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mary-wagner's picture
Dec.24.2010
For the first time in twenty five years--or more--I'm not getting the Christmas stockings down from their shelf in the closet and hanging them by the fireplace, "with care" or otherwise.  I haven't had the time to walk into any stores lately to buy gadgets and candy to put in them.  They'...
nancybrady's picture
Dec.05.2010
The year, 2010, is winding down, and already I am thinking about New Year's resolutions.  I have been working on my one-and-only resolution for the year (still!) of reading more books.  Although I have a little less than a month to go, I have to complete at least five more books to have succeeded...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.20.2010
I cope with the challenges handed me in life by utilizing my philosophical sensibilities. After many decades of awareness I've developed wisdom and insight in ways I never thought to. Like all of you, I have flashes of memories from my childhood. Most are good. I had thirteen years of a great life...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Oct.17.2010
It’s hard to pick up a newspaper (yes, some people still read the morning news in print form) or listen to the news these days without hearing stories related to gay rights. The saddest stories involve the death of tormented youth such as 18-year-old violinist and Rutger’s freshman Tyler Clementi...
raymond-mallette's picture
Jul.04.2010
     The challenges of life sometimes keep us from doing the things we really like to do. Or, at the very least, they become great excuses.      Life had all come together for us. Good job, decent place to live and daily smiles that were the icing on the cake. Maybe on that day after memorial day,...
sangay-glass's picture
Mar.26.2010
A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a risk. I honesty don't know why I agreed to translate and globalize a novel originally written in Portuguese, but I did. My new writing partner called it fate. Rak M Nay is a comic book creator and artist from Brazil. Feeling the fantasy novel series...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Feb.15.2010
“I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Feb.11.2010
“All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.” ~ Earl Nightingale   Several years ago, my husband and his family were part of a dart team, and they met every Wednesday evening to compete against other people. Having just arrived to the US from...
cynthia-brian's picture
Jan.23.2010
    © By Cynthia Brian (Excerpt from the book, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS with permission www.bethestaryouare.com)   Winston Churchill wrote, “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” I believe in the importance of having...