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vincent-louis-carrella's picture
May.17.2012
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annette-talbert's picture
May.17.2012
Lego's spread across the floor,race cars turning in circles. Imaginary football games,keeping careful score. Pigs in a blanketserved on a Flintstone's plate.Ketchup smeared across his chin. Camp showers outside on the patio-a warm stream of water from the hose,turns cool as I rinsethe baby shampoo...
christine-hamm's picture
May.04.2012
Notes Towards an Autobiography 1. Last night, the moon was a limping foxwhining at my door and trampling my offerings:blue bowls of newspapers, burnt pencils and curdled milk. I fear the purple lips of my father after wine. I miss the breath of my horse, how he would tear at my blonde hair. I love...
andrea-passman-candell's picture
Apr.20.2012
Fenway You’re My Home By Andrea Passman Candell Some people go on yoga retreats to find inner peace and to restore their sense of calm.  I went to Fenway Park.  And it all happened by chance.  After booking our trip from San Francisco to Boston with my two boys to visit family, I...
christine-hamm's picture
Apr.19.2012
Shadow Hobbies     Somebody signing the motel registry left-handed, someone else pretending to be my dad or brother. The vodka from my father's boot in the pocket of my jeans jacket.     Kneeling, a new kind of cardboard angel. Bending, and falling out of windows.    ...
angelina-melwani's picture
Apr.18.2012
(Added today on my other blog: mynotesfromtheedge.blogspot.com on which you will find many other older posts if you are interested) I found another email hidden away on my facebook page under the mysterious heading of "other" from a fan of this, here, blog. Well, I say a fan. It was January when...
lou-allin's picture
Apr.04.2012
Recently I was able to get in touch with a friend from my childhood in Cleveland. I hadn't seen her since we graduated from high school. I learned to my gladness that her mother was still alive and nearly eighty-eight, but that she was very ill. Not long after, she passed away. Looking at the on-...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.29.2012
Last week, I made my first digital story. At the beginning of March, I entered into a new and exciting partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling to create StoryLab (working title), an R&D wing embodying the power of story to help bring about a democratic and...
anovelweblog's picture
Mar.08.2012
  The story I am about to confess has been my own personal shame for over thirty years.  When I was three or four, my local public library showed children's movies for free in a special room on the second floor, just off the "children's section." The library was a magical place.  The...
valerie-fern's picture
Feb.21.2012
'I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.' ~ Seamus Heaney    When I entered room 7 at Bernice Curren Elementary in Oxnard California, I entered as a bright-eyed fourth grader eager to learn about the plight of the Native Americans and...