Mary E. Adair
We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups.--- Deborah Tannen
Thinking about this quote reminds me of something someone said to me recently while in the act of despising a set of people, then adding, 'of course I like so and so even though he's one of them.' I was not happy to have such conversation, however the quote infers it is a common manner of viewing those we don't know personally--as a group. Perhaps it is a goal we can set to improve our concepts, to view the individuals, not the group. If we don't, so much for world peace.
John I. Blair despite other medical tests and appointments for himself, sent these poems: "Aunt Mary," "Cottonwood, " "Fragrant You," "Girl with Bows," "My Father Never Spoke of Dreams," and "Sometimes History's A Ditch."
Bruce Clifford's poems this issue are "I Love You," "Hide," "Overdosing On You," and "Old Fashioned Girl." Yours truly adds a poem inspired by procrastination, "God Didn't."
Mattie Lennon shows the latest news in Ireland, and tells about the scheduled quasquicentennial, "CIE-GAA" for "Irish Eyes." Thomas F. O'Neill's column "Introspective" avers "Education is Vital for America's Future". Gerard Meister ("Thinking Out Loud") struggles with his on-going battle with telephonic communication's new gadgets.
Eric Shackle sends us not only "Eric Shackle's Column" but two intriguing articles: "Rats of Tobruk Remember Benghazi" and "Feathers Will Fly April 2." Eric in a recent email claims he is becoming a compulsive writer, says he is "getting garrulous" these days.
"Angel Whispers" by Peg Jones, shares her revelations on Love and "Consider This" has LC Van Savage recalling why she lives in Maine.
Leo C. Helmer, brings both his Sweet Muffins recipe in "Cookin' With Leo" and an article "2011 - More on Western Swing" that showcases Zeke Clements.
The continuing story, "Rabbo Tales," adds Chapter 8 of this adult fantasy.
See you in May.
Click on author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.
This issue appears in the ezine at www.pencilstubs.com and also in the blog www.pencilstubs.net with the capability of adding comments at the latter.
We invite you to become a fan of our publication at FaceBook.