Donna Carbone

Donna Carbone
South Florida, USA
April 21
Writers Bloc
Married for thirty six years and the mother of the two grown children, I began writing at the age of ten. My first success was winning a poetry contest in grammar school. From that moment forward, I realized that the written word was as vital to my survival as food and air. I am presently working on two books, one of which I hope to finish before I die. A number of my poems have graced A Long Story Short, and I have been published in the Lucidity Journal. Each day inspires me...what I see, hear and experience.... if it stays in my mind, I write about it. __________________________________________ "To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: It is the only way we can leave the future open." (Lillian Smith)


Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 5, 2011 11:06AM

Three Flags


tumblr analyticsA Palm Beach County country club of some renown has celebrated its founding anniversary over Veterans Day weekend for the last six years. The members have generously used the occasion to fundraise for a charity focused on the needs of veterans and deployed soldiers in our Armed Forces.… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 9:30AM

Martin Gill: Just Call Him "Daddy!"

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The past two years have felt like an eternity in hell for Martin Gill and his two sons. Thanks to a very wise decision by the Third District Court of Appeals in Miami, eternity is now heaven on earth for this father and his boys – a… Read full post »

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AUGUST 2, 2010 7:23AM

Father "Her" -- Women in the Priesthood

Of late, there has been much written about the Vatican’s recent revisions to Church law, which included the strengthening of penalties against pedophile priests. The announcement, long overdue, should have been welcomed by people everywhere as a step away from the darkness that has for centurieRead full post »

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JULY 26, 2010 11:38AM

The Military, Mental Health Services and Suicide Statistics


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The Sunday, July 25th, edition of The Palm Beach Post carried a reprint of an article originally published by the McClatchey Company, the third largest newspaper syndicate in the United States. I had never heard of them before, but the story rang a bell, forcing me to go back… Read full post »

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JULY 1, 2010 12:06PM

Mixed Emotions

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. 

~Elias Canetti


So suddenly did I awaken this morning that for a moment all sense of reality left me. My eyes rested on the glowing numerals of the digital clock beside my bed, and the hourRead full post »

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MARCH 30, 2010 7:37AM

The Cocaine-Candy Connection: Snorting Snickers

For years, I have blamed my penchant for Yankee Doodles  and Devil Dogs on biology. Genetics are responsible for my inability to pass by the tray of brownies on the Thanksgiving buffet without eating two or three before dinner. Even as I avert my face, those moist little fudge frosted mouthfuls… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 9, 2010 7:38AM

PSA: Youthful Klan Member Wins GOP Seat

In August 2008, Derek Black, the then 19 year old son of former KKK grand wizard, Don Black, won a little noticed election for a Republican Executive Committee seat in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Don Black runs the racial hate Web site, StormFront, which is operated out of the… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 11, 2009 10:53AM

An Advertising Faux Pas - Madison Avenue and the Military

On the front page of this mornings Palm Beach Post, there is an article entitled "Fort Hood Honors 13 Dead: Tributes and Tears." Four pages in, there is an advertisement placed by Humana Insurance. It features a World War II veteran standing in profile and saluting. Part of the caption reads,/… Read full post »