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The Peace Sign: Commercial Object or Symbol of Meaning?

Peace signs are popping up on products everywhere these days and I can’t help but wonder if their meaning is getting lost in the mass production.  I must admit I’m one of those consumers who is becoming mildly obsessed with this sign of hope for a peaceful and united world.  I realized that if I’m…

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…

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…

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…