Reality and Truth

  Reality and Truth – An Imagined Discourse in a Democracy – Socrates – You say ‘the world is not fair’. How is the world not fair? Citizen – There is inequality in so many facets of our lives. Socrates – Why do you think that is so? Citizen – Because the wealthy control our […]

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A World I Once Knew

  A World I Once Knew  An Informal Thesis Behind those stern faces in the faded picture above, there is a stoic acknowledgement of the times in which my Mama and Papa lived. Behind their stern expressions there are compassion and love. They likely didn’t know too much about cameras and picture-taking back then.   […]

Imagine

Imagine Imagine the end of corruption, evil, and greed. Imagine no need for news and sensationalism. Imagine hearts and minds filled only with love. Imagine Peace an unbroken global standard. Imagine Freedom and Liberty uncompromised. Imagine honesty and integrity never doubted. Imagine crime and wars words void and unspoken. Imagine Happiness an implicit way of […]

Sound Stage Rebellion

  Sound Stage Rebellion (Flash Fiction)             Melanie stood before the mirror and smiled. She had a beautiful face, unblemished, her eyes blue in a soft shade. Her blonde hair was meticulously tied with a scarlet ribbon and the silky remainder fell to her mid-back. Melanie was dressed in cut-off jeans and red halter. Although […]

The Cardinal

The Cardinal Taking a break from writing I stare at the beautiful fake cardinal in front of me. It sits on a big tome in a niche above the TV entertainment center. It is one of my frequent diversionary tactics to avoid putting my mind to work for writing. Unlike the image above, the cardinal […]

Where Did All The Flowers Go?

Where Did All The Flowers Go? Where did all the flowers go, Daddy? They’re looking for sunlight, sweetheart. Where did the sunlight go, Mommy? It’s looking for a reason to shine, Darling. Why does the sun need a reason to shine? Because people have forgotten how to love. Why have people forgotten how to love? […]

Sunday With The Grandparents

Sundays with The Grandparents It’s been so long ago, but I remember the wonderful weekends at my grandparents – kerosene lamps, outhouses, and all… those inconveniences of the times that were taken for granted and did not spoil the most special feeling of family and love. Many of my uncles and aunts were there with […]

Beauty – Eye – Beholder

‘Beauty – Eye – Beholder’ Looks like a big field of chocolate ice cream! That’s what I’m thinking as I look at this art shot just southwest of Yuma, Arizona. That hits me each time I pass this large stretch of land where the dune buggies and other odd sorts of motorized contraptions buzz across […]

Inequality

Inequality Lovely room! Speaks of opulence and success! Am I envious? Sure! Would love to have such a room in my home – it’s magnificent and its beauty draws you in. My envy does not bring me to a point of anger and hatred for the person who owns this room. The occupants of this […]

The storm

The Storm This could be about the ISIS storm, or, the political debate storm, or, a domestic storm…and, it is about all of these storms – plus, the weather witch is soaking our rolling hills with rain, lightning, and thunder… * Now, I don’t know about you (if you care enough to be informed on […]