NaPoWriMo 24/30: A Basket of Implorables

A Basket of Implorables In a land not so far away, discontent boiled like oil waiting for a witch. Two would-be leaders vowed in different ways to bring stability to the land – one spoke bluntly with incendiary rage, the other spoke in whispers behind his hand – but the more they spoke, the wilder the crowd became, filling the streets with stomping feet and pitchforks. Louder they screamed, larger they grew but among the mobs were three small voices named Tolerance, Empathy, and Humility who nipped at their heels and tugged at their coattails. Finding the three irrelevant, they … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 24/30: A Basket of Implorables

Morning Meditation: I don’t need a fixer

When election panic starts to prickle my spine, I get the red leash out, smiling at my happy, jumping dog and go for a walk in my quiet, sane neighborhood where no one talks of building walls or bullies people who don’t think like they do but, instead, where people of different races and religions live in harmony and respect each other’s differences. Continue reading Morning Meditation: I don’t need a fixer

Inspiration Interlude: Barack Obama

“I have to say this. People outside of the United States do not understand what’s going on in this election. They really don’t. Because they know Hillary. They’ve seen her work. She’s worked closely with our intelligence teams, our diplomats, our military. She has the judgment and the experience and the temperament to meet the threat from terrorism. It’s not new to her. Our troops have pounded ISIL without mercy, taking out their leaders, taking back territory. And I know Hillary won’t relent until ISIL is destroyed. She will finish the job. And she will do it without resorting to … Continue reading Inspiration Interlude: Barack Obama