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A look at the United States in terms of the major institutions in the country and the role they play in American life. Based on real time blogs, this book is a collection..  
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The Obama Chronicles: Stories From the Heartland
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This is a book done "real time" which traces the rise of Obama, written from the perspective of his political values and background. It goes on to predict how he will gov..  
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An Eclectic Journal...Cambodia
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This journal chronicles the year my wife and I lived in a wooden Khmer style bungalow in southern Cambodia beside the Kampot River. There are tributes to greatness...Fred..  
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Another road to peace by Edward Phillips
This essay looks at a proposal to establish a U.S. Peace Department, and concludes that it is not absurd but is worthy of consideration...
Read excerpt from Another Time..... Another Time..... by George Schwarz Jr.
Another Time…… When was the last time you saw a youngster with a skate key hanging from a string around their neck? I remember when one of the sure signs of spring was the sight of children digging out their metal roller skates and searching for the skate key – that elusive tool, with a s..
ANSWERS by Gordon Hisayasu
. . . the search for answers is part of man's heritage . . ...
Artista by the Sea What Influences Writers by Karen Devaney
What influences our writing..
At The Time by Sandy Knauer
I wrote this as a poem first, and now as an essay...
Attaboy! by Stephen Geez
A look at the worth of praise..
Attention Seeking behavior by Ray Landgren
500 word essay in response to a prompt: "Write as a person who has experienced a mental illness."..
Awestruck Among The Literati by Alvin Romer
This is a short expose of a day in the life among several authors attending an literary industry conference...
Back to the 'Hood by Dr. Frank Chase Jr
A journey back to the Hood for me and my family during an Atlanta Black History Month trip in February 2008. This is our story and the thoughts produced from our journey. ..
Beer Nuts, Poets, and Asian Dolls by Robert LaPin
Beer Nuts, Poets, and Asian Dolls By: Robert C. LaPin “You haven’t been home to the United States in over 14 years?” I asked. I sat there in awe of his profession, his mind, and his cunningness of the eccentricities of life. My professor was the epitome of what I wanted ..
Behind the Tattered Curtain by J Fraser
A short story based on Negril and the island of Jamaica...
Beyond the Veil, or, Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me by Diana Picknell
This is my true story of 10 years as caregiver to my ex-husband. He suffered from bipolar disorder and multiple sclerosis...
Bigfoot Was My Father by Beem Weeks
A true story, this essay...
Blessed are the Peacemakers by Joseph Manzo
Bob is not a peacemaker. My friend's son is a peacemaker...
Blood Simple- The Human Preoccupation by Lonnie Hicks
This blog will look at the history of the human race and the dark story of its preoccupation with blood. Updated: 3/24/14 Sex and Blood in the Bible Updated: 3/22/14 Psychopathic Behavior in the Bible Updated: 1/8/14 The Mongol Empire-The Quintessential Blood Simple Society? ..
Blue Pot by Arnittress Dowdy
A story of hope inspired by my godfather who passed...
Boba Fett Blues by John Gorman
My great disappointment with receiving my first Stars Wars action figure in the mail and losing my best buddy...
Body Mine by Lonnie Hicks
Mine, Mind, Body ..
Body Stories From Within-What a Body Knows by Lonnie Hicks
Every Body Has A Story 1. Updated 5-28-11 "What is a Body Anyway? 2. Updated:5-29-11 "The Body Map And the WMAP" 3. Updated: 6-1-11 Can the Electrical Energy in the Body be Measured? Updated 6-2-11 Techniques for Damaged Sites in the Body-Harms and Benefits From Operations ..
Bonding by Lonnie Hicks
Boring Me by Lonnie Hicks
Looking at the problem of boredom..
Broken Crayons by Wanda Harrell
Copyright 2011, Wanda L. Harrell A true, but extremely sad, story about a little boy's short life...
Read excerpt from Camelot Camelot by Raymond Proseus
I actually wrote this several years ago way before the events of 9/11; Black Tuesday. When that day unfurled, I dusted this off and changed some things around in it...
Cameron by Queen Unique
My personal experience with Autism..
Cancer Rising by Lonnie Hicks
This is taken from an analogy I first heard of in the documentary "I and is attributed to Lynne McTagart. Here is the link to the documentary. Lynne Mctaggart can be googled.
Capturing the Water Lilies . . . by L. Craft - Hisayasu
Captured by the unexpected . . ...
Caroling In Christmas Past by Beth Trissel
Caroling in the Shenandoah Valley ..
Casualty of Art Manifesto by J. Higgins
An art commentary essay about why artists should resist corporate modification whenever possible. It is meant to be slightly humorous but the bitterness is genuine. It was originally a stapled pamphlet distributed to anyone interested...
Celebrating a Heart Attack by Ann Osterhus
Some people choose to mourn a heart attack. I decided to celebrate mine...
Changing Seasons by Nola Muller
Life goes in cycles - like the tides of the sea - there is no end.....
Chasing Memories by Fred Anglin Jr.
Looking back at a time when we were all healthy...a time when we thought we would live forever.....
Choices by Elaine McManus
Understanding the power of choice..
Cold-Stroke Realities by Lonnie Hicks
On the Writing Craft and Its Dilemmas..
Read excerpt from Comforts Comforts by becky norman
Lunch with two veterans...
Coming Full Circle by Marilyn Rice
The Author reflects on the changing roles of mother and daughter in this true story...
Compassionate Police by David Arthur Walters
Good News! Cops were seen making arrests in Downtown Kansas City..
Conclusive Proof of the Existence of God by Vicky Jeter
Do you believe in God? Is there one intelligent source by which all that is known and unknown is sustained? Note the simplicity of the question. For the purpose of this inquiry the boundaries of the definition of God need go no farther. It is certainly of no concern what particular doctrine ..
Cooked, I Did by Stephen Geez
A lighthearted look at those who give, and those who recieve..
Creepy Feelings by Nickolaus Pacione
div align=justify>It is where in my mind where everything appears so blurred and the body is physically weak. The thoughts as they are there would come between the dreams as they appeared during the long sleep -- even when the drug induced sleep had played a critical role. Staring at these pages..
Cripple Creek Remembered by Fred Anglin Jr.
A 1966 trip to the GOLD camp of Cripple Creek Colorado that has never been forgotten.....
Daddy's Shoes by Francine Larson
As the years go by, I realize more and more that my Dad was truly special and forever teaching me things without "teaching." Thank you, Daddy...
Dawning by Lonnie Hicks
Discount for Wrinkles by Patricia Behnke
Learning from Age..
Discovering the distinct parts of Sta. Ignacia by Therese Maria Abigail Ledesma
A red-letter day with my SJC Family..
Does Satan Exist? by Annette Hendrix Williams
The subject goes beyond whether Americans believe in God but asks whether they believe in Satan. It briefly runs over a history of Western perceptions and philosophy while reflecting that the outcome of the pilgrims coming to America created proof that Satan really does exist and cover his tra..
Doing God's Work by David Arthur Walters
Panhandlers won't even have to ask...
Don't Snitch - A Black Negro Thing? by claude robert
No! 'Don’t snitch, don’t tell' is, and has been practiced in the Nation’s Capitol since its inception, which proceeded its conception...
Down to Earth by Eva Pasco
Retro 60sFlashback:Remember the Avocado!..
Dream Chasers of The Sixties by Rodney Bohen
We became a barometer and conscience to a society that desired neither! ..
Ear Bush by Ken Aven
One in a series of childhood stories centered on the iconic New York Mets baseball park, Shea Stadium, slated for destruction later this year...
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1. The History of Human Societies: Two: What
2. A Ward of Awards
3. Freedom, Justice and Equality- Updated 1/2
4. Anger
5. Three Thousand Two Hundred Tweets on Twitt
6. Handwriting, Name Analysis and Numerology-
7. Unconscious America: What Are Americans Te
8. The 60s plus 50
9. A Casual Reference to Casualties
10. ^fn Key-Exile (a prosetry observation)
11. A Death in the Woods
12. Retro 60s Flashback: In a Soap Box
13. Retro 60s Flashback: Sitcom Moms
14. The 60s + 50: Winner of '$1,000 for 1,000
15. The Topography of Pornography
16. Down to Earth
17. My Favorite Government Hand-Out...
18. Pubic Publicity Stunt(ed)

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Les sources de valeurs
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Certainement, nous avons débouché sur un nouveau siècle. Malheureusement, partout où se manifeste l’humanité sur notre planète, elle accuse un état de détresse, une certa..  
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Certainly, we live in a new century. Unfortunately, everywhere on our planet, humankind betrays a widespread distressing situation, confusion, perplexity, a lack of conta..  
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