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Apathy: The Newest Disease of this Generation

Cancer, AIDS; there are many diseases and sicknesses that plague our world today.  Yet when I look around me I see that the worst disease of my generation does not have a medical cause.  It cannot be cured by a doctor and affects all types of people.  This disease is apathy.  This is a poem…

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…

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

Hey blog-watchers!  Sorry I abandoned you for a while- life’s been crazy.  I’ve had a lot of intense experiences lately though so I’m going to share the thoughts that are racing around in my mind.  I’m more involved in service activities than ever and my eyes are being opened every day to the injustices we…

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…

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…

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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