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The Problem with Karma

    Someone really did a number on you didn’t they? Some colossal jerk. Perhaps a boss who never valued you even though everyone else could plainly see, and who constantly turned you down for a raise, or possibly someone you considered a good friend threw you under the bus over a few political differences, […]

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A Tear Trickles

  A ray of light piercing the windshield settles on his cheek bathing him in a golden glow.  I marvel at how much I love him.  The pain, spontaneous and instantaneous, like a knife stuck deep in my heart gripped by the cruel fingers of fate twisting and turning relentlessly, pitches me forward toward white-knuckled […]

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Go Find Alice

  Am I dreaming? Could I have fallen down the Rabbit hole? The world I knew has vanished and something unrecognizable has taken its place. I’ve somehow found myself in an upside down world. Will someone please tell SpongeBob and Patrick to release me from Opposite Day? Tim Burton, have you pulled me into one […]

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Trump Budget Beats Up on Appalachia

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/03/17/trump-budget-beats-up-appalachia-losey/99297824/ Exactly what would “Making America Great Again” look like to Kentuckians? I have a pretty good idea it might look a little something like this: investing in entrepreneurial and business development to strengthen Appalachia’s economy; improving the education, knowledge, skills and health of residents; investing in critical infrastructure like broadband, transportation and water/wastewater systems; […]

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A Life Full of Love

  I open the door and step inside. Mommy Mommy! You’re home! I missed you! I love you! I’m so glad you’re home! Let me see you! I’m so happy now! Why did you leave me for so long? I love you, I love you, and I love you! I’m going in the other room […]

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Tougher Times Ahead in E. Ky?

As a lifelong resident of Powell County, I know firsthand what kind of people call Eastern Kentucky their home. Many of them are down-to-earth, friendly, and welcoming. Good-hearted people who would give you their last dime if they thought you needed it more than they did. The kind of people who would gladly take you […]

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Empty Souls of the Evil (A Poem)

The ground is barren there Deep within and far below All in darkness, no light aglow No soul to be laid bare An empty chasm lies in wait Patient still and silent A dark foreboding island Surrounded by a sea of hate

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A Matter of Color

  It was the happiest year of my childhood. I wasn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea. I’m still not, for that matter, forty-one years later. That was the year I found my soulmate. Not in the sense you may be thinking. Not the male female spend forever together variety. No, this was the other soulmate. […]

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The Wall

  The Wall has weakened again. The one that protects the fragile part of me. The one I continually build and rebuild. Every day I place a brick, strengthening the fortress of protection. A small act of kindness here, a glimmer of humanity there. Hope for the human race sparks and spreads slowly throughout my […]

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