About Author: Marshall Ramsey

Posts by Marshall Ramsey

  • I’m a Sagittarius, but I swear I was born under the sign of Cancer. Three of my grandparents had cancer. Both my parents are cancer survivors. And on April 17,...

    My cancer story

    I’m a Sagittarius, but I swear I was born under the sign of Cancer. Three of my grandparents had cancer. Both my parents are cancer survivors. And on April 17,...

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  • Everyday, I drive the same route to work. And everyday, I pass a little patch of land. It’s a garden, maybe a quarter acre in size. Right now, it lies...

    The Garden

    Everyday, I drive the same route to work. And everyday, I pass a little patch of land. It’s a garden, maybe a quarter acre in size. Right now, it lies...

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  • “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle.” My friend was trying to comfort me after listening to the stream of bad news I had received over the past few...

    What you can handle

    “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle.” My friend was trying to comfort me after listening to the stream of bad news I had received over the past few...

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  • Looks like another gray Monday. It’s cold. The milk and bread index is an 8. The word “ice” has been thrown around by the weather types. Mississippians can’t drive when...

    Ice

    Looks like another gray Monday. It’s cold. The milk and bread index is an 8. The word “ice” has been thrown around by the weather types. Mississippians can’t drive when...

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  • A cold rain poured down on New Orleans. Simon O’Mally looked out his window at the city and caught caught a glimpse of his reflection. “How did I get this...

    SHORT STORY: Riding Out the Storm

    A cold rain poured down on New Orleans. Simon O’Mally looked out his window at the city and caught caught a glimpse of his reflection. “How did I get this...

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  • I learned several things in college: My Social Security number, how to draw editorial cartoons and the joy of a Saturday afternoon football game. But its funny, the most important...

    The Water Bug

    I learned several things in college: My Social Security number, how to draw editorial cartoons and the joy of a Saturday afternoon football game. But its funny, the most important...

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  • I went down to the basement to get a drink. On the elevator back up, a man walked on and we both did what normal people do – we looked...

    The Elevator

    I went down to the basement to get a drink. On the elevator back up, a man walked on and we both did what normal people do – we looked...

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  • There is a silence before sunrise that grabs you. The birds quit singing and even the bugs stop their cacophony. The wind stills and the sky prepares the stage by...

    The Daily Miracle

    There is a silence before sunrise that grabs you. The birds quit singing and even the bugs stop their cacophony. The wind stills and the sky prepares the stage by...

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  • Most of the times, I have weird dreams. Last night, I had a good ol’ fashioned nightmare. And it’s still bothering me today. I went to bed early last night....

    Waking up

    Most of the times, I have weird dreams. Last night, I had a good ol’ fashioned nightmare. And it’s still bothering me today. I went to bed early last night....

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  • It stands as tall as a 36-story building and if it had failed at launch, the explosion would have rivaled a small atomic bomb. It was designed using pencil, paper...

    The Mighty Saturn V

    It stands as tall as a 36-story building and if it had failed at launch, the explosion would have rivaled a small atomic bomb. It was designed using pencil, paper...

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