Nonfiction stories, books, poems, and more

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For those not of the local citizenry, “Three” is a class II casino owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians. Tribal policy presently precludes me enjoying my own tribe’s casino, so if I want to gamble, I go visit my Coos cousins. Read More
An account of my first time taking shrooms with a girlfriend. All seems fine, that is, until nightfall comes... Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 06, 2020

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Written on a stack of homework Read More

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A concise compilation of techniques that can help you pump life into nonfiction short-story & lyric writing Read More

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"This was an invaluable read, concise and full of very useful information for writers of every level and calibre. I was surprised how many of th..." Read More

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After Miss Elsie died, what was left in the refrigerator? Read More
They didn’t know... Read More

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Book / Memoir

May 15, 2020

Get to know me and all of my intersecting identities. A lot of what I write is inspired by my own experiences and feelings, and the purpose of this book is to give you readers a sense of how my identities interact with my writing. I encourage comments and… Read More
Entered and won 3rd place in the Richmond, VA Peace Education Center's 2019 Essay Contest, Remembering 1619 and Restoring Justice Read More
Dedicated to Lyle Waggoner (1935-2020) who died on March 17, 2020. Read More
My mixed experience of using a flip phone in 2020. Read More

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Tears are a sign that something significant has happened. Tears are shed as a result of great joy or great sorrow, great pain and loss or great triumph. They come for more reasons than I have the ability to list but they never come for nothing. Read More
Some of us struggle with both vanity and insecurity. Let's hear what they have to say. WARNING: Christianity/God mentioned. Vain and insecure messages. If those things make you uncomfortable, this is probably not the story for you. Read More
Her mother cares only for money, her dad is no where to be seen, and she has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Will she let her struggles get the best of her or will she take matters into her own hands? Read More
This is the story of how I convinced my elementary school class that a murder had happened on the playground. Read More
Almond milk went bad. And I'm all out of cookies. Read More
I dedicate this poem to every soldier who fought and died for America's freedom. Read More
A story written by Grandmother about her mother (great grandmother) living and growing up in Depression Missouri during the 30's and rescuing the family cow from the cold during a bad Midwest winter. Old Brindle being the only source of milk for the family. Read More

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Dedicated to Agnes Greene-Johnson (1948-2013) who passed away on March 6, 2013. Read More
"Your whole existence is a lie. A stone cannot talk! Stop talking non-sense!" He chuckled and smirked. "Neither can a genie emerge from a bottle." They silently stared at each other. "Your wish was to... I suppose you are willing to bear the consequences." ... 'Before making a wish, think… Read More
Conscious Parenting is AoL Mindfulness Training Book 5, a mindful living course designed for parents. After we incarnate on this little planet, we take decades of schooling to develop fairly low level memory of the intrinsic matter, and we are left guessing properties of the primordial / spiritual matter. Our… Read More

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Ghosts that have possibly stalked me from my old place of residence. A true story meant for contemplation. Read More
the day of the vacuums. Read More

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A letter to the girl who holds my heart. Read More
I have often noticed that teachers of Quantum Mechanics often teach their students as if they expect their students to understand it already. However, Richard Feynman once said, "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics." My purpose in writing this is not to teach quantum… Read More

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