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wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Aug.20.2009
It was a beautiful May in 1979.  It would be a day in which an ugly duckling would turn into a beautiful swan. Wende was making breakfast for her family, a true northern deal, eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast and fried potatoes.  She got the coffee ready for her mom and dad.  As Wende cooked she sang...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Aug.20.2009
Introduction:  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”                                                             --Maya Angelou (1928 -     )    “The most important matter in life is your relationship to the Infinite.” -- Author Unknown   You were born to walk with...
vanessa-white's picture
Aug.20.2009
So, I am having what you could call a crisis of faith, I suppose. A period of time when what I had previously found through my church no longer seems apparent, and I am facing a decision about what to do next. Organized religion and I don’t have the easiest of histories. As a child, my parents...
lakisha-spletzer's picture
Aug.20.2009
I felt the need to write this entry because of some recent events in my life.  I'm searching for a solution but maybe because I'm "in the forest, I can't see the trees," I'm getting nowhere fast. So I'm hoping that maybe some of you who have had to face the challenge of balancing your...
wende-plante-aka-billy-joe's picture
Aug.19.2009
It's been two weeks since I left the hospital.  I still can not understand the stroke.  Today I went to the doctor and even she can not understand why I had a stroke. The Doctor asked, Do you smoke? Yes maybe 8 cigarettes a day.  Do you have high blood pressure? No, I have low. Do you have high...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.19.2009
I shut all the doors and windows. They say in such a sealed environment people are more likely to die of carbon dioxide poisoning than from lack of oxygen. I wasn’t courting death (I don’t court anything, it does the wooing!)…just wanted to test the level of carbon whatever. Lying on the bed I...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Aug.18.2009
Shockingly, our little book, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, & Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money Sex will be on the cover of the Sunday New York book revue.
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.17.2009
Give it to meYou sayLying on the cold floorAsking for moreOf the sameNow hollowMy skeleton dancesYou penetrate through the bonesThe belly cage heavesNo breastsNo cheeksNo lipsThe neck you longed to lickIs a fragile stickStones fall from eyesRemnants of the graveMy incisor smileSplotched with red...
joan-cartwright's picture
Aug.15.2009
The question I have is what techniques do you use for REINVENTING YOUR ARTISTRY? I have been challenged in each new decade with reinventing myself. In my twenties, when I began performing for a fee, I utilized my youth and vitality and fulfilled my need to absorb the purpose of musical studies...
brenda-youngerman's picture
Aug.13.2009
Have you ever noticed how loud the silence is? Or how light the dark really is? Have you ever really sat back and taken notice of everything that is going on around you, sort of beccome a spectator to your life? An interesting comment, I admit, but think about it for just a mere moment and let it...