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olwynne-cade's picture
Mar.29.2011
In a recent conversation with my hubby, as always The Master comes through with words of wisdom that pour from my mouth and I am left to ponder them for sometime afterwards.  These pearls of wisdom are usually accompanied by clues from outside sources and this was no exception. I was talking to Jon...
amber-laparne's picture
Mar.07.2011
There is something about a public library that invokes a sort of holiness.  I love to think of all the tiny worlds housed inside the glue and paper bindings perched so innocently on the metal shelves,  just awaiting the grip of a new explorer.  This weekend I found myself leaving my happy little...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
Feb.26.2011
The last couple of days have been exhausting, I cannot sleep and when I do I am waking up on the hour.  Walking the house and ignoring the noise level in my head.   Seems I have managed to tap into thoughts, worries and loss, fear of the future. I am cross that I can't seem to switch off from this...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Feb.16.2011
As much as I have needed to vent about the burgeoning ‘boat people’ issue on Australian shores, for some time now I have resisted, out of concern that I might open the floodgates of my frustration, despair and rage. Today I realised that I was being ruled by fear of the unknown. This very same...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Jan.19.2011
In having a conversation here, on Red Room, I have been reminded of the upswelling of energy that sometimes greets us as we move through our personal journeys. As writers, as humans, there is very little distinction between our experience and the way it shapes our writing. Of course there are...
colleen-friesen's picture
Dec.30.2010
The Love Religion   The inner space inside that we call the heart has become many different living scenes and stories.   A pasture for sleek gazelles, a monastery for Christian monks, a temple with Shiva dancing, a kaaba for pilgrimage.   The tables of Moses are there, the Qur’an,...
colleen-friesen's picture
Dec.30.2010
The Love Religion   The inner space inside that we call the heart has become many different living scenes and stories. A pasture for sleek gazelles, a monastery for Christian monks, a temple with Shiva dancing, a kaaba for pilgrimage. The tables of Moses are there, the Qur’an, the Vedas, the...
colleen-friesen's picture
Dec.30.2010
The Love Religion The inner space inside that we call the heart has become many different living scenes and stories.   A pasture for sleek gazelles, a monastery for Christian monks, a temple with Shiva dancing, a kaaba for pilgrimage.   The tables of Moses are there, the Qur’an, the Vedas...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Dec.22.2010
Searching for the holiday spirit anywhere, especially in an economy gone south, is no easy task. But, in a state with double digit official unemployment, and countless more only partially employed, Santa would get the DT's going done the chimney here. Christmas has always existed in a kind of time...
rand-bishop's picture
Nov.27.2010
On Thanksgiving morning, a letter to the editor published in The Tennessean really curdled my cheese. The author of the irksome missive purported that unemployment rates are so high in this country because too many folks are simply too proud to be greeters at Walmart. He went on to accuse those who...