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dale-estey's picture
Dec.24.2012
This is an abridged excerpt from my unpublished novel, A LOST GOSPEL. "A Lost Gospel" deals with unicorns and God. In this segment, Glarus of the Mountains recounts her meeting with Jesus shortly after his birth. In the novel, unicorns are the conduit between our "reality' and The Otherworld....
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.19.2012
  Photo: Todd Akin's official 109th Congress photo, from his Wikipedia page.     [This entry is the second half of the most recent one, below, posted a few days ago.]   So, a few things:   According to his Wikipedia page, Akin graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.12.2012
Photo: Todd Akin's official 109th Congress photo, from his Wikipedia page.   And so this begins a long series of blog entries chronicling the recent election.  There's a lot I want to go over here, including, in no order, why Obama won, why Romney didn't, the election results, the nine...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.24.2012
  October 24   BIRTH OF AN APPLE     When an apple gives birth what is the result?   Seed or sauce?  Crunch or crisp?  The act of creation is so much an act of sacrifice, how can it be limited to only one kind of delivery?  The children of effort produce...
mary-allison-tierney's picture
Jun.19.2012
  Two years ago I had the privilege of participating in my nephew’s birth. When I arrived,  I waited behind the curtain until her contraction peaked and then went in to say hello.  “You’re a liar and I hate you”, she said weakly.  While it was best that she didn’t witness my...
annette-talbert's picture
May.31.2012
Today is my niece's birthday. She is twenty-six years old. I remember when she was born. It was only a couple of weeks before my wedding. We had our fingers crossed that she would arrive before the big day. She didn't disappoint.She was the youngest member of our wedding (and the best behaved!) I...
anovelweblog's picture
May.06.2012
I am the woman you might've called mother, mom, mama, mommy. I carry you inside me, the unmade memories of our life together, little traditions--decorating the Christmas tree together, baking cookies, teaching you to read and write, holding your hand. Your skin woven from the DNA of my...
skip-williamson's picture
Apr.23.2012
"Time rushes towards us with its hospital trayof infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparingus for its inevitably fatal operation." --Tennessee Williams There were 13 refineries and a forest of oil rigs around Ploesti, 35 miles north northwest of Bucharest. This included the Romano...
annette-talbert's picture
Mar.19.2012
Fourteen years ago, I gave birth to my last child. She was my last hurrah. The last time my body would do what it had been designed to do- gestate and nurse a child. She was my body's last and best creative effort. She was my anchor while the world was tilting off balance around me. She was my...
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.01.2012
The Universe does not tear itself apart since to do so would require the Universe to be contained within a larger empty space which does not exist. Nothing essentially new is ever born: the differentiation we witness is a birth of forms, not of essence, a birth of eddies, not a birth of the...