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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.10.2011
It was my favorite month, the month of Christmas, December of 1987. The funeral home I had used to bury my fiancé, Chuck, who had died of lung cancer on the previous July 13th had invited me to a Memorial Service. I wasn’t sure I wanted to tamper with the band-aid I had used to cover up my pain but...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.18.2011
  August 18       Blind Man’s Bluff       Turning your head to see doesn’t help when you have a blind eye.  All the rotation in the world won’t restore your sight.  Addressing life problems with a solution involving spin is counter productive and...
carmen-ambrosio's picture
Jul.31.2011
             Whenever I’m around my friend Maureen, I feel courageous and daring. She exudes head-to-toe creative spunk in the funky ensembles she assembles. Tall with a striking, curly red mane and infectious smile, Maureen illuminates a room...
carmen-ambrosio's picture
Jun.24.2011
Visit my web site to view my book trailer: http://www.ambrosart.com/Author_Events.html 
phil-bronstein's picture
Jun.23.2011
I was duped. I once hired an illegal immigrant to be a reporter for the Chronicle. "I don't think I'm a criminal," Jose Antonio Vargas told me when we met last week, right before he announced his status to the world. "Don't make me seem guiltier than I am." Jose lied to me and...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
May.29.2011
  Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer vacation season in America. This weekend, when millions of Americans take to the road, seems like a particularly appropriate time to recognize Grete Waitz, the Norwegian-born woman who died of cancer on April 11 at the age of 57 of cancer...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.03.2011
Several years ago I asked my family doctor how many families are dysfunctional. His reply: "They're all dysfunctional", surprised me. It doesn't surprise me now. In the opening pages of my book, REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse I mention...
christine-bottaro's picture
Mar.21.2011
      “Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”The people in Japan who have survived what appeared, for all intents and purposes, to be hell on earth are...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
Mar.17.2011
The last couple of days have been interesting, frustrating  and annoying.   I would really like some sleep for a start.  That would be wonderful.  Instead of people commenting on how awful I look.  However, I do know that a lot of people are not sleeping at the moment.  Maybe I should call them and...
monty-heying's picture
Mar.10.2011
Andy Stamper (Cliff Potts)and his brother, Hank (Paul Neuman), are loggers. Andy is under water, pinned there by a sudden movement of the logs they are working. This is one of the most tragic and difficult scenes I've seen portrayed in film. It's from SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION, a 1970 flick based on...