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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.10.2009
I'm house-sitting for some people who have a very old cat. Although there is no physical resemblance, her presence reminds me of my beloved Kitsa Levine, who tiptoed off to kitty heaven at the end of 2004. When I hear a familiar cry, or feel a furry chin brush against my leg on the way to the...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Jun.24.2009
Hello, all you writers and authors and artists from across the board. I recently read a great little book by Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you about this book and add it to my new Book Review blog category. By the way, my reviews aren't confined to...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Jun.12.2009
Yup, here is a terrific new novel by Tanya Egan Gibson - How to Buy a Love of Reading, and the book is every bit as engaging as the title. She a new writer of fiction living here in Northern California. I attended her very first reading the other night at Book Passage in Corte Madera, cheered her...
eveline-de-bruyn's picture
May.29.2009
I am discovering ( with age) that the journey to the center of SELF is unending.  I am beginning to enjoy the journey and being on a small island full of spirits, my spirituality is tested time and again.  I enjoy the challenge.  The island of Bonaire is a hub for spritual energy.  I am told that...
raha-behnam's picture
Feb.21.2009
In this human-saturated world, I think there are few who experience true loneliness. The life I lead right now is lonely. What is loneliness like? Loneliness is dire desperation. It is the unbearable pain of emptiness. If you allow it, it is the realization that nothing you do, say, think, buy or...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Feb.15.2009
I wasn't born a feminist. Life made me one. Don't get me wrong, I love men. I just wish we would see the likes of Nietzsche, Kafka, and Darwin in skirts. So far, this has yet to happen. There's always Susan Sontag, of course, Anais Nin, and Virginia Woolf, but there aren't nearly as many women in...
brian-mckee's picture
Feb.01.2009
All living things, that is to say all loving things become attached to one another. This is a natural state of being alive. As I mourn Maurice I notice how the rest of the family mourns. Dave is seventeen months. He doesn't mourn he is not attached. There's something to be said for innocence. Debi...
tania-hershman's picture
Jan.08.2009
As you might imagine, during these times I am coming up against quite a lot of anti-Israel sentiment and feel - as many of us do - compelled to try and provide counterarguments to at least balance things out, directing people towards sources of reading that might provide information that their own...
abdelwahab-hammoudi's picture
Nov.23.2008
Men have always sung about love, because to humans, it remains an inaccessible and eternal thing.Love is a perpetual quest.But, there is an inherent strange aspect in love: Love is a self-destructive phenomenon.The problem with love is that it is also enslavement! Enslavement folded in pleasure,...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Nov.03.2008
I'm off to breakfast, but wanted to quickly catch you up on the second day of creating a story. Here's what I did: I changed my mind about a couple of the Points of View, settling for now on four women, three of them thirty-nine/forty and one eighteen.  I finished the character sketches. I named...