A Pirates Bounty

This is a group blog of writers who spent their formative years in Palisades High School, located 50 miles north of Philadelphia in a rural region of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The writers encompass alumni stretching back to the 1950s to today. This is a fertile environment where all can write for themselves and explore for all.

Ron Steele

Does anyone know why Ron killed himself?  We were in 10th grade or was it 9th?  I remember talking with...

The Trouble With Tractors….And Rules About Tractors

It’s the layer cake problem.   It’s typical of life inside a bureaucracy. You see, every time one person does something...

That Girl In The Third Row

Assigned a 500 word essay in my college Creative Writing course on the subject of ‘Do You Believe In Love...

Three Cheers For War! – (personal existence edition)

In 1970 Edwin Starr asked the question:  War, huh, yeah ….What is it good for?…..Absolutely nothing Well, I can think...

suicide

Does anyone know why Ron killed himself?  We were in 10th grade or was it 9th?  I remember talking with Ron just a day or two before he shot himself, but it was a normal conversation. Not anything I canread more…

tractor boys

It’s the layer cake problem.   It’s typical of life inside a bureaucracy. You see, every time one person does something out-of-line we create a new rule saying ‘That is Expressly Prohibited”.   The problem becomes that as the years go byread more…

empty-classroom-crop

Assigned a 500 word essay in my college Creative Writing course on the subject of ‘Do You Believe In Love At First Sight’, I sat down and penned 3000 words about this mousy little girl I met in my highread more…

650X250_flanders_field

In 1970 Edwin Starr asked the question:  War, huh, yeah ….What is it good for?…..Absolutely nothing Well, I can think of a few smaller things it’s good for….technology races ahead in leaps and bounds during times of national struggle. Considerread more…

ed

More than once I got the question if he was my brother.  Not that I ever saw the resemblance.  Perhaps it was the blonde hair.  Could have been the pudgy physique.  Maybe it was the attitude. He was “Ed”. Atread more…

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