Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Better Man

“A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the … Continue reading

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If Everyone Knows the Future

I must admit I’m hooked on the TV show, FlashForward. The story line has enough twists and turns, dreams and fears, folk to cheer for and folk to jeer for that I cannot resist each new entry. Last night had … Continue reading

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More Excitement Than I Can Stand

In the midst of old age onset, with things going wrong all the time, two new pains are not all that unusual. After discovering that radiation treatment had removed all the cancer from my prostate, I next discovered that radiation … Continue reading

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Conflicting Ends

When I was a boy in elementary school I remember reading that the world’s population was going to reach 5 billion folk while simultaneously the percent of the land under agriculture was shrinking so that by the millenium there would … Continue reading

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I admit it: I joined Facebook of my own free will. Well. I joined it because certain relatives are hiding pictures and videos there and if I want to view same, then I must be a member. I salved my … Continue reading

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Some Smidgens Don’t Belong

In a thread at sffworld a lot of folk commented that a writer has no control over how readers react to their work. That’s true to an extent and untrue to another. Here’s the other: In a story titled Her … Continue reading

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Toy Soldiers

In the backyard where he grew up, he spent hours upon hours playing with plastic soldiers, e.g., http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31pC0m7MS8L._SL500_AA280_.jpg. For a year, we had a neighbor with a boy his age and the two of them dug their battlefield in our … Continue reading

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Who Is This?

“Reserved and dignified. . . moves with a quiet sense of self-assurance. He speaks fluently, but never carelesly. He is careful of the sensibiities of others and is kindly and generous. He is slow to anger and strives to suppress … Continue reading

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Music Appreciation

When I’m sitting at my computer, I always have music playing. It ranges from Country & Western – if you haven’t heard Juni Fisher’s I Hope She’ll Love Me you’re missing one of the great old people’s stories of all … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind: The Football Version

Came across this today and it struck a nerve. Author Unknown*  If anyone knows who wrote this, let me know and I will give them proper recognition. l. All teams must make the state playoffs, and all will win the … Continue reading

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