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A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.

Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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There is nothing innate, immutable or inevitable about boys or girls doing

There is nothing innate, immutable or inevitable about boys or girls doing particularly well or badly in different subjects. Girls in Shanghai outperform western boys in math, the same boys that outshine the girls in the US. The variable factor is the edu
Posted 2 months ago

I look at the sky and the dust that separates us from the stars that will b

I look at the sky and the dust that separates us from the stars that will be my home. I breathe in the night air, the rotten night air, and I miss, I miss, I miss.
Posted 2 months ago

I would love to write a mystery - a romantic, funny mystery.

I would love to write a mystery - a romantic, funny mystery.
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I realized I couldn't have one foot in the fiction world and one foot in th

I realized I couldn't have one foot in the fiction world and one foot in the nonfiction world, which is why 'Here I Go Again' is so not me. I didn't graduate from high school in the '90s, I never listened to metal music, and I don't time travel.
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Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.

Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.
Posted 2 months ago

Scorching heat radiates across the cheek of my ass from his open palm.“Shit

Scorching heat radiates across the cheek of my ass from his open palm.“Shit!” I cry out.Another blistering sting connects with the other cheek.“Watch your mouth!”“I’m sorry Sir, but jeez – it hurts.”“I promise you – not as much as it could have,” he sneer
Posted 2 months ago

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
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New Rule: Don't name your kid after a ballpark. Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fie

New Rule: Don't name your kid after a ballpark. Cubs fans Paul and Teri Fields have named their newborn son Wrigley. Wrigley Fields. A child is supposed to be an independent individual, not a means of touting your own personal hobbies. At least that's wha
Posted 2 months ago

Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.

Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.
Posted 2 months ago

I voted against my party with some frequency, because of my independence. I

I voted against my party with some frequency, because of my independence. I've just got to remind Missourians that I am independent and that I try to call them like I see them, and sometimes my party is wrong on some things.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn't just mean written

Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea - I hate the government, the government is unjust, whatever.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Be bold! You will then see that life will find no time to attack you, becau

Be bold! You will then see that life will find no time to attack you, because you are attacking it!
Posted 2 months ago