There Oughta Be a Telethon

Scientists recently announced the discovery of a stupid virus called ATCV-1. People infected with the virus score ten per cent worse on mental tasks than they did prior to being infected. This is a serious health issue. Not many people can afford to lose ten percent of their mental abilities. An awful lot of people I work with can barely breath and walk at the same time. Of course, maybe

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The Whole Ruth, Part Three

←Part Two Country Life with Fred The Stock Market Crash of 1929 hit everyone hard, including the newlyweds. In early 1930, they moved to the outskirts of Redding, Connecticut, to a 55-acre farm for their retirement. They, like many during that time, felt they could live cheaply off the land. That spring, Ruth planted her first garden and she and Fred adjusted to married life. Ruth had lived an unfettered

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Requiem for a Soldier

I fought my battles I did my time, I did it well Bitter memories of the hell I lived. Broken dreams and broken men Are all behind me now Many miles I walked alone To stand on one last hill. Now I see the desert, my journey’s end. Add one bloody green jacket, All I have. Don’t ask my future or my past Just see my jacket It’s all I

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Ten Reasons to Treat Your Server with Respect

George Harrison once sang, “It’s all up to what you value in your motor car.” We can argue the same for how we behave in restaurants. Following are ten reasons to treat your server with respect. Your server plays a valuable role in your life. In his book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg describes three places that define our personal and cultural identities: the home is the first place;

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The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello readers, We’re still working on creating a highly interactive music section for the site. We’ll keep you posted on this. In the meantime, our publications have been an eclectic mix of fiction, journalism, and essay writing. In Sandra Knauf’s Zera and the Green Man: Chapter Eleven, “Tiffany’s giggle returned as Langston complimented her on her new outfit, a hot pink, strapless, sequined gown with matching shoes and bag. Theodore, standing

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