The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations...

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Sunny and Victor: Best Friends Forever

Bears and rabbits are not supposed to be friends, but the story of how Sunny Bunny and Victor Bear became “best friends forever” is a tale of friendship...

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Some Poems About Life

(30 Actually) Gems of Wit & Wisdom

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The Patriotic Path To Justice

Today I’ve been reading about the NFL players and owners meeting discussing proper procedures for the national anthem.  I don’t want to get into that specific subject, but as a military veteran, I do have definite thoughts about patriotism. Realizing that this nation has its problems, I believe patriotism includes calling attention to those problems

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The Creator of Mad Magazine

 Harvey Kurtzman , the creator of Mad magazine, was born in Brooklyn on October 3, 1924. As a youngster Kurtzman began drawing comics.  He even sent some “very bad” drawings to Walt Disney.  It wasn’t until he saw college humor magazines that he realized that was the style that best suited his talents. Kurtzman started

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Who Was the Most-Feared Pirate?

Despite what you’ve read — or seen in the movies — many think the most-feared pirate was actually a Chinese woman.  Her name was Ching Shih (widow of Cheng), nicknamed Madame Ching, and she lived from 1775 until 1844.   Her territory was the China Sea in the early 19th century. She began as a Cantonese

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Original Poem — WWMPD?

Today a quick unpublished poem — WWMPD? I survey the bedroom as I stare in dismay. Each place that I look, things are in disarray. Toys scattered about, all over the floor. I can’t even walk around anymore. The beds are unmade, pillows scattered around. There’s no sense of order at all to be found.

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Why Do Airplanes Still Have Ashtrays?

Since about 2000, smoking has been banned on virtually all airline flights.  Yet if you’ve flown recently, you’ll notice there are still illuminated “No Smoking” signs, there is a sign on the bathroom door, and below that sign is an ashtray.  Why? Have you every heard the saying “There’s always someone who doesn’t get the

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The Secrets To A Happy Marriage?

If I were smart, I wouldn’t touch this topic.  I’ve never even been married myself, but I can’t resist.  So, as a public service, I’m going to share some recent information on having a happy marriage.  Here goes — The title is “Underrated Qualities To Look For In A Spouse, According To Experts” by Kelsey

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