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evan-pullins's picture
Jul.18.2013
i saw your picture the other day. it was surreal and unexpected. your reflection lingered in my eyes and stayed in my heart, for days without warning. we used to be close, best friends even, a long time ago. a time when we were both somewhat innocent, before the worries of this vast world burst...
mayra-calvani's picture
Oct.24.2012
    When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.04.2012
1971 - The AM radio played Janis Joplin, "Me and Bobby McGee", Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World" and George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord".  A new television show, "The Andy Griffith Show", had started earlier that year. I was fourteen. I'd moved in with my father after running away...
mayra-calvani's picture
Jun.10.2012
First Love, by Violeta Barrett is a well-written, heart-felt and honest memoir, one that reminds us that “true love never dies.” The author opens her heart and candidly shares with readers how she fell in love with her tour guide in Mexico during a holiday back in 1956. Not only that, but she...
sherry-parnell's picture
Apr.12.2012
I have often felt as though I was born into the wrong time.  There are so many customs now considered old-fashioned, out-dated and not progressive that I find charming, useful, and worthwhile. Preeminent among them is the art of letter writing.   I remember being taught in school...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jan.26.2012
Chili Bob called me yesterday morning to chat. Aside from his ankle issues, he mostly talked about his youngest daughter and her first boyfriend. She has commented on her Facebook page that she's feeling wonderful. That can only be the whores moaning -- in the vernacular, hormones talking. Beth is...
dori-hartley's picture
Sep.15.2011
A few days ago, I received a beautiful, tenderly written letter from someone I met 38 years ago. I was 14 at the time, and he was 27. It was the summer of 1973 and the place was Fire Island, New York. For anyone who lived to experience Ocean Beach in their teens or twenties during this...
patricia-lee's picture
Mar.16.2011
 If it is so damn hard, why write?    Writers have to answer that question or go crazy.  In reality, we could just forget about writing stories, novels, poetry.  Chances are we won’t make a nickel, nobody else cares, and we will not be rich and famous.   So why torture ourselves? What is your...
sangay-glass's picture
Sep.23.2009
The Diamonds and Rust Series is a trubute to all the people I never said goodbye to.  I gave up my first love for a boy, and boy ... did I regret it. But there's a valuable lesson about relationships in this true tale of a boy and a horse that started long ago. I was born a cowgirl, but my...