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Sermonette: God Loveth an Oppressor - January 17th, 2021 9:37 AM
Let's try something different for a change....... This 'sermonette' is from an article I wrote years ago in a church bulletin. I hope folks will listen and understand the...
Another Day of Sadness; the Passing of EJD - January 5th, 2021 2:12 PM
This isn't how I wanted one of my first posts of 2021 to start out, but I browsed my social media pages this morning to find out the acclaimed author Eric Jerome Dickey (EJD)...
Happy New Year 2021! - January 1st, 2021 12:22 AM
Happy New Year folks! Make it a good one! Stay safe and smart in 2021!
Last Post for 2020 - December 31st, 2020 11:48 PM
Just a reminder folks. We will never see this year again. It's over. Done. Finished. Here on the West coast, we're stil in the end of this year, but for many of you on...
For Fifteen Years - December 31st, 2020 4:26 PM
For the past fifteen years I've shared my thoughts on a string in this blog..... A lot inf my life has changed. Some events I was not prepared for, others I knew would come...
You Tell Me..... - December 30th, 2020 11:32 PM
Readers, You tell me that a political party which prided itself on reason and facts suddenly doesn't appreciate them much now? You tell me that a party that always acted...
Falling for the Okie Doke (A spiritual piece) - December 30th, 2020 7:10 PM
Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this entry are sorely that of the author of this piece. If you have questions or comments regarding the piece below, please use the contact...
Artistic Expression and A Concern - December 29th, 2020 3:33 PM
If you were to ask me, a writer what's the difference you've seen in say, the past thirty years I would offer this point: Creative writing isn't the same. It's...
Archive: It's All About Change - December 27th, 2020 6:47 PM
This is a past entry written this long ago: "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Going through what I'm going through at my *regular* job, that quote...
Remembering My Father's Last Christmas - December 24th, 2020 9:02 PM
This time of the year is hard for me to be in a celebratory mood. My father spent his last Christmas with us three years ago. Two days later, he was admitted to the hospital. He...
It's Not About Me, It's About Us - December 22nd, 2020 9:00 PM
When a political party's leader is a failure, why do folks waste all that energy to say the next guy who doesn't belong to that political party will be worse? Is it that...
This is a Test - December 21st, 2020 6:32 PM
This is a test to see how many folks react to a post using 'key words'. In my opinion, President Whitmore is the worst leader we ever had! No way did he allow those aliens...
Make Today Your Own Great Reset - December 21st, 2020 3:46 PM
Today is the day of 'The Great Conjunction'. This is when the planets Jupiter and Saturn align. Of course, most folks have made this occurrence about something else...
A Short Rant of An Unnecessary Subject - December 21st, 2020 12:30 AM
Ladies and gentlemen who engage in 'conspiracy talk'. Stop it. Stop it right now. I almost wish most of what you folks 'predict' is tested and proven for what...
Legendary Disrespect - December 18th, 2020 11:21 PM
Truly, I am a sports fanatic. I started when I was nine years old. The first teams I took notice were the locals; Lakers, Dodgers and Rams although not in that order. I'm not a...
Not Everything is a Political Statement - December 18th, 2020 9:45 AM
There is something that needs to be said. It may offend you reader, or it may not. Either way, this I believe is the problem with current literature: Not everything is a...
TOAS Video Essays for the Week, December 11 - December 11th, 2020 6:51 PM
For those of you who haven't been following me, this year I began posting a series of video essays online on my YouTube page. Here are the latest posts for you: The Fluidity...
Please, Just a Minute of Your Time - December 11th, 2020 10:36 AM
Folks, I'm not going to write a long diatribe this time. I want to point out a few things to you in the hopes you'll understand. Don't let politics run your life. Yes,...
Civility Deserved a Better Fate Than This - December 8th, 2020 9:37 PM
In a year where certain truths about our human experience have all but been exposed; racism, greed, favoritism, and the like, we have also witnessed a not so gentle passing of...
Let's Be Clear About This - December 4th, 2020 10:58 PM
Ladies & Gentlemen and all you good folks out there.......... This is an opinion based platform. That means, I am allowed to speak my mind on various topics; from...
Archive: The True Meaning of a Dynasty - December 4th, 2020 3:13 PM
Note: This is a sports piece I wrote back in 2004. Times and opinions were different back then, so I hope this entry will at least give the reader some thought of what's being...
The Long Way Around - November 18th, 2020 10:56 PM
If it can happen to William Shakespeare, if you are a writer it can happen to you too. There will come a time where you lose focus of your productivity, your motivation will...
Captured by Online Madness - November 14th, 2020 6:28 PM
When I created this blog fifteen years ago, the world was much different than it is now. There was no social media, no repetitive hashtags to promote a cause or a movement, and...
The Great Failed Social Media Experiment - November 9th, 2020 10:25 PM
The great social media experiment has failed. Not for lack of trying, mind you. At first, it was a great way to reconnect with old friends, former love interests, family...
Party Pooper! - November 7th, 2020 10:52 PM
Greetings everyone! It's been a great day, hasn't it? You know what happened, right? For the sake of keeping my sanity, I will just said that our country chose a new...
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