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Man Of Sin by Vincent Michael A little girl sees the monster that had always lived in her. [1,075 words]
The Finale: Battles Of Legends: Part 3 by Xie It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or di... [672 words]
The Finale: Battle Of Legends: Part 2 by Xie It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or die... [549 words]
Open Your Eyes (Warrior Cats) by Xie What if Jayfeather wasn't blind? What if he had a greater destiny than the prophe... [2,085 words]
by Kovarela Томила , , ... [143 words]
Through The Darkness by Xie What's happening? Who am I fighting? A battle of chaos is on it's way, and can Tonrar's tr... [1,925 words]
Strange Omen by Xie After a raging flood, everyone is safe and sound. The tribe has decided to go to the mountains to ... [961 words]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 2 by Xie Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his fath... [1,205 words]
Lurking Shadows by Xie With Tonrar safe, Kiinaq let his bears feast and rest. Kiinaq is worried about losing more bear... [1,045 words]
Heading For The Stars by Xie Kiinaq's time has come and gone, and now it's time for a completely new hero! Tonrar is s... [1,633 words]
Calm Before The Storm by Xie A great battle is on it's way, but does any bear know? The battle of the Forest Thieves i... [649 words]
Blood Sun by Xie After a dreaded battle and a horrific disaster, the bears settle for a few pounding moments to relish... [816 words]
Bear Battle by Xie Taqqiq and Siqiniq are safe, and everything seems fine. But enemies are everywhere, and a new threa... [837 words]
Ancient History Of The Ice by Xie After escaping from an elaborate camp of black and brown bears, Tonrar attempts to l... [1,016 words]
Warrior Cats Quiz! by Xie Step right up, step right up! You will read these riddles and guess which cat I am describin... [268 words]
Water Rising by Xie Mud and Kiinaq say good bye as two worlds pull them apart. Grief can crash down like a wave on the... [762 words]
The Moon Tree by Xie Leopard and Kiinaq have returned home. A happy reunion has ended the haunting memories of a battl... [1,084 words]
The Ivy Cave by Xie Kiinaq is slowly making his way back to the shore. No-leaf is fading and Snow-ground is coming bac... [1,192 words]
Snowy Mountain by Xie As Leopard and Kiinaq travel home, Leopard tells Kiinaq his real name, Flame, and the story befo... [1,197 words]
Return Home by Xie Once Kiinaq becomes Leader, he is crushed beneath an avalanche of problems. When a fierce tabby tom... [597 words]
New Territory by Xie As the group arrive in new territory, anger at the humans for driving them out turns into guilt, ... [1,154 words]
Mountain Shadow by Xie - [808 words]
Little Legends Warrior Cats by Xie Ever wondered how Fourtrees became the gathering place? Why leaders were given nine... [970 words]
Land Invasion by Xie Kiinaq has returned home, and the tribe warmly welcomes him back. As he announces his arrival and... [1,043 words]
Kiinaq's Story by Xie From ever since he was a kitten, Kiinaq's thought he was a bear. When he becomes the successor o... [720 words]
Icy Wind by Xie Claw and Silver are safe, and Flash is healing nicely. What happens when disaster strikes, and Droplet... [692 words]
Driven Out by Xie Even though enemies have come and gone, Kiinaq still feels unsettled. As humans come to destroy the ... [721 words]
Claimed by Xie On word if returning to the ice, give three cheers! Kiinaq and the Ice Tribe are journeying back to the... [1,376 words]
Bear Ice by Xie With Robin and Droplet gone, Kiinaq is facing his worst enemy: Remorse. He thinks he can get rid of it... [808 words]
The Tale Of Poison Ivy by Zach Gasior Have you ever wondered why the turtle has a shell? Or why the dragon disappeared from t... [510 words]
Synopsis Of The Whipping Boy by Waleed Khan - [239 words]
I Have A Dream by Waleed Khan - [209 words]
Dumbi The Flying Tortoise. by Ebenezer Hagan - [270 words]
The Cat And The Gnat by Joseph D Smith A cat with a stylish hat, meets it's match with an over-confident gnat! [68 words]
Letters To A Soldier by Adam C Crawford Alex is a third grade student who wants to make a difference in the world. His teacher su... [2,882 words]
When Trouble Comes Knocking; The Intorduction by Keundrey D Jackson As I sat behind those prison bars. Left alone to pay and accept... [395 words]
Star-Gazing One Evening by Michael Vincent WONDERFUL! [1,206 words]
(Chirp-Chirp) by Richard Buckner Its' about a little bird being bullied and mocked [205 words]
Thomas Jefferson by Waleed Khan - [324 words]
Spiders by Waleed Khan - [431 words]
Shingtropolis by Waleed Khan - [332 words]
Artificial Intelligence Robotic Bees by Waleed Khan [149 words]
Antibiotics by Waleed Khan - [220 words]
The Cat by Umar Usman I am writing a story [111 words]
The Cat Who Died by Muhammad Umar I am writing a story [104 words]
Owls by Jack Beads A children's poem about one's imagination. [74 words]
Hole Land by R C Kohl For a young person whose parents recently separated. [253 words]
Blueberry Man by Eleanor Leech Blueberry man was the bluest man in the land, until one day his blue colour had faded away. Come ... [167 words]
The Princess And The Pea by Jennifer Leeson In a competition to find the right girl for Prince Henry, princesses must prove themse... [3,400 words]
The Best Santa by Martha Spring Santa does exist after all. [981 words]
Pick Eaters by Ashley N Hudson Hudson PickEaters, is about how childern is very pick when it comes to food, clothers, friends, people and... [30 words]
My Daddy Is Different by Tatiana N Thompson Poem from the perspective of the child telling the important ways that her daddy shows he... [140 words]
Follow The Moon by Tatiana N Thompson Bedtime lullaby [51 words]
This Quarter Of Yours by Joseph D Smith A children's rhyme about giving a kid their quarter's worth of a Quarter! It teaches kids... [17 words]
The Hobo In The Elevator by Joseph D Smith A rhyme that would entertain the children, and teach them to be happy about what they ... [46 words]
Bart The Badger by Anne Spackman Bart the Badger wanders away from his burrow on a little afternoon adventure. A cruel young bo... [855 words]
Spider Spider by Charlie Townsley Wrote for my children [30 words]
Millie And Rettie Go To The Cottage ( A Tail Of 2 Rabbits ) by Da Ash After very active inquires both Millicent and Retic... [59 words]
I Wish I Had A Dollar by Lino Torrez Silly song I made up for my daughter. [103 words]
Little Finchu And His Attempt At Freedom by Sidrah Zaheer This is a story about a little male zebra finch who makes an attempt a... [820 words]
The Adventures Of Harry The Two Headed Moose by Joel Weiss Harry gets lost at a fair in Maine [529 words]
Harry The Two Headed Moose by Joel Weiss harry gets lost in maine [1,018 words]
Best Friends Adventure Club : Grown Up by Spencer A Morin It is an adventurous book. Three girls take on an old enemy's daughter i... [9,335 words]
A Question Of Persona by Lost Pieces A story about a girl named Cam who wonders why everyone else is special in a specific way... [103 words]
What The Chipmunk Taught by Dave Springer Native American grandfather and grandson each teach the other interesting lessons. [747 words]
The Turtle Returns by Dave Springer I once had a box turtle, who kept escaping, and returning! [864 words]
The Scents Of Danger by Dave Springer When terrified as a kid, I could sense a certain something in my nose. [1,071 words]
The Futuristic Man by Siddharth Anand - [2,116 words]
'candy Land' by Spencer A Morin Follow these instructions to get there. [53 words]
The Mahogany Doll by Leoni Dsouza short story of a puppeteer who performed well till the end. [419 words]
The Ghost Of Ida by Leoni Dsouza A funny story of a ghost that troubles Ida. [357 words]
Prince Glacier by Leoni Dsouza A skating dancer taken as prisoner by a mermaid King. [1,699 words]
Birthdays by Spencer A Morin Fun [49 words]
The Happy Day For Daisy by Spencer A Morin Children's book about Daisy who spends her ttime being happy. [311 words]
The Big Green Tractor by Grace E Newhouse it is about a little boy who wants a big green tractor [106 words]
Im Abc,123 by Elvis D Goins A SHORT POEM I THOUGHT WAS RATHER INTERESTING,MY SON USED IT TO REMEMBER [61 words]
League Of Extraordinary Robots by Yates Jackson The Prince and the Robot is my third Novel,that I have just Finished. When th... [22,091 words]
The Story Of A Wandering Dog (Part 1) by Alice Chen It's a story of a dog that travels to find a home, to find the real world... [720 words]
Flashlight (Part Two) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of strange... [3,486 words]
Flashlight (Part Three) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of stran... [1,797 words]
Flashlight (Part One) by Abracadabra Seven children who creep out of their graduation camp to seek the light source of strange... [2,035 words]
Colombia's President Al Uribe
Roofus (Part 1) by Patrick Fell Story of 10 year old boy, his trusty assistant, and a long day of mishaps. [885 words]
Roofus (Part 2) by Patrick Fell Childrens [1,305 words]
Roofus (Part 3) by Patrick Fell Childrens [923 words]
Roofus (Part4) by Patrick Fell -Childrens story [1,345 words]
Roxy The Mambo Monkey by Patrick Fell Childrens Book. Rhymes, rhymes and more rhymes, I just cant stop them. [599 words]
If I Am A Hard Worker by Peter Rego Written for a Holocaust theme picture book for middle school aged children [171 words]
Can We Get A Wild Animal by Patrick Fell Childrens picture book [131 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Colombia's President Al Uribe
DESCRIPTION
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TITLE KEYWORD
Biography
AUTHOR
Randall Barfield
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
-US citizen living and working in the capital of Colombia, South America. Teaches EFL and IELTS, and TOEFL (any test prep). Proofreads English essays, theses, and books, etc. Private classes accepted. Also writes at abctales.com; microhorror.com; postcardshorts.com; authorsden.com. Contact: www.officeteachr.com
[May 2010]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
booksdavids@gmail.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (281)
2nd Interview With The President (Plays) It's Barb again and President Branch. I'll try. Hope somebody likes it. [1,300 words] [Humor]
A Colombia Hatred-Free (Poetry) Of course, it isn't just Colombia, is it? [52 words] [Writing Resource]
A Dream Comes True (Non-Fiction) This is nostalgia and reflection. It's a short piece of writing dedicated to young Rodger Wesley Beaver of Georgia who was killed by a "sheriff's deputy"(God protect us from those like him.) on Valen... [951 words] [Biography]
A Flower Today In Words (Poetry) - [40 words]
A Georgia Crossroads (Non-Fiction) Where does it lie? [325 words] [Writing Resource]
A Little Poem My Child (Children) - [79 words] [Humor]
A Matter Of Timing, Frankly (Short Stories) - [736 words] [Literary Fiction]
A Million Times Plus One (Poetry) I have never stopped loving the tune "A Whiter Shade of Pale." I heard it the first time at age 16 or 17. Here is a little piece I completed recently while listening to the song over and over. So, ... [234 words] [Relationships]
A Monster Of Monsters (Non-Fiction) Why did we ever let him get this far? [208 words] [Horror]
A Parent's Lament (Genres) Some say it's never too late. [260 words] [Teenage]
A Perfected Perpetuation Plan For Today's Young Yahoos (Poetry) No one has the right to rob a bank, but each has the right to draw up her/his floor plans for life. [219 words] [Writing Resource]
A Purple Jacket (Short Stories) - [494 words] [Motivational]
A Quiet House (Short Stories) - [257 words] [Teenage]
A Red May Rose For Thee (Poetry) - [45 words] [Motivational]
A Royal Ring Up (Plays) Is this anger on my part? What should I care? But anyway, here it is... [808 words] [Drama]
A Soldier's Letter (Poetry) Far from the familiar our words are often sweeter, are they not? [109 words] [Romance]
A Songbird's Intellect (Poetry) - [4 words] [Spiritual]
A Troubled Nation In Need Of Prayer And Soul-Searching: How To Repair It (Non-Fiction) Send you suggestions/contributions in 40 words or less to booksdavis@yahoo.com Thank you. [89 words] [History]
A Visit (Short Stories) - [245 words] [Teenage]
About Daddy (1) (Non-Fiction) Daddy had his own emotional problems... [359 words] [Biography]
About Daddy Series (Non-Fiction) - [4,424 words] [Biography]
About Respect And Prestige (Non-Fiction) - [352 words] [Psychology]
Abrakadeebra: A Celebration Of Children's Verse No. 1 (Children) More fun little poems/verses for those special readers of mine. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know which ones need a bit of modification. Cheers. [2,799 words] [Humor]
Abrakadomebra: A 2nd Celebration Of Children's Verse (Children) More exciting(some are, anyway) little poems/verses about Frosty, Benny the Blackbird, Jack and Jill, etc. for children's laughter. Cheers. [2,349 words] [Humor]
Abrakadoobra: 100 Short Poems For Children (Children) Sometimes I enjoy writing or trying to write poems for children moreso than for adults. Would that be bad or good? Maybe neither. Please let me know which ones you or your kid likes or dislikes. I'... [3,527 words] [Fantasy]
Abrakadyebra: A Third Collection Of Children's Poems (Children) See, read and hear new poems about Frosty and Jack and Jill and others now! Cheers! [1,464 words] [Humor]
Abstinence (Poetry) - [18 words] [Psychology]
Adestes: Little Christmas Poems For Children (Children) Father Christmas/please be so kind/bring me a toy/one doesn't wind. [392 words] [Humor]
Advertising The Devil (Non-Fiction) "Serve the Lord with gladness..." not sadness, you dummy! [491 words] [Spiritual]
Aletha (Short Stories) . [330 words] [Teenage]
Ann Dunham: Busy Serving Others And Educating Her Kids (Children) If only she could see him now. [506 words] [Biography]
Ann Rule: The Lady Who Writes About Killers (Children) Talk about a busy life! Here's an example. [360 words] [Biography]
Another Prince Charles (Children) - [391 words] [Biography]
At Clarence's (Short Stories) - [290 words] [Teenage]
Back Through The Trees (Poetry) This evil took place both day and night. [50 words] [Motivational]
Bad Seorita (Songs) Am I a "real" songwriter? (Looking at this one, I hope not!) [103 words] [Humor]
Because His Skin Is Dark (Poetry) - [19 words] [Mind]
Bill Gaither: True Follower (Non-Fiction) - [641 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham: Man After God's Heart (Children) Who can count all his awards? [375 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham's Death (Non-Fiction) . [633 words] [Spiritual]
Blood (Poetry) - [30 words] [Horror]
Blubber, Blubber, Armchair Lubber (Essays) A short essay about the REAL truth behind dieting, etc. [870 words] [Self-Help]
Boy Child (Songs) These lyrics are new and go to the tune of 'Oh Danny Boy' or 'Londonderry Aire'. Something like that. I may do one more stanza. [99 words] [Spiritual]
Buenos Dias, Colombia (Not S Carolina!) (Non-Fiction) First-hand comments/observations of the country today and other days (with sugar, cream, and warts). This was a blog before anyone had ever heard of the term. [18,298 words] [Writing Resource]
Cam (Poetry) ...wound up twisted... [20 words] [Humor]
Carlos The Young Coffee Picker (Children) Carlos the young coffee picker Played a serenade Maria had just given birth Nine pounds the wee thing weighed! [564 words] [Humor]
Catch A Rising Star (Short Stories) "It's Luis, Jaime..." the old man stammered. [496 words] [Literary Fiction]
Cemetery Road (Short Stories) "What was that? There's someone out there," she exclaimed. [444 words] [Teenage]
Cindy's Fall (Short Stories) - [526 words] [Horror]
Colombia's On The Map (Poetry) How long is forty years, ma? [77 words] [Writing Resource]
Create, Create (Poetry) - [16 words] [Art]
Daddy And Me: Making The Rounds (Essays) A little wallow? [428 words] [Writing Resource]
Daddy, Can You Hear Me? (Short Stories) What would you do in this situation? [511 words] [Horror]
Daemons (Non-Fiction) Isn't British spelling more elegant sometimes? This piece of writing is about demons. We all have one or some of them inside us. They are the negative elements we cannot control very easily. The f... [2,678 words] [Psychology]
Daniel Coronell: Freedom Fighter (Children) He returned to his country determined more than ever. [420 words] [Biography]
Daring To Touch Saeed (Poetry) This piece is supposed to be about Flight 93. It's very hard to write about. If you've seen the movie, you've cried. Murderers, in my opinion, are spiritually or otherwise diseased, so, I think we ... [166 words] [History]
David's Letter--Bogota, Colombia (Non-Fiction) This is a true incident. It is not fiction. [551 words] [Self-Help]
Dear Detective Lovett (Short Stories) - [646 words] [Crime]
Decider (Poetry) This poem was composed after a slow reading of Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule, the world's foremost crime writer. [169 words] [Crime]
Deleted (Poetry) - [18 words] [Literary Fiction]
Desire Of Flesh (Poetry) ...you're ferried by death. [41 words] [Mind]
Developed And Scary (Non-Fiction) . [400 words] [History]
Doctor's Orders (Poetry) A short poem about family camping. [198 words] [Writing Resource]
Don't Call Her First Lady (Songs) This is sort of a song-poem. It's not about the First Couple in Washington, in case you wonder. The rhythm is along the lines of Ray Charles' "Fool For Love". Have you heard it? [60 words] [Humor]
Don't Tell Anyone (Short Stories) - [258 words] [Horror]
Each A Star (Poetry) Dear Readers: This poem-story, sadly, is based on a true and recent incident near where we live. [40 words] [Spiritual]
Ephraim (Short Stories) - [443 words] [Literary Fiction]
Every Day We Pierce Him (Songs) The tune for this song is a Spanish church song titled "Llaga", which means open sore or wound. In the Spanish hymn book I have, the author is listed as anonymous. Anyway, here are some English lyric... [74 words] [Spiritual]
Everybody Loved Polly (Short Stories) I detest violence and violent people! [1,809 words] [Popular Fiction]
Find Myself (Songs) Tune: Largo from Dvorak's "New World Symphony". [57 words] [Romance]
Finding A Poem-Short Story Topic (Non-Fiction) What to write about? Where do I look? Who/What can help me? [552 words] [Writing Resource]
Fishing Obligations (Essays) A short essay about parental responsibilities and kids' obligations. [558 words] [Relationships]
Five Prose Poems (Poetry) Here are five prose poems for the romantic-minded, I hope. The titles are Looking Back, That Celestial Calm--the Moon; City Shadows; Seeking; and We Turned Off. [331 words] [Romance]
Fly Me To The Moon, Baby (Poetry) - [82 words] [Romance]
Four Of Them (Essays) ...nobody has eight kids anymore either. Right? [259 words] [Writing Resource]
Four Poems (Poetry) Titles are: Groundwork in Colombia, Poetry, I Saw My Granny, Carpenter [398 words]
Four Short-Shorts (Poetry) "Lite" fare again. Titles are: Trying to Create Beauty; You First Then I; Appetite; and Opening Night. [113 words] [Mind]
Frances Jane: God's Happy Servant (Children) They had a baby daughter but it died... [368 words] [Biography]
Funny Like (Short Stories) - [610 words] [Teenage]
Generosity (Poetry) - [15 words] [Spiritual]
Gone Is Our Lisa (Poetry) (Feeling Poe-ish today maybe?) [87 words] [Humor]
Goodbye Christmas, Goodbye Santa (Poetry) - [52 words] [Motivational]
Grandstand (Poetry) - [19 words] [Relationships]
Growing Up Among Racists (Non-Fiction) A look at some of us in retrospect. [635 words] [Relationships]
Haikus Erotiques (Poetry) -These represent an exercise that's fun. Steve Mount has some others at saltyrain.com but the best are by the Japanese old masters. Look in Google for them. [113 words] [Erotic]
Haley She Was Called (Children) - [397 words] [Biography]
Hanks (Poetry) The superstar. [67 words] [Movies]
He Keeps Me Humble (Poetry) It's just that sometimes we don't want to be watched! [22 words] [Spiritual]
Heteros, Homos, Celibacy And The Church (Non-Fiction) Are we going back to the time of the Crusades? [590 words] [Writing Resource]
Hi Mr Willis, Can You Explain What Wrong I Did? (Non-Fiction) Teaching school is always give and take. Will it ever be different? [462 words] [Literary Fiction]
His Heart (Non-Fiction) - [556 words] [Motivational]
Homeward (Poetry) Sans arrogance, this poem was written for Senator Byrd of W. Va. [20 words] [Romance]
Hospital Room (Short Stories) Sadly, it's another case of "who needs fiction?" [1,115 words] [Crime]
How In Colombia I Grew In Mind And Soul (And Nowadays Grow In Girth) (Non-Fiction) Where I grew up in Georgia we had practically no access to modern British prose or poetry... [654 words] [Biography]
How To Have Money In Your Life (Non-Fiction) - [423 words] [Self-Help]
I Fell In Love With You (Poetry) - [97 words] [Romance]
I Find My Sanity (Poetry) - [38 words] [Psychology]
If I Could Chat With You Again (Poetry) - [66 words] [Literary Fiction]
If The World Were More Like You (Songs) Isn't this self-reflection? [155 words] [Psychology]
I'm Dreaming Of... (Poetry) It's about a smile. [80 words] [Writing Resource]
I'm From Mars (Short Stories) Historical fiction. [513 words] [Teenage]
In My Mind I Cheat On You (Poetry) Throw the first stone. [74 words] [Relationships]
In Our Minds (Poetry) - [11 words] [Mind]
In The Outside Cold (Short Stories) - [440 words] [Literary Fiction]
Interview Of A South American Gay (Non-Fiction) Meet Miguel Rodriguez: Miguel Rodriguez, a colleague of mine, is one of Colombias elite citizens in terms of philosophy, education, cultural level, and societal contributions. In other words, hes ... [2,066 words] [Relationships]
Interview With The President (Plays) Baraba Falters(Barb)finally interviews President Branch. The President is, like a typical politician, quite difficult to pin down. [1,319 words] [Writing Resource]
Is It Where We Write Or What We Write? (Non-Fiction) Just think--how many of us had heard of Annie Proulx before 2005 or 2006? [681 words] [Publishing]
It Was Raining (Short Stories) "Let's not talk about it right now, Mama..." [368 words] [Literary Fiction]
Its Christmas Joy (Poetry) What is priority this year? [71 words] [Motivational]
James Benedetti's Daughter (Short Stories) A surprise visit. [861 words] [Literary Fiction]
James Herriot: Dearest Vet That Ever Lived (Children) Could you bring a cow into the world? A horse? [430 words] [Biography]
Jesus, You Look So Kansas-Like (Poetry) - [328 words] [Teenage]
Jewish Mother (Short Stories) Trying to make Him and those near Him more alive, more real, and hopefully, with more exposure. [396 words] [Literary Fiction]
John And Juan: Colombia's Facebook Killers (Non-Fiction) - [594 words] [Crime]
Just (Poetry) Heightened sensitivity doesn't mean anything goes. It does, however, mean caring for others. [70 words] [Psychology]
Just Cry, Mama (Poetry) - [267 words] [Teenage]
Just Imagine (Poetry) Dedicated to the One with the scarred hands. [59 words] [Spiritual]
Keepsakes (Poetry) A poem about a special afternoon. [129 words]
Lassie: About A Pal (No Joke) (Children) ...thanks to British-born writer Eric Knight, who wrote the short story... [276 words] [Biography]
Leaving Colombia(On A Jet, Of Course) (Non-Fiction) - [974 words] [Crime]
Letter To Elvis (Non-Fiction) You were human, of course. Perhaps in the end you just couldn't take any more... [642 words] [Biography]
Lid (Short Stories) Beware of half baths. [376 words] [Horror]
Life On The Shelf (Poetry) - [27 words] [Erotic]
Like A Story (Poetry) - [130 words] [Teenage]
Like A Wave (Poetry) - [30 words] [Romance]
Liliana's Decision (Non-Fiction) - [488 words] [Crime]
Lions Young (Poetry) - [16 words] [Erotic]
Little Is Much (Children) - [85 words] [Animal]
Lonely Hunter (Poetry) - [17 words] [Literary Fiction]
Long Live Our Elephants (Children) Would you kill an elephant? A deer? A fly? [284 words] [Animal]
Lord Find A Place (Poetry) (For Luciano Pavarotti: R.I.P.) [70 words] [Spiritual]
Making Moves: Another Look At Victims And Choices In Ann Rule's True Crime Stories (Non-Fiction) Ann Rule gives the murderers a hell of a punch in each story. That's the way it must be. It is the angle from which she writes and no one, no one is going to condone the acts of a murderer, least of... [9,916 words] [Crime]
Marsten (Short Stories) - [408 words] [Horror]
Matchless Love (Songs) - [91 words] [Motivational]
May Mothers And Fathers (Essays) A short essay about those parents who want to push academic responsibility off onto others. [479 words]
Maybe To Pittsburgh This Time (Children) This is about a boy's best friend. Also, I've always loved Girzone's "Joshua". Here is my little attempt to imitate that, somehow. [479 words] [Literary Fiction]
Meet Mary (Poetry) - [39 words]
Michael (Poetry) About someone who left us some years back but who left an indelible impression on those of his generation. [82 words] [Biography]
Mine Eyes Have Seen (Poetry) No glory and no hallelujah. [55 words] [Horror]
Miniviews From Colombia (Non-Fiction) No special description. Basically, getting an idea of what different people think at present. [3,555 words]
Miss Sindee And The Candidate (Plays) - [361 words] [Humor]
Moors And Moors: Randall Interviews Portuguese Writer--Poet--Artist Alexandra Onelight (Non-Fiction) - [3,430 words] [Biography]
Morgan: An Actor's Actor (Children) Even though he's still living, here's a little bio. [362 words] [Biography]
Moron (Short Stories) - [374 words] [Teenage]
Mr. Nico's Monday A.M. Surprise (Plays) Thus it was decreed: Woe unto all those ethically challenged! [633 words] [Humor]
Mr Randy Sez (Non-Fiction) Expressed thoughts, musings, comments, etc. on whatever I please. [5,598 words] [Publishing]
My Big Toe Nicely (Poetry) - [23 words] [Erotic]
My Fan (Poetry) - [23 words] [Spiritual]
My Kind Of Christian: Barbara Curtis (Non-Fiction) "She lived to shock people, 'to be different and avant-garde'." [514 words] [Motivational]
My Men Are Full Of Vigor (Poetry) This is about crosses, isnt it? [48 words] [Erotic]
Needed: Diversity In Education (Essays) Including More Studies In Distinct Cultures Needed Urgently: Give-A-Shit Parents Who Actually Monitor Their Kids If we won't listen to Jesus, then... [867 words] [Writing Resource]
No Better Galahad (Songs) About the best Friend in the world. [115 words] [Spiritual]
Normally A Gentle Man (Short Stories) This story was inspired by a story in the "Chicken Soup" series that I never can forget. [334 words] [Teenage]
Not Enough! (Essays) A short talk about trying to prevent more wife/child abuse. [791 words] [Crime]
Number 6 (Short Stories) The "real" meaning of non-stop? [489 words] [Horror]
O Father Hold Us Tightly (Songs) Tune: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", believe it or not. It's such a beautiful melody that it's a pity that we are concerned with it only in December. Non-Christmas lyrics probably have been penned be... [101 words] [Spiritual]
Oh Milly Said Molly (Poetry) This one came up while writing the kids' stuff 'cept it isn't, is it? [26 words] [Humor]
Old Quake (Poetry) One Halloween he grabbed a knife Then hid behind the door... [119 words] [Humor]
On A Dad's Turning 80 (Non-Fiction) Some want to get there, others couldn't care less. How much is choice? [390 words] [Writing Resource]
On A Limb In The Garden Oak (Poetry) - [17 words] [Motivational]
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Colombia's President Al Uribe
Randall Barfield

Colombias President Alvaro Uribe

This handsome rancher with a boyish face (in the Alan Ladd style) loves politics and the countryside and became Colombias highly-popular president in 2002 at the age of fifty. Born in Medellin, Colombias second-largest city, on July 4, 1952, he lived both in the city and sometimes on one of his fathers ranches, with his four siblings. They all began riding horses and going to bullfights at an early age and watched as Castalia, a thoroughbred owned by Uribes father, Alberto Uribe, won different equestrian prizes. For the most part, Uribe grew up studying in Catholic schools. His parents separated when he was twelve, so, being the oldest, he sort of began looking after his mother, Laura.

Uribe met Lina Moreno, today his wife, on one of the famous streets of Medellin, according to legend. He was 27 and she, 23, and some say it was love at first sight. They got married in August, 1979, eight months after having met. Soon two sons were born. Lina is the daughter of one of Medellins past mayors. The family spent 1998 in England while Uribe studied at Oxford. His mother died in Medellin that year.

For Uribe, certain similarities exist when taming a horse and governing a state or nation. The horse demands that, before thinking about disciplining him, one has to discipline oneself for equilibrium. A horse doesnt accept flattery or mistreatment, but demands balance. A government demands the same. he is alleged to have said.

Uribes first important job in the public sector was as director of the nations aeronautical agency in 1978. He was 26 years old. Later, he served as mayor of Medellin before running for a position in the Congress. He became a national senator in 1986 and in 1990. Then in 1995, he became governor of the western Colombian state of Antioquia, of which Medellin is the capital, basing his campaign on important issues such as law and order, an educational revolution, and less government. These were years of crucial training for the future Chief Executive. It was after his return from Oxford that he began working seriously on his lifelong dream: obtaining the Colombian presidency.

Uribe campaigned heavily in 2001. His platform included the need to confront those citizens dedicated to promoting violence and political chaos with the full force of the law. No more peace dialogs and pampering of insurgents. Gradually the voters began to side with Uribe and his philosophy for governance. Today he is one of the most popular presidents not only in his own country but in the world. His acceptability rating constantly oscillates within the range of 70 to 80 percent. Uribe is human, therefore, imperfect and has his share of enemies and rivals. But, literally, he also has hordes of friends and supporters. Some say he is the most popular president ever to have served in Colombian history.




Alvaro Uribe Velez: su vida en fotos. Cromos magazine supplement.






      

 

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