I used to have both a Blackberry and a pager, I thought I was a big shot!

EDITORS NOTES: Remember the good old days? This will spark your memories.

Have you ever become so attached to something you think you couldn’t live without it? For me it was – and still is – my vinyl copy of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. I thought I…


Joe Biden may be America’s de facto president, but come on, who’s really running the country? Kamala Harris? Susan Rice? Joe Manchin? Obama? A shadow president possible?

Editors notes: I’m trying something new. This is the first in a series of political pieces. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

President Donald Trump is running a shadow presidency? Why shouldn’t he? I mean if there’s a deep state why not a shadow president? …


If it happened to me, it can happen to you

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You go to a strange land to fight for your freedoms only to return home to a life on the streets. Sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster, doesn’t it? One that only Brad Pitt or Matt Damon could truly depict. This is no movie though; this was my life.

I deployed…


. . . and it’s easier than you mofo’s think.

Do you know a person who’s always happy? Somebody who’s always smiling? It seems they have no problems; everything’s perfect for them.

I see people like this all the time – although they’re in the minority. …


Writing

Writing: 4 Reasons I Write

Your reasons for writing may differ

Editor’s Notes: Okay Vico Biscotti, I’m taking your advice.

Why do I write? That’s a complicated question; I’ve never pondered it before.

The history of my writing is full of holes. The furthest I can recollect was in the 6th grade. I wrote…


AND YOU WONT BE SURPRISED!

Editor’s Note: I know this post won’t go viral because I have not followed Vico Biscotti’s advice. I did not choose to write about Why I Write and Why You Should Post Daily. I will take my chances.

The COVID19 virus burst onto the scene arguably as far back as…


It’s abnormal to not have any regrets; it’s abnormal to let them control our lives

Have you ever reflected on things you should’ve done? Or maybe thought about things you shouldn’t have done? When you’re on your death bed, will you have regrets? I know I will, I have regrets now. Lewis Carroll said it best,

“In the end . . .we only regret the…


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You think being homeless is bad? Imagine being homeless during a pandemic

THE YEAR 2020 WAS ONE of the worst years in not just my life but for most of the people in the world. Of course as usual, it was a great year for the wealthy. …


We are a slave to the clock and a lover of time

Is time a renewable and sustainable resource?

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NO MATTER WHO WE ARE there is one thing we have in common. There is one thing we all have regardless of who we are, where we reside, or who we worship.

Whether we are…


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Soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person to interact effectively with others.

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Do you have soft skills? Do you have hard skills? Do you have mad skills? The answer to these questions are yes to soft skills, no to hard skills, and I do not know for mad skills.

James Baxley, MA

Excess in moderation

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