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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.26.2009
My first marriage was one created out of love and desire but also need and practicality, too.  By the time we ended up in South Lake Tahoe standing in front of the drunken (he'd been at another wedding or two before ours) justice or Reverend or minister, my finally husband and I had a ten-month-old...
david-moolten's picture
Dec.24.2009
       My favorite Christmas was the year my father returned.   We sat where we always sat in the living room, leaning from our chairs, poised to start tearing at the flimsy paper, my sisters smiling and pointing at the orange seat covers on the furniture our mother still protected for...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.23.2009
Would his ghost have stood waiting near the coffee maker among neon lights for his post-dinner beverage? The news that Mirza Ghalib's haveli (mansion), which was restored only 10 years ago, was used for a wedding reception is rather appalling. Imagine people in their finery jostling among the poet...
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...
janet-sierzant's picture
Dec.16.2009
  The Shire, a dwelling in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle-earth is the perfect place for a young woman like Amanda Marcella, who does not fare well on her own. Sheltered within her marriage, she tries to escape the pressures of society. But the outside world has a way of creeping...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Dec.09.2009
They say role reversal can pep up your marriage.  My husband is home this week chilling on the couch. I'm at work.   Okay, okay, I don't normally spend my days when he's not home on the couch in front of a roaring fire popping bon bons, but, you know, I sometimes get the impression my husband...
amy-king's picture
Dec.08.2009
8122009 Like it or not, parallels exist between the two separate-but-similar battles for civil rights.  I received some flack the other day for posting the title statement on my Facebook page (“Gay is the new black.”), and in turn, learned there is some resistance against aligning the two...
kate-marshall's picture
Dec.01.2009
I'm not a good lover.  In fact I'm very bad lover, but not in the Mae West way.  I'm talking about my ability to make my S.O. feel loved, not the ability to please him in bed (we can talk about that another day).  One year I made my own helper, a fill-in-the-blank journal that I then filled in and...
tina-b-tessina's picture
Nov.18.2009
It's almost December, and year end  is the time when a lot of energy is spent on making resolutions, most of which we don’t manage to keep.  So, this year, I propose a different kind of resolution. Will you join me in resolving to create a year of peace?   Peace begins inside yourself.  When you...
jennifer-knox's picture
Nov.13.2009
A Meditation On Marriage | Part Two | [AFTER SIX MONTHS OF MARRIAGE] It's been less than a year since I wrote the essay below [See Part One]. I have been married since 4/20/09 So... were my fears warranted or merely a reflection of my neurosis? I think there's a strong argument for the later...