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A flawed guidance counselor on the cusp of retirement discovers the nefarious underbelly of his school. The end of the school year is always stressful and it's only made worse when Eddie Singleton finds himself at odds with certain staff members who've formed an evil cult. He teams up with… Read More

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Military journalists are just that. They are service men and women working for the military, and assigned to put the military’s best face forward. That was our job at the Public Information Office (“PIO”). I was one of those military journalists, working in a war zone – Vietnam. Unlike the… Read More

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Thoughts and memories flood my mind, and at times find their way onto paper or a computer keyboard, where long-forgotten moments in my life come alive again, or where new visions and imaginations are born. I am a writer, with a rambling and wandering mind, simply exploring and discovering the… Read More
August 25, 2018 -- As a Veteran and as an American, I saluted Senator John McCain on that date. A great American patriot had lost his last fight. It is not often that we get to say that we shared a time in America’s history with a great American patriot.… Read More

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September 17, 2021

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I feel much like a character in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. A story of people and their generation – the “Lost Generation” – World War I, considered back then to have been decadent, dissolute and irretrievably damaged by the war. Instead, the characters show their resilience and strength… Read More
Tuesday morning. I woke too early, and I realize that it is the winter of my existence. I feel the cold surrounding and embracing me. The moment soothing, welcoming and expected, yet I am apprehensive of what will come and when. Read More

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September 09, 2021

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Twenty years ago, terrorists changed life in America. I was just one ordinary young man back then, reaching for the brass ring, and relishing life at the top of the world – seeing the greatness of American from atop a world-class restaurant at the World Trade Center – Windows on… Read More

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September 03, 2021

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July 16, 2021

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In Memory of Graham Read More
I used to listen to our national anthem in awe and respect. Each word a covenant of hope, faith and optimism. I still listen with admiration and reverence, but I don’t hear the resonance that used to be. I used to listen. Read More

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We have seen the face of desperation, and heard the muted cries of desolation. They are condemned, detained and judged enemies of the state. Yet the faces resemble the people that surround me, and the cries sound like the whimpers of despair that I myself have uttered in times of… Read More
Some time ago a page-one headlines in The Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) read “Texas Hispanics behind half of state’s growth since 2010.” Instead, why wasn’t the headline “White Texans still largest demographic group in Texas,” or “Texas White population continues to drop”? The article went on to differentiate between… Read More

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June 17, 2021

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Do not cry for those now gone, that lived without ever knowing what it was like to be free. Do not cry for the forgotten, who toiled the fields and hauled the hay, and picked the fruit. For they were the dreamers and the seekers in a time before the… Read More

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Like you, I am a writer. Not one of fame or renown, or even distinction. I express myself openly, with candor, bluntness, and an outspokenness that some may find refreshing, while others may find disturbing or upsetting, too liberal, or too empathic to certain causes or views. Read More

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June 11, 2021

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Living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has not isolated or segregated us from witnessing the disintegrating bedrock of our politics, our constitution and our morality. Read More

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June 10, 2021

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Remember when history was taught in school and children learned the facts that changed the world, and learned about the ideals and principles that united our Republic? Remember when the Nation waited in awe, respect and admiration as our President spoke to the Nation, and we sat in silence and… Read More

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Are we at our twilight of the age of idiocy? . . . . America has evolved and progressed through many ages in our history. Each generation an inspiration to the next. Each period in our celebrated saga marked in some fashion by extraordinary accomplishments and by the eloquence of… Read More

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June 03, 2021

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Last Mother’s Day, I paid homage in my Mother’s Day remembrance to six women who epitomized in every way, motherhood, with all its joys, tears, trials and tribulations. They were six sisters, raised and nurtured by dreamers who lived the simple life, but shared the greatest gift of all with… Read More

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It used to be easy to tell the bad guys from the good guys. It used to be easy to listen and decide what was right and true, and what was false and meant to deceive. It used to be easy to believe in those elected to lead and to… Read More

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Some time ago, I read a Letter to the Editor in my local newspaper (The Monitor, McAllen, Texas) entitled “Trump haters are disturbing.” The writer (a Mr. Castillo) was from Harlingen. He wrote that he found it “. . . very disturbing that a pathological hatred for [then] President Trump… Read More
I have seen the well-hidden prejudices disguised with civility and charity. I have seen the smiles that deceive and betray, and heard the guarded words of obligatory tolerance and harmony. And I have seen the assaults and heard the insults. I have seen the betrayal – by the terrorists within.… Read More

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Back in December, 2019, I wrote an essay entitled “I Hear The Throes of a Dying Nation.” In response, someone sent me a well-meaning note with the following comment: “Why so gloomy? The US has survived civil wars, Great Depression, assassinations and wars up the wahzoo, this too shall pass.”… Read More
The whole world looks so different now, as I glance at the abandoned streets from the shores of New York to the City of Lights across the sea. The sound of silence deafening to ears that used to hear the hustle and bustle of impatient and erratic people, touching people,… Read More

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Although young and innocent, I had seen how death comes and takes away the soul. And left behind were tears and loneliness and sorrow. I was too young when my grandmother passed way and I felt an acceptance and acknowledgement of what it meant to die. And there was closure. Read More

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how dare someone say to me . . . “you don’t belong here,” or “you’re not welcomed here.” . . . we are, in fact, the “blue bloods,” the true texans -- the children of the original settlers, tenders and builders of the lands along the rio grande. Read More

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As a writer I have my good days and my bad days. My good days are those where I can sit behind my computer and write about things that inspire me or motivate me. Things that stimulate and arouse my intellect and passion. My bad days are those where I… Read More
I walked among the silent headstones that still stand tall amidst the growing weeds and wildflowers, in varying states of neglect and decay. Forgotten and abandoned. Buried legions of faded faces and silenced voices. Read More
There was a time in my life when I avoided confrontation, altercations or clashes of the minds or thoughts of those around me. Those times have been long abandoned and forsaken with each passing year and each fleeting season of my life. Read More
When we think of “family,” we immediately see images and feel emotions of our childhood, of Mom and Dad, of brothers and sisters, and of countless aunts, uncles and cousins. Family is all-inclusive and all-encompassing. The lucky ones associate familial ties -- whether white, brown, black, or any other shade… Read More
I was born to a sharecropper’s son in a valley beyond the boundaries of despair, nestled in the cradle of disillusionment and discouragement. It was the prologue to my existence and my resistance. And I remember it well. Read More

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March 16, 2021

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This is a short memoir of my beginnings into fanfiction and short story writing. Read More

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February 01, 2021

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Let's Talk for a second... Read More

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January 27, 2021

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How it felt to lose my mother. Love wins and loses. Read More

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December 31, 2020

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In this memoir I share my first encounter with essay writing back in 2006 in the 10th grade, And how the whole experience reveals something about my past and current relationship to writing Read More
Some words and actions of other people can strongly resonate in us, creating an unexpected impact. A short story that reminds you of the importance of the type of love, that we should put first. Read More

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i am a freelance writer , wanting to reach out to the world and share my thoughts Read More

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February 15, 2020

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Its like being surrounded and feeling confined, but only when they converge. Read More

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I realized I needed darkness again to elevate myself and my story was not only mine but yours. Each time I developed a totally renewing of myself and mindset. Perhaps, every experience was for a unique understanding and designed for personalized work. In other words, each time was a completely… Read More

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Change is just as primitive as development. Read More