Giving Up Your Life

If you had die for one thing and one thing only, what would you choose?  Your friends?  Your parents?  Your children?  Your country?  How do we, as a logical society, decide how someone should give up their life?

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Ten Twenty

Evelyn turned twenty, missed her teens, and the subtracting began.

A Necessary Crushing

Not all creativity deserves expression.  Editing passionate inspiration with the instinct of a formed aesthetic is a necessary filtering of the creative impulse.

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Has Madonna Broken Her Gender?

Can you believe this is Madonna?

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The Gift of Youth and the Burden of Fertility

There is no greater gift one can give another than the bloom of their youth in its prime sexual and creative fertility.

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The Guernsey Lake Castle

by Ken Druce

I have a special place where I go wandering, though now only in my memories. It is in on a hill in Wyoming, right above a lake. Built by the CCC during the depression, it is called “The Castle.” The “CCC” was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempt during the depression to get people working and it stands for “Civilian Conservation Corps.” Many great national parks and monuments were built during its tenure. My favorite pastime was to take some wood, some meat and my camp coffee pot and spend the afternoon. I was never bothered up there by other people using it. It was my special place and I am glad; I now live 8,000 miles away and the only thing I really miss is my Castle.

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After the Music

by Steve Gaines

July 3, 1954

On my 18th Birthday
A Memorial to an Ill-Spent Youth

It was so long ago
and I seldom bring it back these days
surprised to look at that age of adventure
from this distant couch
unable to recapture that careless attitude…
reluctant to admit the inability I suppose…
but here goes anyway

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