From Muse to Reality

Fiction, Politics and Essays


Essential Education

President Barack Obama is correct in stating that we become advocates for educating our children in computer science. CSE is essential if they are to participate–no, survive–in the future economy of our country. Congress must be made to understand the importance of funding every level of education in the use of computers. Also, it would be to technology’s advantage to get behind the push to arm these young people with the wherewithal to step into the future. Technology is the future and growing more complex every year.

Please, drop a line to your senators and representatives in Congress and start a movement on behalf of the future generation. Take advantage of this election period: candidates are asking for your money and your vote; ask them for their support of our children’s education.

If anyone had told me that I would be fairly computer literate at the age of 79 I would have laughed in their face. Computer knowledge is important to keep up with my Medicare account. Answers to questions that arise each year about my benefits are posted online. I also have an internet portal with my medical group that offers tips and medical breakthrough notices. Checking my health data weekly keeps me on my toes.

Minnie E. Miller, Writer



Creative Fire

C. G. Jung wrote in “The Poet”:

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purpose through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is “man” in a higher sense–he is “collective man”–one who carries and shapes the unconscious, psychic life of mankind…There are hardly any exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of the creative fire.

Minnie Estelle Miller


Shifting Winds

It takes a courageous hand to steer this ship in choppy waters.

Life is but a grain of sand on the infinity of all the shores on the universe. But that is so romantic and so hard to remember in the day-to-day grind. With each new dawn comes another chance to make life work a little better. And with each new acquaintance comes a new experience of joy and sorrow to replace those we may lose along the way.

Life goes up, down, in circles, in cycles, crisscross, but rarely in a straight path. Thus it makes it difficult to understand.

Minnie Estelle Miller

Still a writer.