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catherine-nagle's picture
Sep.14.2011
Just to be with you…   Whenever  I receive an invitation to blog in the Red Room, I am overjoyed! Sometimes the challenges are beyond me, and I don’t participate. However, when there is the slightest chance that I just might have something worthwhile to say; the doors are open wide to my...
monique-belli's picture
Aug.15.2011
The Place Where Pirates Worship. Tybee Church, aka Bar Church, is a place where you can feel your soul expand. In Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold, Ista receives the ability to see people’s souls and she describes how some are bright and healthy filling the entire being, and others are...
monique-belli's picture
Aug.14.2011
I just returned from a ride on my brand new bike and had to go look up that poem by Jack Prelutsky.  As I sped down the street the first 2 lines popped into my head but I couldn't remember the rest.  What a delight it is to have a bike again.  Cruising around the neighborhood in the...
lana-nieves's picture
Jul.05.2011
 What could be more patriotic than being an outspoken American and taking part in the democratic process?   When Rosa Parks got sick of being treated like a second class citizen…when she got good and tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, she didn’t stop and file legal papers,...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.04.2011
Here in Richmond, California, we have our official Independence Day fireworks on the 3rd of July, which I like. Not too many people, not as many drunks on the road as on the 4th. As it happens, I live on the harbor where the fireworks barge is anchored, so it as easy thing to stroll out onto the...
w-l-hoffman's picture
Jun.07.2011
In the feudal days of Medieval drudgery, when families struggled for meager subsistence, the appearance of troubadours, tinkers and troupes afforded a miraculous respite from the mud and toil. These travelers were welcomed, whether at the Manor or Commons, for even then humanity craved such food...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
May.29.2011
You all know of the devastation that hit Joplin, MO. Folks are still looking for loved ones. Those who survived the storm have to figure out how to start their lives over. From scratch. Most people have the inclination to be generous at times like this. But then they get busy, because the...
patricia-lee's picture
May.04.2011
Today we did something that I consider brave and out of the ordinary for me. We've been creating a fundraiser for our peace project, The Bead People International on a site called Indie Go Go.   It requires that we directly ask people to get involved and to donate money. All day long I've been...
kevin-simmonds's picture
May.01.2011
Please forgive this entry's title. I'm not sure what I have to say here. A Different Light, the gay bookstore in the Castro, just closed. The one in West Hollywood closed last year (I think). Independent bookstores have been closing for years due to a variety of reasons we all know. I won't get...
kristen-caven's picture
Apr.08.2011
Guest post for Louise Hart's April newsletter  As the terrible news from Japan unfolds, we are learning a lot about nuclear energy. It’s a sophisticated, pollution-free energy source—until something goes wrong. Same thing with nuclear families, which are defined as a father, a...