Accepted Today and Leading Tomorrow

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The Boy Scouts of America got it right. It is one very important step forward. Is it a leap? Frankly, to their organization, it is a leap, which makes the step that much more important.

The Boys Scouts of America have changed their policy to allow openly gay children into the Boy Scouts beginning January 1, 2014. This is not a “Don’t ask – don’t tell” policy; this is a “come as you are” policy, and it should be applauded. Continue reading

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Hercules :: A Drabble

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Welcome to Drabble Day! I have high hopes that Drabble Day will become a national holiday, complete with a backing from Hallmark. You just wait. Then again, I have high hopes I’ll stump everyone with my mystery picture, and I’ve yet to succeed.

As is the case whenever there is a “Wednesday’s What is It?”, my work of short-fiction exactly 100 words in length (aka a drabble) will reveal the mystery photo I posted on Wednesday. Continue reading

Untitled :: A Drabble

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Welcome to the start of the weekend, aka Friday. I’m back with a drabble.  What’s a drabble? A drabble is a short work of fiction, exactly 100 words in length.

Join me. Create your own 100-word piece of fiction. The more dabbling with drabbles the merrier. Tag your post with ‘Friday Drabble’ and use the hash-tag #fridaydrabble on Twitter. Continue reading

Absent of Life

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One afternoon, years ago, my husband and I went to an estate sale. The homeowners died, their family removed all the items they wanted to keep, and the rest was left ‘as is’ for the estate sale. I remember feeling very sad as I walked through this particular home. I imagined the items left behind had stories to tell, and I felt a little guilty fumbling through these unknown memories. Continue reading

The Light :: A Drabble

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Happy Friday! I’m back with a drabble.  What’s a drabble? A drabble is a short work of fiction, exactly 100 words in length.

Join me. Create your own 100-word piece of fiction. The more dabbling with drabbles the merrier. Tag your post with ‘Friday Drabble’ and use the hash-tag #fridaydrabble on Twitter. Continue reading