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Sierra Leone 2003

This young girl picked ground nuts.

She smiled shyly as I took her photo.  I was happy to see smiles amongst all the tears.

I worked in Sierra Leone a year after the end of the 11 year civil war (1991-2002).   143 more words

Black And White Photography

The Sweetness There Was In The Stars!

The rain is the only soothing thing in the night.

               Maybe I’ll turn on the radio to the classical music

               Or the sappy love songs that let me dream of… 196 more words


The Fruit Of My Desire

My taste buds
swell and overflow with
rich purple lust
for what is to come.
A whole season
spent watching
sun and rain
enrich fruit. 141 more words

Wandering Around Without Roots

Short Story: The Worst in Us

She was fifteen; old enough to know right from wrong. What she aimed to do was wrong. Even in the withered husk of society, it was wrong. 1,458 more words

Thought of the day

‘I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, “I love you madly,” because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. 60 more words

Thoughts & Ideas

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! But at What Cost...

A couple disclaimers about this post: First, I’m from St. Louis, and the Cardinals’ rivalry with the Cubs dates back to before the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. 463 more words


Poem - War Child (Re-post)

Standing among the ruins.
The child looks to the west, as the sun sets upon the land
And smoke billows from the ruins.
Many thoughts collide and fill the child’s mind. 64 more words