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rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.21.2012
My brother, who is twenty years older than I am, took me to my first baseball game when I was a young girl. It was the Oakland A’s. He didn’t know it, but I had a crush on Jose Canseco. I remember how shy I was. I remember wanting the free bag that the stadium was giving away, but we didn’t make it...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.14.2012
If Mo Yan had chosen to live in a swanky hideout in the nowhere space offered as asylum, there would be much jubilation over his being awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Instead, he lives in China, was educated in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) school. He is the bad guy, not...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.12.2012
A memory rises from my grandmother’s kitchen. I saw a little bird outside, through the sliding glass door. I pointed and said, “mira, un pájaro.” My grandmother scolded me in the nicest way and even made me laugh. “No! No es pah-ha-doh. Se dice pájaro” (“No! It’s not pah-ha-doh. You say pájaro”),...
jm-cornwell's picture
Oct.09.2012
I didn't get much work done yesterday, not with the bloody nose and the roofers making all kinds of noise. I did better this morning since I slept in and they finished up their work and went their way without waking me up. Tells me just how tired I was from yesterday's sturm und drang. Last...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.26.2012
Fresh raspberries, delivered by a friend. Marijiuana's overpowering skunkweed as I pass a house. Fresh cut grass and a two stroke's oily exhaust.  I breathed deep and held them in, summoning genies of memories and thoughts, happiness and nostalgia.  Cigarette smoke. Pipe smoke. Diesel...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.26.2012
Are you this or are you that? This and that. These and those. Multiple personalities? No. Just a few dimensions to one. The query is often posed when I swing from one ‘mood’ to another/others. As a writer, it is important to have these mood swings. In fact, I am promiscuous with my writings. ‘...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.25.2012
New articles have been published about what it used to be like, like 15,000 years ago.  They've found ceramic pieces in Croatia, remnants from an ice age. Folks are excited. It's more ceramics that our ancestors left in one place than all the other places combined. Experts didn't think...
lee-romano-sequeira's picture
Sep.19.2012
“I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.” ~ Mitch Hedberg  Ciao a Tutti, I’ve been so busy lately, but just had to post something new TODAY to get my last post (the dreaded Snooki hybrid) off the top of the page. Besides, after that post Madness was just begging for a touch of class, so...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.13.2012
After reading 9/11 remembrances, I thought, where would I rather be than here and now? A friend mentioned that he was in the Army stationed in Germany in 1956, the year I was born. And I, unthinkingly, replied, "That was a good time to be in Europe." He laughed. "Sure, we just had the Cold War with...
annette-talbert's picture
Sep.11.2012
I was sitting in class with my students this morning filling in today's date on their test booklets, when a student asked, "Do you remember 9/11? " I was briefly taken aback. Of course I remember that fateful September day eleven years ago, but I realized the students in my class were only two...