Fires Rage Out Of Control Through 12 States Burning Millions Of Acres and Homes.

If you want to know who the enemy is, get off your chair, your couch, or out from behind your desk. Follow these simple instructions. Go to any of your restrooms, bathrooms, or lavatories. Find your sink. Turn on the water, splash some on your face, and then look in the mirror. You’ve now found what should be public enemy number one. Sure, maybe it’s not you personally. If you have asked yourself, what am I doing to be less wasteful, to conserve resources, to conserve energy, and not unnecessarily pollute the environment and the answer was everything you could…


In the fall of 2010, in my darkest of places, I traveled to visit a young female friend that attended college in North-Western Missouri. Truthfully, at that time in my life, the long drives on the weekends were a very cathartic experience. During one of those eight-hour drives that I made, I took a side trip. I’d noticed signs and found the distraction online as I plotted different routes. In a small town in South Western Iowa, a town I had never heard of before, there is an allegedly haunted home that was once the scene of a horrifically shocking…


Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Margery woke up, forgetting for a moment that the excitement of summer was gone, and the job for today was to pack up suitcases and keepsakes. Her parents didn’t tell her why, they just sat her down at dinner, and began explaining that they were going on a trip to see her grandmother in Illinois. Margery loved spending time with her grandmother. Summers there were always fun and grandma would take her and her cousins to the waterpark and to Adventureland in Iowa.

This felt different. She knew something was wrong and her parents were keeping…


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Settling into place at coordinates that were being kept classified the U.S.S. Aurora dropped anchor and prepared for what was sure to be a boring couple of days. They were assigned to recon a suspected area in the south Pacific as N.A.S.A. and the E.S.A. monitored a large meteorite that was going to splash down near their location. From where they dropped anchor they suspected they had a ten-mile safe margin from the impact zone, as long as the geeks at N.A.S.A. were correctly predicting the impact coordinates.

Walking into the bridge, telling his men to stand at ease, Lt…


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If you want to know who the enemy is, get off your chair, your couch, or out from behind your desk. Follow these simple instructions. Go to any of your restrooms, bathrooms, or lavatories. Find your sink. Turn on the water, splash some on your face, and then look in the mirror. You’ve now found what should be public enemy number one. Sure, maybe it’s not you personally. If you have asked yourself, what am I doing to be less wasteful, to conserve resources, to conserve energy, and not unnecessarily pollute the environment and the answer was everything you could…


June 1st, 1999

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Beneath a near-endless sky of thick, gray clouds, in a city surrounded by a vast forest of green that only gapped for streams, trails, and highways, people wandered the streets as the day turned to night. The Wabash Festival was an annual festival that stretched from city hall to Wabash Lake on the south side of town. Along the side of the lake a carnival was set up, a Ferris wheels’ lights visible from the front doors to the Wabash City Government Complex. It was a beautiful place, with quaint restaurants, shops, and friendly people wandering the…


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I’ve thought about this for a while, and I think it is a story worth telling. This is a story of survival, mental health battles, trauma, and loss. I say survival first because that is the most important part of this story or any story in this crazy world, survival.

To describe me as a young teen I would have to use one word and only one word, lost. I was lost as a young kid, lost as an adolescent, and lost as a young man. Like most kids, I didn’t really know what I wanted to be or have…


In the realm of fantasy movie releases, there are far too many possibilities to cover in just one writing session. We could go on and on about a remake of Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, a reboot of Miami Vice, and what will no doubt be even more Star Wars films by Disney. Hollywood has little imagination left and has been forced to rely on Disney pulling from comic book franchises and studios that keep rehashing old material. This idea, however, would prove to be as funny a spoof movie as I’ve ever seen.

The FX animated series, Archer, is a…


Like Garfield, we all hate Mondays. It’s the official end of that glorious two days of freedom and our escape from the grind of the world. The morning commute, waking up two hours earlier than the last two days, the inevitable rush of work, and meetings. God, the meetings. They start before we’ve had a chance to really get our brains going. They drag on at times, sometimes until lunch. Then bosses wonder why we didn’t get anything else done on Monday.

If this has ever been you then don’t feel alone. Many a person has found themselves in tears…


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I love Amsterdam this time of year. So, when I was asked by the director to take a trip to Amsterdam and clean up a mess, all I asked him was when do I leave? Tomorrow morning, he answered me without missing a beat. I had been booked on a flight out of Laguardia.

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