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Have you ever had one of those days that just makes you realize how blessed you are?  Well today was like that for me.  I have friends that are being forced to deal with problems that no teenager should have to face alone.  It just made me take a good look at my life and…

Dreaming of Africa

I just spoke on the phone with the man that is going to help me go to Africa.  Even as I write these words my heart is still pounding from the excitement and I cannot quite believe this is really happening.  Through nothing less than divine providence a series of events has fallen into place…

Ode to a Spell Checker

Here’s some proof of my theory that spell check is responsible for the detoriation of correct spelling in our society.  I found this poem online.  Although it doesn’t make much sense and there is incorrect usage galore, spell check said every word was spelled right, making it okay. Ode to a Spell Checker I have a…

Motel of Misspellings

Yesterday morning I sat down to enjoy breakfast at the hotel I stayed at for the weekend. When I grabbed the syrup for my waffle the perfect peace was shattered.  Behind the regular syrup that I picked up was a container of sugar free syrup that the hotel staff was considerate enough to put out for…

The plight of a poor, philanthropic college student

All I can think about right now is how stupidly expensive it is to get to Africa.  I want to go help people, make the world better in some small way.  It’s just annoying that money is the one thing that might keep me from going.  If I am meant to go though, God will…

Another prompt from Writer's Digest

Start your story with, “In retrospect, I wouldn’t say it was my best idea.” And end it with, “And that’s how I attempted to make this world a better place.” In retrospect, I wouldn’t say it was my best idea.  I was one of those kids.  My mom would tell me to finish all my…

Writing is like…

This came from a Writer’s Digest prompt:  Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” What is writing like? Write a simile that starts with the phrase, “Writing is like … .” Writing is like doing a puzzle; you have to find the perfect…

Liberation

I am emotionally numb; detached from the world.  I have to be or all the horrors and injustices I see would scar me personally.  Pondering too long creates a feeling of desolate helplessness with all the badness, violence and oppression in the world.  How can a person like me possibly make a difference?  I’m innocent…

Ubuntu

There is an African philosophy called Ubuntu that has been on my mind lately.  It means “I am what I am because of who we all are”. Desmond Tutu has this to say about it: “It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is…

Hello world!

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting it.  I’m new to this so just bear with me while I learn the ropes. I suppose for the first blog I can tell you a little bit about myself.  You may have gathered from the title that I am a writer.  You’re one smart…

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