Empty (I’m Not in the Picture): Five Sentence Fiction

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Some of us are not aware of our surroundings – until there are no more surroundings…

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Many people know the prose poem entitled Desiderata – which means “desired things” in Latin. But if you don’t, please take a moment to read it through.

If by Rudyard Kipling

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Although a little preach-y, maybe even a little Polly-anish, and certainly something way out of my reach, I get consolation, hope, and inspiration from these words… It may be that someone else may benefit today from them, too.

Meanwhile, On Some Distant Marble, Playing Pool with the Universe

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If you haven’t started following, or at least reading, Whimsygizmo’s poetry, please try clicking here. I find myself inspired to write my own poems spinning out from her works.

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

It was the worst of times: Life’s Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways. Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom … Continue reading

If Subtlety was Worth its Weight in Gold (An Unsubtle Sonnet)

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Subtlety… that great finesse, the art of understatement, where less is more, and compassion is sensed but not felt.                                 If Subtlety was Worth its … 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

“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

Who will be the voice of the voiceless?

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Come…. tell us. Speak to us. Whisper words that will give us hope. We long for encouragement – and housing and food and education and shoes and medicine and glasses and jobs…. Who will be the voice of the voiceless? … 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

La Cage aux Virus

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La Cage aux Virus Hillary said, “There are warning signs (of)… Biological terror… A call to arms… Brothers with degrees In microbiology or chemistry To develop WMD’s While we were sleeping There was a call to arms. And though we … Continue reading

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding. (Part 2)

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We recently posted about writing 6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding?.   Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. was cited as an example. We offered a few more. Today we post a few more … 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

I Hate Being Wrong… I Am Sorry, Bettina Levy.

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I have been wrong many times in my life. I hate being wrong because I hate admitting being wrong. It is one of several faults of mine (well, one of numerous faults depending on who you are talking to and … 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

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding.

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In David Jacobsen’s web site: http://jacobsenwriting.com/ you will read the following: My friend Ross has a post up about very short stories… based on Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. There’s a lot packed into that, right? …today’s … 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

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