Bradley stories, books, poems, and more

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Epitaph 9: Expressing the final feelings and thoughts of the deceased. Just before the moment of death. Gladly surrendering a long life filled with eventful and interesting moments. Grateful for, while, wishing to never repeat or revisit them. In eternity. Hoping for eternal salvation, life and happiness. Read More
No time to read a whole short story today? Check out these short scenes instead. Only 35 to 75 words each! Read More
Find out why two fifth graders are so determined to possess a small grey stone. Read More
The US government's pursuit of those who break rank to expose its secrets has emerged as the dominant narrative of this decade's war for information. Bradley Manning recently learned of the consequences of leaking troves of sensitive documents. Edward Snowden, meanwhile, is still in Russia in a self-imposed exile (he… Read More
The sad tale of a soulful baller and his pursuit of life, love and happiness against insurmountable odds. Read More
This is the first story of many. The Operation Blackbird is about the Story of Alexander, Bradley, Jack and Thomas on their journey around the world to save their loved ones Read More

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The sad tale of a soulful baller and his pursuit of love, happiness, true spalding B-balls, and a court to call his home. Read More

Book / Young Adult

September 12, 2011

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He's popular, attractive, and one of the most powerful guys around. However, Brandley thinks his life is anything but perfect. His mother died in a car crash when he was young, his dad does nothing but run the family agaisnt the feuds against three other families, and he has to… Read More

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Ashleigh is just a girl. sort of. well no, Ashleigh was just a girl from a long lasting breed of extremely powerful vampires. fun. which she didnt find out till she died...then woke up in a coffin. even better. Locked up in a school for the supernatural with no where… Read More

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Dedication: To all U.S. Military Veterans and in commemoration of the annual American national holidays of Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4) and Veteran’s (Armistice) Day (November 11). While surfing the YouTube website to find some original recordings of old(ies), pre-Beatles rock ‘n’ roll songs, I… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 27, 2009

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Louis "Studs" Terkel: An American writer who was, truly, unique. Specializing in "oral" histor(y)ies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel In 1974, when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Office of U.S. President, Terkel wrote one of the most unusual oral histories ever published. Entitled: "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How… Read More

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These "Epitaph" poems were inspired and informed by the life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: "Mother Teresa Of Calcutta, India". Hyperlinks to her life story are provided at the end of this posting. Epitaph 6 is for women. Epitaph 7 is intended for men. This was written with complete seriousness.… Read More

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This Epitaph posting is intended to be funny, humorous and ironic. A wasted life? You decide. Enjoy. Read More

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Dedication: To all parents! Of daughters and sons! While digging through some older and forgotten papers, of mine, I came across a poem I must have written in 1998. The year when my son went away to college. 9 years before writing and posting "Our Grampa Ed" which should be… Read More

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Dedication-#1: Annie Legend, whose surname, if pronounced "En francais" would rhyme with the word "entendre" when properly pronounced "En francais, aussi!". (aussi = another double entendre.) Dedication-#2: Someone, known only to myself, who may celebrate their 30th birthday during the month of January, 2008. Your secret is safe with me.… Read More
Saturday, May 28, 2011: Hyperlink #11 has been added. Thursday, May 26, 2011: Hyperlink #10 has been added. Wednesday, April 7, 2010: Hyperlink #9 has been added. Tuesday, March 17, 2009: Hyperlink #8 has been added. Wednesday, March 4, 2009: Hyperlink #7 has been added. Friday, December 19, 2008: Hyperlinks… Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 15, 2007

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Tobacco consumption, by way of smoking, poses an enormous threat to the health of everyone exposed to it. To the smoker and to those who are exposed to ambient smoke created by those smoking it. It's called toxic "air pollution" folks! In some ways, it is like alcohol, a legalized/lethalized… Read More
This is in response to a posting by bellavistabear in which he, on August 24, 2007, posted a poem acclaiming the future of manned space travel. To Mars and, perhaps, other planets. Or so he seems to believe. Here is his posting. Following his posting and my response to it… Read More

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This poem, is an exercise in rhyming, rhythm and cadence. Intended for all ages but, most especially, for children. On April 2, 2007, I became a grand-father for the 1st time. It occurred to me that, in the mind of my grand-child, I will always be a mystery and a… Read More
My most recent missive to the FOX Newschannel in exposing the duplicity of celebrity politicians and TV news people and the ways in which they manage to bilk a public which, for unknown reasons, continues to misplace it's trust in them. Will update this posting with whatever written or E-mailed… Read More

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The reader is asked to read all 3 poems and, if you choose to comment, to please do so with respect to: presentation, rhyme, rhythm, structure, theme and vocabulary. If you like this posting, even if you have read it and commented on it before, please indicate your approval by… Read More

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Most probably and in my opinion, the best written verse in the English language is the opening verse of "Clancy Lowers The Boom". Apparently written by Johnny Lange and Hy Heath in 1948 or before?. Only 1 verse is presented. Readers are welcomed to add their own. No profanity please.… Read More
American talk-show host, actor and avid liberal intellectual, Dick Cavett, returned to the public spotlight by writing Op.Ed colums for the N.Y. Times. This was his first published submission. To date, February 24, 2007, there have been 746 blog entries in response to it. Some are quite interesting. For the… Read More
This story first appeared in the newspapers and on TV news on or about Monday, February 5, 2007. Below is my blog entry comment which was published "on-line" on a local newspaper website. Blog entries are not published in the newspaper itself. ___________________________________________________________ What do you think about the story… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 22, 2007

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Intended for reading to children, under age 6, who have not yet learned to read. To encourage these same children to want to learn to read in the future. To provide reading material for these same children and with which they will, already have some familiarity, as they are just… Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 22, 2007

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Intended for reading to children, under age 6, who have not yet learned to read. To encourage these same children to want to learn to read in the future. To provide reading material for these same children and with which they will, already have some familiarity, as they are just… Read More
December, 2006 and January, 2007 have already presented two instances where, on separate occasions, persons said some things and openly expressed opinions which met with the disapproval of others in authority over them. 1. In one instance, a college basketball coach, openly complained about his team having to play 4… Read More
March 7, 2008: Decided to re-write this to focus on "Domestic Care Givers" only. Will leave the original text. Readers may wish to comment as to which is the more positive and has a greater chance of reaching the largest possible audience. Convincing them of the need for this kind… Read More
A long rhyming poem which serves as part and the end of a speech written and delivered, by myself, at a meeting of the Uncle Sam Club of Toastmaster's International, in Troy, N.Y. on the evening of February 22, 1984. This was my effort to complete Lesson #4 "Show What… Read More

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