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annette-talbert's picture
Mar.21.2014
My Life~ I'm an acrobat, juggling knives while balancing on a ball, Moving quickly, dodging the clowns careening out of control  as they drive their little car straight at me. ©annettealaine 2014
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.21.2014
Spring is here and a new mantra has sprung. It sprung yesterday but I had to think about it a while.  See, the mantra that emerged from my thinking is 'stand your ground'. Stand your ground has a lot of bad recent connotations from reports around the US where people shot and killed other...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.20.2014
It is cold. Here. Everywhere. The walls are damp, but not leaking. Frozen? Frozen desserts. Frozen cuts. Frozen images. Frozen moments. Frozen memories. Frozen mortuaries. Frozen lives. As frozen tears stand inside eyes, glass beads fall without making a noise. A tongue that rolls out words,...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.19.2014
Today's mantra comes from outside of myself, burrowing into me from another's life.  My friend and co-worker is losing it.  Pet deaths last year, sister in law's death one traumatic night at his house, his ongoing health issues from his Marine days, mother and father's health matters and...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.16.2014
The news and I have a tempestuous relationship, well, tempestuous on my end.  The news seems to little care about me, callously offering up its idea of what happened. As a writer, the news offers fountains of ideas and details of living's tragic side.  Two dead in traffic accident,...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Mar.15.2014
I've had this film on my mind for the past few weeks. When I first watched it, at least 10 years ago, the question it posed made an impression on me: If when I Die, I can select one memory to take with me to the beyond and relive that memory for eternity, what would I choose? The film was stored in...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.13.2014
I feel good.  James Brown is singing and dancing in my head. I feel good, like I knew I would. I feel good now, like I knew I would. So good.  So good. It's another stress fest at work but I'm managing to ride the wave of the day okay.  A late afternoon call yesterday was bittersweet...
tracy-ewens's picture
Mar.13.2014
I spent my thirty minute tea time on Pinterest this morning.  Which means I feel like I should travel more, workout more, buy a Frenchie now and get married again, but this time at a vineyard with a long flowing gown. For the most part, Pinterest is a catalyst for inadequacy, a waste of time...
jacqueline-mitchell's picture
Mar.11.2014
I don't know why stories resonate more with us at times, I so believe it is the child in us.  In this time of changing energies as well and being in this year of value it is important to look after the things that we value, and at the front line of those things is ourselves.   We cannot...
tracy-ewens's picture
Mar.10.2014
I feel like a crockpot tonight. Like I'm stewing in my juices and it's only a matter of time before I cross over into something rich and nourishing, something I can finally understand and enjoy. I have spent most of my first fourty-two years searching for who I am, what makes me special, and what...