Mike and Chris were are two elected — but self-anointed princes — who thought peopled lived to serve them instead of the other way around.

Then the snow came to fell them.

The two princes were revealed prancing around in their pedigrees.

Mike accused his citizens of not being tough enough while his world was plowed and pristine.

Chris hightailed it out of town on a winged craft before the blizzard blanketed his gardens — so he could “spend time with his kids” at Disney World — instead of rightly doing his job and helping an entire State through a declared emergency.

How do we bear these timid, brittle, little princes who claim to always know what’s right for us when they clearly have no grander view of the world and where they hope to lead us.

Anyone can run.

Everyone can hide.

Few can stand against the tide and pick up a shovel and start digging.

We deserve the best from those we elect; and when we get their cold shoulders in the midst of a whiteout nightmare, we slowly begin to reawaken into our conscious selves, and realize just how foolhardy we were for ever electing them in the first place.

Posted by David Boles

David Boles was born in Nebraska and his MFA is from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is an Author, Lyricist, Playwright, Publisher, Editor, Actor, Designer, Director, Poet, Producer, and Boodle Boy for print, radio, television, film, the web and the live stage. With more than 50 books in print, David continues to write 2MM words a year. He has authored over 25K articles and published more. Read the Prairie Voice Archive at Boles.com | Buy his books at David Boles Books Writing & Publishing | Earn the world with David Boles University | Get a script doctored at Script Professor | Touch American Sign Language mastery at Hardcore ASL.


  1. Great story, David — and so sad for NY.



    1. Thanks, Gordon! The parallel stories are so identical in tone — the reality reads more like fiction — and so we made it so.



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