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Dear Ghost Writer:


Hello!  It’s me. One of your favorites.

The Pharisee, in the Scriptures, did [publicly] proclaim, in prayer no less, his indulged gratitude that he was “not as other men  – proud, boastful.” You may know the story. Whereas, the other guy, the Publican, he prayed in secret.

I’m told I should pray for my enemies, those that hate and spitefully use me. Perhaps I should. But, perhaps even that much attention is more than you deserve; after all, I’m writing this – am I not?

Seems there’s a whole culture out there, my friend Nicole calls it one of “desperation” (not unlike that of which Thoreau wrote in the woods), that feeds off of the pearls cast by unknowns who, otherwise, have lives that they have cultivated by sheer effort and hard work. Are you a member of that class?

Who knows? Maybe your books will sell. After all, those sleazy rags that absorb the snot from sneezing children in the grocery line apparently do well enough to reappear every week on the racks next to the artificially sweetened breath mints. It could very well be that your audience can be found among them.

Yeah. Call me bitter. But, I do possess what you likely do not: authenticity. I inherited this from both my parents. They never meant a single thing to you, but no matter; the universe has to be big enough to reward them both, at some point. And, I guess, by posting this, I’m declaring my willingness to wait for the day when goodness and truth get their crowns back from the marauding mercenaries. I guess I’m saying I can wait. Because I don’t need to scramble for my next paycheck so that the powder, waiting for everybody else, can find its way into the lining of my purse. If that’s your story, what I feel for you is pity.

Carry on, little starling. Time waits for no one, and you have a crime to commit.



© Ruth Ann Scanzillo Copyright 12/8/15  All rights reserved. p.s. I am, actually, a published writer; more than one of my essays has appeared in our local newspaper, the Erie TIMES-NEWS, and I am copyrighted at the Library of Congress.









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Ruth Ann Scanzillo





Debordesignsportfolio.com and publiclifeofbees.com  ( *the latter only searchable by typing in ” the public life of bees” rather than the compressed, no spaces between the letters, URL address), both WordPress.com sites, have been found by COPYSENTRY at COPYSCAPE.COM to have copied two of my pieces, “New York”, my actual About page (Ruth Ann Scanzillo), “Staying (Take 2)”, and “Two by Two, Times Two”.

In addition (according to Copyscape.com’s Copysentry ) these sites have copied from my pieces “Finals”; “Just Who Do You Think You Are?”; and, “Bumblebees”:  http://hawkinslibraries.org/events/http://picturesoffargo.com/http://oumakein.com/http://thilzycreates.com/http://welcometokaliyuga.com/http://thesoupboy.com/http://giovannihale.com/https://en.wordpress.com/tag/russian-immigrants/

Please avoid those WordPress.com sites, or join me in registering the complaint to WordPress.com

You might also comment at those sites, notifying that this action has been observed by Copysentry, so that the owners of these sites are aware that fellow bloggers are apprised.

ALSO: IF YOU ARE A VISITOR, who is neither a WordPress.com site blogger or a Facebook Friend of mine, you may have noticed that you cannot access my site beyond the home page. THIS may have been CAUSED by Copysentry, which, because I’d inadvertantly put my blog address in the box where I was to have placed the offender’s address, interpreted my complaint to be about my own address!?!

Thank you, readers!


Ruth Ann Scanzillo

author, and domain owner, of:  littlebarefeetblog.com