaches Human Sexuality

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … Continue reading

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices: Friday Fictioneers, Part 2

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.   I couldn’t resist this second turn … Continue reading

Poli Sci: Friday Fictioneers, Part 1

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Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it.  Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.     This is this week’s picture … Continue reading

Cross the Line or Else: 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: … Continue reading

People Got to Live…

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Somewhere…but where? God’s paradise, and the rest of us. God’s creatures: human and animal. God’s plan: capitalism or cooperation. Conservation or construction. People got to live… “Sammy, Sammy, Sammy. It’s not a sin.” “Jerry, it’s wrong.” “What’s so wrong?” “It … 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

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget… (Part 3)

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Mr. Gambino was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher, please click here to catch … Continue reading

Piano Slam 4

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Piano Slam 4 was an entirely novel and wonderful event showcasing middle and high school poets performing their own poetry in conjunction with professional dancers, a poetess/performer, pianists, and a DJ. You can read about Piano Slam by clicking this link. … Continue reading

More Billy Collins

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We’re back again with more Billy Collins! If you missed our first blog – we reprinted his Introduction to Poetry on  May 12. Inspired by him so much, we are moved to post him again. This time with him reading … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Rides Again

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 For those of you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher  please click this link The Stage Struck English Teacher  to catch up with Mr. Gambino, our 8th grade frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. … 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