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mya-speeks's picture
Mar.23.2014
Somewhere around 1 in the morning After several Mexican cervezas  and a rousing night of seafood,   Scandal  and thanks   I realized  that this version of me  was not an apparition   This was  and is  Me   I wasn't going anywhere I wasn't fading...
mya-speeks's picture
Mar.23.2014
Somewhere around 1 in the morning After several Mexican cervezas  and a rousing night of seafood,   Scandal  and thanks   I realized  that this version of me  was not an apparition   This was  and is  Me   I wasn't going anywhere I wasn't fading...
leigh-johnston's picture
Feb.18.2014
I am a psychologist who has worked in various Immigration Detention Centres around Australia and the Australasian region. For many years I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers supporting their journey of healing from torture and trauma. I have seen over time with my own eyes what people in...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.19.2013
December 19     Crazy Time   Picking the right time to be crazy seems to be the key to getting away with it.  Wanting to get away with it slants the field a tad.  What crazy is changes from place to place, which puts all the more emphasis on the timing.  The...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.12.2013
November 12     Olive Juice   For whatever the reason olives are often pitted and once they are pit-less there seems to rise an irresistible urge to fill that wound, whether with pimento or children’s cubby little fingers as they fish them from the can.  There is an opening, an...
randy-kadish's picture
Oct.07.2013
... Finally, my work week ended. I spent my days off lying on my couch, watching movies and TV, and trying to numb my pain. I went to a Twelve Step meeting. Terribly ashamed of my great depression, I didn’t talk about it. Then I had to go back to work.  Like an angler wading upstream one step...
randy-kadish's picture
Sep.19.2013
  ... I opened my eyes and looked forward to my monthly therapy session. It arrived, finally. I told Matt I’d gotten a clean bill of health. "That’s great news.” I told Matt about Dan, and then I spoke about my recent disappointments. “And what does all that mean?” Matt asked. “What do you...
fran-lewis's picture
Jun.21.2013
Walks On The Margins Told in two voices: Kathy Brandt and Max Maddox An artist’s palette contains many colors and within these colors some envision images, pictures and scenes that either comprise events in their lives or what they think should be part of their lives. Manic Depression is defined...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.01.2013
  May 1     Terry Bradshaw   When someone wants to take the easy way out I condemn them for wanting ease and fail to register that they want out.  I hear a whine when in fact it’s a cry.  A challenge is rarely passed up by the able bodied, but must be foregone by the...
ron-lavalette's picture
Apr.22.2013
He’s about six and a half feet tall, and sweatier than a Sumo wrestler in a steam room. He’s ordered his monsterburger, his Mega Coke, and his oversized fries and he’s crowding out the four-foot-nothing mother in line ahead of him, her toddler tugging on her untucked T-shirt, to the point where...