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patti-lawson's picture
Mar.28.2014
      Today two living beings were murdered in Manatee County, Florida.  These two souls had a wonderful life interrupted and eventually stolen from them. No one will be prosecuted for their deaths. They were not killed by a single criminal, but by a group of so-...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.02.2014
I confess:  I am a whinger.  I complain about my life a great deal, bemoaning small trifles as though they're of great magnitude.  It's my nature to whine.  Sometimes, though, my problems get put into perspective. My wife and I didn't want to see Twelve Years A Slave when the...
charles-killeen's picture
Sep.30.2013
I just spent most of a week with two Bangladesh families -- the Chaudhurys of Gulab Ganga, a small village, and the Babas of Firingi Para, more of a city. The customs of neither of these places would suit an average person born to American life. Whether New York born or a dweller of the most...
sandra-reed's picture
Aug.21.2013
I saw the film The Butler.  My emotions got the best of me after taking the historical rollercoaster ride through injustice, cruelty, deception, and denial.    Shadows of my past crept into my soul and exposed the demon again – racism.  For so long I kept that demon locked...
kati-kline's picture
Dec.11.2012
Yesterday, I was standing in a long line of people when directly behind me I hear, “Oh my gawd!! You are HUGE!” I turned around, tilted my head downward to where the vertically challenged, twenty-something male was standing and said, “Why yes, Gollum, I can see why you’d think so.” Apparently,...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.10.2012
The signs are up. Posters. Pleas. A beloved dachshund is missing. The family chihuahua. Orange Kitty. Several other cats. Last seen at x, on day y. Those are the coordinates for their last known existence. Rewards, telephone numbers, photographs fill the signs. These are the signs:  a predator...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.15.2012
image via grumper.org   Okay, I admit I made the preceding posts on family a bit too dramatic. I did it first to try and generate emotion, and then to point the way to art from those perhaps toxic emotions. As the post title suggests, my family life wasn't the best in the world. We all seem...
fran-lewis's picture
Jun.20.2012
The ConvictionAuthor: Robert Dugoni Abandonment takes many different forms and can be defined in many ways. Although some think they are there when others need them in reality they are not. Young people perceive the world in their own way and adults do not often grasp their problems, see through...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.29.2012
Hello, Space and Time readers, blog followers, friends, e-friends, and, hey, even if you accidentally stumbled upon this, looking for something else!  I hope you read and liked the story.  Please comment on it below--or, if you're bashful, shoot me an email, listed in this blog's...
david-corbett's picture
Mar.03.2010
To paraphrase Richard Ford: This is not a happy story, I warn you. More troubling than that, I'm not entirely sure it's true, even though I remember it vividly. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio in the late 1950s and 1960s. When I was four-to-five years old, I was one of the younger members of the...