Nov 202015
Courage Under Fire--Key West Shootout...

by John Donnelly……. Law-Enforcement Officers within the United States have broad and expansive powers. They have immense discretion and legal authority to determine under what circumstances lethal force can be applied. This far-reaching authority, along with the capacity to justifiably determine under what circumstances a perceived threat shall be terminated, has been determined by the [more…]

Nov 202015
Losing The War On Terror//There's No Substitute For Victory//Let It Be...

by John Donnelly……. A hungry tiger cannot be reasoned with. Animals of a predatory nature thirst for blood and crave flesh. Their drives to sustain life are the primary focus of their existence. It’s under this imperative that they roam the earth. Precociously confronting the evolutionary drives of such creatures, under a   hypnotic  maze of misinformation, causes [more…]

Nov 132015
United States Marine Corps' 240th Birthday Celebration

Letter To The Editor: It was my family’s good fortune to attend the United States Marine Corps’ 240th birthday celebration. An energetic and riveted audience was treated to an extraordinary presentation by John Donnelly and Norm Higgins at the American Legion Post 333 in Key Largo. The ceremony was compelling and captivating, as Mr. Donnelly’s [more…]

Oct 302015
Will The Chickens Come Home To Roost?

by John Donnelly……. The ramifications of an irreverent society devoid of ethics and integrity, constitute a tipping point whereby the satiated irrelevancies and ideologies of a vacuous culture; births confusion, restlessness and distrust. As discontent increases it saturates the vacuum created by a civilization lacking forthrightness and veracity. Without a credible scientific standard to evaluate [more…]

Oct 022015
Higher Education - Unbridled Hypocrisy - Advancing An Inferior Product...

Dear Editor, It’s troubling that an accomplished individual would be leading the charge to expand his organization’s ‘carbon footprint’ in the Florida Keys. Particularly, when such action is based upon antiquated data and pernicious principles governing the manner we educate our students. Florida Keys Community College President Jonathan Guevara is pushing for an expansive, unnecessary [more…]

Sep 182015
Broken Trust Destabilizes Communities & Nations

by John Donnelly……. Madmen and women rushing through a valley of delusion, skirmishing in the froth of ignorance, as they proclaim their wisdom and importance. As each one of them dies, the world goes laughingly on without them. Materialists and ‘world worshippers’ spend their lives battling to ‘get theirs’. Upon their departure, they leave with [more…]

Sep 042015
Justice Department - Please Bid Our Pleas To Cleanse & Correct Wrongs...

by John Donnelly……. Words are insufficient in describing the outrage felt by citizens from all walks of life, regarding the lenient consequences dealt out to Special Agent Kathy Smith by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; resultant from her misconduct. Many are inflamed by the degree of deception and malfeasance characterized by this misconduct; for [more…]

Aug 282015
Once Upon A Time - A Light Was In The World...

by John Donnelly……. The ‘American Press’ was adjudicated specific constitutional rights by the founders of this nation. It was hoped that as the ‘Fourth Estate’ they would rigorously expose the institutional excesses that are systemic within the corruptive influences of a powerful government. The architects of this new nation knew that politicians would be insulated [more…]

Aug 142015
Societal Reflections of A Monster

by John Donnelly……. It’s difficult for me to understand the mindset and thought process of an individual, when as a member of law-enforcement or the Armed Forces they abuse, injure or kill an unarmed prisoner under their control. The United States Marines that I served with were hardened and resourceful; pledging their last measure of [more…]

Aug 072015
May The Force Be With You

by John Donnelly……. Can individuals witness or study an identical event, and come away with an entirely different understanding as to what they just viewed? Can they have contrasting perspectives to what they just experienced? Measurement, in classical physics, means evaluating a pre-existing definite event or state of an object. However, in quantum theory, objects [more…]

Jul 312015
Broken Trust

by John Donnelly……. The United States of America was attacked again last week, on its homeland. It was not a sneak attack, concealed and unannounced, without the knowledge of our government. Those who’ve openly declared war on us, have been gathering intelligence, recruiting soldiers and training said recruits, while formulating precise battle plans that have [more…]

Jul 172015
Et tu, Brute..?

by John Donnelly……. If Obama, Clinton and the Bushes (28 years worth of American presidents) had put forth the effort to become illumined leaders, and worked together with the world’s heads of state, they could have within a few years banished war and poverty from the earth. What an abject waste these presidents have been, [more…]

Jul 032015
Breed Airedales - Get Airedales

by John Donnelly……. An un-awakened consciousness, triggers all manner of mayhem and confusion. I’m not startled by the acts of horror, violence and degradation that are committed by human beings. There aren’t any limits to the violence and pain that an individual will inflict upon another; after they’ve been brainwashed, duped and deluded via an [more…]

Jul 032015

Dear Editor, Having been disgraced, seriously injured and punished for his mistakes; at what point in time shall a man be forgiven? Perseverating upon another’s imperfection is the mark of a weak and enfeebled individual, fearful that their own flaws and shortcomings may be called to light. For many years Randy Acevedo served the children, [more…]

Abundant Gratitude

 Posted by on June 26, 2015  Issue #120  1 Response »
Jun 262015
Abundant Gratitude

by Mary Susan Axberg… In October of 2014 an article was published in “The Blue Paper” written by my late husband’s dear friend John Donnelly. Your decision to publish his story produced a miracle in my life. The article highlighted my husband, Robert Axberg, and his meritorious service to our country as a United States [more…]

Jun 192015
Irish Need Not Apply

by John Donnelly……. I grew up around a lot of cops. Most adult men in my neighborhood were employed as construction workers, firemen or police officers. Many of these individuals were tough, hard drinking and athletic. They were identified via their Irish Heritage, Catholicism and love of America. They took their jobs seriously, while excelling [more…]

Jun 122015

by John Donnelly……. The tree planting project along US 1 in Key Largo is absolutely magnificent. Strategically placed in an especially creative and effective manner, these beautiful natural barriers have significantly decreased the nighttime headlight glare, which has blinded many drivers traversing this stretch of highway. In addition, these native plantings providing shade and a [more…]

Jun 052015
"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's"

  by John Donnelly……….. Something happened on the way to Key West. My mind was stretched in a new direction. It was different; nice and smooth; welcoming and unafraid. Kind of like that ‘Rocky Mountain High’ taken to verse by John Denver. My spiritual condition had been suffering of late. I had been too busy [more…]

Mar 062015
Tasers and Force Unnecessary in Securing Unwilling Young Buck

by John Donnelly… Please allow me to acknowledge and describe the magnificent manner in which Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies Dave Campbell and Frank Delgado addressed a delicate and threatening situation on Barracuda Boulevard in the Anglers Park Subdivision of Key Largo. At approximately 4 PM, I observed a muscular young man behaving erratically along US 1. [more…]

Feb 272015
A Short True Story--Based Upon An Actual Event...

by John Donnelly Explosively erupting from head and face wounds, the blood created a slick surface upon the instruments delivering the blows. A mixture of cascading flesh particles and fluid descended onto the concrete floor. A slick red glaze pooled within the area of contact, destabilizing the movement of these assailants. Scurrying about, the frenzied [more…]

Get Me A Tissue…

 Posted by on January 23, 2015  Issue #98  16 Responses »
Jan 232015
Get Me A Tissue...

by John Donnelly A pampered society, which rebukes the notion that character building, spiritual growth, self-esteem and gratitude are developed and advanced through one’s personal struggles, has set out to insulate our children and citizenry from the normal patterns of growth acquired via facing and mastering difficult situations. The ‘nanny state’ has conditioning the populace [more…]

Jan 162015
"World Worshippers" Proffer Dissociative Paradigms...Promulgating Despondency & Angst...

by John Donnelly Good and bad, corrupted or “effective crisis management”, terrorist or freedom fighter; choose your flavor, they’re all expressions of a ‘relativism’ that’s an intricate mixture of culture, conditioning, economics and evolutionary stature. One’s ‘conscience, instincts and intuition’ are integral attributes enabling us to establish a foothold, as we gradually progress towards a [more…]

Jan 092015
Florida Senate Examines Police Brutality & Excessive Use of Force...

by John Donnelly How many times have FDLE Investigators discovered evidence that indicated a law-enforcement officer had committed a crime? On how many occasions were ‘criminally deficient cops’ brought to trial and found guilty? The following excerpts (In bold black print) were taken from a brilliantly authored document that was prepared by Chairman Allison DeFoor’s [more…]

Dec 192014
Dismantling A Nation--To Protect Rogue Agencies & Individuals...

by John Donnelly… In accordance with my scientific training and the evidence that I’ve been able to review, as it relates to the ‘in-custody death’ of Charles John Eimers, along with my personal experience investigating and remedying a law-enforcement cover-up, as well as my conversations with an insider from the State Attorney’s Office; it is [more…]

Dec 122014
The Sun Is Always Shining.....

The duality of nature, with its accompanying ‘yin and yang’, have caused me pause. Through the years I’ve sought measures that would allow me to more effectively process these complimentary, yet opposite, realties. As a young child in the South Bronx my grandmother pierced through these metaphysical philosophies with a clear and pointed revelation: “When [more…]



“There are 8 million stories in the ‘Naked City’”.  Illuminating aspects of a man’s life, whose selflessness knew no trepidation or constraint, is chronicled in the accompanying story. Approximately 45 years ago, I had the honor and privilege to meet an extraordinary human being.

Shine Your Light—Make It Bright…

Shine Your Light---Make It Bright...

The first line of defense against incursions upon our rights and liberties, are law-enforcement officers. Members from policing agencies either protect and serve the citizenry, adhering to a legal and professional standard of conduct, or from the onset, denigrate and deny an individual their Constitutional and God given rights. Just because the violence or intrusive [more…]

Kindred Acknowledgements–Spur Curiosity, Intellect & Optimism…

Kindred Acknowledgements--Spur Curiosity, Intellect & Optimism...

Anguish and struggle are  a part of life.  It doesn’t mean that we are doing something wrong or need to be saved. If we’re willing to acknowledge that these experiences are integral components of life, the fear and despair associated with these states of mind can be eliminated. Focusing on exterminating or avoiding any mood, [more…]