Do You Own Your Dream? Part I
When I bought my home, the bank owned 48%. It was a ten-year mortgage. Inspired by Liam Ireland’s: The Life Of A Writer, Lots Of Hard Work And A Little Inspiration. And these words inspired me to write this story.Read full story
What The United Nations Should Know About POVERTY!
Poverty is viewed as a charity, a gift or hand-out, the easy way out, etc., to some countries and people, denying life, living, and the pursuit of real happiness that poverty denies humanity.Read full story
In The Absence Of Love, Is Grief Possible?
I forgave her, but still, in the absence of the right emotion, which is love, grief refused to visit. https://medium.com/inspire-250/when-grief-wont-visit-9322bb662d3a. I have been here with my mother. Her cruelty towards me prevents grief from visiting and staying. — Annelise Lords.Read full story
Leverage, Questions & Answers From Life
I don’t want karma to have my phone number or address on speed dial negatively. “How can you just sit there and act as if what she just did to us doesn’t hurt?”Elena complains to Lois as tears flow while sitting on one of the park benches, after taking a break from their exercise walk around the park.Read full story
Fear What! — September Writing Prompt on Engage: ‘Fears Kill Dreams’
Some of us are so busy fighting life and the hopelessness that plagues our world, that we unconsciously deny FEAR space in our lives. Thank you Rui Alves for this prompt. Google says: “an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.”Read full story
Some Mothers Add To The Sexual Harassment & Assault Of Their Children
I was unaware at that moment in time that she just saved me from being sexually assaulted. Reading What’s a Little Sexual Harassment Between Friends?By Susan Wheelock. https://medium.com/the-narrative-arc/whats-a-little-sexual-harassment-between-friends-b3531524d0d0.Read full story
Fact: Closing My Heart — To Save Me/You!
Do I owe humanity an explanation why I must ease back, and close my heart temporarily just to save me?. The kindest and most selfless humans on the planet endure more pain for their generosity than the ones who aren’t.— Annelise Lords.Read full story
Opinion: When You Give Control To Life
I don’t want life making decisions for me. And I know, neither do you!. At the Clinic outside, as the female I accompanied was inside with the doctor, a voice on the wooden bench facing me, said, “Your blood pressure is too high. I have been warning you for years, be careful what you eat. Now you will have to eat what life demands of you.”Read full story
Opinion: How Do I Make Decisions?
I would rather do the right things and pay a price, than do the wrong things and must live with the consequences. Reading: ‘Do You Make Decisions Based On Gut Instinct?’ by Pamela Oglesby.Read full story
Opinion: Can You Live The World You Want
“Rich or poor, black or white all of us must fight life. For the poor, the fight begins at birth. “Why must you keep doing that?” Carla complained to Joy. “Every meeting we have, they keep comparing all of us to you.”Read full story
Opinion: The Mean Tree
Have you ever heard of fruit being mean? Well, every Jamaican knows the meanest fruit ever is the Jamaican star apple. “Sophie called me complaining this morning,” Helen Jackson said, her eyes on best friend Josie, as she and Isabel waited to be served in one of their favorite Spanish restaurants.Read full story
Opinion: I Went For Her Head But Got A Pineapple Instead
“If it’s not good, I am coming back for your head,” I said to her joking. Last week at the market, chose Savings over satisfaction and bought a pineapple I wasn’t sure of. The lady convinced me to buy it by reducing the price. She didn’t have a scale and told me that it weighed five pounds.Read full story
Opinion: When Shopping Which Is More Important— Savings Vs Satisfaction
I choose sale over satisfaction and lose. The heat wave our world is enduring is killing humans in many countries as temperatures are soaring in triple digits. Extreme temperatures across the globe are predicted to break heat records and exacerbate wildfires as the dire consequences ofclimate changebecome more apparent with each passing year.Read full story
Opinion: The Regret Wish & The Century Plant Part II
“So, if my wish was to heal, not harm, I would have created a better world for myself?” she asked. Ruth woke up in a bed of flowers. She bolted up, glancing around calling out, “hello.”Read full story
Opinion: I Don’t Want To Be Fighting Aging and A Second Puberty
“Why leave your marriage after more than forty years?”. I have been thinking a lot about why persons married for thirty years and more end up filing for divorce. Loving someone for more than thirty years after raising children, shouldn’t end in divorce because someone has problems with aging. Again is tough, but love can help to make it manageable. Being married for more than thirty years is a gift. I figured out one of the possible reasons.Read full story
Opinion: No College Degree — But More Successful!
Some of the most educated living among me looking down on me, and others are still fighting life in all areas of living. Enjoying Jo Ann Harris: Leonardo. A Lot About Him Was Lost Due To Stupid People.Read full story
Opinion: The Regret Wish and The Century Plant Part 1
She reached out to touch the beautiful soft yellow petals and something grabbed her by the shoulder and pulled her in!. The agave Americana is definitely from Earth. It’s also known as a century plant because it only blooms once every 100 years (roughly) and then dies.Read full story
Opinion: Who Should Foot The Bill For The Search And Rescue of Ocean Gate Titan Search?
Because this trip was for fun, and fascination do you think that your tax dollars should pay for the search and rescue of Ocean Gate Titan?. Reading, watching, praying, and hoping the occupants of Ocean Gate Titan Expeditions would be found alive. I was shocked and hurt when all five were reported dead.Read full story
Opinion: How Do You Learn? Part II — Grace Linton
People who have been through hell and survived to change their lives in a positive way have a lot to teach others about life!. Silence steps in, inciting minds, hearts, souls, and brains to think deeper.Read full story
Opinion: How Do You Learn? — Grace Linton Part I
I don’t think four ex-cons are the right candidates to motivate our children at their graduation next week. “I am sorry,” Jermaine Pollen said to the four parents staring back at him in the office of the Fullerton Community Center. “Like I said over the phone and in your letters, I don’t think four ex-cons are the right candidates to motivate our children at their graduation next week.”Read full story