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michael-seidel's picture
Jul.30.2012
I've been thinking about luck  today. I've had good luck. Back when I broke my neck -- Yes, I had a broken neck. More amazing, it was my second broken neck. More amazing, I was not renderd a parapalegic or a quadrapalegic. And that's the story of my luck.  The ward I was in after my...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.30.2012
I've been thinking again about not giving up. There's no thoughts of giving up in me right now. That's not where this is coming from. This comes from people I know who did not give up. One was an Air Force colonel I knew while stationed at Clark AP in the PI. A typhoon was wreaking its way across...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.17.2012
Jon Lord, the organist of Deep Purple, passed away at 71 years old. After reading Bob Mustin's Red Room post about the song "Smoke On The Water",  I began remembering Deep Purple songs. "Smoke On The Water" finished its brain run. Now "Lazy" is playing in my head. Speaking of smoke,...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.13.2012
One of the many reasons I hope I am granted long life is that I think it is going to take me quite a while to finish rewiring my brain. For instance, if you are like me, a cache in your mind holds a photo album crammed with snapshots of decisive moments from your personal history. You know the...
marissa-mullins's picture
Jul.08.2012
Two fireplaces remainin this house, built in the Twenties.Their elegance long-lost,forever-gone,each leftover mantela home for knick-knacks, smallframed pictures, newly received letters. The living room boasts a fancyoil heater – modern,square box of fire –heat roaring behind tiny doors,the ring...
judee-fong's picture
Jul.07.2012
Memory is a tricky thing. In moments of chaos and trauma, witnesses tend to remember bits and pieces of whatever happened. Action, bits of dialogue and background sounds are like pieces of a puzzle without any picture to assemble the pieces against. Writing a murder mystery is comparable to...
robert-earle's picture
Jul.04.2012
My last blog was about likeable versus unlikeable characters in fiction and a comment I received about it prompted me to ponder a related issue...and story. The issue is writing about family members directly and the sensitivity associated with it.  My general practice is to avoid writing about...
vincent-louis-carrella's picture
May.17.2012
For the boy there is always a question. What is this? What is that? Names and origins. An endless string of why's and how comes. Those are the little explosions that make the motor turn. All these little journeys that I take into the country of myself. I ask myself, why am I this? Why I do feel...
vincent-louis-carrella's picture
May.17.2012
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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
May.15.2012
You know it's a bad day when your computer recognition program doesn't recognize you. Frankly, I don't blame mine. How shocked it must have been this morning to see the me sitting in front of it, googly glasses, hair like wire, face like putty, eyes watery. I didn't even recognize myself. "Who the...