Monthly Archives: January 2015

THE ROMANCE AND REALITY OF STATISTICS fiction by Perry Mann

THE ROMANCE AND REALITY OF STATISTICS This biographical piece is fictitious except that it is about a real family, all of whose members were born in the county where I reside and all of whose graves are probably near the … Continue reading

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Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola

Lyrics: Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola @2014 Tim O’Brien / No Bad Ham Music / ASCAP Chorus: I brush my teeth with Coca-Cola, wash my face with mountain dew We live down in chemical valley, licorice water runnin’ through, Licorice … Continue reading

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PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM by Perry Mann

PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM I have read that the Catholic Church has conceded that the earth is not the center of the universe and after four centuries has apologized for burning Giordano Bruno, a Dominican monk, at … Continue reading

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AN ACLU MEMBER OUTS by Perry Mann

AN ACLU MEMBER OUTS Robert H. Bowers graced the Gazette with a letter (8-31-02), in which he alleges that if one knows those who fund the ACLU, he knows the individuals “who want Christianity destroyed without exposing themselves to public … Continue reading

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TEXAS WITH A POPULATION OF SIX BILLION by Perry Mann

TEXAS WITH A POPULATION OF SIX BILLION In my hometown [Hinton, West Virginia] the issue of abortion is as intense as it is everywhere else. In response to a pro-choice advocate’s argument that over-population was a justification for abortion, a local … Continue reading

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THE MESS THE MYTH HAS MADE by Perry Mann

THE MESS THE MYTH HAS MADE Once upon a time in the dawn of civilization somewhere at the crossroads of his world, a human with a poetic imagination decided to describe fancifully how he and all his brethren and sisters … Continue reading

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Where police mistrust begins, Op-ed by Elliot Hicks

In the Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV Elliot G. Hicks: Where police mistrust begins By Elliot G. Hicks The grand jury report on Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was released at the same … Continue reading

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