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OUTLANDER

INVERNESS, SCOTLAND “A city on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It’s the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum […]

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TO ETHICAL VEGANS – a story about my daughter Rose

Yes, I will kill a blood-sucking bedbug and not bat an eye – if it enters my space for the purpose of disrupting my life and making me and my family suffer. I was given bedbugs a few years ago. A new manager showed up – Ms. Z…and proceeded to instruct Orkin on the war […]

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SHARON LEE, this is my daughter

My father taught me junctures. My father taught me where to go when people put me in trouble. For their sake…  

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Religious Head Coverings Oppress Women

As a young Catholic girl I had to cover my head in church; the boys didn’t have to. They had to remove their head coverings upon entering church. The boys were allowed on the altar; the girls weren’t. Even though girls would collect and take home their surplices to wash, starch and iron for the […]

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IT’S A NATURAL SOLUTION

IT’S A NATURAL SOLUTION My grandfather Ernest Romanzo Davidson was born a Scot in Quebec, Canada who emigrated to the USA and later became a Naturalized Citizen. He came to the USA looking for work. He was a caretaker\groundskeeper. IT’S A NATURAL SOLUTION Make all legal immigrants from all countries living in the USA for […]

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THE FIVE PRINCIPLES

FIVE PRINCIPLES TO A BETTER LIFE: No Prejudice, Discrimination, Enslavement, Torture And Slaughter against any/all being(s) PREJUDICE:   Dislike of an individual or group based on their characteristics or attributes. DISCRIMINATION:   Preferential treatment of an individual or group over the lack of equal treatment of an individual or group. ENSLAVEMENT:   Taking away the free-will […]

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EAT

What does animal-free cooking have to do with politics outside the realm of Big Agriculture or plant-based issues? Everything. Everything we do in life in every category has a dead or a living animal attached to it: politics, religion, economics, sociology, psychology, technology, arts, mechanics, engineering, business, architecture, experimentation, entertainment, travel, media, space exploration, agriculture, […]

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THE MAKING OF A VETERAN: A Movie Review On “LEAVE WITHOUT A TRACE”

TO THE FAMILIES OF VETERANS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE “If we don’t need the gory details to tell a story about gore, then maybe we don’t need to accept war as inevitable.” ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight “LEAVE WITHOUT A TRACE” A war story-movie about the sacrifices a family makes in real time on the […]

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Working It Out With The Main Brain (controlling the fat)

FAT CONTROL If my brain gets that I’m unpredictable in my food consumption choices within the category of animal-free, then that’s what it will expect as being okay with me. I’ll stay in the unpredictable category and my brain will rest easy with that, since there’s a lot going on there to focus on without […]

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PELE

WHERE Are you? With you Mum.  

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“play that funky music white boy”

Steve and I went to a local tavern – a multi-cultural place where everybody gets along. Well, of course you know when people get along, some people want to disrupt the harmony for the sake of disruption or some political cause or just to make themselves known to the entire tavern – usually in a […]

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Black Fathers

Nobody talks about the Black fathers who raise their kids alone with the help of volunteers from the church. My mother was one of those volunteers. She was white.  

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Follow Her Recipe

My mother knew how to follow a recipe. She also knew how to create her own. On one visit to the Homeland – Arthur Street in Springfield, Massachusetts – she made my minestrone soup from the cookbook I sent her. She put it in front of me at the table and watched while I ate. […]

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I Wrote To My Brother Every Day That He Was In Viet Nam

I Wrote To My Brother Every Day That He Was In Viet Nam POSTED 5 Oct 2017 Chef Sharon Davies-Tight https://wordwarriordavies-tight.com This is what Jew writers and all other writers concur with, ‘you can never start a sentence with an “I”. I can break the rules set by others if those rules are meaningless. I wrote […]

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Beavers

I’ve been a busy beaver today. Building dams everywhere.  

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Thanks Mom…and Dad

My mother is making me stronger the longer I take to not grieve her passing. She passed in such a graceful, let me go type of way, on her terms, and only when she knew as the mother to all of us that we would all be okay without her. I know she’s not lost. […]

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Speed Trap

“The law’s the law in Dinwiddie County Virginia, boy.” Said the mayor of some city/town in the county where my husband was pleading for the mayor to accept his check and release me from jail for speeding in a reduced speed limit construction zone. Speed traps they called them back in the early 1970’s, set […]

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Christening By Parachute – Korea

My Uncle Mike (really named James) served in the Korean War – my father’s only brother. (My father’s name is Tom Davies who served as a Merchant Marine during World War II). He (my Uncle Mike) brought home from the war to his mother who sewed all her own clothes and the clothes of others, […]

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My Answer

MY ANSWER There is not a human on earth who doesn’t understand the concept of the cog. Cog defined by somebody else: The definition of a cog is any of the teeth on a wheel or gear that fits into an opposite notch to cause motion of the wheel, or a person who is important […]

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T.I.T

Today Is Tomorrow. Tomorrow Is Today. Either way works. No more putting off. Can’t do it anymore. Don’t like it anymore. The purpose it served is gone. Enjoyed it, mostly. Now it’s tomorrow today. I’m here. Don’t worry I never left – only stood down, surveyed my ground, explored yours. I’m ready to rumble without […]

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A BLACK MAN

A black man  who lives in my building got on the elevator a few weeks ago and said to me as he looked down on Lilly Belle Pi, whom I was holding on a leash, “that’s a valuable dog you have there”. I thought how would he know. As he was getting off the elevator […]

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COLD TRUTHS

When the democrats reacted with venom, violence and vengeance to the news of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, I knew how Chris Darden felt after the O.J. Simpson verdict was handed down to a cheering Black America community that could be heard and seen throughout the USA. I thought we were better than that. Chris […]

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SWEET WHITE CORN AND SUMMER TOMATOES

Popsicle sticks writing in hot, sticky tar, on hot streets, on hot summer days. Sitting on the curb with tanned shoulders bending to the ground by the weight of the sun. Spider webs sparkling in the morning dew. Cool, summer streams filling the air with rushing sounds of clear running water. My dog licking the […]

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Joseph’s Present

joseph’s present. I crossed a bridge in the early morning hours of the night. Don’t know how it happened, but knew it did, by my own long gaze, while walking backwards, away from that which I was leaving behind.  Hearing the sound of my slow steps with ever-widening gait, I walked, no marched–forward, onward, with one […]

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FBI DEVIANT

I have never known that safe place that gays say they have in certain buildings. The FBI came into my life when I was in the 5th grade. I’d see them outside, across the street from Uncle Danny’s and Auntie Ann’s house sitting in the car, at recess everyday as I pretended to have fun […]

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From CITIZEN To MILITARY To VETERAN

My nephew Alex went to boot camp at Parris Island. He joined the Marines. For those who think only disadvantaged kids go, this was not the case with Alex. There are young men and women, no matter their status, who really do want to serve their country – people who want to step up to […]

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Wall Street? I’m he-e-r-r-re!

This is what I got from Jim Cramer’s recent book called GET RICH CAREFULLY – a book Steve got me at the library, thinking I might be interested. You can change the market without having to know anything about the status of the companies you’re betting on. That was the gist of it. When I […]

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GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

Wasting food in the kitchen is not something that I often do. Guess I get that from my mother. When I develop a recipe, I have to get it right the first time. If I don’t, then that’s money down the disposal. When I go into that kitchen, I’m all business. There is no failure […]

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THE HUMANITY IN OTHER ANIMALS

When I first joined Facebook, being the animal rights activist I am, I saw a lot of slaughter photos/videos, posted by the friends I had on Facebook who were animal rights activists trying to educate the populace to the horrors of enslavement, torture and slaughter. I wasn’t, however, accustomed to seeing up front and personal […]

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SHARON POEM

SHARON POEM I’m a Top Shelf Long Island Ice Tea hold the sour, two lemon wedges on the side please, pistol packing double espresso animal-free vegan working for truth machine. My thoughts are my bullets. My delivery system/gun is my writing. I like Guiness in whatever beer I’m drinking when I’m drinking beer. I like […]

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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

DARE TO BE BE DIFFERENT ‘Always give yourself a way out’, my father once told me, while sitting in the front seat of the car as a train traveled on the tracks before us. ‘Never box yourself in’. ‘Don’t be like everybody else’, my mother once told me, while I sat beside her watching her […]

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TABLE

TABLE I never left the table. Even when everyone else left, I stayed. From when I first sat at a table as a toddler, till now at sixty-four years old, I stayed when everyone else left. It wasn’t and isn’t a conscious thing I do, I just do it. That’s me. It was always about […]

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THE EBAY BLOCK

THE eBAY BLOCK You can sell a human baby on eBAY for $2,000.00. You can sell a grilled cheese sandwich on eBAY with a char mark that somebody says looks like Jesus (like anyone would know what Jesus looked like) for $25,000.00. Yet eBay put a ceiling price of $5,000.00 on any Paintings By God […]

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REGARDING JUICES: A VERY SHORT STORY

REGARDING JUICES: A VERY SHORT STORY Years ago I worked for a short time at a produce company. I responded to an ad in the classifieds, for a salad prep job, thinking it was a restaurant. It turned out to be a produce company, but because there was a recession and I needed work, I […]

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A CALENDAR

A CALENDAR Steve bought me a new large calendar with puppy and kitten pictures on it. The old one was written in gray thin print and I couldn’t see it at a distance. Why hang it on a wall if you have to walk up to it every time you need to confirm the date […]

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RAISING DOGS

RAISING DOGS I raised my dogs like humans. That’s all I knew how to do. I didn’t know how to raise a dog like a dog – why would I know that? If I had been a dog and had human pets, I would have raised my humans like dogs. Once when my brother came […]

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MY CORE

MY CORE My father, mother, my sister, my brothers, my husband and our canine and feline (now deceased) children – That’s my core. That will always be my core. Where’s God in all of this? God is everything; God is all life and non-life, so God in effect isn’t unique to me. My family is […]

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GOING TO WORK

Spaulding Baseball Adhesive Tape Fingers Mom Patton Street Chicopee Hand-Sewing Baseballs Going To Work

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ROSIE ROSE

Rose is the thread that weaves the fabric that makes the blanket that protects the world. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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by SLD-T THE SHORTEST NOVEL EVER WRITTEN

by SLD-T THE SHORTEST NOVEL EVER WRITTEN ….. I don’t know what bothered me the most, that he was a pimp or that he crushed a mouse with his foot ….. in the hallway of the hospital where I stood ….. the end This is a factual novel.

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I’m Dead

I’m dead. I’ve been dead for a very long time. No amount of life can infuse itself into my heart, soul or brain to change the death of me. Still…I walk, I talk, work, write, love. How can that be – a dead person still standing and talking about it all?