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sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.28.2011
When I read or see something in the news about women who aren't 'free' for whatever reason, I cringe. There are, of course, different definitions of free, so to be clear, I'm not talking about incarcerated. There are so many women today who are not free in the sense that they cannot walk around...
curt-klingerman's picture
Mar.27.2011
Sometimes eliminating emotional distress is as simple as eliminating the, “What- ifs.” Emotional distress (fear, anger, wrath, depression, etc.) is often generated through the imaginations. Let’s deal with fear for a moment. Granted, there is the spirit of fear that exists, but it can only operate...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.17.2011
I think the craft of Freemasonry was far more popular years ago, but the brotherhood is still around and going well these days, although not everyone knows what it is. It seems to have faded from the limelight over the years. Most people I've met seem to think of it as an all-boys club where they...
geoffrey-edmund-fox's picture
Mar.16.2011
Envy was my inconstant companion for many years, and I kind of miss him now that he's gone.  He directed my attention to writers who won bigger prizes or sold more or published in more prestigious places. He didn't accept my excuses for being less famous, less well-reviewed etc. And really, my...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.15.2011
Well, I had my first book reading last night at the Ojai Art Center with four other authors. Everyone was outstanding! I have to admit that I was quite nervous to get up in front of a good-sized crowd, but once I got into reading my chapter, I calmed right down and did the best I could at put a...
qasir-shah's picture
Feb.26.2011
The stereotype of the Muslim Societies in the West for a very long time has been that they were somehow different to the Peoples of the West. They were not open to the Ideas of Liberty & Justice, that the concepts of Democracy were an alien concept to these peoples. They either accepted the...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.15.2011
Genius on every page, one of those classics that will live forever in those who read it.  The first historical fiction I read; made me want to do it myself.  Gets you caught up in Roger Bacon, etc., whether you're normally nerdy like that or not.  Total immersion in the time.  The mystery itself is...
enoch-john's picture
Feb.15.2011
The earthquake was the global meltdown that started on Wall Street in 2008.The aftershocks took Tunisia and Egypt by storm and is spreading in the region.Repressive regimes have to be careful from now on.People want freedom and the amelioration of living conditions.The cry is becoming global.The...
julie-genovese's picture
Jan.26.2011
Without pretense or masks, my two boys seemed to stand so firmly in their truth. So how did I manage to frequently sidestep their system of joy? They need too many band aids, they call my name ten times in sixty seconds, they race past, knocking each other to the floor, bonking heads and crying...
monty-heying's picture
Jan.13.2011
 FREEDOM has been criticized as misanthropic; that it dodges personal responsibility by blaming family; that the characters are average people doing unexciting things. These views strike me as short-sighted and missing entirely a prime objective of good literature-the examination of society. In the...