In Abruzzo, Italy in 2019: Learning to cook Italian Today is our 18th wedding anniversary, and I wonder if it will be our last? Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I think we have cause to worry about the power given to nine people to determine just what having "life, liberty, and the pursuit of... Continue Reading →
I know that everyone will see something different in the photo, which is the essence of a photo challenge, but the face reminded me of George Floyd. I apologize in advance if I make anyone uncomfortable. Photo credit Sarah Whiley Sleep on, my brother George, and know that you are missed. A core of your... Continue Reading →
From Mindlovemisery's Menagerie for First Line Friday People see what makes sense to them, reality notwithstanding. They don't listen any more to facts, no matter how detailed. What a sadness, thought Erica as she stood with her poster held high in the air denouncing new laws to suppress the vote for so many people. Walking... Continue Reading →
What the eyes don't see doesn't stop one believing, If the meanings of regular words are misunderstood. No matter how much you try to educate a person, It's hard to get them to believe their way isn't good. Simple words like rights, unity, ethics, and morality Tend to get lost so often in politic wrangling... Continue Reading →
John and Lexie had been married for years, And even in bad times, they decided to persevere. But, now they belong to different political factions, So, they've decided upon a much-needed subtraction, As Lexie's important name John constantly smears. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #193 from Sammiscribbles: faction in 39 words.
I have lived in the United States all of my nearly 69 years, and never once have I felt the need to overcome my fear of hurting someone to purchase a gun. But, the atmosphere in America today, the blatant hate rhetoric in the Unitd States gives me pause for reflection on whether this may... Continue Reading →
Photo taken at Sweet Water Creek State Park. Psalm 118: 8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. Psalm 118:13-14 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense; he... Continue Reading →
Remember our oneness, for "We the People of the United States," is a better description than "them" and "us." Written for One Liner Wednesday from Linda G. Hill. A short reminder that a nation divided cannot stand, is vulnerable to our enemies, and that our beloved democracy will be threatened or lost.
Agent Xerxes looked out at the lightning that threatened his life, and he wondered when the authorities would allow him to return home. It has been ten long years on this abominable planet, and he just wants to return to his people. Admittedly, he had volunteered to come to Earth to see if he could... Continue Reading →