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Zucchini Heaven


The heat of the summer sun beat down as we fight with the hard ground to bring forth some sort of useable lifeform. All the unwanted pests and weeds have to be delivered from the garden, and holes and trenches must be dug so that the seeds will bear healthy fruit. Day by day, the plants grow as water sinks ...

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Christmas is Near

Christmas tree

How does one know when Christmas is near? The outside is cold, And the streets are slipperily smooth and frozen. Blankets of snow lie among households, And mound upon the grass. As if holding on for its life, the snow grasps to the trees. The wind rages with anger throughout the night sky, Thrusting open doors allowing snow to draft ...

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Frame Analysis of a Persuasive Artifact: Jon Stewart

The Daily Show

Political satire has achieved high popularity in the United States, heavily influencing American views. The face of political satire today is undoubtedly Jon Stewart. Stewart has become one of the most influential figures in political news since joining “The Daily Show” as anchor in 1999. Surveys even indicate that most men and women under the age of 35 use the ...

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The Eternal Dispute: Constitutional Interpretation


Few would argue that the American Constitution is not a historical and political marvel that radically transformed the nature of government forever. It not only provided stability to the fledgling nation, but it also gave the new republic the chance to prove to the world that the republican experiment could work. However, this document created a major dispute in less ...

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The Dropping of a Pebble

pond ripples

Pebbles are dropped into a pond Revolutions unfold- One by One their ripples Rise Up- It seems their Minds are sold- Droplets Stand Tall and make a Scene Then fall back into place- Yet their Aftershocks continue on In their beautiful, Righteous Race How the liquid glass has shattered! Water peaks then splashes- Caused by the hand of One child- ...

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Cleverly Telling the End

Edgar Allan Poe

There is a great scene in the film Hitchcock that reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe’s cunning wit when it comes to foreshadowing. Alfred Hitchcock is talking to the reporters and a woman wants to know about his movie, Psycho. She asks him, “How does it end?” and he cleverly responds by telling her “I promised mother I wouldn’t tell ...

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Like a Time Bomb

ship in a bottle

Sometimes he just disappears for hours. Often we will find him outside working in the yard. He may be meticulously cutting and trimming the grass, clipping the hedges, watering the flowers, or cleaning up the dog’s messes. Whatever the task may be that day, he is by himself. Occasionally, one of us kids will volunteer our assistance, and even when ...

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Nurse’s Hands


Age 5 Bumps, scrapes, and bruises Kisses were band aids Kind words were medicine And my nurse’s hands were smooth. Age 18 Books, luggage, and my Pontiac Tears of joy were tears of sadness Hugs and kisses were delay tactics And my nurse’s hands were proud. Age 31 A pastor, a white dress, and my bride The mother-son dance was ...

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Good to See You

I am so happy to see you, With so much to tell. You’re looking quite different, But beautiful as well. I love the snowboarding suit, But im sure you’re quite hot. The room being full of people, Helps this not. I see you got your nails done, Jill mentioned doing them days ago. But yet, your hands seem different, They ...

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