The Ride

i believe that if even one out of ten people on this earth tried to do this once a year violence prejudice and maybe even hate would very possibly be eradicated

The Jittery Goat

th5KE4W5EI It was after work in the parking lot. Chuck’s car wouldn’t start. Everyone else started their cars a drove away. Within minutes the parking lot was near empty. Chuck started a five mile walk home.

It was a dismal fall day and there were intermittent dashes of rain spitting from the sky. Chuck had only a thin jacket and a pair of new shoes. Two cars passed him, workmates; guys he had worked with for years. “Union brothers,” he mumbled bitterly.

A car stopped. One of the young employees, Del. Nobody talked to Del. He didn’t belong to the union. His type was dangerous to Chuck; employees must unite, act as one, and demonstrate solidarity. If you don’t belong to the union you are an enemy of the union, Chuck thought.

“Can I give you a ride?” Del said.

“Nah,” Chuck said. “That’s okay. I’m fine.”

“It looks to me…

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