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The contents at this location are archives only, because this blog was reformatted and moved in April 2019. To find new posts, go to the new URL. Comments have been disabled on this site, however, I still want to know what you think, no matter how old the post. Please email your comments and feedback to blogger @ thewritebeat.com. Thanks!

Archives

  • Daily life in America: what it is like for you? My list of things to be grateful for in America is very, very long. Of course, I cannot deny that frustration and hardship exists.
  • It's only been a week since I borrowed a copy from my library, and I'm already getting sick of hearing myself say it. ---------- Teacher: "The kids are acting so tribal these days." Me: "You gotta' read this book." ---------- Observer: "I can't…
  • I have written nothing, because what I want to say is just too large, too intense, too heavy. Where do I start? How do I arrange my points? What is my point exactly? The only thing prolific about the material I'm producing right now is the writer's…
  • Just watch a cable television station long enough to catch a few commercial breaks and you'll be wondering how we ever got along without medications, surgeries, fitness equipment, or weight loss pills. In response, I'm recycling the following post from…
  • The Fourth of July: Our nation’s prime summertime holiday. We may choose to celebrate with a vibrant parade, picnic, or fireworks display, or we can observe while quietly sitting on the beach, hanging in the air conditioning, or reading under a tree, all because we are free. Still, every American should take at least a few moments to reflect upon the reason why we celebrate this national holiday.
  • Last summer I considered myself lucky. I had been spared the experience of living inside a swarm of the latest (and possibly greatest) pest problem to fly into my region of Pennsylvania. I found something this week, however, that proved my luck has ended …
  • I don't believe outlawing guns is the answer. I don't believe arming teachers is the answer. I don't believe any one faction is to blame for the atrocities that keep happening in our safe zones--such as our schools and churches--and other places where the public gathers&hellip:
  • Beyond the ghosts and goblins (and now zombies), Halloween is a time for bats. I'm not sure why this is so, but I can guess it is because they are spooky, unseen, misunderstood creatures. Our rare encounters usually involve the Big Brown Bat…
  • Wouldn't it be great if we could fix America's suffering of chaos and disarray? But how? The venomous president, the violent protests, and the incomprehensible injustices: these are all symptoms of a disease no one seems to able to get a handle on. And how is this country to lead the world when it has fallen so low? The only answers I have involve the only person I can control: myself. And each solution I find starts with one action: the proper care and treatment of that pesky troublemaker named ego.
  • To some, the place might seem like any old, big woods. To me, it was something far greater.