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A read that made my day, over and over.

One of the great things about reading is that is gives you a chance to escape into another time, place or someones lifestyle. And boy did a read a life style. 251 more words

She'll never get me.

She’ll never get me nor understand
They way I feel or who I am.
There are no lies nor is there spite
Why search the darkness for a fight? 97 more words


Chapter One: Holy Family

I was born on December 15 1966 in a small town in rural Illinois, about 100 miles outside of Chicago. Surrounded by corn fields to the South and West and the Illinois and Vermilion Rivers to the North and East, Oglesby was a small ethnic community with one main street that maybe stretches a mile long. 1,520 more words


Mourning Dove

Who calls out my morning window?

Repeating repeating repeating repeating, who?

It’s not the owl with one “who” in the night,

But the Mourning Dove, stuck on its call… 120 more words

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Once Upon a Time... Writing Exercise

Image credit – Myrna Shoa

The writing exercise today in our telephone creative writing group is –

Once Upon a Time…

The idea is to write a story in which the normal rules of the world are changed slightly. 208 more words

Creative Writing Exercise

This Weekend

I took Saturday off work because I didn’t have a good babysitter. Jill’s man is back from an underway and about to go on a longish deployment, and it was my parent’s 22nd wedding anniversary so they went away for the weekend. 545 more words


Overtired is the Time Warner/Comcast of baby states

If you have ever talked to a parent who has a baby or has had a baby in recent memory the word “overtired” or “overstimulated” probably popped out of their mouth. 1,086 more words

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