The Taliban have taken over in what looks to be a bloodless war. The previous government was corrupt and self serving. They had a sugar daddy — The US Government. …


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When an occupying force oversees the security of a radically different culture that was formerly ruled by a militaristic theocratic tribal regime, there is no doubt that it will fall the moment their protectors leave.

No amount of money and training can replace the self initiated will to be free…


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Pundits are at a loss as to why people are not getting vaccinated siting many reasons but missing the obvious one.

When I was working at a sophisticated supermarket I noticed that low income people with food stamps were buying high priced junk food while wealthy people were presenting discount…


…were the lyrics that pop into my head when I remember teenage years spent with Sheryl.
By Daphne…

Daphne & Sherryl

We were the young girls of the late 60s and early 70s who loved listening to bubble gum rock by Bobby Goldsboro and surfer music by the Beach Boys. …


No 6 in a series about being a paperboy in the 60's

Television gave people more or less a summary of important events in national and local news. The newspaper gave all of the details and opinions along with many other benefits.

Just like the internet, paperboys were the connection…


What makes populist cult leaders popular is their bigger than life appeal that is constantly drummed out through various media connections.

A populist cult leader is a big risk taker. When they start their journey, they are not afraid of confrontation. They rely on it to gain exposure. The taunting…


The third rock from the sun is what the 3rd born are, and that is Li la la. After two kids and seven years from the second one as parents we realised we knew very little about everything in raising kids.

The first born gets the most attention, because they…


It’s no surprise that a woman is the only ranking Republican with the courage to fight to restore the honour of her party.

She may very well end up being the one to save the Republican party as others will start to gain a bit of courage and follow her…


A tribute to my mother as what me as a fetus would feel while I was being carried.

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Life is in motion
Who carries me?
What is her name?
I feel where she lives!
Ten twists and three bumps and a boom.
I hear her breath.
Her heart feeds me.
I make her crazy.
I tell her to…


This is a poem about losing a mother, which I am sure is a universal feeling.

NOTHING THE MORE DEEPLY FELT
THOUSANDS PERISH SORROW FLOWS
GALAXIES COLLIDE STARS VANISH
THOSE FEELINGS OF LOSS PREVAIL

THE KNOWLEDGE OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
UNFOLDS BEFORE OUR EYES AND WE SEE
THE TIME IS LOST IN LASTING MISERY

HUNDREDS OF TIMES FROM YOUNG TO OLD
WE LEARN OF THE LOSS IN VARIOUS WAYS
NEVER TO BE SO DISTRAUGHT LESSEN AS IT WERE
EACH DAY THE NEWS HERDS IN OUR MINDS

TO FLOW FROM FEELING TO THOUGHT
THEN OUT AGAIN WE RESUME OUR STRIDE
PLAINLY TO SEE FROM THE OTHER MIND
LAUGHTER MIXES THE EMOTIONS CLIMB

THEN ONE DAY THE DREAD OF ALL FEELINGS
TO FEEL THE STARK AND SHARP PAIN
TO KNOW THAT MY BEGINNING HAS ENDED
MY MOTHER’S PASSING DEEPNESS FELT

THAT HUNDREDS DIE AND THOUSANDS PERISH
THAT CALAMITIES SHAKE THE WORLD ABOUT
THAT FRIENDS AND NEAR BY PEOPLE DIE
NOTHING PREPARES US FOR THE LOSS OF MOTHER

NO NOTHING CAN FILL THAT EMPTY VOID
A MOTHER IS THE PLACE WHERE WE FIRST DREAMED
THE PLACE WHERE WE FELT THE WORLD OUTSIDE
WHERE OUR FIRST CRY LEFT OUR LIPS

THE LOSS OF A MOTHER FOR SURE
NOTHING THE MORE DEEPLY FELT

Kritter Robin

Just some guy who has ideas and stories about life and tries to write about them from time to time.

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