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In A Nutshell #41

Time and again
Those in the public eye
Wielding great power
Through accrued
Fame and fortune
Have fallen
Short of the mark
Letting us down…

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Two Boys Called "Bo"

There was once a boy.  His older brother nicknamed him “Bo” because he excelled at three sports, like Bo Jackson.  This boy should have been a poster-child for a kinder America:  biracial and adopted by white parents with the blessing of his teenaged birth mother who had not aborted him.  1,241 more words

Social Commentary

Signs of the Times -- The Great Divide

The ludicrous-ness of the polarized political climate came to the fore multiple times yesterday and today, but a few things stand out as being beyond belief.  899 more words

Political Commentary

America's healthiest cities are ... where?

The American College of Sports Medicine changes its annual evaluation to comparatively evaluate cites rather than metropolitan areas.

For the past decade, the American College of Sports Medicine… 674 more words

Social Commentary

Poetry is in Battle

I wear a ring that has some runic letters engraved on it. Rune is the written language of the ancient Germanic people (today the indigenous people of the U.K., Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany and Austria). 2,282 more words

Catholic Church

My Grendel Essay -- Now Published

I’ve had an essay published in the third issue of New Reader Magazine. On their site, you can download the entire (gorgeous) magazine for free. 474 more words

Writing

Extinction Symbol

This symbol represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, while the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. 110 more words

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