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tania-hershman's picture
May.05.2009
Coming to the end of my very short trip to the UK, here is a quick round up and what I hope is interesting information from my experience of meeting two literary agents. First, two of my flash stories were shortlisted for the FISH One Page short story competition, but alas once more it was not to...
luciana-lhullier's picture
Apr.30.2009
Time just flies, doesn´t it? This kid here used to sit on the stairs and imagine what future would be like. Would she be a great ballet dancer or a jornalist who´d travel the world, and then she would meet someone she really loved and have beautiful children? Maybe she´d be able to be all of that(...
nancybrady's picture
Apr.28.2009
My Dad turned 91 yesterday.  It's not a great age, yet still impressive enough considering he is now the oldest one of his siblings as well as the oldest member of the whole family.  Last year my sisters and I promoted a "card shower" for his 90th birthday, and family and friends (and...
bob-levin's picture
Apr.10.2009
The his and her’s matching sets of faux medieval weaponry Michal got for his wedding? They were from me. The furry, lime green toilet seat cover in our bathroom? It’s from him. So is the life-size Marilyn Monroe cut-out, her skirt billowing about her thighs, that stands above the hot air vent in...
anne-brooke's picture
Feb.09.2009
Big celebrations today as it’s Lord H’s birthday! I seem to have managed to get the right sort of presents and we’re continuing to munch our happy way through the birthday cake, hurrah. I’ve even cut us a slice each for lunch too. Goodness me but my Wife Points are topping the scale. Big-time. It’s...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Oct.18.2008
If you are a member of an internet social network (or an online dating site), you know that your birthday is revealed.  On some dating sites, people lie like no one's business, but on Facebook or Myspace, people just sort of put the dates up there and go about their business.  Now and again, I...
susan-browne's picture
Oct.10.2008
Blustery today, with that cold snap to the air.  I'm feeling autumn. This blog is blogless.  It has no direction.  It's blowing whichever way the wind blows. Outside, my Emperor Gong is gonging.  The chimes are chiming. I have a hangover from drinking too much wine and then topping it off with...
susan-browne's picture
Sep.24.2008
My father turned 84 yesterday.  Kenneth cooked a great dinner for him and his girlfriend Charlotte, who is also 84.  My father said the average life expectancy in the United States is 77, so he felt fine, he was living on seven years borrowed time.  We sat out on the deck and had a rousing...
camille-marchetta's picture
Sep.17.2008
I had a birthday on Monday. Usually, I'm ecstatic on my birthday. It's such a great reason to celebrate my life, myself. This year, however, was different. Instead of joy, I awoke with a knot in my stomach. I'm worried about the economy, the election, the country, the world.  I can't seem to shake...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Sep.08.2008
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She was born at the end of summer in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Her parents were still newlyweds when she was born. When Floyd found out Thora was in labor, he ran over to a shop and bought a baseball, a bat, and a glove. The nurse looked at him holding all those things and told him: "Mr. Cobb, it...