This Piece is Written in First-Person Narrative Themea and although I confess that I know going in, that the subject is very sensitive, but so is life itself. It all depends on how we live it.
There are those times in everyone’s life when nothing whatsoever makes any sense. Not anything. Not even the solid, the true things that you placed your confidence in, all became jumbled like some hateful Jigsaw Puzzle Maker who hated you. This is one of those times.
I am facing facts. I know that I will never enter Area 51, I am stuck on the outside of this place of much controversy--so I feel like that I am a prisoner of Area 51.
Looks like, to me, that America is under siege by a huge team of bicyclists; motivators; retreat speakers and book authors, all out for one thing, one thing only: making US take off those excess pounds.
The hobo, and those stout-hearted souls, helped to keep America afloat either by songs by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more, were the prototype of the Hippie which surfaced sometime in 1964, in San Francisco. The real hobo who rode the rails is the real hero, but there’s no envy for the hobo.
I suppose that the real summary of this hub would not be as much of an eye-catching serious note of phrases, although very true, but not so true as to be offensive and the topic of dark criticisms tomorrow.
What I am going to talk about briefly, is that faction of life whose employees, names or no names not withstanding, will, sooner or later meet you and I and we will ask these underpaid folks one question. Good luck is all I can say.
A summary at this point holds no place or seat due to “that” very special place in our life that surfaces, breathes in life, then fades away way too quickly.
If I feel fearful, there is a good reason. This hub will do one of two things, or both: one, be impressed with my honesty and two, wonder how I was able to walk across the floor.
There is anything, and everything you see, hear, and feel in the rain.
In this life there is that one time. One time only. And the one person you meet at that one time, will not only touch your life, but change it forever.
Sometimes, an idea comes once, and then unless it is cultivated, collects dust.
Sometimes reality meets real love and what takes its place can not only cause, but measure pain.
The first time that I met Margie, I was instantly thrown in awe of this 30sh woman, probably unmarried and raising a nine-year-old daughter on her own with no help from anyone. In my visit that I had while I ate her egg sandwich with yellow mustard and black coffee.
This piece has been told and retold as the truth. Several people through the years in and around Detroit, Ala., have testified to hearing a man play such beautiful music, but there was no man or piano
The people I am talking about, are at heart, good souls. They are very punctual about going to church, seldom sick from work, and always there in your living room without one word of invitation.
He was far from being a city dweller. About the only thing that he liked in our hometown was the nickel soda pop’s. Other than that, he was rural through and through and in the short time I knew him, I learned the most about him.
his is a first for me. A very scary first. In my many years (65) I’ve seen these “Monsters on The Highway” and each time, I was tempted to pull-over and park. I have tons of respect for the American icons: The Log Trucks and the Drivers.
Hats. We can wear them or walk wild in the sun. Some hats are very decorative, depending on the person wearing them. Then again, hats are a hinderance. You can make up your own mind. Isn’t America great?
I know that I may be troddng on some forgotten, but oh so wonderful memories just by mentioning cane pole fishing. It’s so sad that (this) event that has touched so many lives is fading quickly from our landscape.
Were you ever a sidekick? Do you know of someone who is thought of as a sidekick? If so in both cases, you are a very blessed person.
I am not trying to start trouble, in fact, I love TV Westerns and living in the U.S.A., but enough is enough. It’s high time that I approach this topic and choosing each word and phrase as to not offend my friends who might be a cowperson or ranch owner. Thank you, Kenneth.
No disrespect aimed at the Miss America Pageant, or the current title-holder, Nia Franklin of New York. She deserves the title because the worked so hard to win this place in history, so I am very proud of her. I am upset because the U.S.A. doesn't such a pageant.
I do not mean one ounce of harm or disrespect pertaining one of CBS‘ very popular sitcoms: Gilligan‘s Island. Even the show‘s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, couldbn‘t have envisioned this show staying on the air for so long. But there were some tough questions. Read below.
This is NOT a personal endorsement for any product mentioned in the hub below. But only used to forge a hard truth.
Gary Busey is without a doubt, a talented and prolific actor who is at ease with almost every role that (he formerly) jumped at as he is now doing those self-changing network shows and where he sometimes loses control of that wild spirit who lives behind those wide smiles for the press.
"I" am living proof that cooking in your kitchen cannot and will not be a success unless you have "The Gift" of Cooking.
am Elliott has built his popularity from acting in many major films like Mask, The Quick and the Dead, Tombstone and Road House. He is well known for his rangy physique, thick horseshoe mustache and deep voice--"Beef: it's what for dinner."
I realize that my headline sparks numerous answers, and that is great! I am not going to bore anyone with a list or a set of bullets with talking points. I appreciate your reading this very open hub and just hope that one of you are blessed.
The Marx Brothers were not (a) comedy troupe who entered from one stage and left. They were three, then four, working ito bring us adoring fans a sample, just a sample, of their amazing talent. Three working independently, then three, finally one. The Marx Brothers.
As they should from all of the TV advertising that is on every one of my 200 channels. It is time that we stand up and say, enough!
I am being so upfront with you that I will NOT apologize for the tears in your eyes. I am honest (now a days) to the marrow. And it feels really nice.
"(Concerning ME) Dreams are nothing more than wishes (your wish will come true)” Although eons of time has evolved, dissolved, a I am still here and for that ONE reason: to write that ONE hub in which I can thought of as good as the late Hunter S. Thompson—I said “as good as,” not better
How (a) candy apple red 1957 Chevy with a 327 cubic inch motor loaded with Cherry Bomb glasspacks could, and probably was, compared to a hot redhead who never loved any man deep enough to be a wife. But oh, at the “lovers”she had.
It would be Heavenly, pure Heavenly, if (certain) guys who pride themselves in being a Male, would just SHOW UP as it pertains to their own Responsibilities. If it means Work, work. If it means Sacrifice, sacrifice. No one is going to hand you a ready-made wife or baby--that you help manufacture.
I wonder. I really wonder what life would be like with, take for instance, our Medical Sciences, if One doctor would be sufficent and do away with the Assistance title.
Does this make sense to you? A man or woman in great intellect, paying $100 a month just to sit on a bike, pedal, and go nowhere.
I wish that I could tell you that I understand (this) topic and know it so well, that I could give talks at civic centers and high school gyms about how I unraveled the Change Ten Years in a Breath.
Many people, even the strangers who pass in and through our lives I have found this one fact: these are the people who touch us the most.
Take my word for this: In everyone's life, there is always "that" one individual who for some reason causes you some grief, so much so that you are kept all night long due to their loneliness.
The mortal man when born, were given by The Creator, with certain gifts and strenghts. As for me, I know that I will never be man enough to ride with Hell's Angels, but do not hold it against me.
We are born. We live. We either work, entertain, or simply fade away like the dust inside a western ghost town.
Sure, it's a bold, innovative move in teaching snakes that we human beings are not all about killing, scolding, or chasing them off of their natural territory. If a certain measure of respect is given to snakes, my thinking is, and mind you, it might work.
As the Biblical imagery teaches, "we" are all (sometimes) in the Valley of Decision, and in there, we make or ignore the really important things in about life as we know it. Including this piece.
Even God Himself did not create life to be so stressful, Adam and Eve did that simply by disobeying Him and you can see the results in daily life.
The mind of a young person, age nine, is never completely-matured--but in the progress of growing. It was during this time that I met Mr. Hamp, a giant-of-a-man with a big heart, but he also had a meaness about him that hurt me so much, but never knew why.
Something has to give. Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of watching the Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the Patriots winning again and again. In some distant year . . .maybe, just maybe, oh, you know the rest.
As long as mankind has walked the earth, I truly think that in those very Special Relationship Wanna Be's, it is the man and woman who have suffered for so long and then there's that one thing that ruins it all.
I am 65. I would have said years of age, but wouldn't that small, tame set of words be more of an insult to you rather than me? I do know that in the past few years, a lot has and has not been said about haircuts, hairstyles, and plain bald heads. And none of it will make any sense in the year 2525.
Do not be fooled. Just because you see only one side of anything, do not forget there is always another side to it. Between publishing hubs, I like to divert my research about issues of life and seek information about the things that make no sense.
When a company experiences a big expansion, a major event happens: ads are placed in the local newspaper, radio ads, and a few TV commercials are aired for the hiring of certain people who can be trained to work in some area of a local company. A first meeting among bosses and newbies is important.
If you can stop your serious-dreaming just for a slight moment and think a few rationally-safe thoughts, and think about my headline, I am sure that you mgiht laugh. Then, without my friends and I showing any sign of being nice, you would ask, why do you ask such a thing? Read on.
There have always been those area's where things have happened and we were just too mystified to find the answer. I'm no private eye, but I can share these mysteries and see if you have any clues.
Friends, you don't need me or anyone else to let you know when a new employee turns out to be a bad employee. Just look for the signs.
Once in a lifetime a man and a woman meet. They live, but oh so far apart, until he runs a human race to find her hazy face. . .
Everyone has someone whom goes through their life and in a short time, touches it then moves on. This man named, "Bud," his real name, was a big-hearted, gentle man. And what he did meant so much to me.
Sexual harassment is no longer a closely-guarded, well-kept secret. You will find this in almost every office in America, and I think that it's time to alert the men and women who might learn from these items.
17 questions that a woman can ask a man, but he must be honest when answering. See what you think.
You see it everywhere, every day around the clock. TV screens are full of things going for sale for $19.99--but where is this price going?
Hippies used to be the rage in the 60s, but not anymore. I met ONE real hippy in the year of 1971. This tale by the way is True.
This one is very personal for me. I hope that you, the sole reader, will garner something out of it.
First grader's as a rule are quiet, awkward, and scared to death of authority. Not us. Well a handful of us were not.
This hub was the mixture of foolishness and a lot of pain. Both mine.
We are human beings with so many flaws that I have no time to list them, but I have managed to list a few. Read and learn.
Guys cannot help being guys. We are so guilty of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time--especially when a pretty girl is around.
To every thing in life, there has to be a positive and also a negative. The same with this hub. I published a hub that said "It was as Good as," now the flip side: Folks, it Was Really as Bad as. Enjoy.
The headline above can only share so much of the good things in life. The only thing that I am sorry about is that a lot more good couldn't be published thanks to lack of space.
High school football. Probably one of our nation's most tried and true factions. I never played high school football. This hub explains why.
Would you like to be Santa Clause? I would. And I am not talking about those guys who act like Santa, but the Real Thing.
Snow may look innocent and tame, but if you provoke it, look out!
Do not burn me at (a) stake. I am embracing my inner-angel.
Think about it the next time you are in a store and you are standing and reading the information you are seeking about how to color your hair when suddenly you are mugged by a shoplifter--but you didn't see them coming.
Of all the household items, the most neglected and yet so important is the mirror.
My mother, bless her heart, is with The Lord right now and what a time they are having. I am publishing this piece as a gesture of due appreciation to her and her life of service. I just hope that I did her justice.
It's me one more time. I am here to proclaim that Thanksgiving is near and so is my birthday. Guess which one that I dread the most? Please humor me and read THIS hub. I would appreciate your kindness.
To all of our Veterans, I wish you a safe and happy day and be sure to enjoy a cup of coffee for me.
Music comes in all sort of packaging. Some music by lips touched to a silver mouthpiece and some music from fingers on strings. Ol' Albert loved his trumpet.
Question: ever wonder why a football game, a golf tournament, and a hockey game is played and then people head home, but not the baseball game? There is a reason.
Welcome to the Big Top! Naaah. Too pushy. Too showy. But do read this personal narrative about something that I have missed in my life.
This piece is very personal. But go ahead and read with an open mind. But while you read, please inspect each segment of this work. Thanks.
This is a true story. The people and the wood frame home are still alive. Even the outcome of this hub is true.
This is the first time that I have shared (this) segment of my life in 1971, my year of junior high school.
When we speak with (and in) various words and tones, what to those with silence do?
I felt that this was the right time to tell you about my Flat bottom. And there is a lot more about my Flat bottom that I first thought.
Summer nights are magical, when you are young and care-free. So allow me to share some inherited wisdom for you: when this summer rolls around, savor each moment of those summer nights. I only wish that I could tell you why.
The next time that you hear, "oh, those old cotton fields back home," just remember. . .my cotton fields were not those that inspired the hit song.
Do you like fall of the year? I do. And with unbridled passion.
Frankenstein's monster, The Mummy, and The Creature From The Black Lagoon: all classic Hollywood monsters. But what would you do if you were to meet one of these beasts? Ever thought of that?
When was the last time that you thought about the Grizzly Bear? Sadly, I find myself not thinking about them enough. Thus, this hub.
In my days, from 1960 and on a few years, life was evident and always present at the back of the school bus.
Christmas holidays are almost here, and with this festive time of the year, that means parties and that means a lot of money to be spent on having a great time. But this time, your holiday season doesn't have to cause you to break the bank.
The full-beard. Have you ever just stopped and wondered all that there is about a full-beard? I have and I did. I found out a lot of things that I did not know. Come along with me and read all about it.
Do you recall the old saying, "Image is everything?" Well, it does. And no matter how you act, you can be funny or serious. It's all in how you act.
Communication, if kept clear and uncluttered, is one of the best tools in our world to help business thrive, people get along, and countries not have to go to war. Simple, uncluttered communication.
Some employees have it tough in their workplaces while there are some employees are just "punching bags" to the company supervisor. I pray that THIS hub will open the eyes of THOSE employees who are treated worse than the others.
Smoking, like a windmill, has been the object of attention of Don Quixote many years ago--and sadly, the windmill is still around.
"No man is an island." That is in a nutshell how "we" are either touching the lives of those around us, or "we" are touched by those lives. But with some people, both are very hard.
Rats have been around since Moses sent them as a plague to torment the Pharoah who was holding the Israelites against their will. Rats are still here, but this hub will help you with your fight against these rodents.
Change the clamor'd breath from a shadow that I stalk.
Watch your favorite TV Re-runs especially the westerns and when the saloon is seen, notice how many people are really "drunk," or have Red Eyes and Confused Speech.
This is a first. You may have seen the topic in real life, so relax and read what I have found out about "Half Things" in life.
This is a true story. And it has all of the four necessary elements: joy, safety happiness, and sadness. (Steer clear of the fourth segment).
Sometimes we can go a lifetime and never meet "that" woman or man, but sometimes we do. This is a personal narrative about such of a woman that I met.
Accidents happen to all people, but do all people have the accidents that "I" have had?
All forms of life has it. Skin, a covering, not easy to tell.
The bathroom has to be the most-used room in any home, but it is also the most-overlooked home in our homes--until now. This hub is dedicated to the 10 bathrooms that I have "visited" over the years and how they rate on the scale of 1 through 10, with 10 being the worst and 1 being the best.
A man searching for an angel finds a surprise at his life's end.
A man sought an angel one day in his youth. In his dying hour, he met her.
This is the deepest question I have ever asked of you? Or anyone else for that matter.
It's funny how often we can walk by the most-gorgeous creations and when we can appreciate them, we foolishly take them for granted.
All human beings at one time or the other, experience loneliness. But it's how they express it is what counts.
Love knows no age nor boundary. in this piece, a feisty lady in her lat 40s is deep in love with a beau she has known for years. But now he is a single man coming down a long road to meet her. Finally.
There he was in a dark, sandy beach watching her, his love and what love was meant to be.
You have to admire, at least respect the gesture of protesting (against injustice in minorities) in America, by Colin Kaepernick's kneeling before the National Anthem is played before each NFL contest.
Unless you have felt 'it," then you will never know "it."
Remember "that" special moment when your school term came to an end and your summer school vacation started? I hope that you relive "that" same feeling in this hub.
Love cannot be fully-described; completely-organized and if this mortal's sayings are true. . .how can one love be so true?
A man's eyes focuses on one beautiful area of a beautiful woman. It might be her eyes, lips, or maybe her laugh. But in this case, it is her brunette hair.
If ever living thing is important, then so are trees. I had a tree, Mr. Oak was his friend. He was very wise. He is the inspiration for this hub.
I drink coffee. Lots of it. Fact is: I have loved and drank coffee since the tender age of five. And our relationship has not slacked off at all.
A journey doesn't necessarily mean a thousand miles, but in a closer look, some of life's journeys are mere steps.
Learning the wide difference between success and arrogance can cause us to lead a more thankful life.
This piece is not a piece about gangbusters, sharp humor, but how one guy impressed me so much without saying so many words.
The equation for a successful, happy marriage is: Talk Plus More Talk equals happiness.
If you look really hard, I would bet that you could find a lot of oversights in the advertising signs that we all see each day.
There is a difference in being alone and lonely. Me? I am a loner at heart.
Sarah Huckabee gets told to leave due to her working for her boss and unless this isn't stopped, someone is going to go hungry tonigh
Time was, love used to be a splendored thing, but in the years that have flew by, another "casualty" has been lost: common sense as it pertains to the dating couples as well as the married folks.
If you had the choice of being a Third Wheel to a loving couple, (man and woman) or a famous bull-fighter? What would you choose?
People such as Anthony Bourdain only come our way once in any given lifetime. They are here, they create, and then they go. I give this to the survivors and friends of such a talented person: Anthony Bourdain.
One day I want to wake up and get the newspaper and read (on front page) "what it was" that Stormy Daniels and President Trump allegedly done way back them.
From what I have learned, being a supportive role for President Trump would not have been that tough for me to go with him for this historical meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Jong-un.
Simply put: a heart-felt hub in honor of my dad for Father's Day, June 17, 2018. And if this hub were to be included in a (a) HubPages' Father's Day Hub Contest, I hope that this one wins. Not for my honor, but his.
It was time to give some hard-working people a bit of needed-praise. The tour guides of America are some of the most-dedicated people that I know. I am just sorry that I haven't written this to them.
Dreams come. Dreams gone. But what to do with those dreams that never die?
Billboards? Sky-writing? Soon, these new advertising ideas may take how you find out which shoes to buy.
This hub is NOT to promote anyone to try and deal with poisonous snakes or short--tempered grizzly bears.
This is for the most part, a serious piece that talks about why there are more male State Troopers than females in the Alabama State Troopers.
When young guys began the Sagging Pants Showing Their Underwear Fad, America loved it, so to speak. But what went wrong with women who didn't want to partake of this fad?
Year after year, goodbye's and kissing again and again. What doth a mariner's lover expect?
When you read this piece, do not look in awe. Just as sure as you start to think that things like that are in this hub cannot and will not happen, go then to the book, Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
She's captive inside a moonlit dream and he is working quietly to bring her to his lips.
You tell me. With the mega-intelligence of mankind and equip him with the right tools, there is no limit to what he can design. But I beg someone to tell me the sense of a camouflaged duck call.
Be careful in how you present and drink your next lemonade.
This rendering is from my heart of hearts and it is all about my best friend, shelter, and defender when the world was against me.
This is a first. An honest piece about a person who knows the shame of having empty pockets.
So simple, but yet so illusive to the world. A big smile and a nice behavior. Priceless.
We might as well face it. We cannot beat it. Trial this, and Trial that. Everything seemingly is a Trial.
This hub is something that I learned while staring into the screen of my Macintosh computer at my work in the newspaper business.
Someday we will wake up and find a lot of America's inventors have been hard at work to make life easier and to even save the life that we cherish.
Along the seven seas, his true love is always illusive while an aching heart follows his unsure missions.
She's here. She's there. And sometimes, she's nowhere, but always hurting the random love of a nameless man.
The barn loft has to be the most-overlooked and under-rated of all farm-related places. Talk about sad.
It's the small things that can cause so much trouble. Such as: a case of stomach trouble at an important meeting.
It's what's on the inside that counts. Amen. And so goes the Ignorance Germ.
As you know, when progress moves, so does those little things that come with being a human being. I hope that you enjoy this piece. I have already showered.
Consider the hand-shake. It's been around since time itself. So I thought it would be nice to give the hand-shake its needed pat-on-the-back.
It had to happen. Now it has happened in and out of Hollywood. Look at the celebrities on TV--and their Useless Eyeglasses that do NOT work, but the "stars" wear them anyway.
There were others in his game, Food Peddling in rural places in the south, but there was only one Mr. Oklin, the first Peddler that I met at age eight.
To my knowledge, I've not spoken about the late George C. Wallace, my governor twice and his wife, Lurleen, in Alabama. Until now.
I used to hate houseflies. Now I do not because when I lived the short life of a housefly, I simply didn't understand them.
If you only knew what "I" think happens to (some) late-night restaurant employees when all of the customers are gone.
I will be honest. This piece is far from being my best narrative. I could have written most of a book about my friend, "Wendall," and still have plenty to say.
It's amazing at the many priceless memories that I (once) overlooked.
It occured to me that as long as I have lived in God's Country, the South, I have never shared a few things that "we" Southern guys enjoy. Read and have fun.
I thought that I had seen it all. But one night last week I saw a TV commercial about men's haircuts and I learned a lot more than I wanted.
It's time to get real, rough, and true. Fox or Possum Hunting, the names alone is enough to make me get the chills. Read and find out about these events.
If a crowd is rich enough and arrogant enough, a man of lower station than I, can make his way in and out without any trouble.
The "monster" who visits every married couple at one time or the other. Awww, come on. Read this piece. You will laugh.
No matter if you had a bad day, the Insect World has it a lot worse!
A snapping trouble is mean, nasty, and will hurt you without any trouble.
The Wild Boar didn't ask to be born or be here with us, but there they are--tearing up property, eating whatever's not nailed down. I say, let's tame them and make them valuable lives in society.
I love mules. I can love horses, but I guess I love mules because my family and I owned a mule when I was six.
I cannot talk about a Dung Beetle without waves of sadness going over me.
This commentary is nothing new. Just something new to say about my favorite drink: Coffee.
It's time that we all opened our eyes to see the poor, down-trodden lobster that has went mostly over-looked as a great gift for your special occasions.
When you read this piece, you can thank God that you are not a used car.
It could happen. I wish that I could manufacture such a catchy-summary that you would be spell-bound. So . . .abra, kadabara! So readers be spell-bound!
I am not blowing my own horn, but THIS Narrative Can and Does BEAT (Silly) every Vacation (film) by Chevy Chase and the last one by Ed Helms. Did I say this beats that film Silly?
You'll just have to read this piece in order to understand it.
Okay, I did it. I adopted a full-size skeleton. His name is "Sal." What a nice guy. I hope that you do not think me a freak for befriending him.
not as much a piece of new machinery that a thousand or so sweaty people built in a span of 73 + hours and what really amazed the masses was the thing worked.
This narrative is just one of the things I have in mind that I shall never see, feel, or talk about. But don't let this hinder you from reading this sad narrative.
A lot of things, innocent things, go on each day. But unless we stand up and declare for "moderation," our world will be over-run with Hell's Angels.
Does love really have many faces, shapes, and sizes? Maybe this narrative might show you something (outside of the box) about love.
Stanza's short, but oh so true. The only honest view is seeing you.
My dad was a simple man. He wasn't fancy in the least. His love for my mom, his work and Purple Martins were what made him more than memorable.
Just for a moment--just look back into your childhood to where an aunt or mom might be talking to you to make you laugh.
More than two eyes are looking into a lazy rain. Then each, without speaking, describe their feelings.
They're there in every scene of every TV show--those little inconsisties that drive us nuts.
Take a moment tomorrow when you go to work, school, shopping. Stop and look. You might see a police car that reminds you of a certain age or a certain memory. I did.
I promise to not bore you. I can summarize this commentary in one easy sentence: unless you are wealthy, you need not visit.
It was there all along. I am very grateful to have stumbled on yet another teenage boys' ritual.
In my younger days, the three things in the headline above is all my dad said was for him to be happy.
Have you ever wondered why "I" have never skated on ice? Well, the truth is . . .just read this commentary.
The Raccoon Hunt, not just a male-only sport, but the roots of this Southern heritage reach to the 1800's.
I hand you the Truth about former Hollywood celeb's working in that magical place, "Surreality." I still cannot believe it.
Can one so powerful, yet gentle be so troubled in the waking hours?
The telephone. What a friend. What a needed-area of life. How do you feel toward your telephone?
This Abstract/Prose piece takes place at two times and simultaneously. See other Summary at end.