Monthly Archives: July 2015


by Nona Blyth Cloud For some writers, leaving the comforts of “civilization” for a simple life does wonders for their work. Henry David Thoreau is the best-known example of a writer doing more productive work out in the woods. When … Continue reading

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“You can deal with it yourself.”

Your friend has been shot in a drive by shooting. You are not a trained medical first responder. What would you do? Most people would do exactly what 17-year-old Esperanza Quintero did last month when her friend Jaydon Chavez-Silver, also … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Beloved teacher Dawson Tamatea gets world class send-off

by Chuck Stanley Dawson Tamatea was a PE and mathematics teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand. One of the most beloved teachers at the PNBHS, Mr. Tamatea died unexpectedly at age 55, passing away while sleeping. … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: The BSA and Deceptive Headlines

Headlines on the Web read something along the lines of “Boy Scouts of America End Ban on Homosexual Leaders”. While technically a true statement, reading the story tells a slightly different tale. Not of an organization embracing equal rights but … Continue reading

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Question of the Week, July 28, 2015

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Music Monday: Tempo

It is interesting what simply changing the tempo of a piece can do to affect the mood of a composition. The effect can be more striking than is readily apparent. This can be seen in only slight changes that can … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Is Hillary Clinton Just More Of The Same Old Pay To Play Politics?

by Gene Howington There are many Clinton supporters who tout her as a bonafide progressive bent on reform that will/should benefit all citizens and not just the usual host of monied interests. Despite this, she has been fighting off both … Continue reading

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NOTICE: Policy Change

To this point, all authors have been required to use their real names in their byline. Going forward and as we add regular feature writers, they will have the same option as Guest Bloggers to use either their real name … Continue reading

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By Nona Blyth Cloud The word “Poetry” covers a lot of ground, everything from the brief illumination of a Japanese Haiku to a great Norse Saga passed down through the generations by repetition of the words in chant or song. … Continue reading

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Question of the Week

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