Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Shapes of Life

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “The earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water.” – Genesis 1:2 (Good News Translation) “The influence of … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Rum Day

Rum has a mixed history, and like all distilled spirits, it can be your friend or your enemy. Rum has long been associated with sailors and pirates. In the West Indies during the 1600s, large plantations grew sugar cane. When … Continue reading

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TCS: Poets Forged in the Heat of August

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “I just completed a … Continue reading

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International Lefthanders Day

To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.                        – Herman Melville ___________________________ Today is International Left-Handers Day.

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Vladimir the Vicious

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Upon being informed that her famished and desperate peasant compatriots could not afford their staple diet of bread, the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette (1755-1799) allegedly retorted – “let them eat cake.” The dire situation of looming mass-starvation … Continue reading

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A Poem for World Lion Day

Where lions once ruled, they are quietly disappearing – National Geographic headline in 2019 The first World Lion Day was launched on August 10, 2013, to raise awareness of how close the world is to the extinction of lions in the wild … Continue reading

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TCS: We Should Be Kind While There Is Still Time

Good Morning!   ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “The children start … Continue reading

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A Poem for Hiroshima Day

August 6, 1945, World War II – The U.S. B-29 Enola Gay dropped the “Little Boy” atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. 70,000 people died instantly, thousands died from burns, and more died over the following years from radiation. The date … Continue reading

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The Birdie Bebop

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings becauseit has a song.”  – Maya Angelou “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the … Continue reading

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TCS: Reprise of the Dame Days of Summer

   Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ It was August. … Continue reading

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