Words To Create By: “The creative Person …”

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"The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day – An Appreciation

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My mom has long been my hero.  Her tireless work ethic, impish sense of humor and Saks’ Fifth Avenue style on a Woolworth budget never cease to inspire.  I wrote this poem for “Toni” years ago, but I share it with moms everywhere.  Thank you for all you do… Please pass it on to anyone you feel would enjoy… * * * * * * * * I remember. The nose crinkles when I remember the trips to … [Read more...]

The Story of How Young Jack Used Google to Change Cancer Detection

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I'm a bit of a TED Talks junky, so I frequently listen to people that are inspiring, thought-provoking and passionately engaged.  But I can honestly say that none has made me quite as optimistic about the future as did the story of how young Jack Andraka used Google to change cancer detection. From the first moment I watched Jack's video my mind was a buzz with possibilities.  But as a writer I … [Read more...]

Featured Book: PASSAMEZZO by J. E. Mathieson and A. A. Guest

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"... rich generational saga ... gripping political thriller... brutal cautionary tale" The subtitle "Who is trying to kill the boss of bosses" clues you into its thriller plot and the gangster hat on the cover points you to its Canadian crime family subject. The authors J. E. Mathieson and A. A. Guest describe their riveting, well written and thoroughly researched novel as a "docu-novel" … [Read more...]

For The Joy Of Animals: Gambolling Cows

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After a winter spent cooped up in a barn eating oats and grains, can there be a better celebration of spring then seeing cows surging toward the heady smells of the fresh open air rejoicing at the uninhibited freedom of the great outdoors and rediscovering the sheer bliss of personally selecting their own patch of grass on which to graze.   And what better word to describe these … [Read more...]

~ It’s Time For Women to Play the Leadership Card

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When Suffragettes demanded our right to vote, to own property, to earn a living, to get an education, to live independently, and to control our financial security women were told that the power to control these rights should reside with those who had the physical power to fight for those rights -- men. When Feminists, demanded our right to equal opportunity, equal pay and sexual freedom we were … [Read more...]

~ Who is Defending the Honor of the “Political Marketplace”?

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In its 2010 "Citizens United" decision, the US Supreme Courts held that:  Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections.  While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public … [Read more...]

~ More Wild West Show Than Presidential Horse Race

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The MSM likes to depict any election as a horse race, but the more I watch the 2012 presidential nomination process and particularly the debates, the more it feels like I'm watching the waning days of a Wild West Show. See what you think... Posters have been up all over town for weeks, but budgets are tight.  Audience members had to forego a few things to get here tonight and there is no extra … [Read more...]

~ “Can’t Decide” in Fourth, “Don’t Want” Gaining

Just to keep you up-to-date with all the latest tail swats and whinnies coming from the 2012 presidential horse race ... The Iowa State poll of likely caucus-goers has Herman Cain leading at 25%, Ron Paul running a hard second with 20% and Mitt Romney trailing respectably in third with 16%. But the surprise dark horse coming out of the Iowa cornfields is "Can't Decide" in fourth place beating … [Read more...]

~ The Minimum Required

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What does it say about our society and the people within it, when the measure of a man (or woman) is his success at achieving the maximum in money and power with the minimum morality required by the law or his job.  What about the minimum required for humanity?  Shouldn't that be a part of our measure of success? Hearing and reading about the Penn State horrors and then the "minimum legal … [Read more...]

~ The Wrong Deciders On Johnson

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This post is not an endorsement of Gary Johnson.  It is about the American people’s right to be the deciders. It is also about a candidates equal opportunity to be heard.  And it is about the absurdity of the entertainment (MSM) industry running our debates and doing a grave disservice to the nation by interjecting their need for profits and placing their goals for providing entertainment above … [Read more...]