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You know you’ve really got a problem when . . .

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Inspired by the 1972 Mad Magazine issue “Mad about Sports”, I present to you the 21st Century American version of “You know you’ve really got a problem when . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

You know you’ve really got a problem when:
– A friend’s party designed for singles is where you bump into your ex. Continue reading

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Back ward mask 003 – lies and truth

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

How bad can it get when someone tells a lie?
That depends on how well versed we are in spotting the truth.

There is a ‘Spectrum of Truth’ that can be universally applied
to all that we think, do and say.

Once we have gone down that slimy, filthy road of lies,
the only way back is to come clean,
and then, of course, to stay clean.

The infinite line from the star light of truth to the abyss of treachery is here: Continue reading


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Back ward mask 002 – darkness and light

by Lawrence. J. J. Leonard

Speak this phrase into a recorder and then play it backward for the new message: Continue reading


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Protester’s Pocket Guide for Responsible Speech

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Being a protester means taking on the responsibility of “the cause”
and if you don’t know what that is,
then you just might be a pawn in someone else’s agenda.

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An unreasonable facsimile

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Always on. Electronic reminderlings.
Hear the alerts and notices?
Now the tones of contacts in the air – not callers.

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