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michael-seidel's picture
Nov.30.2013
I think Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.  It's four days paid time off from work for me, which is far better than many have it.  Prep level is low and the clean up is swift.  We don't travel for the holiday so there's no traffic to fight.  Thanksgiving falls between...
jenna-moquin's picture
Nov.27.2013
I received one of the greatest compliments an author could get from a reader: she felt sad when she finished my novel. I've had that feeling before, gotten so into the characters that when the story ends, I can no longer read about the characters and I feel blue. It's the mark of a good story, and...
raymond-mallette's picture
Mar.14.2012
     I was 22 years old. My little friend of eight or so years was hungry and without many clothes. For a dollar and some change, I fed him. For a few more dollars I put clothes on his back and , perhaps, the first shoes on his feet he had ever felt. As I went through the gate,...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Feb.27.2012
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” --Jimmy Dean The first time I read this quote, I knew it was for me. I came across the quote at work about two years ago on a paper towel of all places. The quote wasn’t attributed to anyone and at...
lana-nieves's picture
Feb.03.2012
  A couple of nights ago, I received a phone call from an old friend...a woman who's been a school teacher in the public school system for over 20 yrs. As soon as I heard the crack in Sue's voice, I knew something was wrong.   "I've had a terrible day," she said, "One of my former...
monique-belli's picture
Nov.25.2011
I'm sitting safely at home drinking coffee, eating pumpkin pie, and petting Tache who hasn't moved out of her sock mockey bed since I brought it home last night.  I've found over the last few years that if you wait to go shopping at 10 am, like a normal person, the stores are empty.  All...
jm-cornwell's picture
Nov.24.2011
We tend to forget what Thanksgiving is in celebration of. It's not about the food, although there was food at the first Thanksgiving, and more about giving thanks after a brutal period of time when there was little food and people died from privation, cold, heat, and disease. Many of the plants and...
cynthia-brian's picture
Nov.18.2011
    A guest from "down under" comes stateside to parlay peace and harmony on Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany.  Another day of inspiration, love, and gratitude.    Soar to greatness, be entertained, edutained, and empowered....
SFKaufman's picture
Sep.09.2011
As we prepare to mourn again the tragic loss of life that occurred on September 11, 2001, and the 10th anniversary, it is incumbent upon every American to acknowledge the diabolical events of that day that equates along with FDR's Pearl Harbor message of a “day that will live in infamy.” Some...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jul.24.2011
White feathers float on blue beyond and I am the humblest one on the patio serving up Pavlova overflowing with fresh strawberries and cream and  that is as light as the clouds I imagine to be above me and yet, the sky above distracts and causes me to forget the conversation and the entertainment...