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Red Paint

I sat on the floor, cross-legged, "Lotus style," attempting for the 5,678th time to transcend something or other by way of meditation. This was supposed to be therapeutic; instead, it made me itch. Invisible hives. I fidgeted, waiting for the tranquil chime that would...

Stolen Valor

Kami cocked her head at the handsome, youthful face on the screen, at eyes that radiated kindness. She zoomed in on the photo until she could make out the name on the badge: Lieutenant Ari Zartman. He was wearing his dress uniform, but grinning at a little blonde girl...

Ode to a Sassenach Haggis (Part Two)

Address to a Haggis (Robert Burns) Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the pudding-race! Aboon them a' yet tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy o'a grace As lang's me arm. The groaning trencher there ye fill, Your hurdies like...

Ode to a Sassenach Haggis (Part One)

I have never been to Scotland. I am 1/4 Scottish on my father's father's side. My ancestors hail from Lanarkshire (which I'm told is "LAN-erk-shur" not "La-NARK-shur"), with surnames like Forsythe and Ferguson. I like a good single malt whiskey, but I'm no snob about...

Not Just a “Difference of Opinion” or “Politics” #Values #Deplorables

If the shoe fits, wear it. Otherwise, accept that there are other feet it fits, and help find them nicer shoes.

Contemporary Sonnet #010101010101

Rated PG-13 for mild, groan-worthy sexual references. No acts of violence were commited with the tuna fork.

Southern Sweet Tea or Sugar Coma Lollipops?

Southern Sweet Tea or Sugar Coma Lollipops?

Born in Florida, raised in Ohio, with detours through Oklahoma and Texas, I’ve got one foot planted on either side of the Mason-Dixon line. I like grits. But on the subject of iced tea, I’m full blooded Yankee. If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, maybe you should be, too!

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