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mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.24.2009
It all started with a cat. The cat set the scene. The memory starts with me on my way home from work wondering what to get hubby for Christmas. We were living in Kensington then, close to Berkeley and barely managed to pay the rent on a very expensive apartment. Still, we were so happy with so...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.23.2009
And the house is all cosy and lit with candles and the tree is regal and the food is good. And I thank the table and those at it and weep a  tear for times past, for the ghosts that haunt me, the ones that persist in knocking on my door at this time of year. What do I do? I welcome them in. I say...
jason-thrift's picture
Dec.23.2009
When I think about my favorite christmas ever, it's hard to put a finger on the best one of all.  It's surreal sometimes what you remember about Christmas, the good and the bad.  It's what defines you as a person and helps you to focus on that which matters most in your life.  I can remember so...
kimberly-jackson's picture
Dec.22.2009
Since before Halloween my six year old has been singing the "I want" song that most kids start singing. It actually got old by Nov 1st but I did start threatening to tell "Santa Claus" until Dec 1st (A lot of self control on my part-LOL). It really bothered me that Connor was...
zachary-appanaitis's picture
Dec.22.2009
Throughout the novel that I am close to finishing, my narrator tends to break down universal truths about human nature and the psychological needs everyone possesses.  In my opinion, this breaks down to the need to feel loved, to be appreciated, and to be given a sense of worth.  What other...
leslie-scott's picture
Dec.22.2009
It seems Elizabeth Gilbert has attracted both an enormous fan club and hate club simultaneously. I don't know about you, but if I don't like the book I'm reading, I just pass it on to someone else or donate it to the library.   Glazing through a couple of pages of Amazon.com reviews makes you...
lindsey-baugh's picture
Dec.21.2009
With so many bad things happening in the world, it seems hard to remember the true reason for the season.  I’m not talking about Brittany Murphy’s untimely death or any of the other celebs that have died in the past year.  I am talking about something that hits a little bit closer to home.  It was...
heather-koelle's picture
Dec.21.2009
THINKING IN SILENT SELF LANGUAGE   He asks for me to think, Silently , In that language of myself, That language that has already taken me all the way up and all the way down  and to all the edges of everything, everything Because he took me there To all those places, And they were wonderful,and...
mary-verdick's picture
Dec.21.2009
Having been a teacher for five years and an editor for more than sixteen, it’s no secret Mary Verdick loves words. The author of numerous children’s books and stories, this prolific lady has also penned four adult fiction novels. Her latest release, As Long as He Needs Me −a psychological novel of...
catherine-nagle's picture
Dec.20.2009
"To  him that overcome will I give to eat of the tree of life"  Revelation 2:7. My mother used to say to us that we could always get another husband, but we can never get another mother. To me, there was no mother in the world greater than mine. That’s not to say that some of my siblings...