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zeny-may-recidoro's picture
Apr.02.2014
There is something wonderfully cathartic about being able to finally throw away academic papers and writings that have accumulated through the years. Though, admittedly, I have kept a few---among them one short story from the required readings of the only English class I had, as well as readings...
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.01.2014
I'm in a bad mood. First day of a new year and I'm crabby already.  Not a good sign at all.  Maybe it's holiday let down, maybe it's the pressure of a new year, maybe it's a sign this will be the worst year yet. No one ever says that coming out of the gate, do they? Everyone is always...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Nov.24.2013
                                                "Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can," according to Lowell Thomas who was an...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.02.2013
June 2       The Attention Tax     Paying attention is the price exacted for living in this society.  A taxation which is like a leach; it takes the life force, diverts my brain waves, claims the water rights to my river of thought. What is left I use to wash off what...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.13.2013
  May 13     Be That Girl     I have tried to protect the investment I made in the past by selling the soul of my future.  I arrived self-possessed, a winning girl, but I slid the self from the scene leaving me simply possessed.  I gained everything then lost it a...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.12.2013
  May 12       Box-a-week Tao     I am going through so many changes surrounding the cleaning out and getting rid of process.  The flat sided panic that I experience while even attempting the smallest disposal seems impossible.  I would deny it if I didn't...
earl-merkel's picture
Apr.05.2013
My smartphone informs me that I just "missed" three calls. Sorry, callers. I was doing a bit of light cleaning around my humble abode... and the noise of the leaf-blower drowned your ringtones. I will now close the front door, out through which some quite interesting detritus has just blown, and...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.06.2012
In my work life, nothing ever seems 'done'.  You do entries which push other entries, make decisions which push other decisions and activities, and get 'done' with your part but the whole thing is never done. Writing seems to be a tough place to say, 'done' for me, too.  I'm a polisher, a...
stephen-brayton's picture
Sep.20.2012
In November of last year (on another blog site), I posted a series of humorous statements entitled Adult Truths. Many people enjoyed them and one person, my editor and friend, Sunny, suggested I think about writing a blog about each individual truth. Well, I kept the idea in mind, wondering how I...