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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Feb.28.2014
I just witnessed the most remarkable display of ingenuity, creativity, and organization I’ve seen in a long time. I got off the shuttle bus at the LAX airport in LA, after a short ride from the Hilton Hotel. The bus driver, who doubled as a baggage handler, managed to board 25 passengers, arrange...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.06.2013
September 6     Nightcrawlers and Nightingales   I wriggle blind eyed through the dirt; friction, my friend giving me something to push against, resistance aiding my travels.  I worm my way through life and believed that was all there was; having never seen the sky.  I...
g-kasten's picture
Aug.29.2013
In 1971, the Athenian School was mainly a boarding school, with approximately 120 students. Meals for the high school students were handled by the cook, John, and a group of "kitchen ladies." Students worked as dishwashers in rotating crews of four, but we never helped prepare the meals that were...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jun.18.2013
Step by step, hour by hour, day by day…   I am powerful. I am capable. I am creative. My life has great value. I deserve the best. I make healthy decisions. I am worthy. I build healthy relationships. I create abundance in my life. I am good to myself. I am good for others. I remain positive...
fran-lewis's picture
May.24.2013
Raising Redemption: R.A. Russell Margaret Tillman’s life changed when someone decided to take away her dignity, use her for his own pleasure and threaten her family if she ever revealed the truth behind her rape. Not allowing herself to be downtrodden and never looking back she created a life for...
hasmukh-amathalal's picture
May.02.2013
Anger and fears Body rises in rebellion and thoughts sink Mind puts in extra effort to think ‘ What will happen when I am left alone? What will be the state of living as only one?  Things are daily reported in news Not worth to ponder over and view Rotten mind might...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Feb.09.2013
This poem is for Flor, my aunt, who ended her days in a nursing home out in the middle of the countryside and whom I visited before she died. I remember leaving her as I drove out of the parking lot, I saw her in to the dining room, alone, looking out at me...I will never forget it.   ...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.21.2012
  September 21   SELF-SEEKING IS A DEBIT       Trying to get credit for everything I do has run me into debt in my anonymity account, which draws directly from my humility bank.  I cannot expend my resources seeking acknowledgement and expect to retain much dignity or...
reid-gomez's picture
Aug.04.2012
Gombrowicz arrived in Argentina aboard the Polish cruiser the Chrobry.  War broke out and he decided to stay.  He remained there, in great poverty, till 1963.  Trans-atlantyk was born from this exile. Kundera led me to his work first.  Writing about Ferdydurke, "Will the man...
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...