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Religion
2018: The Year of Knowledge and Enlightenment

For those that have read my writings over the last year know that I can be a compassionate writer of my past life, but also one of humor, and sarcasm. I decided to start off 2018 on a serious note but will be back to my

Lifestyle
SIXTY, LX, SEXAGINTA, SOIXANTE...

  Sixty, whether it be in English, Roman numerals, Latin, French, or Chinese, it's still the same. Sixty, okay...so what about it?  Well, that is how old I will be on Dec. 27th of this year, al

Lifestyle
The Journey to Becoming a Self-Published Writer Part 1

Andy Warhol once said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Now with the internet and computers, everyone can have that 15 minutes. As a photographer with skill has the competition

Lifestyle
Being a Writer is Tough At Times

Being a writer is tough sometimes, especially for me. I see and hear new topics daily, and I would love to write about all of them, but the problem is which to pick first. Do I write about something ridiculous su

Lifestyle
Can You Hear the Bell Toll?

Five simple words popped into my head after being exposed to current news from the media I had, up to today, done so well in eliminating from my life. Those words are: For Whom the Bell Tolls, written by John Donne

Lifestyle
Menards Goes High Class

I long for the days when hardware stores actually sold hardware. It is now a place to get dressed up and take out a woman on a date. Or better yet, for a woman to take a man out on a date. Not only does Menards offer

Lifestyle
The Wrath of Grapes

I was out taking pictures of old barns when I came across one very interesting one and decided to stop. I walked around to the back door to ask the owner for permission to go out to his barn. The porch was in disarra

Lifestyle
A Trip to the Casino: 'Come On Bessie!'

The other day my friend said, "Let's go to the casino." Words I usually don't like to hear for my own reasons. I would rather hear something like, "Would you like me to bake chocolate chip cookies?

Lifestyle
Council Hill Station-- A Peace of Heaven

It’s a beautiful September day. The sun is high in a clear blue sky. I sit in on a very comfortable yellow cushioned vintage chair under a tin gun-metal colored awning supported by knobby pine poles. There is a gen

Lifestyle
A Visit Back in Time

  About a month ago a man walked into the store I work at. We create Live Edge wood tables and other furniture. He introduced himself as Jim. He was a local farmer and a retired Pastor. He inquired if I would lik

Entertainment
Not Just Another Saturday in Tiny Town IL

It was just another quiet Saturday afternoon at the store in my quiet little town. I was enjoying a burger, rings, and a soda. A few people popped in during the day and offered some light conversation while they looked a

Lifestyle
Battling the Internet Minotaur

Recently, I have been dealing with various internet service providers in my area, and I feel like I have just battled the mythological Greek monster, the Minotaur whose maze left me feeling lost and hopeless. 

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