Author Archives: A. L. Kaplan

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.

AIN’T GOOD

“Look at all them owls in that tree,” said Lowell. His jowls wobbled as he wiped sweat from his face with an already soaked and disgusting orange sleeve. Harvey wrinkled his nose. The putrid scent blowing down the hill wasn’t … Continue reading

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Trump’s Plan to Cut Funding From Meals on Wheels=Scrooge

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(https://pixabay.com) I do not usually deal with anything political on this site, but our times have become so extreme that I cannot pretend that writing and politics are disconnected in any…

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Take Back Your Calm

Originally posted on Izolda Trakhtenberg:
Here is a resource for you. Take Back Your Calm in Just One Minute with this effective meditation. This video utilizes the same breathing techniques used by first responders to remain calm during times of…

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Importance of Freedom of the Press

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
In our current political climate, in which the Press has been attacked as somehow against the people, it is important to remember that a free Press was seen by the founders…

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THANK YOU

A friend of mine recently posted his dismay at all the negativity that has popped up on the news, Facebook and other social media. Instead of posting pictures of cute puppies and kittens like a few folks have done, I’d … Continue reading

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DEADWOOD

If I close my eyes I can see it as it was before that night; quaint little buildings with lit up signs, craft and antique shops filled with assorted treasures. I used to love walking up and down the street … Continue reading

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FOAM

“Let him have it,” said Alice. “He’s almost got it contained.” “One more minute,” said Jim as he and Alice watched Mr. Turner corral the foam into a neat circle. There was always a little scum floating at the water’s … Continue reading

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