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mariette-ana-papic's picture
May.17.2010
It's one of those random days when my schedule is under control and I'm not anxious, which is nice. There are lots of things I could do right now...there is a website waiting for an overhaul, because in these days of twitter we do and report on everything now. Our online presence is the only...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.16.2010
May 16    Life Events in Burlap      Two left feet in a gunnysack allows no forward motion and creates only a windmill that screws us into the ground.  There is more perspective, front and back, more view, but nothing to do with it, nowhere to go.  We are better off as book ends than this awkward...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.11.2010
“I don’t write books for people to be friends with the characters. If you want to find friends, go to a cocktail party.” ~Zoe Heller Shopping a finished novel can be an exercise in futility sometimes. At least that has been my experience recently. The reasons range from "just not my kind of...
mary-wilkinson's picture
May.10.2010
I breast fed my child in this bed and dreamed in this bed and made love in this bed and tossed the blankets until small mountains grew from this bed. I watched the ash tree blossom from this bed and open up into a frenzied green and from this bed saw it gradually die into a brown, weeping mass of ...
farzana-versey's picture
May.09.2010
When you cross a certain age, a mother-daughter relationship becomes much like the one in the picture. Two people looking out at life, both having lived it enough to be able to share the had-beens more than the what-could-bes. As I open the cupboard I see a green skirt. It has an interesting...
farzana-versey's picture
May.08.2010
She looks at her husband everyday with his never-changing smile, holding  a bottle of bubbly. Some might think she is weird, but Maria Challis of Cheshire has found a way to keep Paul’s memory alive. Among the familiar sofas, chairs, tables, toys, knick-knacks, stands the even more familiar life-...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.08.2010
May 8     A Good Ship     Recently my life has taken on a surreal quality.  I stand in front of myself as if I were a business to be run or a project to be undertaken.  The intensity, uncertainty and drama seem to be on the wane.  There are choices to be made and outcomes to be determined, but this...
steve-hauk's picture
May.05.2010
Twice I was homeless for a time in Los Angeles. They were not bad experiences. They came to mind Sunday morning when Nancy and I approached a distinguished, elderly man who was checking the slot of a public telephone for forgotten change. Most people in town know him. He's a proud man who had an...
jeff-seely's picture
May.02.2010
It opens with an enchanting choral piece, sung in beautiful soprano, voices blending into an almost spiritual melody. Soon, the heavenly choir gives way to a woman with a strong, loud, smoky voice, proclaiming through song a message of the blue sky and freedom, and of death and dreams. The choir...
david-moolten's picture
Apr.30.2010
Here is a recent podcast interview I did in anticipation of the screening of "Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space" at the WILDsound TORONTO Film Festival this Saturday, May 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83d_ABdX_b0&feature=player_embedded#! I'm happy for the...