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orna-b-raz's picture
Sep.14.2013
When I was a young mother I wanted to attend excercise classes, but since I had two children, it was hard to get away.  My resourceful husband suggested that we’d  find an exercise program on television that I  could  do at home. As much as I hated this idea I had to admit that...
linda-spear's picture
Sep.19.2010
Yom Kipper Brooklyn, NY 1910   By mid-morning men, women, families walk to shul to observe the most serious day of the Jewish calendar. They are not jovial as they walk; the men span the pavement, side by side and shake their heads with solemn expressions. On their heads are yarmulkes and fedoras...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.31.2010
An interesting phenomenon. I think the significance of this is that the famous - and those with deep pockets  - are scrutinized more critically than the rest of us. And the muddle caused by the post-modern attitude toward authorship only throws another bucket of mud in the bog. Ian McEwan~...
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.04.2010
Ever since I saw the movie Atonement I wanted to read the book. I find out about a lot of writers by watching adaptations of their work. I finally had some time and had Ian McEwan's book, so I sat down and dove into the story. Much of the movie stuck pretty closely to McEwan's book -- until the end...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.01.2010
The Museum of Innocence, by Orhan Pamuk   It takes a certain emotional discipline to read European Literature. No, change that – it takes a certain unique discipline to read any literature other than that of these United States. We here in the colonies go for hidden tawdriness, spelled out...
sharen-ford's picture
Sep.08.2009
Do you have a recurring date in your life – a specific month, or even a particular day within that month, when things just seem to happen? I’m asking because, whether it be coincidence or that mysterious intangible called destiny, I have experienced that phenomenon so regularly that it inspired my...
rosy-cole's picture
Aug.17.2009
      Another unsung hero.   The prevailing wisdom was 'Go West, young man.' He had read Westward Ho! as a child. But he'd never been one to ply with the tide, since being caned for scrumping in the vicar's orchard when his brother was the culprit. There were dark rumblings...
june-casagrande's picture
Sep.18.2008
... the more I realize I have more thinkin' to do. Here's the first sentence of a novel I just started reading. (The name of the character has been changed.) The play—for which Jane had designed the posters, programs and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its...
jt-ellison's picture
Jan.21.2008
Have I ever mentioned that I have a truly terrible memory? Well, if I have, forgive me. I've obviously forgotten. I kid you not, I am the epitome of the absentminded professor, especially when it comes to remembering books I've read and movies I've watched. I've always admired people who can trot...