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Bing Limousin

(My good friend Clive and neighbor passed on recently. His wife brought a letter he had written and she said he wanted me to have it…she said he told her I would understand.) Hey Bing, S’long friend. I am no poet or nothing. But you don’t have to be a poet to feel stuff. So I wrote my feelings down about the happiest things to me. I thought you'd understand. It seems that Parrot County and I have been..



"Chicken on The Hill with Will": Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball

Jack H. Schick

During the 1972 baseball season, my 'brand-new' wife and I were living at Schenley Arms apartments at the intersection of Bigelow Blvd. and Center St. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We both were full-time students (me at Pitt and she at Shadyside Nursing School), and had part-time jobs. Consequently, our schedules were often incongruous. One night, she was already in bed, 'cutting zees', while I was up working on a...


The Many Uses of Peppermint Leaf Powder

Arlene Wright-Correll

The Many Uses of Peppermint Leaf Powder© By Arlene Wright-Correll Natural dried, Peppermint Leaves (powder)- INCI (Mentha piperita) is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. Peppermint tea is...



Humans being American. Our Resume.

James Taylor

Humans being American. Our Resume. Who are we? What does America broadcast to the world? It's time we looked at our resume. As it turns out... the resume we are broadcasting isn't right. I am American and I don't have nor even want the skills and achievements attributed to me. It isn't me. I bet it isn't you either. So here is our American Resume... which is a lie, we are none of these things. Or are we?.


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Finding My Focus In A Mind Filled With Thoughts

Susan Thom

My mind has a thousand thoughts going round and around. One thought crosses out another, and I try to focus on one positive thing. This lasts about a minute! Next thing you know, I’m back on the treadmill again. Those thoughts of what is my daughter and two sons doing? They are all out of the house now, but I still worry. I think about them everyday. When I realize what my mind is doing, I pull myself back. I think about pleasant.

Cruising to the City of the Future in Valencia, Spain

Wayne and Judy Bayliff

A cruise to Spain on Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam showed us there are many contemporary reasons to consider the ancient city of Valencia as a top-notch vacation destination. Since the time of El Cid – over the last thousand years or so – Valencia has seen Christian and Muslim conquerors come and go. Its history also includes being the birthplace of three European kings and two Catholic Popes. However, for...


Children Crying, Wasting Away and Dying—It Can Stop

Steve Kovacs

Your son looks so innocent when he pets your dog and looks into its eyes. The innocence and love in his eyes brings a tear to your eye. And those special times that he comes up to you to share some new excitement in his life and he’s so full of healthy vigor and hope—makes you beam. He loves watching new movies that come out too. And he loves fishing with his grandfather and just sitting around with his younger brother....


The Advenchews (ADVENTURES) of Wobin Bwown and Aunt Peggy... pawt foe (part four)

Robin Brown

Robin was playing "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" or in Robin's world... "Wock 'Em Sock 'Em Wobots"... as he would call them because of his speech "impedi- whatever "... which everyone probably knows about... by now! On these special times, Robin would fully participate in this competitive game against the Only Person in his room at the time..."Ladies and Gentlemen! Over in THIS...


Can You Go Home Again?

Fran Larson

As my sister Jeanne and I approached the little town that we were born in, Cross City, Fl., my curiosity started to waken. Jeanne, being a few years older than I, excitedly told me she would point out where our house was, the depot where Daddy worked and even where we used to go swimming. My mind wandered to times when Grandma Neff would sit still while I combed her long grayish hair. Then she would sometimes ask me to play on the...


Winkle Pickers and Pioneers

Jennifer Stewart

Ever heard of a winkle picker? It's a kind of shoe. With a pointy toe. Named after the pointy thing you use to pick out the winkle from its shell. So you can eat it. Pretty tenuous connection, I'd say. It originated in England of course. The land where Cockneys say whistle and flute when they mean suit, or Hampstead Heath instead of teeth, Scotch eggs for legs, mince pies instead of eyes, chalk farms meaning arms. So if you..




Ella Camp

I've seen you- lurking round the dark distant corners of time, the stealthy staccato of your footsteps drawing ever closer to my ear. Turning away- I am unwilling to behold the familiar features of your face. Your greed astounds me! Never sated, ever yawning jaws grinning in mockery of my fear. I know you- for I have watched you many times draw close- to breathe your foul and searing breath upon my soul. Your lingering..




ANDRO-ARMODIOSITY OR HUMAN ACTIVITY ENERGO-PHYSIO-PNEUMO-NEURO-EMOTO-INTEL-PLATONIA The seeminly eternal project of human race regeneration appears to be a complex whole of the Three Core Elements: 1. •Σ•εν?ργεια•energy; 2. •Φ•φυσικ?ς•physique; 3....


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