This is the standing of Vickie Collins in our community - the further right, the more of a Wikinut they are!
Culture has changed it's attitude about pictures, and smiles....and smiles in general over the course of the years.
Parents often wonder why their children don't listen to them. Sometimes, however, at least in my opinion the kids follow their parents "teaching" all to well. Often the parents live to regret it.
This is the story of my childhood, books available at school, and the teacher and my father's interaction.
A lot at a subgroup of the Episcopal church in the United States that I find interesting.
A look at a least one theory as to how so many fights and wars get started.
I maintain that there is nobody so bad, that there is no good in them, and nobody so good that they don't have a bad side. Here is an example of a "bad man" that I loved, and who I felt loved me.
This is an article I wrote sometime ago, but is still true. We seem to have a warped sense of values in the West, especially in the United States, where I am most familar with the situation.
Abuse does not have to be physical. Sometimes the abuse that does the most harm is the abuse of the spirit, gotten though words or actions. I remember as a child feeling better about being whipped with a belt, as it felt like it relieved the tension somehow.
This is not something many would expect from me, if they know where I stand politically. I am a Democrat who would be tempted by the Green party, if I thought they stood a chance. And yet, some of what the Pauls say, I like. Interesting, I think.
If you have watched the political process, especially in the United States, the last couple of go rounds, none of what I have to say is surprising - or shouldn't be.
Just the story of a weird neighbor I grew up close to.
This is where I leave you is a very moving family drama about the healing of dysfunctional relationships.
And adventure movie about a man and wife who each work in rival assasian organizations.
A review of the movie, In Time, with Justin Timberlake that came out in 2011.
Bad Words is a comedy directed and starred in by Justin Bateman. It came out in 2013.
A look at my favorite period of English history - and how I developed the interest.
I had very a mixed reaction to the Bill Cosby scandel - wasn't sure what to believe, but had some thoughts.
Now when I write my stories, one of the things i find most difficult is dialogue...how does one make dialogue work...make sense and really give the reader a sense of the characters. (of course since I find it difficult, I have to TRY dialogue from time to time) In the follow...
An original article written when I found out that Robin Williams had committed sucide and then I read some really cold analysis by folks on the internet.
I was raised in the country. No, we didn't do any farming, just lived out there on a little tract of land. I went to school for a year and a half at a small country school - a two room school house and that was my worst time going to school.
This is a theory about what has happened to both employers and employees in many places, especially the United States. I have been there and know the truth of my observations.
A look at the new way of being that seems to be coming about in society as we change generations and new technology comes about.
This is the summary of a sermon my pastor preached a few months ago - well, my take away from it anyway.
This is an attempt on my part to write a horror/religious/cultural tale. Perhaps on a different world, perhaps on earth. The picture was the challenge in one of my groups and was written about 4 years ago original title On the Percipice. The picture was a picture of a man-made l...
one of the worst feelings there is......................