Powerful Men Can’t Handle Their Power (Obviously)

Men in power for thousands of years have had a need to spread their seed. Kings had harems and emperors enjoyed the company of multiple competing wives. It’s perhaps the law of nature to ensure the survival of the fittest. After all, successful men only create just as powerful progeny in the long run, presumably,... Read more »

Good deeds are like Snapchat

The ancient quote read something like this: Good deeds are written in sand, while bad ones are engraved in stone. These days, the concept of good deeds can be likened to Snapchat messages, enjoyed for a moment then forgotten forever. It’s the bad deeds that people remember, perhaps because benevolent actions are taken for granted... Read more »

Life Manual: How to Solve the World’s Social Injustices

The editors of this ambitious project intended for the Life Manual, as proposed, to heal the world of its ugly injustices. The hopeful editors prepared extensively, covering a magnitude of social injustices, from intolerance to racism to misogyny to bigotry—that all humans face to some degree, no matter who they are or where they are... Read more »
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We are all wheels inside a machine

We’re all wheels inside a working machine. Most of us are tiny wheels, still as important to the function of the overall machine as any other part. If even a tiny wheel were missing, the machine would cease to operate. Some of us are great big wheels, noticeable and grand, but just as relevant as... Read more »

Wooden Floors

Water can encourage mold growth on wooden floors. Moisture is highly discouraged on wooden floorboards. Emma, a queen in her little cottage, prized her wooden floors. The wooden floors were always polished like a gem. Her floorboards shone like bars of gold in the sun’s rays. When Emma noticed anything from a drop to a puddle... Read more »

Aliens Find Earth a Dependable Source of Entertainment

Aliens know where to find a good show when they want one. All they have to do is turn their attention to earth. Our world’s activities feature every imaginable genre of entertainment available. When the extraterrestrials want crime, they know to focus their attention on any weekend in Chicago, the drug kingpins of Columbia, Mexico... Read more »

One of Life's Unanswerable Puzzles

With no rhyme or reason, the philosopher-poet pondered thus: “Why do some live such splendid lives, “Filled with good, wealth and love inside? “Why are some frivolously tossed to the streets like dirt, “Tortured by a lifetime of emotional battle scars and hurt? “Why do some weep with joy for tomorrow, “While others weep with... Read more »

Life's Only Guarantee

Those who depart to an early grave Are blessed and divinely saved Nothing will bring them back, Not a tear, hooray or life hack. In all earnest, believe you me, Earth is not the best place to be. The long gone are eternally fortunate, Escaping life’s brutality and hate. In all sincerity, we’ll all one... Read more »

What Mankind's Successors Will Think Of Us

There will come a time in the distant future, when the older generations will tell stories of the ancient race of humans. Yes, humans are one race—the human race. One species known as man. The old man sat with his grandson and told him the story of ancient man from the millenniums that spanned through... Read more »

The Night of Life

The night of life fast approaches Dawn gave birth to the sunrise   The sun is but setting Soon the darkness will set in, To reveal celestial stars   The sun will disappear Night finally closes one miniscule life