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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Laughter Helps

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A Tribute to Nell

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I love to crochet and had the brilliant idea that maybe all the lap afghans I had crocheted could be used by residents in a senior living facility. As I drove home one day from shopping I took a different route due to construction and noticed a large assisted living and memory care home that I didn’t know was there. I decided to stop in the next day to see if they would like a donation of hand crocheted lap afghans. Long story short, they did and I was asked if I’d be willing to teach crocheting to some of the residents. That’s how I met this beautiful 90 year old lady and she almost immediately wiggled her way right smack into my heart.

When I was writing short stories for my book titled, “I AM” I wrote this short story about my dear friend, Nell Dale. At the time…

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In the Darkness of Night

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It was a dark night with only the moon shining slightly through the darkness. The birds are quietly sleeping tucked way in their nests. The lions slink about through the brush waiting for a rabbit, a rodent, a stray dog or cat; anything that might wet their appetite.

Sitting at the foot of a tall tree a man sits munching quietly on an apple. He gazes up at the moon through the dark branches of the trees. Crunch, crunch can softly be heard as he chews the last of his apple.

Not far from him is another man. He leans against a tree trunk sucking the sweet nectar from the stem of a Honeysuckle flower, waiting. Waiting for what? He has no gun so he isn’t a hunter. He has no bow and arrow so he isn’t out to kill in the silence of the night. Or is he?

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There’s Just too Much Sperm!

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Dem Lawmaker Calls for Mandatory Vasectomies After Limited Number of Children

10-05-2021Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire

Photo by Sherise VD/Unsplash

Photo by Sherise VD/Unsplash

A Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has introduced legislation to mandate vasectomies for men after they father three children or reach age 40, “whichever comes first.”

The bill — which refers to men as “inseminators” —empowers womento take civil action against those who “wrongfully conceive a child with them.” Further, the legislation from state Rep. Chris Rabb (D) would “codify ‘wrongful conception’ to include when a person has demonstrated negligence toward preventing conception during intercourse.”

Rabb’s bill would “also empower Pennsylvanians to enforce this new law by offering a $10,000 reward for reporting to the proper authorities those scofflaws who have not complied with this statute within the allotted timeframe.”

“As long as state legislatures continue to restrict the reproductive rights of cis women, trans men…

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