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sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.04.2014
January 4   THE FLOCK   Today I came to a place in the road covered with birds.  The nearby fields, covered in birds, the trees covered.  As I approached, the birds took wing.  The flock responded to my presence; each bird flew, the sky darkened with their flight; wave upon...
katherine-gregor's picture
Apr.15.2012
I am unwell, and beginning to enjoy it.  For one thing, it is giving me time to think.  No, I am not mad.  It is like observing a student being taught a difficult but valuable lesson.  The student throws a tantrum, sulks, tries distraction techniques but then returns to her...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.04.2012
  January 4   THE FLOCK   Today I came to a place in the road covered with birds.  The nearby fields, covered in birds, the trees covered.  As I approached, the birds took wing.  The flock responded to my presence; each bird flew, the sky darkened with their flight;...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.23.2010
It was meat meeting meat to convey the predatory nature of pop culture.   Raw meat racks hanging from claw-like hooks at the butcher’s are just bits of carcass ready to become food. Food for thought they aren’t. Not until Lady Gaga wrapped the scraps of the pink flesh splotched with congealed...
lucinda-b-watson's picture
Oct.17.2010
Remember to use your instinct   Last night I was reminded of why using your gut is important in life. I have a friend with whom I have been friendly for 30 years or more and last night I had dinner with him. I tend to keep my friendships over the years as time seems more valuable than true...
raymond-mallette's picture
Oct.07.2009
 (Written 10-07-2009. A true story)       The first time was in 1966. I was almost three. Willie was almost two. Willie is my younger brother. I had never heard the words before, according to my mother. I had no reason to understand that there was danger. Yet, I frantically blurted out the words...
lindee-rochelle's picture
Jun.25.2009
The Law of Distraction and InterruptionTM Joe Carroccio, publisher of the Arizona Good Life Newspaper, asked me to tape an interview for his new Internet radio show, The Law of Distraction and Interruption. We've known each other for years from my former days in Phoenix, where he's based (...
scott-perkins's picture
Feb.25.2009
Because I work in a writing center, there’s always talk about how better to get across to the student you’re helping that you’re serious about helping them overcome their challenges. That you ‘feel their pain’ in a totally non-ironic, non-Clintonesque way. Displaying empathy. The trouble with...