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Author Archives: Michael Griffo

THE HUMAN RACE – a political satire

I am not political or satirical so . . . I’ve decided to challenge myself and write a political satire!  Here goes: The Human Race Part 3 Atlanta in the middle of the summer is hot. A presidential debate in Atlanta in the middle of the summer is hotter than Hell. Which is exactly where […]

TRANS-ition

Lately, you can’t go online or turn on the TV without reading an article or hearing about the transgender population.  And what a great thing that is.  It’s about time there is an open, serious discussion about this community – of which I admittedly know very little about – in order to educate and inform […]

The Meaning of $uccess

Whether you loved your childhood or despised it, the culture of the time period when you ‘grew up’ has more than likely defined you as the person you are today.  You may think you escaped the clutches of your past, but if you’re like me, your thinking is all wrong. I’m a self-described late-bloomer.  Born […]

Proud Marys

The word ‘pride’ has been bandied about quite a bit this week and with very good reason: the Supreme Court – or the sane portion of the aforementioned – has finally made it a constitutional right for any American to marry any other American.  You go Girlamerica! Of course to the rest of the rational-thinking […]

Thank You For The Music

Last night I spent a joyous evening at a friend’s home doing something I haven’t done in quite some time – singing just for the fun of it. Now, if you know me, you know that I love to sing, always have and always will.  Sometimes in the shower, sometimes on a stage, if I […]

Gimme Some Good Energy

Whenever I watch the news on TV, read the headlines of various websites, listen to NPR, or scroll through Facebook postings and twitter feeds I’m reminded of that song from THE WIZ, “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News.”  The onslaught of negative vibes from every possible medium is absolutely relentless and shows no sign […]

The Blog is Back

So after a bit of an absence . . . I’m back!!  I’m going to do my darndest to blog every other day . . . starting today!  I’ll keep it short, not always so sweet, but definitely entertaining. So today I’d like to discuss retail. Do the head honchos of major retail companies really […]

Hold Back the Night – The Final Chapter

Chapter 17 The Final Battle Slowly and painfully, Amanda lifted her eyes until she saw that the woman who floated before her was the same woman who haunted her dreams.  The wild raven hair, the flowing white dress, the irresistible stare.  This was the woman who was anticipating the birth of her child almost as […]

Hold Back the Night – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Friday Evening At Last The moon was as full and as bright as it was on that fateful evening fifteen years ago when Joey was ripped like a piece of almost-ripe fruit from the Love family tree.  But unlike that night when the ocean was joyful and the wind frolicking, there was a […]

Hold Back the Night – Chapters 14 and 15

Chapter 14 Friday Morning – St. Agatha’s Cemetery As Anthony Love stood atop the small hill in St. Agatha’s cemetery, the wind ripped through his deep purple robes and his lush chestnut brown hair so that he looked like he was flying.  A large percentage of the population of Nightfall had gathered in the early […]