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May.08.2013
In time for Mother's Day  a beautiful poem about motherhood. Dahlia Ravikovitch from True Love In Line For A Show Translated by Orna Raz     Perhaps you and I won’t remember how we stood  in line together, hand in hand. And each time you talked to me I heard nothing,...
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May.05.2013
“What does he think I am? A baby?” Deep embarrassment was making me peevish.  I did not want my mother, grandmother – and, especially, the guests – to think I was still a little girl who liked teddy bears.  After all, I was five.  It was bad enough that I was already in my...
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May.04.2013
“Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.” Black Elk There's a natural innocence and naivety to childhood. Children live in the moment, act spontaneously...
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Mar.14.2013
  I am around eight or nine, sitting on the floor of my parents’ pristine bedroom and watching a jungle movie on our first color television, a portable set that was pink. I am alone, completely uncharacteristic of me in this tumultuous home, and I can only guess that this had something to do...
sande-boritz-berger's picture
Mar.14.2013
  I am around eight or nine, sitting on the floor of my parents’ pristine bedroom and watching a jungle movie on our first color television, a portable set that was pink. I am alone, completely uncharacteristic of me in this tumultuous home, and I can only guess that this had something to do...
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Mar.08.2013
"I wanna to be a toad so I can stick my tongue out and eat all day." –First grader Because of scheduling changes I have been switched from reading with a few second graders to now first graders. Walking into the first grade room was utter chaos. Every inch of wall was covered in letters, numbers,...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.19.2013
  February 19   Jenny     Though ignorance may be bliss, living in the shadow of someone else’s ignorance is sheer hell.  The confusion is bad, but the lies are worse.  Want to cripple a child for life give it to a well meaning fool who has the rule book to the wrong...
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Feb.16.2013
It feels good to be awake early this morning. The past few weeks I've wanted to continue sleeping; and I have, waking up later than usual. Saturday has arrived bringing with it a calm and sense of relief. I wanted to share a photo that I took about a month ago. It's one of those faces I was...
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Feb.11.2013
Suzanne, can you tell us what your memoir is all about? My memoir is about a small town Australian country girl in the 1950’-60’s, who’s dux of her class every year at Primary School, loves the bush, the river, the mountains, reading, writing and singing and, always wants trousers with a fly. She...
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Feb.06.2013
  February 6   Two Powers     The river and the bridge; one force swift and roiling the other stolid and stoic, the first carries me away and the other carries me over.  For the love of liquid, current and life I have slipped in to the water and washed; my life abandoned....