& Nancy Ladies and gentlemen, please center your attention on our Center-of-Attention. Nancy, the stage, the spotlight, the floor, here, are all yours. Was it ever not? How could you play it shy with feathers so fancy? They begged to be fanned, we could see it, Nancy. Let’s strike up the band, lift up the …

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JOHN Eyes open in darkness, besting the lazy sun. Man, you were given quite something to best a birth into nothing. Strong hands, a spirit to match, both competing, pushing each other higher. A battle thus within, you could not help but win. Was it so obvious? Where there was nothing, man, you’d become something. …

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The Penny Walk

Her pretty young fingers twisted a strand of colorful Christmas lights around a nail-head on the fireplace mantle covered thick with old paint. She merrily hummed a vintage carol. “Where did you get the lights, my dear?” asked the young man shuffling bills at the kitchen table. “I didn’t buy them, darling, if that’s what …

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Your Civic Doody

Many years ago, during a “Rock the Vote” television commercial campaign attempting to get people to the polls, I remember actor Leonardo DiCaprio, saying: “Get out and vote. Hey, it’s easy.” Now, while driving or walking to your local polling place, waiting in it’s line and pulling a lever or pushing a button might not …

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Generational Theft

There was an infamous political commercial during the Presidential election year of 2012 which showed a character, who looked suspiciously like one of that year’s Vice-Presidential candidates, walking with an old lady bound to a wheelchair toward a cliff while she frantically struggles to stop him. At cliffside, he precipitously dumps her out of her …

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In Her Defense

A small, but highly vocal, segment of Americans are throwing some rather large haymakers at American civilization. They stack alleged victims of American culture like cord-wood and set them ablaze in the night with fear and hate. The media, knowing stories that instill fear equals ratings, hold a magnifying glass and bullhorn in front of …

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