In the Finnish language, Jumala means “god”. Also, it refers to any god including the Christian Jehovah. However, Jumala was once a god in his own right. Moreover, the original gods associated with the word have become part of a realm within a superhero universe.
Reports of mysterious objects emerging from the ocean depths have had as long a history as its “flying” counterpart. So, what are they?
Traumatic Brain Injuries can be a life-changing condition that can affect all facets of one’s life, including the ability to learn.
You’ve probably heard of the fictional Trump Derangement Syndrome, but did you know there’s Trump Fatigue Syndrome? While not a medical term by any stretch, the phrase does reflect the temperament of a growing number of individuals who are getting tired of the president’s rhetoric and actions.
A poem about unemployment and the yearning to break its grip with a swift smash of a hammer.
Chupacabra (aka the goat sucker) has garnered a notorious reputation in a short time. But, is this beast the real thing or just another nocturnal blood-sucking legend to strike fear.
So what happens to a plagiarists that unwisely lifts a story? A writer who thought he could put his name on story of mine and place it on his blog found out the hard way.
Some people stir the pot. And her caustic and smug behavior is there for everyone to see. This is a poem dedicated to one such person...a former nurse poisoned by ideology that seems to be always sitting on the fence, ready to pounce on someone.
You are what you eat...and that's not a good taste waiting for Stephen as he unwraps his prized meal of the day.
It's not always the loudest voice that carries strength. Speak gently With razor-sharp tongue.
Despite exposure that the Autism-vaccine link was a fraud, the Antivaxxer Movement it influenced is still active. Why is this? History and recent events in the politics of medicine are playing huge roles.
Sometimes, you start the night with several compelling story ideas. But then, reality sets in.
Leib-Olmai is not a household name in terms of world mythological deities. I doesn't a narrative of his origin, either. Still, he was good spirit for hunters in an isolated land near the top of the globe.
Icarus has a predestined fate; however, in the process it begins to learn something about being alive.
Fascism is a threat to democracy. It's even more dangerous when someone attempt to equate it with an ideology they oppose. This is a rebuttal to an article recently written on the subject.
Some may believe the Barr memo cleared Trump of involvement in the Russian Probe. And others may have a favorable view of the president. However, the polls suggest that little has changed in terms of overall opinion of him and the investigation.
You’ve probably seen remarks on Facebook or Twitter about the benefits of CO2. Don’t be fooled! It’s a decade old PR stunt born after the EPA labeled Carbon Dioxide a pollutant. Their aim: have it removed from a list of pollutants causing climate change.
The indigenous Iroquoians told a famed French Explorer about an immensely wealthy kingdom populated by blond-haired people. This led Jacques Cartier on a quest to find it in present-day Canada. Was this kingdom real? Or was it a ploy to steer the greedy Europeans away from their village?
Everybody has a favorite love song... let alone their own list. So, here's one for some underrated songs that span the various genre of pop music. Some may surprise you; some you've probably never heard before.
The January 2019 demonstration made news for all the wrong reasons. And the reporting of it turned it into a matter of journalistic integrity versus political bias. One such article on the matter didn’t help to clarify the controversy.
So what is the truth about True Allegiance (2016)? It’s bad. Shapiro’s foray into fiction proves that he has a long way to go when it comes to storytelling. In addition, his failure to put aside his ideology is only part of the problem.
Saturday Night at the grocery store is a strange and lonely place to be.
Do you believe you know everything there is to know about Internet Trolls? Think again, there are many myths and realities about these annoying Internet users.
The great debate may continue, but the evidence (or lack of it) is in. So what's the case against the existence of the Loch Ness Monster? And, why does it matter that we move on?
Trolls may be cute and cuddly these days, but that's a departure from its past. They may have endured over the years, but they'll always be rejects in the world of mythology.
Skinwalker Ranch is not your typical ranch. In fact, there's been a lot of strange things happening there. Still, the biggest mystery has to do with the person and organization that currently own it.
Donald Trump claimed that he gave financial assistance to organizations serving those with disabilities, but how does he really view disabled people?
He came out of no where and captivated a continent. Kings wanted him in their courts and the elites of Europe wanted to know more about Count of St. Germain's ability to stay young. But, was there more to this magic count knows as the man who can't die?
The five senses brings a lot to life...even those wonderful, lost memories.
Ever got frustrated by someone packing a lot in an argument? You're not alone. Gish Gallop is a popular rhetorical tactic for certain groups of people. It's a sneaky way to win an argument. That is fi you can't spot it.
Once they ruled the Canary Island. Then the Spaniards came and conquered. Who were these people and how did they seemingly vanish as a vibrant island kingdom?
Many stated that that's not who we are in the wake of the family separation fiasco on the country's border. Maybe it was us, all along. But, it doesn't have to be that way.
There’s no doubt that Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, is a polarizing figure within the country’s education community. But what about her effect on special education community? There’s been some hits and misses and a lot of uncertainty.
ADHD can be daunting for students and their teachers. Still, how does a civil rights law help to ensure these students get a free and appropriate education? This is where Section 504 is needed.
They were Odin's "Thought" and "Mind", yet they were not your typical divine deities. Here is a brief history of Huginn and Muninn, mytholigy's most important Ravens.
All she wanted was some "fuel"...little more here and little more there to get though a downtrodden day. Here's a poem just in time from National Poetry Month.
Special education has a goal: to offer FAPE – that is, “free and appropriate education”. Yet, as with many goals associated with public schools, FAPE’s application is based on its interpretation.
The Internet forums, chatrooms, and writing sites are filled with challenges for creative writers. And most of them center around on one’s ability to write the shortest story possible. So, this writer decides to take the challenge.
Processed food like chicken nuggets are the bane of healthy eating. But, don’t tell that to a nation addicted to them. Despite its lack of nutritional values, people are going to great lengths to get their fix.
The "human engine" is more efficient than you think. Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) have taken on many forms and they are testing the ingenuity and physical prowess of their engines.
A blogger from a notorious website stole my article. And, now, I'm discovering this. So, here's some word of wisdom to this person who probably thought he/she got away with it.
The ocean hides its beast well. And one such behemoth are the guyots. So what are they and what do they mean to science?
When the going gets rough and the evils of this world are upon you, there's only one thing to do.
At 89 years-old, Harold Camping predicted the end of the world. He based it on a complex mathematical formula. Interestingly this wasn't his first prediction nor his last. So who was Harold Camping?
We heard the voice of the boy and his companions, now it’s the fog’s turn. This is a companion piece for the Fable of the Boy and the Fog
An allegorical poem about the man of Emerald City who turned out not to be the person four friends thought he was.
Parables have a rich history in religion and literature. So what makes them special?
A poem dedicated to all the mouthpieces that can't let others speak for fear it will crush their ideological ways.
Oceans aren't the only place sharks lurk. Even rivers, creeks and lakes are within their reach. But, are they something to worry about? This is an overview of these elusive creatures of the deep.
Why be wary when you transfer one article from one content site to another? Seombody's lurking, waiting for the right time to take your property. Here's story of one such event.
Felipe had a calling, but his current employment prevents him from getting it. That is until he turns a potential accident into a spectacle.
Sadly, there comes that time when the music reveals a hard truth and love takes the beating.
The road is rough and full of peril. But Jake needs to go through it to get to his destination. However, an old man is in his way.
Don’t be fooled by the name. It doesn’t exist in medical dictionaries , It’s just another annoying thing circulating throughout the chat-rooms and forums where politics is the subject. It needs to go.
He wasn’t the first nor was he the last. Still, an obscure writer on a content site may have set the stage for today’s Internet fake news movement. Here is a brief history, and some speculation on him
Years ago, somebody posted two YouTube videos purporting they were proof of the legendary Ropen. But, were the videos compelling enough? Also, what did the main proponent have to say about it?
Follow the marching ants, as Terrence realized, and life will will be preordained at the end of the march.
Peace, Love and Charity to all? Not when the family gets together for Christmas. A poem for that not-so-wonderful-time of the season.
Creating and writing Poetry doesn't have to be so complex. Here are seven tips to help demystify the process of writing verses.
Something sinister lurks while Jordon sleeps. And from the darkness no dreams are safe.
Was she a goddess or was she a a real person? Either way, "Mother Goddess" Kubaba has managed to survive for eons.
The British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
A simple question can throw Adam Gin off and his spontaneous jaunt into the great unknown. Now he wonders if he should keep going or go back to the world came from.
Lord Mountbatten referred to the Battle of Imphal as the British-Indian Thermopylae. This all-important battle was decided by determined soldiers against a superior Japanese force.
Even the Prince of Darkness has his limitations with some people.
What can the Americans With Disabilities Act offer a person suffering from depression? It depends on how that depression is defined and how it affects one’s ability to function in daily life.
Fake news is not a brief trend and it's not news that President Trump doesn't like. It's everywhere and found in all forms of media. How does one avoid being fooled by these stories? Let's find out.
What happens when cats, mice and dogs get a chance to play? A poem about three enemies that find the time to play.
Morning comes to suburbia. And the rat race is on. But Barrett isn't going to join. He has his own sinister plan. And the best part it's his own sick and twisted plan.
Cagliostro may have been a member of the French royal court, but nobody was certain why he was. He was a dubious character. Still, he helped to set the stage for the French Revolution.
Ancient Aliens may be a huge hit on the History Channel, but in no way is this a viable show. So why do I hate it? Well, read and find out.
To enter first grade or not—that is the question! Should parents hold back their child after kindergarten? What do the studies suggest, and what do parents do?
So what happens when a office worker has a temper tantrum that puts others in danger? Karma reels its justified head! This dedicated to all those who work 9 to 5 in those cubicles.
The tooth fairy is a part of most childhoods, but what exactly is her history and her role other than to exchange baby teeth with monetary gifts?
Shylock has been considered one of Shakespeare's most memorable villains; however, the real evil is in his portrayal. Whether it was intentional or not, antisemitism is not easy to miss in this play.
The roommate needs help to get through a simple task. Thus, the zombie machine is all he needs.
Day by Day you'll see the same person barely clinging to reality near a freeway off ramp. Here's a poem (for national Poetry Month).
When it comes to romance, some people simply don't have a ghost of a chance... literally.
Idun was a very valued goddess in Norse Mythology, for she had the magic the Gods most desperately wanted. And it was contained in special golden apples that contained the power of youth.
Two giants of ancient literature went on separate journeys, yet both of them learn the same lesson. And what did Beowulf and Gilgamesh learn? Something about themselves.
An ideal classroom arrangement can bolster special needs students' abilities to learn. The trick is to find out which arrangement will accommodate this particular student population.
Special education pertains to a very vulnerable sector of the school population. It should also include their parents. So how can parents get more involved in their special needs child's education?
The Venn diagram has had a long history in the classroom. And, to this day, it's one of the most effective tools for education. So how did it start and why is it so popular? Let's find out.
Sacred Heart Soup Diet sounds impressive; especially when it's sold as a diet used for heart. But, a closer look at this fad diet only reveals there's nothing unique --or sacred -- about this diet.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most significant contribution to the literary world made by Robert Luis Stevenson. But, was it also a allegorical of his orientation?
Despite being a top secret base, Area 51 is a household name, thanks to numerous conspiracy theories involving military jets, UFOs and advanced technology. Here's a brief history of this "secret" base
The name implies that it will cleanse away the fat and create real weight loss. But don't be fooled, detox may be more snake-oil, rather than a health benefit.
Something extraordinary happened one night to grade school child. First contact happened in his very backyard...and interfered with his homework. Told in his voice, the boy explains it to the teacher.
What can be said about this man we lay to rest? Not much if you're dealing with a android rather than a person with a purpose. Here's his epitaph.
Hidden in plain view, the lost village of Joara was discovered in North Carolina. Once a thriving Native American village, it survived colonial Spanish onslaught only to be abandoned.
In a world devoid of nature, even picking flowers can get you in a lot of trouble.
Sometimes, death doesn't put an end to someone's grudge against another. And that was clearly illustrated when a pope put his predecessor on trial in which the body was dug up for the Cadaver Synod.
In the world of special education there are several terms one must know and understand. And nearly all of them are acronyms commonly used as jargon among special educators.
It's a rare form of Autism, but don't let that fool you. Rett Syndrome can be a devastating condition for girls. Here are some facts about this horrid condition
Annie is about to give up hope on love and computers, until she gets a notification that she's got mail! Here's a short story about matching in this day and age.
So what happens when an Astronomer discovers he's been misquoted in a fake article? In this republished article, a scientists expresses his dismay. This is one in a series on fake news trend.
The Seven Seas are stuff of legend, but there may be some truth. The past seven seas were wild; the present day seas can be deadly. Here's a list of these insidious waterways, and a look at the future
William Miller's prophesy of the second coming came and went and led to the Great Disappointment. But, the let down didn't stop the Millerites. Here's a look at the man and the event that defined him.
You may have heard of Big Foot or Chupacabras. But El Duende, the "elf-like creature" in the forest is gaining notoriety. So who is this mysterious being and is it good or evil?
A writer believes that Trump's temporary immigration plan is not a ban on Muslim Ban. And, he has a bone with anyone who disagrees. But his argument is flawed. Here is reason why he got it wrong.
Before there was the Flash, there was Hermod the Nimble, the fastest god in mythology. While speed may be his power, his legacy is as a character that bridges ancient and modern myth as a superhero.
Everybody has heard of the Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic; however, the Pacific Ocean supposedly has its own area where ships, planes, and people have mysteriously vanished. But, is it true?
Sometimes, the only way one can recognize how beautiful day is to know it may be the last perfect day. Dave Faustino comes to this realization.
The Voynich Manuscript anything but an easy read....that is if you can get through the first page. It's often listed as one of the most mysterious books ever written. Here is a brief story of it.
Not much is known about the mythical Hazzi, but what exists about the mountain god, may serve as a key to understanding early civilizations and the migration between continents.
An Internet article from 2015 has resurfaced. It warns that a 'mini ice age' will happen in 2030. But is this something to worry about? Or is this a story of deception and faulty reporting?
Immortal gods are supposed to have supernatural powers. However, Honir is the antithesis of that rule. Here is a brief history and story of one of mythology's least significant god.
Before the 80s movies, countless TV, and cartoon appearance, gremlins were taken seriously by pilots. They may be things of myth and legends, but to World War II pilots they represent a real danger.
Boy meets girl in a bar....so where does it go from here? Sometimes, a lack of words can be the most painful and impossible thing to endure as these two would-be learn the hard way.
During World War II, fighter pilots and bombardiers reported strange red ball of light flying alongside them in the European skies. Were these UFOS or a secret Nazi weapon? Or, they something else?
Everybody has a dream, but some dreams should never be realized…for the sake of humanity…and all the cats.
A spiritualism movement took hold of late 19th century America. In the midst a heroine was thrust forward into the eyes of the public. But, was this sickly teen the real thing or was she a pawn?
"Just an Opinion" was a term often used by detractors to dismiss an article on debunking the Antarctic Pyramids myth. What does it mean? Well, the detractors got it wrong and committed a fallacy.
A brief scene from a gas station offers a distraction for students of an inner-city school. One in a series of related poems.
There's no such thing as paradise when the bullets start flying and there's panic in the streets. One in a series of poems focusing on the dark side urban life.
Easter Island holds many mysteries. But one, Ronogoro, can answer many questions...if it can ever be deciphered. It's a written language that's no the verge of extinction.
Recently, an article from a fellow Hubber claimed that the fact-checking site, Snopes.com was an unreliable and very biased site. However, the writer failed to make her argument, in an epic way.
At one time, extracts from a South African plant was being touted as the latest and greatest appetite suppressant in existence. The weight loss industry took notice, too. So is it real or hype?
It's considered one of the oldest and most significant map of the world in existence. However, there have been a lot of myth surrounding its existence and purpose. This is the story Piri Reis Map.
With all the chaos in the world, sometimes, it's time to reflect on those small, quiet -- but personally significant -- moments in life. Here's one on a hot summer night.
Some say ley lines have magical powers while others are not so convinced. Still, one has to wonder: What's the real story behind these imaginary lines? And are they the real deal?
A Satellite detects a mysterious double-flash in a remote section of the Indian Ocean during heightened tensions of the Cold War. However, nobody knows what it was or where it came from.
The spear exists, but is the legend real? The Spear of Destiny has been sought by many who thirst for power. However, as legend states, they fail after obtaining it. Many mysteries surround its origin and purpose as well as validity. Is it just an ancient spear or more?
Students with hearing impairments or other forms of auditory disorders have many struggles to obtain the same curriculum as their non-disabled peers. Here are 10 steps to accommodate them.
Cats are a valuable commodity in this downtrodden future. They definitely outrank rats and mice in this post-apocalyptic world .
In the wilds, a lion goes about his business. But the scavengers who live off his kill are plying their craft. Here is a fable of that moment.
It is used as a positive or a mystical term. Still, the "Indigo Children" label doesn't serve these students. At best it's positive. At worst, it's dishonest and misleading.
Bicycling tours, rides and centuries often take you to the countryside. While this may be a peaceful and idyllic place to ride, it can be wrought with hidden dangers for the unprepared.
If there was a school administrator's Hall of Shame, the following principals, vice-principals and other administrators would find a place in its (not-so) hallowed walls. Here are some examples.
Solar Power is the way to go. However, more than one form of a solar heating system exists for the general public. What are they?
It's late spring, but it's never too early to think about your lawn's drip irrigation system and how to protect it from the winter's frost. Here are few steps to take to prepare for those months.
As one of six fabled Crystal Skulls, the one found by Mitchell-Hedge and his daughter has proven to be the most detailed and most mysterious. But, there's questions about its authenticity.
Men get them, too. But the reasons for night sweats in men can be either caused by harmless environmental factors or something sinister. In other words, they can be sign of a serious health issue.
What can prevent a child from learning in school? It turns out that factor within and outside the school environment can play a crucial role.
A child struggling to understand math may have a rare learning disability. And diagnosis is not an easy matter, either.
In a cold and snow white land, there's flow of water stained red. Is something sinister happening? Or is this nature's way of saying that life in more adaptive than we thought?
Some pledges have to be fulfilled, despite the consequences. And Cpl. Ryan is about to learn that lesson the hard way.
In the forest of New Zealand, a curious "wall" has many thinking there was once a lost civilization there. But, does the evidence stack up? Or is there some other ulterior motive at work here?
War has been waged and Char Shockum is the last man standing between the monstrous invaders. However, this battle is not what it seems to be. Char may have another enemy to fear. One he can't see.
There's always an education program that promises to work miracles for students with special needs. Brain Gym is just one of them; however, there's questions about its use in public schools.
Fad diets such as the Grapefruit Diet seem to offer a "magic" solution for those looking to shed pounds. However, this diet may have a heavy price on one's health, in the long run.
At a young age, Amy Dudley (or Lady Amy Dudley) showed promise with England's aristocracy. But her mysterious death cut that short, and the culprit may have been Queen Elizabeth.
Fire breaks out, and a person is consumed by flames! Seems spontaneous, as if some mysterious force has caused it. But, a closer look at details may reveal that such events may have a common cause.
Schizotypal is easy to define; its the diagnosis that's hard. Here are some factors associated with the conditions as well some reasons why spotting them can be difficult (second of two articles).
A movie made it popular and marriage counselors used it to coin a very foreboding term. Yet, the seven-year itch once referred to a medical condition. Either way, it has a negative connotation.
With the pedal to the metal, Charlie powers his hot-rod to victory in a deadly race. But, victory may not be what Charlie will expect... it may not be a victory at all.
Felt the need to withdraw from others? It may not be a passing fad. Schizotypal Personality Disorder is considered the "loner" disorder. And, it's a possibility that you may have it.
In the Pre-Christian Laplands of Finland, one God had one power...but it was the most important one. Here is a brief description of Madder Atcha, the god of Humanity.
In 19th century, the purported remains of a giant were found on a farm. It generated a buzz and made for a profitable exhibition before being exposed as hoax. But, P.T. Barnum kept the show going.
In terms of Nordic mythology, Farbauti is a God. In a certain comic book universe she's a goddess. Here is the tale of how a minor male god had a gender bender for a modern audience.
Bor was a minor god of Norse Mythology, despite holding a noble position. His offspring seemingly had all the attention. Nowadays, he emerges with his own story line in modern Comic Book Mythology.
Something definitely came over Roland, and nobody was going to be safe; especially anyone on the road or in the passenger seat.
Just a plant, or a gift from a particular god? Basamum was a deity the ancient people of Arabia once admired for he offered the power to heal through the use of the Balsam Bush.
They fell from the heavens and that was enough for the ancient people that saw it to conclude baetyls were "gifts" from the Gods. So, what are baetyls and how have the left an impression on religion?
One war handed California to the United States, another nearly led to its division. Two major American Wars has done more to shape the Golden States than any other event in history.
Sometimes, the coldest of professionals have a moment of clarity that will thaw their hearts; however, it may come in the most horrific moment possible.
British and Ottoman forces were clashing, and in the midst of it was the Middle East. Here's an overview of a battle that would bring down an empire and start the process of shaping the Middle East.
It's to be the ultimate statement of denial: A report listing scientists that don't agree with the consensus that humans were contributing to climate change. The problem? It's dangerously deceptive.
Dr. Ivar Giaever has become a media darling for climate change denialists. But having a renowned scientist supporting their cause may not be the definitive component they need to win this argument.
Jonathon heard something on a Saturday morning. So did his dog Terry. What he discovers and witness will have an impact on his day.
Are there strange things zooming through the sky? Why can't anyone see them with the naked eye? Photographers claim to have recorded these cryptids. Real or not, there's more than meets the eyes.
Not only are they ineffective, Brazilian Diet Pills can have adverse effects on one's health. This is one mail-order supplement you'd want to steer clear of if you're on a diet.
When soldiers lost hope, and the fighting during World War I became a bloody stalemate, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry were there to restore it. This is there brief history of WWI's heroines.
Ever wondered how the debate over climate change became just that -- a debate? It turns out there's a long history of certain groups and individuals bent on misdirecting the facts to fit a narrative.
Some called it the American Werewolf ; others claims it was big foot. Either way, this mysterious creature is lurking on a lonely stretch of country road meandering though Wisconsin.
It's fourth and long on the field and on the park bench. Clarisse has her eyes on the prize, as does the quarterback. But, will a hail Mary bring them closer or will there be a fumble in the end-zone?
America changed under a concrete gray sky on a fateful September day. But one entity remained strong and gave something that everyone needed.
Once it was hailed as a break through in teaching and educating students with severe forms of autism. Now, it has been discredited, despite the fact that it is still in use. So why doesn't it work?
The Tasmanian Aborigines were wiped out by European settlers. However, their demise may have started eons ago when they lost the knowledge, skills and desire to fish. How did this happen?
Young Jamison thinks he just got lucky. Three maidens are beckoning him to join them. However, there's a slight problem: They're in the middle of the sea.
Terrel is desperate. Cancer has inflicted him and he only has a few days left. Yet, his savior -- a seemingly "plastic" person -- is standing before him, waiting for the inevitable moment.
Medieval Europe was no place for the timid; however, there was law and order to make life a little more tolerable. Here's an overview of law enforcement, medieval style!
Back in 2010, local and national media reported about sitings of a possible missile launch off the coast of Southern California. Or was it? An optical illusion may have fooled eye witnesses and media.
The Final Project would determine everything for Denny Torres. But, he had no fear about Mr. Hutchinson's assignment. He had a plan to force the teacher to pass him with highest grade possible.
Marcus thought he was the baddest in his hood. However, a challenger makes himself known, but all that he can find in the alley where the voice came from is empty except for one
In the world of Demonology, demons can be good or bad. Amon is a prime example. Despite his hideous appearance, the Marque of Hell has the power to settle despute differences and rekindle friendships.
It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern world history. It destroyed a major city and supposedly killed 300,000. But, nobody was sure if it was an earthquake or cyclone.
Mr. Dinger, the substitute teacher has taken over an unruly classroom. And, the dilemma is apparent; does he lasso in this class or try to survive it? This is his "hero or zero" moment.
Buildings don't topple and the ground doesn't split open during a heatwave. But, people die in droves in this "silent" natural disaster. Here is brief glimpse its history. Also, an update on India's.
Funerals can be tragic and sand. They also be surreal, in many respect. Here's a poem exploring the emotions and credulity of a moment in time when it seems so unreal.
A mysterious old man brings comfort to a man grieving for his friend. But this man may be the most unlikely person to wish one well.
Sometimes, Goliath simply has no chance against a determined David. So goes the history of Guerrilla Warfare. Although the term can be traced back to the Napoleonic Wars, it's been around a lot longer.
Some called him crazy while others called him a fool. Either way, the man was determined to build his way out of this miserable state and attempt to make a crazy dream come true.
The Rain season starts, but nobody's going to play in it. And when the first drop falls in the dystopian nightmare, it's time to run as fast as you can.
What do you do when your friend is going through hard time? Geoffrey Chaucer knew what to do...in poetic verses of Middle English vernacular. Here's an analysis of an "advice" (Dear Abby in verse).
Something strange was found and excavation stopped. All the machines stopped. However, as A.I. the lead investigator discovers, there' s something oddly familiar about the "white rocks" in the hole.
Charles Bukowski saw poetry in the most unexpected places. "Moon and the Stars, and the World" is a prime example. Although considered unique, there's still a familiar tone that's distinctively his.
Lanterne poems can be fun to write, and they can be complex. "Child Play" and "Cat, A Lanterne Poem" are two examples. Also, included is some insight on the structure and use of this short poem.
In the spirit of April being Poetry Month, here are two ninette poems. Plus, a brief explanation of this particular form of poetry.
If you don't think about credit rating scores, maybe you should. Here's a poem on the matter, and some food for thought.
In February 1942, the night sky over a blacked out Los Angeles erupted in anti-aircraft fire. Were the Japanese invading? Or was it a UFO? One thing was certain: the city was on the edge.
The irritated Officer O'Reilly was going to the be hero for the day. He was going to save the little boy's pet Reggie from the bowels of the city sewer; however, something else awaits him below.
The notorious serial killer dubbed the South Bay Monster has finally been caught. And, everybody at the police station wants to see this monster. However, he's not what anyone expected.
Pronouns make life easier for readers and writers. As a replacement for nouns, the pronoun can simplify sentences within a text and cuts down on redundancy. Pronouns are easy...wait didn't I say that?
The sirens are blaring and the students at Brian's school are in a panic. Something coming and it may spell the end of the world. But, is this reality or just a nightmare? Or something else?
Do you think the wild, wild west was about lawlessness, gunslingers, and shootouts? If so, you've been had. The west was won through shrewd law enforcement that made its town safer than eastern towns.
There are many unsolved mysteries in Alaska. Yet, nothing is more mysterious and tragic as the unexplained disappearances of 24 people in the town of Nome over a period of time. How did they vanish?
Leonard's assignment is done, but he's not going home. And, his "people" know it. The Captain and Lieutenant must make a critical decision or all their plans will falter.
Norse Mythology has many giants, big and small. Sometimes cast as villains or heroes, these deities played a pivotal role in Nordic mythology and literature. Here's a brief history of giants.
Fort Moore Hill has had a colorful history. However, not much it remains today. Here is a brief history of a L.A. region that had a huge (and sometimes strange) impact on the city's character.