To You My Children, From Mom


I would have never guessed, a few years after the chaos, fatigue and endless things I had yet to do after you went to sleep, that I would find myself thankful for what I had and every gift on the road to maturity I would pick up along the way.  Yet, now I can look back …

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Limerick for Rhyme


There once was a chap from Gilbralter.  Who wrote bad verse on the hereafter. His rhyming nonesense, Was a rousing offense, And his rhythm a stumbling falter. 

Political Fracture


They cheered, clapped their hands, Passed out the libations. Years of setbacks overcome, meant Cause for celebration. Across the way, a happy stage was set, With cameras and orations. They'd hunkered down, fiercely focused Ignoring accusations Of greed, pride, impropriety sustained stagnation. With these steps, they'd dreamed Of a reinvented nation, Instead they widened the cracks …

Insults in Vain


In the Bible there is a passage commonly known as the Ten Commandments.  In that list of basic civil law and religious philosophy, is the least understood, and possibly the most misused one of the lot; the one about taking the Lord's name in vain. When I was growing up in the WCG, aka Worldwide …