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gayle-early's picture
Jun.20.2008
One of my favorite words is reification (now that you can use my most hated words against me). Sounds like a meaningless jumble of morphemes, doesn’t it? It’s one of the most life-changing words I’ve ever experienced. You may not know it, but you reify. A lot. We all do. Every time you regard...
gayle-early's picture
Jun.18.2008
When it's hot I'm ready to go. Hang laundry. Fresh air smells better than computer radiation, I get the requisite 20 minutes of zinc-free Vitamin D sun exposure to counter the digital contrast tan, and mild exercise! Goodbye upper arm flab! The extra flesh that has mysteriously come to roost around...
gayle-early's picture
Jun.17.2008
Three words I hate: housewife, suburb, and "anyhoo." A friend tells me "housewife" has been completely coopted by the porn industry, so I feel better about that word. I could never envision what a house-wife was--married to the mortgage? gets off on washing machines? Anyhoo,...
mary-lynn-i-archibald's picture
Jun.10.2008
I've been trying to add my essay, "A New Wrinkle" to my articles page for two days, but let me stress, this is not Red Room's fault. It's Word. Bane of my life. Every time I try to open it, I get a message that the file may be in use or not a perfect Word document??? Anybody got any ideas...
brandon-r-schrand's picture
May.07.2008
Two years ago, I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and  was given a "Special Mention." Last year I was nominated again and, again, received a "Special Mention." (Not that I'm complaining by any means...) And so this year, on my third nomination,  I actually won the thing. I...
m-christian's picture
May.05.2008
Just had to share this wonderful article by Ann Regentin on theErotica Readers/Writers site: http://www.erotica-readers.com/ERA/SL/AR-Beside_Ourselves.htm If only this had more to do me with me and not that dreaded impostor ....
rochelle-jewel-shapiro's picture
Apr.10.2008
From the New York Time's Modern Love essays to Newsweek’s My Turn, to best selling anthologies in every bookstore in the country, personal essays have captured everyone's attention. In this class you'll learn how to turn your thoughts, feelings and experiences into real, funny, and deeply moving...
rochelle-jewel-shapiro's picture
Mar.13.2008
I'll be reading here from "Have I Got a Wonderful Guy for You," a hilarious anthology about blind dates your mother fixed up on. I've heard the Telephone Bar is a great place. My essay, "You'll Have A Wonderful Life With Him" is a real hoot and many of the other readers are...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Jan.23.2008
He is gorgeous with strong arms and big hands – the kind that would swallow mine as we walk, holding hands, along the Arno. His sweet, curly hair is almost boyish, but really, there is nothing boyish about him. Oh, no. He is all man. Intense. Taut. Poised. And oh, so Florentine. I am...