WE THE PEOPLE — SHEPARD FAIREY “PROTECT EACH OTHER” as seen on my neighbor’s fence

I wrote this story in 2017, but in light of current events, it feels like it was destined to arrive in this, the present time. My short story is an allegory, wherein each character in a simple plot serves to illustrate a larger story, with a much broader scope. Consider…

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I am sitting here once again trying to wrap my brain around some of the nonsense going on in relation to the upcoming election. While I am not one, I actually have many friends and family that I love that are Trump supporters….and frankly it is getting more and more difficult to watch as the days, minutes, and seconds count down to this cataclysmic and defining moment.

First of all, many of the most loving, kind hearted people I know claim that saving babies from being aborted is their sole motivation in their devotion to Trump. (As a side note, I doubt he cared that fetal tissue was used to create his Regeneron “cure”.) Priorities…

Let me…

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“Whoever is happy will make others happy, too.” — Anne Frank

— one of my most revered historical figures and writers wrote this. If Anne Frank could make this statement, I believe we can stretch ourselves to be happy in almost every circumstance…and live a more quality life as a result.

I can be happy that I am hungry right now because I have food in the kitchen. I can be happy with my age because it means I have made it this far. I can be happy in traffic — I have a car. I can be happy that I…

Remember the public service announcements from Smokey the Bear? Only You can Prevent Forest Fires…..Well parents, this is your public service announcement: Only You can Prevent Temper Tantrums and future anger management classes for your child.

It seems that many people have difficulty containing their anger. I am one of…

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Fake News vs. A Truth as Old as Time….

Wait a minute….that’s the theme song from Beauty and the Beast…..

I am a high school teacher. Frankly, it is an all consuming job, mentally, physically, emotionally. I’ve had to be tough, fair, and entertaining. I know I have fallen short…

Matthew Brodeur from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver

Today, I am writing about annoyance…..How often are you annoyed in a day’s span? Many times, I would guess. Does everyone need to know…..maybe. It could be like a dog’s growl, a warning that you are going to blow. Or are you able to talk yourself down from that ledge…

June Carlyle

I am a teller of stories, a librocubicularist, a seeker of justice, a noticer of beauty in the unexpected, and enlightened daily by the divinity of truth...

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