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…

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

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

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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

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

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

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