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susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Jan.19.2014
                                                "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face"-Victor Hugo         Life is a...
jane-wilson's picture
Jan.17.2014
My family was forgiving. When someone did something stupid, we'd all say, "Never do that, again." If someone received a disappointing grade on a test, we said, "Try harder, next time."  If our car slid off the road or one of us lost a job, we all said, "You can always make more money." ...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Jan.16.2014
                                                  "The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."-Linus Pauling     I am surprised when I...
dixie-swanson's picture
Jan.14.2014
Time passes and change can be difficult. But why is it so hard for American women to mature with grace and finesse? In France, there is a gentle, respectful term for a woman in her middle years. She is “une femme d’un certain age.” A woman of a certain age. She respects herself and therefore...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.14.2014
I have never been comfortable with the phrase, "not my problem," but I'm learning. In the past, thinking or saying such a thing seemed harsh, insensitive. Granted, it may not be my problem, but to just blatantly declare my distance felt…mean.  Then I learned this Polish saying and I'm...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Jan.13.2014
                                              Carl Gustav Jung wrote, "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness...". Everyone has some sadness in their...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.13.2014
There are basics in everything, even parenting. I read this article today about wardrobe basics.  I'm forever trying to stock my closet so I look like…well, someone super cool.  It never works, and I default to the navy blue T-shirt and jeans just about every day, but it's still a new...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.13.2014
We're talking about illness and death.  That's why I exercise so much, one man says, to keep me healthier as I grow older.  Oh, if it all were all so simple.  All our plans and executions are so simple, aren't they?  We dream of a life and make it so, right?  Fall in love,...
evan-pullins's picture
Jan.12.2014
I want to be a writer someone remembers. Not just a weird kid who writes in parking lots or who scribbles on napkins in restaurants. I want to be a force to be reckoned with, someone who is drab and fancy at the same time. I want to write screenplays, win awards, and have my name emblazoned on...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Jan.12.2014
Piercing blue eyes, he, curved into his core, a hand that trembles; white hair, a lazy leg. Making his living, in the last stages of his life, washing away the grime, making sure we can see clearly, daydream through those clear windows, watch the passerby. I see him from time to time. The last,...