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charles-redner's picture
"I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I'm one of the world's great rewriters.I find that three or four readings are required to comb out the cliches, line up pronouns with their antecedents, and insure...
melinda-marchiano's picture
Probably one of the weirdest things is having people stare at you as you roll by.  They hesitantly peek, as though they are expecting a mangled, undistinguishable thing to roll past.  They sure did get a surprise when I went by, smiling and waving at them.  Yeah, I milked that stretcher ride like...
melinda-marchiano's picture
With one already down, I chugged another nauseating bottle of oral contrast.  For those of you who are not familiar with this delightful substance, I shall describe it to you.  It comes in a clear, glass bottle... one that makes you believe that the milkman just pulled up in his horse and buggy,...
melinda-marchiano's picture
I thought, "What if God takes me right now?  Will I be naked in heaven?  Wait!  Let me put some clothes on!"
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Timoth G Volm Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck happened?" Timoth, I love your thoughts. This one is one I know I will quote often because it encapsulates how I spend so many hours of the day.   We thought we were making the world better and...
dale-estey's picture
Well - OK - I'm not sure what it means, but it happend in Prague yesterday and - what can I say - "Good on ya, Benedict XVI."     Czech trip was low-key, but pope is 'very happy' By WILLIAM J. KOLE (AP) – 19 hours ago PRAGUE — Pope Benedict XVI wrapped up a low-key pilgrimage to the...
barbara-boyer's picture
"In order to understand the choices a person makes today, we must know the choices that brought them to this day." Courage of Fear, Barbara Boyer Working as a counselor in an inpatient treatment facility they used to give me all the really crazy women. Who knows why. Maybe because I loved...
rosy-cole's picture
                  She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit . W. S Maugham.     Where your talents meet the needs of the world, there lies your vocation Aristotle   Look for your own. Do not do what...
quenntis-ashby's picture
I'm reading "Till We Have Faces" written in 1956 by C.S.Lewis. I just finished the first part of the book and was struck by the above quote, "I was with book, as a woman is with child". I like that.   I am not writing a book. I am 'with book'. Can you see how she grows thicker...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
It is not at all certain that a merely moral criticism of society may not be just as "revolutionary" - and revolution, after all, means turning things upside down - as the politico-economic criticism which is fashionable at this moment. Blake was not a politician, but there is more...