Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Legend Of Blackbird Wilson

Blackbird Wilson was the toughest bird in our neighborhood. He was large and ornery and every other creature kept its distance. He was friendless.

Rumor had it he had even attacked a hawk four times his size.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Lion and The Dove

One day a dove hovered over a skinny lion. “Let’s work together,“ said the dove to the lion.

“I’m afraid of birds of prey,“ the dove continued. “But they are afraid of you and if I am near you, they will keep their distance.”

“But what’s in it for me,“ asked the lion.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

A Lesson From The Ghost Town Of Friars Gulch

High in the Sierra Mountains is the legendary ghost town of Friars Gulch.

“What happened to this town,” asked the students of their professor. “It’s simple,” she replied.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Live Life For Today

Roy always lived modestly, but one day while shopping, he saw the most beautiful white silk shirt displayed in a store window.

This shirt was in a very expensive men’s shop, one he would not ordinarily go into but the shirt was irresistible.

It cost two day’s pay, but on impulse, he bought it and happily brought it home to wear on special occasions.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Killing Our Way To Peace

“We will never have peace in the world,“ Genovia’s  President Blunderfield told his nation, “until we kill all terrorists.”

“We will call it The Global War on Terror.”

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

When A Fetus Becomes A US Citizen

Various US states are declaring fetuses at conception to be people and therefore that they have all the rights of other Americans.

I spoke with attorney Willis Blunderfield to understand the implications for US citizenship. “It’s very simple,” he said. “At conception, a fetus is a citizen.”

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Wisdom Of War

Genovia is considered to be the most powerful nation in the world.

But in recent years despite its Constitution allowing only Parliament to declare war, its Presidents have fought wars wherever they choose.

Recently, I met with Genovia’s President, Willis Blunderfield to understand why.

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