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Pop-up Story: The Silent Death - April 23rd, 2020 12:53 AM
Mankind has lost its mind, well a small but loud segment of it anyway. This is what happens when we humans listen to the voices of dissent and confusion, rather than reason: -...
Mankind’s Epilogue - April 20th, 2020 3:24 PM
Imagine if you will, the end of a special episode of a famous TV show: "You see the last rites of a species called Mankind. Born higher than the animals, yet lost their...
Strictly for Laughs - April 17th, 2020 11:13 PM
Allow me to go on yet another rant on the image of the Black hero. By now, most of you sitting home under the Stay-at-Home order in your particular state must be watching hours...
The Road to Bakersfield (An analogy) - April 15th, 2020 9:48 PM
Â So while I'm sitting in the car waiting for my wife to buy our groceries for the week, I thought of this analogy. Hopefully one day I will be able to create a...
Intro for the ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week (2020 on The Brain) - April 14th, 2020 10:20 PM
Remember the ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week? If you old school peeps do, it appeared on a night like tonight with a movie filmed as a pilot for a possible TV show or just a film...
The Statement of Making a Statement - April 13th, 2020 7:16 PM
No one in 2020 A.D. could have predicted the madness we're experiencing now. For once, it's not the Coronavirus, but it's an ongoing pop-culture deluge of...
Attack Mode - April 8th, 2020 5:07 PM
I can't recall all of it, but years ago I had someone attack me in the comment section or in email of this blog about something I wrote. Must have been a political matter....
Typing Fear Into Existence - April 7th, 2020 7:07 PM
Before the days of the internet, there were rumblings about secret societies making their moves around the year 2000. Y2K, New World Order, all of the various names of...
Archive: Do Not Go Gentle....... - April 4th, 2020 12:42 AM
In the infant years of the 21st Century, we live in perilous times. The specter of terrorism lingers daily if you believe what our elected officials proclaim. There are many...
The Fall of Mankind - April 1st, 2020 7:12 PM
In case you're curious about what the title means reader, you're looking at it. This medium plus others, is causing the downfall of Mankind. Social media, YouTube, blogs...
He's Right, You Know (Ideology over Facts) - April 1st, 2020 4:45 PM
As a freelance journalist, I have to address this issue. First, I want you to watch this clip below and then I'll offer my opinions about this topic. Ted Koppel is...
Masque of The Red Death (video) - March 31st, 2020 11:24 AM
Because it appears we're in the middle of those Doomsday movies, let me share with you a tale from a legendary literary giant, Edgar Allen Poe. His Masque of The Red Death...
Archive: Unity's a Five Letter Word - March 30th, 2020 9:24 PM
There is a feeling among African-Americans like myself, that we should work together as one and unified as a race. However, the idea is perfect but the reality is flawed. For...
Thoughts on The Author Experience - March 28th, 2020 6:53 PM
Hey folks, How are you? I hope youâre all doing well as we're all dealing with the global impact of the Coronavirus or as it's called in its medical term,...
Relief From The Trouble - March 13th, 2020 7:55 PM
We live in troublesome times, eh? Coronavirus, instability in the markets, it looks like we won't make it out alive right? Almost as if we're all going to die?...
Random Thoughts for Early 2020 - March 10th, 2020 7:25 PM
Hey folks, followers and friends: here's an update. It's been a few months since the stroke. So far, I'm doing well and improving. I hope within the next few months...
Welcome New Readers! Words to The Wise (and The Opposite) - March 10th, 2020 3:30 PM
I know you're out there. Reading, watching, recording everything I wrote on this blog, past and present. You may find something you like, or you don't. It's...
A Message About Trash-Talking in Sports (Nothing Personal) - February 5th, 2020 6:34 PM
Every year they sit, huddled around a television set for over three hours. Emotions are spent, voices are hoarse from shouting and in the end result feelings are hurt or there...
In Tribute: Kobe Bryant - January 26th, 2020 6:35 PM
This is one post I didn't think I would write so soon, but such is life..... As a proud Los Angeles Lakers fan, I had the pleasure of attending many parades following...
A Public Service Message: Would You? - January 4th, 2020 11:32 AM
Readers, Let me ask you a simple question. Would you hang with a dude that doesn't have your best interest at heart, that doesn't care for your existence or would...
Archive: For Men, This Is How It Really Goes Down - January 2nd, 2020 10:04 AM
Wrote this a decade ago (wow!) Enjoy! Â Over the holidays, I watched a movie called The Book Of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs It's a movie...
Welcome to 2020! - January 1st, 2020 12:28 AM
Hey peeps, Thoughts on a String is officially fifteen years old! Fifteen years worth of content written by yours truly! Hopefully the author of this blog has kept you...
Happy New Year's Eve ! (a look back at 2019) - December 31st, 2019 11:31 AM
The final day of the year causes different reactions from everyone who makes it through this special day. For one, it's a day planned for a party later in the evening as the...
Archive - From the Director's Chair: New Image Weekend - December 22nd, 2019 10:29 PM
I returned from the New Image Writers bus tour and man, are my arms tired! Well, I'm not THAT tired, but I digress..... Many thanks goes to author and New Image...
The (Opinionated) Voices of YouTube - December 17th, 2019 9:30 AM
Far be it from me to share the following with you, knowing I can be accused of the same issue but here we go...... During my recovery, I have spent a lot of time watching...
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