This Cold

This Cold, This Cold Begins to seep into my bones. How slowly it creeps, from my fingertips, my toes, Continuing its corrupt journey, Again, it has discovered the road map to my soul. A fire burns there Yet it has no glowing coals. You see, that flame, it burns too low. It was lit but a short while ago. I fear it shall not save me from This Cold, This

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Green Humor

When you read Fifty Shades of Green to your plants . . . .

George W. Bush: Pusher-in-Chief

In the 1970s, the U. S. Army confronted its growing drug problem among troops in Vietnam by banning the sale and possession of cigarette papers. The brilliant rationale was that marijuana is a gateway drug and that by taking Zigzag papers out of the equation, heroin use would plummet. This thought process, much like U.S. drug policy for the last four decades, had the advantages of both being devoid of

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Backyard Target Shooting

I’m always scared when I first point down range, thoughts racing, imagining every grisly scenario, “What if it misfires and blows off my hand?” Or my face. Deep breath in, index on trigger, deep breath out, and BOOM! Momentary surprise when sound echoes through the protective earmuffs, sudden images of backyard boys with toy rifles and coonskin caps defending the Alamo with Shep the dog, retreating from siege to shade until afternoon snacks

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Reclaiming the Republic in Two Simple Steps

In the not too distant future, a young Hispanic woman will graduate from college. She may have a degree in Anthropology, Economics, or Chemical Engineering. At this point, she’ll be too young to run for a House seat, but having a desire to serve her country, she’ll get a job as a Congressional Aide. Over the course of the next few years, she’ll learn the ins and outs of the lawmaking

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