What can YOU say in six sentences?
The question on the form seemed innocuous enough, words to the effect, "Would you like to release your [identity, name, or contact information] to the United Way recipient(s) of your contributions?," and I thought, 'Sure, and I'll get updates from them without having to do research online.'
The phone rang last night, the caller-ID revealing a local number but no name.
"Hello, is this Joe?," and after I answered, "Yes, who's this?," the woman launched into a practiced…Continue
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Moisture has settled the earth, randomly embossing outlines of the gravedigger's trade across the ground in the waning light of Sunday night's dusk at Kentucky Veterans Central Cemetery.
Swarms of volunteers have collected the little flags from each gravesite, removed plastic flowers and other remembrances left by mourners and those who simply came to pay respect.
November's chill is fast descending, as fast as the falling sun, over the fallen sons and husbands, fathers and…Continue
Yes, onward Christian soldiers. Your faith informs you that your God has made you so free to choose that others may choose to deny, even defile Him, yet you march to that 'different drummer' down the much narrower path.
Donning your uniform as an American soldier, you pledge to defend your country “…against all enemies, foreign and…Continue
One day, when you feel like picking up and browsing through a good magazine, read MudSpots (.wordpress.com).
Had I been wearing them, reading MudSpots most recent e-dition blew my socks off with what some writers can do with 250 words. As a frequent contributor, I feel a little weird about being a commenter on a site at which I feel like I'm a guest writer, but that's just a personal hang-up that probably keeps me unfairly…Continue
Dennis got to ‘Nam on August 17th of 1970, was in-country less than three months, an 11-’BoomBoom--nickname for an “11B,“ ‘Eleven Bravo,’ the army Military Occupation Specialty classification for an infantry rifleman--when, serving in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade at Quang Nam, Viet Nam, he was shot and killed by enemy small arms fire.
Dennis was born in…Continue
If NaNoWriMo organizers estimates are accurate, a half million hands will generate over 125 billion words in November's 720 hours, slamming personal blogs into neutral to reach the 50,000-words goal of each registrant.
That's an average of 173,611,611 words getting scribbled, scrawled, typed, or keyboarded every hour in time that would otherwise be spent working, doing chores, celebrating birthdays, buying groceries, sleeping, shoveling snow, and cooking the Thanksgiving…Continue
Although she shares space with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, I can’t imagine she feels cramped in a 55,000 square-foot mansion with three elevators, complemented with a staff to clean its 132 rooms (of which 35 are bathrooms) sitting on 18 acres of prime real estate.
Marian Lois (Shields) Robinson, enjoys 24-hour limousine service and an on-call kitchen for her…Continue
Late to work...rush hour traffic. Late with the taxes... uh-oh. . Late Spring...flowers, everywhere. Late to the Christmas party... fashionable. Late Saturday night..."No." Because she's late and we're expecting.