Author Archives: relevantmatters

About relevantmatters

I do research and writing about issues that are relevant to our lives -- such as politics, peace, health care, climate change, and advice to young people. For relief, I offer a few short fiction pieces.

Electric Blue and the Army Soldier

  A WW II story?  Or a love story? Yes. 10,700 words, 1 hr., 25 min.  By Jerry A. Boggs May 2018 I In France’s oppressive late-July heat and humidity, Army paratrooper James Farrow lay on his back amid damp leaves and … Continue reading

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What Kind of God Do We Have?

  Advisory: I recommend you not read this commentary if you are overly tender-hearted or you dislike having your religious sensibilities offended. To make my case for the kind of God I think we have, I had to delve into … Continue reading

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The Great Inner Void

uzz 291 words – 2 min. By Jerry A. Boggs September 2017 Two atomic physicists activated for the first time their gamma-ray-based superquantum-microscope. Weighing three tons and taking up the entire first floor of the lab, it was far more … Continue reading

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A Super Short Story

Sometimes divulging a secret and expressing your feelings
are a struggle even if you’re stronger than a bull elephant. Continue reading

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Never Again

12,911 words, one hour and 30 min. By Jerry A. Boggs  June 2018 The best lessons are sometimes learned from the worst mistakes. PARKED in front of Beth Chapman’s house, 23-year-old Eric Bishop gripped the steering wheel until a sharp pain coursed … Continue reading

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Gun Control and Mass Killers

“People respond to incentives, although not necessarily in ways that are predictable or manifest. Therefore, one of the most powerful laws in the universe is the law of unintended consequences.” -From the book SuperFreakonomics Continue reading

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The Kidnapping

Things are done very differently in Temple. Continue reading

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