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wendy-brown-baez's picture
Mar.21.2014
I want to know what the earth knows. I want to be fearless, knowing every season has its purpose. I want to be receptive to the rain and the sun and have no resistance to how hard they fall on me. I want to feel dirt and mulch and decay without judgment, become composted under the weight of what is...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Jan.12.2014
                                                   G.K. Chesterton said, "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their...
evan-pullins's picture
Jan.10.2014
Her face is thin, pale white hues and misguided light. It all pulls me in; her short brown hair, her almond eyes, and that pre-cancerous spot that sits just above her right cheekbone. Her smile curves to the right when she's nervous, the ends curve cheek to cheek when she is happy, and her left...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Oct.15.2013
Read more at http://susanmarieschulhof.blogspot.com/2013/10/this-is-only-world-we-hav...
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.17.2013
Bleary-eyed, I sat on the commode looking out the bathroom window. There was once a screen in the window but the landlord removed it four years ago when I toilet had to be replaced. The screen sits on the porch repelling mosquitoes, moths, and insects, ground-based and with wings, from a spot on...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.27.2013
Photo: A promo poster for the show, on its Wikipedia page   I've been trying forever to get to this series, which I'd DVR-ed.  Turns out, I somehow missed the first episode, and--since two episodes started later than they were supposed to--I missed fifteen minutes or so on those two...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.04.2013
July 4     Origins     At the root of it all is darkness.  The place from which I grow, the structure that holds me fiercely upright, is pressed on all sides by dirt.  When I get right down to it the ethereal leaves and twigs even the branches, do not exist, except for...
arabella-grayson's picture
Apr.22.2013
  On man's planetary playground, there are 1,589,361 known species: homo sapiens are only one of 5,416 species of mammals belonging to one of the smallest groups of vertebrates. Our other neighbors live on Earth at our comfort, on our terms, for our pleasure, entertainment, sport, nourishment...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.18.2012
Finishing up on the short story, "The Ghosts of Ashland," writing on location in my adopted town. Today's writing, as I climbed the cliff toward the ending, seemed like I was decorating a room, rearranging furniture and trying different color paints.  "Does this work here?  Let's...
sherry-parnell's picture
Sep.14.2012
My husband and I have affectionately nicknamed our five-year-old son “quiz master”.  Dinner, car rides and quite moments are now his opportunity to ask us a variety of questions, rapid fire and nonstop.  I’d always heard that children enter a phase where every statement is followed by the...