Trash: Something worth little or nothing; Junk; rubbish.
Similar definitions can be found in any dictionary. However, if it were up to William Rathje, a Harvard-educated researcher, he would define trash most differently. By what I know of him, I believe he would say, upon asking him, that “Trash is Gold.” You read that right. It said trash is gold. Continue reading
The officer was not going to change his mind. “The rules are the rules, Torres.” he explained, “I don’t make them, just enforce them.” Continue reading
They had traveled for miles early in the morning, in wet weather, just to visit me. Everything had gone as planned so far … until … until they faced an ugly evil villain who stands tall and proud at the entrance of the visitor processing center. He is known by many names, but he is best known as Metal Detector. Continue reading
“I don’t like it,” Lee boldly told me. Holding his hand up to his heart he added, “If it doesn’t feel right in here, then I don’t believe it.”
Prisons are jam-packed with Lees. All their lives they have bathed in vats of cold, dark crime. Hard drugs. Lust-driven relationships. Lives that can be summed up by living for what “feels good” at the moment.
The rush – the high – of fast living provides enough feelings, in an otherwise numb person, to make him feel human. However, the fast-beating heart, sweaty palms, adrenaline rush, only last a short while. Then comes the crash. The low. The cold bottom. The loneliness. All come back to haunt, to suck the remaining life out of that empty person. Continue reading
On July 4th we celebrate United States independence as a sovereign nation.
Did you know…..
- The American Revolution started in April 1775
- Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in June 1776
- On July 2, 1776 the Continental Congress decided to declare independence.
- The document was signed on August 2, 1776
- The Declaration of Independence was delivered to England (Great Britain) in November 1776
What happened on July 4, 1776?
The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
When did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?
Congress declared July 4 to be a national holiday in 1870 (unpaid holiday) and in 1941 the holiday was changed to a paid holiday for Federal employees.
Facts courtesy of ConstitutionFacts.com
As a shout out to our friends in the North……Happy Canada Day (July 1)
He twitches, shakes, and moves in an unfamiliar alien dance. He walks ten to fifteen steps, then suddenly goes back into his chaotic movements. Right leg goes left. Left ankle launches into “Staying Alive” gyrations. His head shakes up and down. Trying to follow his strange walk-dance is mind blowing…and comical. Continue reading
He saw me from around the corner. Actually, I think he smelled me first, because hidden in my only pants pocket was a fistful of leftover chicken chunks. To him, the “clinic cat”, I was now a walking party.
Because we are not allowed to feed any animal on the yard, we try to find creative ways to “accidentally” drop food around. My pocket was locked and loaded, Continue reading
The ravenous monster was madly attacking my testimony. Without warning, it was biting my neck, choking my Christian life away
and it all started with a package of Top Ramen.