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anthony-lamar-smith's picture
Aug.27.2013
Summary: Applying the 4 principles outlined in this article will help you to dismiss any excuses you have and achieve the dream L.I.F.E. that you have always wanted.  Do you remember as a child your parents trying to instill an image in your thoughts of what your life should be once you became...
anthony-lamar-smith's picture
Aug.27.2013
As I looked around at the majestic scenery from atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (a coastal suburban community in Los Angeles) I am in awe at the natural beauty that surrounds me. Panoramic views of the metallic blue ocean, lush greens and multiple colored flowers align...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.06.2013
Norman Mailer was a brawler, a boozer, an insulter, and yet he was naive enough to champion a man convicted of a crime who eventually went on the lam when Mailer had him sprung. Oh, and Mailer's works included The Naked and the Dead, The Armies of the Night, and Ancient Evenings. David...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.01.2013
Warning:  not a cheerful, uplifting post.  Yeah, I know, but I'm usually such an uplifting writer, right?  Outside looks like the world's end is creeping in.  Woody smoke narrows our world to a few hundred yards. On days I need sunshine, the sun is a whisper behind the haze, a...
nina-schuyler's picture
May.28.2013
Two kids, one of whom is not yet two, a handful of part-time jobs, husband, dogs, fish, laundry, dinner--how do I have time to write a novel? Sometimes I shake my head and say, “I have no idea. It’s a great big mystery.” But that’s partaking in the stereotype of writing as a mysterious, elusive...
orna-b-raz's picture
Apr.01.2013
The minute I leave my last class before the weekend, I experience pure joy. This is a state of sweet freedom when my heart is filled with carefree energy. I call this sensation, which lasts for several hours, my weekly mini vacation.  I have to say that I do...
fran-lewis's picture
Feb.10.2013
My Last Summer With You: No Fanfare for a Withered Rose: Fidelis O. MKPARU   Life can change in the flick of a moment or in this case when answering the phone. As one man now comparing himself to a withered rose, or flower reflects on his aging body a voice from the past will bring back...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.09.2012
image via blogs.discovermagazine.com I write every day. Yep. Every. Day. It's not a compulsion as much as it's a passion - something I want to do, something that fills me up even as it empties something within onto the outer world. If you write, you know it takes stamina, something akin to running...
gary-tribble's picture
Oct.28.2012
Three weeks ago, right after my last entry, I let my activity level explode, causing the cross-town Garden litterally to invade our own little garden. I devoted so much of my attention and psychic energy to the planning and other needs of the Garden, to the political campaign I was working on, and...
gregory-norfleet's picture
Sep.11.2012
I've heard of Christians, conservatives and Republicans all called "closet homosexuals" or "closet racists" or "closet bigots" -- fill in the word -- misogynists, extremists, radicals. Why do they never accuse someone of being a "closet Christian"? Clearly the accusations above are to lead the...