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A Sparkling Amethyst Tour in Uruguay

September 15, 2022 Karene Horst 0

We drove past the outskirts of town to tour the mines. We entered one of several tunnels cut horizontally into the side of an ancient volcano crater. Above ground we clambered through rubble left behind by the quarrying, picking through piles of rock for clear quartz crystals and amethyst. Anything we could carry home we were welcome to take. I gathered small pieces to share as souvenirs, thrashing my goal of traveling light. We all darted around the man-made hills of sparkling stones like kids in a candy store.

We Need More Gays

August 8, 2022 Kidman J. Williams 0

by Kidman J. Williams We need more gays in this world right now. Our world is in desperate need of their whimsical humoristic cattiness and their fluent disdain for boring clothes. We need more lesbians coming out of the closest and heading onto an Olivia Cruise, adopting wonderful children that […]

Chapter 1 from The Community Garden … more than tomatoes are dying

July 21, 2022 Gonzo Today 0

The boy leans over, picks up a rock, and throws it. The rock hits the coyote. The animal lets out a yelp, dropping whatever was in its mouth, and taking off down the trail. The boy puts his feet on the pedals and slowly rides closer. Damp dark dirt is scattered around where the coyote was digging. Something long is protruding from under the fence but then sticks up at a right angle reaching to the sky. Still straddling his bike, the boy leans in for a closer look.

“Gross,” the boy says in an awed whisper, as he pulls out his cell phone.

Corrupt

July 18, 2022 Peter W. Burchard 0

There’s insider trading that’s not for you (take Feinstein, Clinton or many other high-ranking politicians), or Martha Stuart. At least she had the balls and the integrity to concede she had done wrong, go to jail, and serve her time. Can’t think of anyone else.

Armageddon

Glory to the Heroes

July 14, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

Squealing with excitement, Kateryna raced back into the room.

“The men outside my window blew me kisses. Oh, my God, they’re so cute. They have rifles.”

“They’re our heroes,” Svitlana said.

The Relevance of Elvis

June 29, 2022 Kidman J. Williams 0

by Kidman J. Williams There is a huge resurgence in Elvis Presley’s popularity with the Baz Luhramann movie “Elvis” starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler as The King. There has also been a considerable amount of surprising backlash from some so-called influencers and Rolling Stone and their pretend-time music journalists. […]

Knock Out Racism 

June 27, 2022 Steve Corbett 0

Decades later I read how Ali unloaded the same hot question he threw at me when he encountered other white reporters during his legendary career and life fighting racism and oppression.