Added by Don Levell on April 18, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments
In the night, the soul cries out, reaches out, for someone, anyone. The darkness embraces me, whispers her name in my ears, to bring back the tears to my eyes.
The memories come back; the good, the bad, the indifferent, those special…Continue
Added by Jason Giecek on April 18, 2014 at 12:44am — No Comments
The air eagerly grasps my face as the sound of my heart accelerates inside my ears. I struggle to breathe in the over-whelming rush as my body feels like it is free-falling along the twists and turns of the oncoming track. A gasp somehow escapes my pressed lips while my…Continue
Cars, smartphones, jewelry, and cash are among the many valuable items most people expect thieves to target. Not many, however, would think to lock up their pregnancy tests or Tide laundry detergent. Yet, these everyday, ordinary household products are among the most commonly stolen goods.…
Yesterday the Easter Bunny was apprehended by the border patrol in Ogdensburg NY. The furry rascal was attempting to bring over 10,000 Kinder Eggs in anticipation of Easter morning. The US has had a ban on candies with embedded toys since 1938, and although they are illegal it does not stop citizens…
At the age of 62, I no longer have interest in listening to a male voice tell me what I can or cannot do. For once in my life, I want a companion that is silent and loving, so I have chosen my dog to share my remaining years.
My dog eats what I give him and does not demand that I shop for probiotics or buy him organic items. If I choose not to take a bath one day; my best friend will not care, and actually prefers the smell of freshly cooked meat over the scent of…Continue
For one day only regular minions who were not chosen to be Google Glass Explorers during the first round of beta testing, can get…Continue
Talk about a nosedive!
Looks like this might be the corporate fail of the week, maybe even year, or one of the largest airline carriers finally found the alternate ending to Lost.
There’s a party in my mind and I hope it never stops.
There’s a gathering of gentle beautiful people who I have met over the years and they are finally starting to find the voice that is leading us all to consciousness. For some it was a motivation out of our own self driven destruction and for others it’s the achieving of something profound and magnificent.
These memories can’t…Continue
When I was a child one of my hobbies was to call strangers and ask them if their refrigerator was running. Some knew the answer and told me they were not going to go and catch it, where others were punk'd as they say now. More elaborate jokes grew out of that timeless joke until modern generations either…
Somewhere, someplace, I lost my mind. Possibly left it out in the garden, somewhere, but it's too dark right now to go look for it and besides, I'm doing quite fine without it.
A teacher once told me, "You'll make a fine door stop someday!" and I think I'm getting closer to…
Since I'm a female, I generally keep quiet about this subject as women are supposed to be super clean. Of course I practice good hygiene, but I seldom wash my 8 identical pairs of ripped jeans. I began to do this before people like Anderson Cooper and other fashionistas admitted on…Continue
Dr. Seuss's 'Star Bellied Sneeches' analogy continues to play out in the most absurd ways. There is now a disturbing breed of thinspiration that pressures women and girls to pursue a “thigh gap,” which is defined as the space between one's thighs. Online, users are posting aspirational…Continue
Memories don’t slowly creep up on me, no, they slam me upside the soul and I am stopped dead in my wheelchair.
The place on Middle Pike was where I really grew up. I was thirteen, fourteen when we moved to Plain City and I sincerely hated it. I never gave that little town a chance even though I met my first wife in high school and we got pregnant, married and graduated and lived in that town for ten years raising…Continue
I’m taking Think101X at EdX, on the Science of Everyday Thinking.
The part that has fascinated me the most wasn’t in the classes, but rather in the More Reading section at the end.
I found a section on John Hattie’s research about what helps students…Continue
I don't know if I have the right to enter this discussion as the hair on my legs has always grown at the speed of one hair per 6 months. But if the…Continue
Why is it that when a senior reaches 70 years of age and has a car accident wetherr it is his fault or not he has to pass a drivers test ? Why is it that at 80 years of age a senior has to best tests done by the license bureau? I believe that he should have physical examination by the doctor to decide if he is mentally and physically cable of driving. I met a beautiful young lady of 84 years of age -- who took a couple of days to drive her car to Florida alone. She came back by plane. …Continue
Added by John Gagliardi on April 10, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments
From here everything looks so small. Ants scurrying between boulders that are sand.
Life seems to drift back to childhood days.
The ants still scurry and I scurry as well just a bit slower than those by gone days.
Sun shining against my…Continue
There is no view where I am living for the next thousand hours. There is just a space in the ceiling that opens to let in the sounds and smells of life. Being alone is no longer difficult, and the older I get the more comfortable I am to live in a state of schizophrenia.
As a child I drowned myself within the pages of books, and as a writer I prefer…Continue
I think about dad, sometimes.
I think about dad and John Deere tractors
Or the Steam Threshers. I remember Lil’ Caesar.
I don’t think about dad being in heaven or some mythical place called hell. I remember dad in his bib-overalls and John Deere Cap. That was what he wore and that is what we buried him in.
His hat and bibs are ashes just…Continue