My friend told me about a recent tragedy on a local freeway. A man rear-ended another vehicle on the freeway, causing the death of a child. How did this happen? The man was distracted by a movie he was watching on his car’s video/computer screen! There used to be a time when a car was simply for transportation. Somewhere along the line, someone decided cars should have radios. Back in those early days, there were some accidents caused by drivers fiddling with their radio dials. Then came the...
'Nuff said.

...How it paralyzes the soul!
My brother Mike used to say I have CRS. If you don't know what that stands for, you'll figure it out in a minute. I have been struggling with short-term memory issues for about ten years. My memory is about as long as the hair on a cockroach. My excuse is that I'm menopausal, on medication, have too many projects going at once, my brain is overloaded with knowledge, and... to be even more honest - some things simply fall out of my overloaded brain because there's no more room at the inn. It's...

Book Excerpt · 19. October 2017
Phena's weird classmate reveals her essay subject.
Book Excerpt · 14. October 2017
In this excerpt, German immigrant Gretchen Feldhusen reacts to war rumors after losing her medic son to the Spanish Flu at a stateside cantonment.

Life in All Its Beauty and Craziness · 21. September 2017
An ode (?) to a most trying summer season.
Life in All Its Beauty and Craziness · 03. September 2017
The summer of 2017 has been particularly difficult, not only with record high temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere, but with its attendant forest fires that have destroyed land, dwellings and lives, and have turned the sun and moon to crimson orbs in the smoky sky. Hospitals fill up with those suffering respiratory illnesses and heat-induced sickness, and even hardy Weekend Warriors discover their limits. The trees are dropping their leaves early this year, much too early because of the...

Is this the norm from now on?
Invasion Number Two - Oh, what fun!

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