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mara-buck's picture
Mar.09.2014
  Verge Whitcomb didn’t believe in daylight savings time. Refused to manually adjust any of his keywind clocks. He and his wife Marion had no electricity. Verge listened to a battery radio and read the paper by a kerosene lamp. Marion sewed on a treadle Singer, washed clothes with a wringer...
mara-buck's picture
Oct.03.2013
  My recent shaking of the submission tree is beginning to bear fruit. I am very pleased to announce that the literary journal Pithead Chapel has selected my essay “Florence and Marion” for their October issue. What a lovely way to begin the month! http://pitheadchapel.com/florence-and-marion...
sandra-o-briant's picture
Jun.20.2013
    My first boss and mentor at ASU, Dr. Bernie Jackson, said birthdays were not a good measure of the passing of human time.  He preferred the term 'age-days', those unpredictable twists in life when you arrive at a point where you feel that you're in the right place at the right...
steven-belanger's picture
Jun.15.2013
Photo: Paperback cover from the book's Wikipedia page. I read this one in a couple of hours, just after finishing Stephen King's Joyland.  They're both published by Hard Case Crime, and they both have covers of big-breasted, younger dames--covers of a scene you won't find in the story...
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Apr.02.2013
WELCOME NEW AND LONG TIME SUBSCRIBERS! Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls of wisdom...
mara-buck's picture
Dec.30.2012
  Weary with work and years,  my father would never make it through to midnight and he would snore as the ball dropped, and on the floral sofa --- the one with the dog-chewed arms --- my mother would every year nudge him, there it is, look it’s happening, and he would roll his eyes open...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.02.2012
photo: Farmer's Wife in Clogs, 1892 by Louis Roy, from 1st-art-gallery.com   Check out this website, 1892farmwife.blogspot.com.  As the link suggests, it's a diary of a Maine farmer's wife in 1892.  Doesn't sound interesting?  Well, I thought so, too, but since I was doing...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.29.2012
Kafka spent his working life as a functionary in the bureaucratic monolith of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And when the empire disappeared - he kept his job. Yes, he was that good. One of the most recent published books of his works consist of his reports to the government about worker care. His...
angel-logan's picture
May.02.2012
Serendipity ... May 2012 WELCOME NEW AND LONG TIME SUBSCRIBERS! Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and...
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Mar.06.2012
I consider myself to be a reasonable person.  I am sure there are those who would disagree with me, but that's another story.  Regardless, I particularly consider myself reasonable in regards to my political views.  This attitude seems to be putting me at odds with the party that I...