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Under The Big Top (Chapter 1)

Novel-Draft Ch. 1: Money can buy infinite wisdom Under The Big Top — Synopsis Under the Big Top is a popular culture satire, complete at 90,000 words. It makes fun of entrepreneurs who believe all outcomes in people’s lives are controlled by their thoughts. These beliefs have been popularized by books like The Secret. Steve is under no … More

Swinging a Hammer to Save my Life and Augment my Height

A Personal Essay About Measuring Up to my Little Sister I spent close to a decade as a construction manager, even though I can’t swing a hammer to save my life. And I mean it. I am the least handy person you will ever meet. I like to blame my dad because he wasn’t around … More

Baby, I Swear I’m Fine

A poem about struggle and the power of relationships Baby, I’m fine. My cookie crumbled; I landed on it when they pulled the rug from under my feet and I stumbled. I know; I have a concussion. I’m seeing double and feeling nauseous. Before the pandemic hit, I took several risks in my life that didn’t pay off. At times, I … More

Controversy at the Foot of MLK’s Stone of Hope

A Plea for the Use of Soul Force When Advocating for Social Change “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”— A line from King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. When I was in college, I competed in intercollegiate forensics. No, we didn’t get together to analyze blood splatters and describe crime … More

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