Category Archives: Social Commentary

O Christmas Tree….

The annual argument about ‘real’ trees versus ‘fake’ trees is upon us. Proponents of ‘real’ trees talk about the smell, the uniqueness of a different tree every year and so on. Proponents of artificial trees point to the costs of … Continue reading

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Message in A Bottle….. Prompt 1/500

“While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?’ Wow! My hands are small for a man but they are not small enough to “write … Continue reading

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Shaky Faith….

A poet friend of mine once told me “I cannot write a good poem when I am happy”, and I understood. I am most compelled to write when I am depressed, concerned, worried, paranoid, hurt, angry, pick any word you want, … Continue reading

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“I Am No Better….”

Scott Peck famously started a book by saying “Life is difficult” and recently I have had ample reason to believe even more in the truth of his dictum. Life has been, is now, and most likely always will be difficult. … Continue reading

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Truth to Power….

The phrase ‘speaking truth to power’ allegedly originated with the Quakers, a religious sect I greatly admire for their quiet dignity, integrity, and courage. The concept though is lost in the misty recesses of time. I am sure that the necessity of … Continue reading

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Learning the Same Things Over….

I have relatives who love roller coasters and I mean LOVE roller coasters.  Being of a philosophical and metaphorical turn of mind I have often felt that I do not need to pay for a roller coaster: I have been … Continue reading

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Hate is a Poison….

Recently I spent quite a bit of time in the company of people whom I love very much and I think that love is returned.  The fly in the ointment is that all of these people are ardent opponents of … Continue reading

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