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The Good,The Bad and The Ugly Critic

What to say about negative criticism? The very definition of criticism has negative connotations- so how much more the ‘negative’? There’s the delivery, and the receiving, of negative criticism. We’re all different, so there’s bound to be a myriad of... Continue Reading →

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Greatness

Our minds tell us to stay where we are ..not to rock the boat to ignore that mountain but there’s the other half of it ...words we hear only in the darkroom telling us to detest mediocrity to embrace and... Continue Reading →

Needle and Dread

Shaney jumped involuntarily. But so did everyone else in the makeshift tent. The bomb had seemed a little too close for comfort. She’d volunteered to assist in the war by coming to the frontline- but was already regretting that decision.... Continue Reading →

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A Sense of Flight (or Fight)

what is the sound of a feeling if it's from harm or healing? what is the taste of a punch if it's not a beverage with lunch? what is the look of an insult if it's from one you no... Continue Reading →

Day 28: Where Have all the Saints Gone?

Would that words never wore disguises or found the need to lay on lying tongues Would that integrity still had the same cachet and a straight path was the only one of its kind Would that being a person of... Continue Reading →

Name-Calling

If I close my eyes and incline my ears I will hear names called out across the earth Some drop names to impress others pick up names to remember and many more give names to things that do not exist... Continue Reading →

The Defendant

Harold Peterson waited patiently for his client, Jake, to finish his tirade. Jake Bloom huffed and puffed in his smart business suit- his face, suffused with rage. "But Jake," Harold tried to soothe, "the charges of assault against you are... Continue Reading →

Who Cares?

I’ve been pondering the concept of Truth ...during my existential musings (as you do), and wonder how you would be able to tell the difference between a truth and a falsehood. And then I thought, we generally don't care about... Continue Reading →

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