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sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.19.2014
April 19       DROWNING NAKED     Bare and exposed, I laid myself on the altar of my home group.  With AA as my only Source, I emptied the contents of my soul and bore the mantle of overexposure.  But vultures lurked in many rooms.  I was safely guided, by...
robert-earle's picture
Mar.11.2014
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk     The Museum of Innocence is about Kemal, in his thirties and engaged, falling in love with and seducing his distant cousin, age 18, named Füsan. This occurs in the 1970s in Istanbul when “European” customs and morals were not commonly accepted....
randy-kadish's picture
Jan.27.2014
When I was a boy I thought my father was the greatest fly caster on earth, so I grew up dreaming of following in his way and not of becoming, as my mother wanted, an accountant. Today, I am a man who often relives the important events in my life, but when I think back to the five state casting...
christopher-meeks's picture
Dec.14.2013
Yesterday I received a text that said, “This is Whit’s sister. He is in hospice in deep sleep with end stage liver disease. Prognosis is days to a week or so. Call me if you like.” Normally, I get texts just from my fifteen-year-old daughter,  such as “Pick me up at 3 plz.” I get few other...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.28.2013
August 28     Defining the Indefinable   What is Alcoholism?  What is a Hurricane?  What is a Cataclysm? I know I look for the root cause, look to predict the outcome, look to prevention and preservation of this thing which comes pouring from the four winds to land in my...
robert-earle's picture
Jun.06.2013
The Lost Weekend, a 1944 novel by Charles Jackson, is a powerfully rendered and therefore sickening account of a binge conducted by 33-year-old Don Birnham, a sometimes writer who is plagued by alcoholism's ghastly and degrading effects.   Birnham is portrayed as a romantic and literate child...
jules-jacob's picture
May.29.2013
I looked through old journals seeking memories I’d purged into words. After too much reflection, I decided to offer a glimpse of the history and creative process behind selected pieces of my work on Red Room and julesjacob.com Wedged between “October’s Treasure” and “Dream House” in “Poems: Volume...
naseem-rakha's picture
Dec.06.2012
  I arrive home from a day on the reservation and notice my clothes smell of smoke. Then I remember the three homeless men sitting by a fire. Neda had asked the Senior Center to pack extra lunches - salmon, boiled potatoes, broccoli - then we drove to the men's camp to give them the food....
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.10.2012
Our friend Webster defines “addiction” as “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.” The number of different addictions (which today includes the title of compulsive obsession behaviors) seems to...
jeanne-powell's picture
Nov.02.2012
FLIGHT a film review by Jeanne Powell Denzel Washington delivers a engrossing performance as a troubled airline pilot in “Flight.”  This film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, has Oscar™ nomination written all over it. Washington initially trained for the stage with the American Conservatory...