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The Wolf

The Wolf The wolf in me wants to come out snarl and sneer toward all about Come out and howl hear me soon Hear me as I Howl at the moon The wolf in me wants to be free To live and love and just to be Come out and run so very spry Through […]

Our American Kingdom

Our American Kingdom http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/258241 Today of course in the United States of America we know a story of a democracy born from tyranny in England. We know that with our founding fathers men like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and many others, who helped shape our great nation. What would our nation look like had some […]

Uncivil War

Uncivil War http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/257511 In order to fully tell this story we must as readers keep in mind that this is alternate history. It’s not a case of what will be necessarily, but rather a case of what might come to be. When free men give up their own liberty willingly they begin to lose the […]

Angela’s Issue

A social condition arising from the desire to be wealthy, successful or to just “keep up with the Joneses” is prevalent in America. Affluenza is symptomatic of a culture that holds up financial success as one of its highest achievements. People said to be affected by affluenza typically find that the very economic success they have been so vigorously chasing ends up leaving them feeling unfulfilled, and wishing for still more wealth.

Robert Miller is nearly sixty years of age and has attained financial success and an affluent lifestyle that anyone would envy. He has a beautiful wife, Emily whom he has been married for twenty plus glorious years. They have two fantastic kids, a boy and a girl and live in their dream home. Robert lives in a world of affluence, one he believes that he has worked hard to earn for him and his family. A life that he deserves he feels, in a nation that showcases both prosperity and poverty. He sometimes wonders how as a family they can handle their financial standing in a way that is just. The Miller’s live in a world where wealth reflects and dominates the heart, soul and motivations of family. The Miller family suffers from “affluenza,” a disease of the upwardly mobile that some in America have come to be inflicted with.

In Oak View, Virginia affluence has become a kind of worship when passion for material things is stronger than compassion for their fellow citizens. How this sickness takes control of people’s lives and goals is something that even Robert Miller sometimes thinks is sorrowful.

Robert has a wonderful life in just about every sense of the word and yet he remains unfulfilled as a person. His marriage of some twenty years is superb and he has two teenage children whom he is proud of. In addition he is one of the most influential members of his community of Oak View and even the state of Virginia. Yet within him he remains privately battling demons that reside within him, while outwardly he is the epitome of happy. For within his mind and heart even Miller sometimes thinks that possessions may capture our hearts, but they can’t feed our souls.

A Lion…A Fox

This counterfactual brings into focus the question of what would have happened had Richard Nixon defeated John Kennedy in the election of 1960. This new reality… this new alternate story would reshape the course of the 60s, the history of our country and ultimately the world. We will come face to face with some uncomfortable […]

A Lion…A Fox

This counterfactual brings into focus the question of what would have happened had Richard Nixon defeated John Kennedy in the election of 1960. This new reality… this new alternate story would reshape the course of the 60s, the history of our country and ultimately the world. We will come face to face with some uncomfortable […]

Sleep now my love

Sleep Now My Love The flowers of June welcomed me For we were young, young and free The sun did shine high on above We had our passionate way of love. Our departure is not ours to choose Always it seems startling news Away alone in darkness we hide The shadow of the moon at […]

An Uncivil War

The Un-Civil WarIn order to fully tell this story we must as readers keep in mind that this is alternate history. It’s not a case of what will be neccessarily, but rather a case of what might come to be. When free men give up their own… liberty willingly they begin to lose the right […]