Name Dropping

Dear readers,

Whats in a name? Trump/Clinton two names the public have come to know well. The question on most people’s minds, is whether either of these names are trust worthy to be president of the United States? Each candidate declares that he or she is running for the good of the people. Where have we heard that before?


Donald Trump, formerly known as ” The Donald,” claims he will, ” Make America Great Again.” He came out swinging, when he announced that he wants to be president, the world laughed, well, whose laughing now? Trump is well-known in the business world, a real estate mogul, father, cheating husband, founder of Trump University, and known to have bad hair days. Trump does not posses graceful etiquette or public speaking skills.  However, he does have one key attribute, he speaks out about many issues that others are to chicken shit to say.


Hillary Rodham Clinton, a woman scorned, wife of a former adulteress president, former U. S. Senator, Secretary of State, grandmother, a women with a point to prove, and a believer in “Stand by your Man.” One key point to notice, her campaign message keeps changing, she started out with, ” Fighting for us” then move to ” No We Can’t. Well, Hil, which one is it?

Back in the days,  going to the voting polls was an honor, a rite of passage. People were proud to pull that lever, and let their voices be heard. Nowadays, there is so much confusion, corruption, and mudslinging surrounding each candidate, that there is a large number of people who feel that going to the polls isn’t worth the trip. WAY TO GO AMERICA.

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More Drama


More drama, when things go wrong, people say the Devil is busy. I say People are busy. We live in a world that lack compassion, love and plain old common sense. People are too busy minding their own business to notice the needs of others. Did you know that a smile, kind words, a hug or laughter could make a persons day, or change their life.  So much cruelty, people are getting meaner and meaner. No time to listen to their fellow mans troubles, because people are concerned with being greedy and selfish. Most adults remind me of a two-year toddler. They go through  life stomping their feet, with  arms folded across their chest singing the ” Mine, Mine, Mine”  and ” Me. Me. Me” song.  What happened to the good old days when people cared?


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All The Grasses Turning Yellow


All the crops are rotting raw

All the days we march to order

All the men are sent to war

Guard we must the country’s border

All the grasses black become

All the soldiers with disease

How was our good will undone?

What has made us us ill at ease?

On the plains no tigers found

Oxen too have fled from sight

Saddened soldiers hold their guard

Resting not, through day and night

Through the bushes foxes run

Tails and shadows in the grasses

To the battle soldiers come

Chariot after chariot passes

~ Book of Songs. Zhou Dynasty~


A Throw Back From The Past.

Dear readers,

The Absence of Silence and Etiquette

Thank you, pardon me, please, would you mind if I… I am sorry…I did not mean to…..

There was a time when people used their inside voices and manners in place like: libraries, museums, churches, theaters, restaurants and even on public transportation. Initially, being quiet and respectful was too expected, appreciated and the norm. The pleasure of closing out the business and noise of the outside world was a welcomed relief. The act of disturbing someone’s peace was considered a breach of social protocol.

Nowadays noise and being rude is the new commonplace. It seems that the louder and the ruder the better. People are learning to adjust to an increase in noise and bad mannerisms by plugging up and tuning out with more noise; or speaking louder than the conversation next to them. Moreover, making matters worse, we are living in a society of advanced technology that contributes to people exhibiting bad behavior. Furthermore, proper etiquette is no longer being instill in homes, schools and in the work environment. The attitude is that it’s an imposition to ask others to use proper decorum because we have become accustomed to conducting ourselves in an improper manner, and being corrected is considered as an insult.

Do you agree or disagree that we are living in a society that supports the lost art of manners?

What say you?



The Little Book of Love

All Thoughts, All Passions

Illustration with wedding rings and Red Heart

All Thoughts, all passions, all delights,

Whatever stirs the mortal frame,

All are but ministers of Love,

And feed his scared Flame,

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge~


Proverb of the Day



The little Book of Chinese Proverbs

~Confucius, Spring and Autumn Period~


The Little Book Of Love



Whenas in silks my Julia goes,

then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows

That liquefaction of her clothes!

Next, when I cast mine eyes and see

That brave vibration each way free,

-O how that glittering taketh me!

~Robert Herrick~



Like, What Do You Mean?


Dear readers,

Is it me, Or is it just easy to play the “like” game? Meaning, click the like button without reading the content. I likes you, so you feel obligated to like me back. Is it intruding on your time, to say a few words about what you like about the topic, poem, short stories, etc…

Considering most people’s, attention span; I keep my postings to 250 words or less. Maybe I missed the objective of being connected to a community of artist, writers, poetics, comedians and motivational speakers, which is to share ideas, and to get feedback. Oh, Well, I guess no one will like this.



Is it Just Me?

Dear Readers,

I live in New York City. Yes, the big rotten apple. I’m among the millions of city dwellers who rely on public transportation. There are days when my ride is quiet and pleasant, but today wasn’t that day.


My one hour & fifteen minute commute quickly turned into the ride from hell.  There is nothing enjoyable about hearing children screeching for attention from parents who are occupied by their cell phones. Or hearing five different loud conversations by people who are in close proximity. Myself and other passengers were entertained by a Bible toting christian yelling, ” You must be saved” for fifteen minutes. Than there was the paraded of people shaking their cups, to the tune of ” Spare change.” I arrived at my destination mentally drained . I bolted to the nearest souvenir shop  to buy headphones for the commute back home.

Headphones on New York City MTA. Priceless!

What Say You?




TWG Cover

Dear Readers:
“The Waiting Game” details the relationship myths that women hear about through the generations. Women are taught that men are not attracted to strong women, and that a woman’s primary role in society is to get the man and keep him interested. Women have to follow the rules of the game to be successful. Rule one, use prime bait. Rule two, catch the man. Rule three, keep the man no matter what characteristics he possesses. Any rules after that- the men play the rest of the game. Therefore, if this task is not completed—we fail as women.

Read this and:
Let Your Reminiscence Unfold
J. R. Floyd


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