Author Archives: A. L. Kaplan

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.

I Hate Masks!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: Not an actual picture of me at a restaurant, but a very close facsimile.* Last Sunday, my wife and I ate in the fabled part of a restaurant known as “Inside.” Except for while…

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SHROUDED

Dedicated to all those who lost their battle with Covid-19. 2020 dawned under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic. Seven months in and we are still not out of danger. While some businesses have begun to open, many have not. … Continue reading

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Some Companies Still Don’t Get It

Originally posted on Talking Ethics:
J.C. Penney, a department store with 840 retail outlets in 49 states, filed for bankruptcy this month, 118 years after it was founded. The company hopes to reorganize, but 242 of its stores are closing…

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Magic In Stories!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(www.pixabay.com) There is magic in stories. Magic is the transmutation of objects or the manipulation of the world in ways that move outside the realm of science. Whether or not magic…

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Black Lives Matter

I wrote this poem several years ago, but the sentiment hasn’t changed. It’s time to rededicate. We all live in one world, and without each other everyone loses. I support Black Lives Matter. GLASS SWAN Our world is like a … Continue reading

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Trump as Dictator

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
I try to avoid political posts in this blog, but I cannot remain silent. Our country and our democracy are under attack from the highest level of government–the President. Today, Donald…

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Memorial Day 2020

In honor and memory of all who have given their lives for our country. THANK YOU

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VIRTUAL BALTICON

I’ll be attending Virtual Balticon this year Maryland’s Regional (Virtual) Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention May 22-25, 2020 It’s Free and Open to All Here is my schedule You’ll need to register for each event to get the link, but … Continue reading

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Live Radio Interview

Hey Folks I’ll be live on Chat and Spin Radio at 1:15 PM Eastern Time today. Come by and listen Don’t forget to like their Facebook page. If you haven’t gotten your copy of Star Touched and Wolf Dawn, now … Continue reading

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OCEAN OF SAND

Careful of who you step on. Find out what happens to this fellow.   Brent tumbled down the side of another sand dune, landing in a crumpled heap at the bottom. Three days of wandering this desert under an unrelenting … Continue reading

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