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hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Dec.07.2011
      I never felt dissatisfied and lamented The natural course and behavior always appreciated Never condemned bad and gave so much importance to good As both were to be balanced and properly understood   One can not be equated with another As one leads to joy and another leads...
rosy-cole's picture
Nov.20.2011
  A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine Destiny is something we refer to casually, a big portmanteau sort of word, but what does it mean? The same thing as fate, I guess. Both words are imprecise, both loaded with nuance that delivers a...
david-valdes-greenwood's picture
Jul.27.2011
My first reaction to the big news stories last weekend, first the shootings in Norway and then the death of Amy Winehouse, was to feel more sympathy for the slain Utøya kids. They were completely blameless. They had no hand in their own destruction; no one arrived to help until it was too late; no...
christine-bottaro's picture
Jun.25.2011
Some people begin life on a dazzling trajectory that never sags into swamps of disappointment or dejection, but most of us swerve and falter a few times once we are shot out of life's cannon.  Things go haywire, we get hurt or sick, we lose loved ones or bad guys really seem to be winning.  Life...
rosy-cole's picture
May.05.2011
  "They shall never get the marriage chain around my neck!"   (continued from last episode ) Mr Carrington was taken aside and the plan to marry outlined. The need for reticence was stressed. Berkeley would be obliged for his services as a witness. William Tudor, who had returned from a...
sharon-tillotson's picture
Dec.02.2010
I just love fate. Or kismet or synchronicity. My kids bought me a Kindle for Christmas. Yep, got it early. Not that they didn’t try. My daughter ordered it online from Amazon, pretty much the only place you can get one in Canada. She arranged to have it sent to a friend’s address. Sounds like a...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.17.2010
 The following is a response I had to the blog I posted about Borders Book Stores embracing the internet. Glenn Murray is the co-author of Walter The Farting Dog. Though we both happen to have written about a dog, the resemblance to our books ends there. I have read about how important it is for an...
carin-hennessey's picture
Nov.01.2010
I am slow to evolve‚ although I consider myself progressive.  Tooling through the Northern Nevada desert, I am riding an anxiety highway that ebbs and pulls off like the tide.  Two weeks ago I worked an entire day at a job I love (loved?); at 4pm,  I was fired.  Sure people lose jobs all of the...
charles-a-ray's picture
Oct.22.2010
I never win anything; if I’d bet on the tortoise, the hare would have won.  People hate to go to the race track with me.  When I place a bet on a sure-fire winner, guaranteed to pay off, the horse comes up lame in the stretch.When I go to Vegas, I take in all the shows, because there’s this cloud...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Sep.30.2010
Sit down. I have a story for you. So we have a neurotic six-year-old German Shepherd. I generally refer to her as The Creature With Fangs. tho’ truth be told, she rarely uses them.           Isn’t she lovely?         We’ve known for a while now that...