Monthly Archives: March 2019

Sprinter is Here!

‘Round now we’re all pining to revel in spring But seasonal timing’s no guaranteed thing Transitional days like these are un-scenic Thermometers glaze and turn schizophreenic So stop being moody and “so over winter” Put on your hoodie and celebrate … Continue reading

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The Pathway

Originally posted on A Sliver of Life:
Shed the smug snobbish shroud, forsake flawed pretext of proud, hold a humble harmonious heart, a courteous compassionate new start, learn from mother she forgives deceit, casting emeralds in paths of concrete! –…

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“They” is Us!

The scandal du jour in my country surrounds a passel of privileged folks, two of whom are TV stars, bribing corrupt college officials to admit their privileged children to famous universities—kids who would never otherwise have been accepted. String ‘em … Continue reading

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Engaged!

Engaged  [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected.  E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.” My wife and I got engaged 34 years ago today. … Continue reading

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Forgiveness + Love = Freedom

I played a leprechaun in a high school musical, and forthwith adopted the leprechaun’s moniker, Og, as my nickname. But only last week did I learn via DNA testing than I am actually more Irish than anything else (39% to … Continue reading

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Freedom Awaits

Even if I’d never been a father, this picture would touch me. But because I have, it touches me even more deeply. It pierces my heart and salves it all at once. Why? Because even as I write this a … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Creating Dynamic Sentences

BAH-da-da-DAHHhhh! BAH-da-da-DAHHHhhhh! BAH-da-da-DAHHHhhhh, BAH-da-da-DAHHHhhhh, BAH-da-da-DAHHHhhhh! Even if you’re not a classical music fan, you know the iconic opening from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Ludwig van Beethoven is the ultimate pin-up boy for one of the most important of all creative techniques: … Continue reading

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