By Julia A. Keirns

Photo credit Pixabay

The dark greenish-gray hue of the sky warned of a storm brewing in the west. Annie knew the color. The spring night air was too warm, and thunder echoed in the distance. Quiet lightning flashed across the window in the living room. …


By Julia A. Keirns

Green flash of light from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

‘Here we go again,’ thought Mark.

Mom began clearing the dishes from the table as Grandpa started off on another story jaunt about how his father was one of the few people in the world to witness the mythical ray of green light shoot straight up…


And The Culture It Represents

By Julia A. Keirns

American Flag photo by Pixabay

History changes the way other cultures view Americans, but our resolve stays the same generation after generation, and the flag is the one item that rises above all opinions and contradictions. It is a constant reminder of where we came from and how we got to…


By Julia A. Keirns

Photo credit Pixabay

I found an article when researching on the internet titled “Supreme Court Backs Removal of Ten Commandments Monument” and it bothered me. This is an Associated Press article published on October 16, 2017 at the Boston Globe. The link for the article is as follows —


By Julia A. Keirns

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Emma — a 2020 film directed by Autumn de Wilde is based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel and stars Anna Taylor-Joy as Emma Woodhouse. Emma interferes in the love lives of her friends. This film is now available on Amazon Prime.

The new and old versions…


A Review of Animal Farm by George Orwell

Photograph Copyright Julia A. Keirns

By Julia A. Keirns

Animal Farm published in 1945 and written by George Orwell is definitely not about animals. But yes, it is. The animals stage a revolution and the story follows along that path as two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon fight…


A Review of 1984 by George Orwell

Photograph Copyright Julia A. Keirns

By Julia A. Keirns

What can I possibly say about “1984” that hasn’t already been said? …


A Telescope Story

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

by Julia A. Keirns

First of all, let me make it quite clear that I knew nothing about telescopes thirty years ago. I still don’t today. Purchasing a telescope was something I never would have done.

But…

One day as we were walking through the mall, three young kids in…


We Can Always Go Home

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

By Julia A. Keirns

‘Ohio Welcomes You’ read the sign. I-75 North, cruise set at 65, I was only 4 hours from home. It had been years since I’d been back, but I remembered it well…

Driving down the narrow, paved country road, there would be a wide ditch following…

Julia A. Keirns

The goal is simply to write. You can read more about me at www.jakeirns.com

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