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Easter Sunday Thoughts in the Time of Covid-19

No matter your faith, Easter at its core is a day of new beginnings – a letting go of the past and opening yourself up to the possibilities to come.

We are living in trying times.

So many of us locally, nationwide, and globally have been impacted in one way or another. Today I celebrate life, not only mine but my family and friends. I am grateful for the memories that have been made up until this point and look forward to creating new ones in the near future.

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How One Cat Ruled His World – A Short Story

Short Story Saturday – King Scooter

There was a reason he was afraid of his own shadow. You see, Scooter was an indoor cat. And now, he found himself in the shadows just outside the walls of his home. But before I get too far let me try to explain. Scooter was a 9-year-old orange and white house cat who at a very early age was given the opportunity of a lifetime.


Jay Long’s Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind

Poetry, as it’s defined in the modern dictionary, is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.

The definition is pretty accurate.

The written word when by itself is simple, and sometimes holds no meaning whatsoever, but when certain words are grouped together, it can be magical. The beauty of poetry is for every reader, the meaning may be completely different. Poetry, more so than other forms of writing, allows the reader to escape, to relate their own experiences to the words the writer has bled onto the page.

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