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sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.23.2014
February 23       COMING TO THE TABLE   For many years, decades even, I stacked the table against myself and others.  I piled the sacred next to trifles; I deposited item after item and built towers to confusion.  After years of sobriety, I sorted the piles in earnest...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.14.2014
I have never been comfortable with the phrase, "not my problem," but I'm learning. In the past, thinking or saying such a thing seemed harsh, insensitive. Granted, it may not be my problem, but to just blatantly declare my distance felt…mean.  Then I learned this Polish saying and I'm...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.14.2014
January 14     GRAVITY WORKS ALL THE TIME   Limits and boundaries are a drag.  I hate feeling tied to the ground.  I know I could fly if not for unseen forces.  I sense myself lightening, smoothing, I drop my burdens; I pick up speed.  Fourth dimension!  Hell...
earl-merkel's picture
Feb.26.2013
Oddly --especially so, for one who finds a certain exhilaration at the freedoms offered by the Wild West anarchy of the Internet-- I find myself feeling comforted by the evidence that there may be, after all, a few boundaries left to us. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/02/25/...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.04.2012
We lost power and the Internet throughout most of the day.  This freed me to do other things.  I failed at that.   I was obsessed with my work list.  Couldn't let it go.  I sat by my computers, read a novel and compulsively checked my Internet connection.   Every now...
katherine-gregor's picture
Nov.21.2012
  Why do people – strangers – feel they have to kiss you on the cheek, as a greeting? The British, for one, seem to have suddenly decided they will be all Continental about it.  Except that their enthusiasm is now exceeding the number of kisses given by the average Continental...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.13.2012
  July 13   DISTILLATION     I came into these rooms with a mixed mental make-up and a polluted physical chemistry.  I have been transformed but only into tiny droplets.  The drops are not dramatic but the process is.  Distillation of my thinking is a powerful...
gina-willner-pardo's picture
Dec.30.2011
Recently, someone said something to me that she shouldn’t have said.  It was a terrible thing to say.  I will never be able to get it out of my head.   I am so angry.  Now I am stuck knowing something I don’t want to know.   I get my feelings hurt easily.  I obsess...
barbara-rubel's picture
Jul.08.2011
I watch Nancy Grace and marvel at the fierce love she has for her twins. I can visualize what she is like at home with her children: loving, devoted, and always with a watchful eye. I have been glued to the screen watching Nancy Grace's show on the Casey Anthony trial. Casey was a young mother...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jun.01.2011
When I stood at the kitchen sink this evening my eyes only chose to fall ten fields away to the north where the land rises up like a green sponge cake buffeted by a line of tall trees that give relief to the picture I can never resist. You see the sun had decided to fall exactly on that field and  ...