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addiction | addiction

diana-raab's picture
Feb.02.2012
Since the age of ten, when my mother gave me my first journal to help me cope with the loss of my grandmother, you can say I have been addicted to writing. You might think of having an addiction as something to be treated, and in some cases it might well be. However, the only possible negative...
carla-hefley's picture
Dec.13.2011
I am making a confession here. I have to admit, hard as it is, that I am an addict and Sunday evening I went cold turkey. My addiction is known by many, many people and I've tried very hard to hide it but now it is time to confess. My addiction was playing Farmville! Yes, I am an addict, or...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.12.2011
  .......November 12     Olive Juice       For whatever the reason olives are often pitted and once they are pit-less there seems to rise an irresistible urge to fill that wound, whether with pimento or children’s cubby little fingers as they fish them from the can....
dorothy-nixon's picture
Nov.09.2011
I have on hand an ad for Lydia Pinkham’s vegetable tonic, which sold in the bazillions of bottles in the Victorian era and which contained the dreaded alcohol. The ad in question says that a young woman's health depends on taking the tonic, as well as getting lots of fresh air, good sleep, and...
molly-secours's picture
Sep.22.2011
  Ironically, I am supposed to be writing a shooting script for a music video called "Two Kings" about Martin Luther King and Elvis and the revolutions they both inspired.  Instead, I cannot stop thinking about Troy Davis' state sponsored killing last evening: death by lethal injection...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.10.2011
September 10       Oh the Wells Fargo Wagon       Tying myself to one rail of a set of railroad tracks gets me the same results as tying myself to the other.  Swapping one chemical fix for another is like changing my socks in a rainstorm, nothing dry will come of...
molly-secours's picture
Sep.08.2011
  What if all the suffering, pain and 'crap' that you have experienced (or witnessed) in life were offering you something much deeper, richer and more profound than expected? What if the tragedy and hardship was calling to you in a way that redefined and transformed the person you only...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.08.2011
September 8         Helping Hands?     Why would you go to a rattler for a snakebite remedy?  It feels so much like the hair of the dog that bit me.  The truth is I must, must stay away from the quick answers.  I am a slow healer, but I do heal if I...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.11.2011
 She echoes my writer self. I am sitting here looking into what seems like a well, but I am dragged into it and soon the reflection is not water. It is solid matter as I hit my head on the ground. Lady Gaga's quotes from a piece she wrote for 'V' are being showcased for reasons of her narcissism...
jennifer-place's picture
Jun.22.2011
*Little did I dream when I ordered the book I would see myself in its pages - and not be altogether proud of the sight. 'Saturation' will take you on one incredible ride after another, until you simply won't think the author can possibly survive one more day... and then she does. *I could not...