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This side of town

Like grains of sad rice
they quiver under stoplights
awaiting relief
from uncertainty’s pursuit
and famished kittens mewing

A stopsign punctured
and pieces of glass withdraw… 79 more words


Why Does the US Economy Perform Better Under Liberal Policies?

There are a number of indicators that show the US performs much better economically when liberals are in power: deficits decline; GDP increases; stock markets hit all-time highs; unemployment declines; wages increase…the positive measures are many.  1,673 more words

Economic Security

Oamaru, Timaru, Waipukurau, Pokeno Mercer, Tuakau

Not quite Ka Mate, but it sufficed for us as very young children, t was our version of a haka.  The words were intoned as authentically as we could and upon Tuakau we would grimace and leap into the air making our best pukana faces as possible. 764 more words


Becoming a "musungu"

“What do you mean you’re going to Africa? Couldn’t you go to Europe?”

“I really prefer going to Africa.”

Natalie Ortiz was in high school in her native Ecuador when she heard about World Youth International Exchange, an organization dedicated to promote student volunteering worldwide. 569 more words


Lessons Learned

Next time you’re in a social gathering and the conversation lulls, start talking about school.  Just the word carries an interesting association for us.  Some people have good memories of school, others not so good with things like bullying or struggle.  367 more words

Christian Writing


Okay. So I guess that time has come where I tell you what’s up in Pooks life lately. Although I was writing something else out on paper…but I’ll add that in later, after I summarize my week. 1,640 more words


It is a miracle to see a politician retiring in poverty

Not What You Think