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Half Empty or Half Full?

In the wake of yesterday’s meeting between Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and Donald J. Trump of the United States of America (USA) it is hard to assess the level of success, if any.  1,539 more words

On The Road To Sedition

Let me start by saying that I understand that many of Mr. Trump’s supporters give him their full-throated approval because they are angry.  As the saying made famous in the movie… 1,989 more words

Pelicans: Traces of the Past Yr 4 Number 5: Thursday's Special

The only direct descendant of the dinosaur to survive extinction were those that could fly. Birds evolved from the dinosaur group  Theropods and are now thought to be the only living dinosaur descendants. 263 more words

Irene Waters

Reflections on Josiah Parker

Memorial Day was not observed in the years immediately following the American Revolution. Soldiers like Josiah Parker, a militiaman from Wilton, NH, who served during the summer and fall of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga were not much on people’s minds after the Civil War when springtime memorials to fallen soldiers began occurring. 319 more words

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

The night before the mission Squadron 74 threw back their beers and cuddled their girls They knew there would be empty seats and some broken-hearts the following night.  345 more words

Irene Waters

"A Doo Wop Wop Wop, A Doo Wop Wop" Doo Wop's Here to Stay!

Recently, my friends, husbands and I were transformed back to a time and place familiar and comfortable to most Baby Boomers. We sat transfixed and deep in thought as we swayed to the rhythm of the music of a bygone era. 357 more words

Baby Boomers

Remembering Towton Battle: Friday Fictioneers

“Lord Towton I just adore your house and that sculpture.” The American tourist pointed to the large chain mail upside down helmet.

“Thats a memorial to the downed men of  Towton Battle. 91 more words

Irene Waters