I’m glad to see more people becoming aware of sex trafficking recently. I’ve seen some good articles and videos teaching us about how prevalent it is and ways we can spot it.
But I’m not too happy to see how it’s been wielded, especially by Covid-19 anti-mask skeptics.
[after watching so much rain fall and then suddenly hit the dryness, I returned to a poem I wrote as a teenager, when I was obsessed with the four seasons] Continue reading
You might call this week’s post a guest post. I’m taking off of blogging for vacation, but I’m giving you all a treat.
Read this post by my old school friend, “The Front Porch Philosopher.”
This week’s post is a short story.
Flyway: A Journal of Writing & Environment has published one of my short stories, titled “Whatever Happened to Quill Gordon?”
You can read it here.
“I think it wiser not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”
Virginia put up a statue of a Confederate commander in 1890, just after the Civil War and preluding years of Jim Crow and Civil Rights opposition. After many recent protests, the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond is removed. I’m happy to hear this. Here are 5 reasons why: Continue reading
Good news, readers! Yesterday being Memorial Day, I held off on posting this. Four of my poems have been published in the latest issue of Hedge Apple, the literary magazine of Hagerstown College. Continue reading
Maybe you came across a link to this documentary someone uploaded on YouTube. Some have said that the video is telling a very powerful and truthful story because it was made and posted by a doctor named Judy Mikovits. But to be honest, Judy Mikovits is a doctor in the same sense that Mike Hughes was an astronaut. Continue reading
Recently I took a poll. A question came to me after I read a passage that got me thinking about why we read, and why we give up on reading. Continue reading
Want some fiction you can read in a minute or less?
Mystery Tribune published my flash fiction story, “Farsight,” on their website.
Check it out here!
There are now over 530,000 known cases of Covid-19 in the U.S.
Speaking of numbers, there’s a not-very-well known account from the Book of Numbers having to do with a plague. In chapter 16, Moses is leading the Hebrews through the wilderness. This chap named Korah decides that he should be leading the people, so he rebels. Him and 249 other people. As a consequence, they are consumed in a fire. Continue reading