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farzana-versey's picture
Apr.24.2012
He makes bastards. No one is quite willing to use the term, for not only does he portray himself as a Samaritan, but also a sort of sexual evangelist. Instead of the Word, he doles out semen. You’ve probably read the reports about Dutchman Ed Houben, who has fathered 82 babies with different women...
annabelle-gurwitch's picture
Apr.17.2012
Since the 1960s, scores of mothers in America have shared in the experience of reading P. D. Eastman's classic tale Are you My Mother? to their children. A silly and heartwarming story unfolds as a confused little bird mistakes it's mother for a cow, a car and a shovel, but the deeper meaning is...
kristine-holmgren's picture
Mar.14.2012
My childhood improved the moment my father left. I had to grow up, of course,  to know it. Now, Mary Pols has written a book celebrating the joys and freedoms of single-motherhood and I salute her.  Accidentally on Purpose is a memoir honoring her own experience and the experience of...
li-lovett's picture
Feb.14.2012
We stood in the middle of a deserted parking lot, a few miles past the Yosemite National Park entrance. My friend handed my son the lantern, which cast a soothing glow into the coal black darkness. She was itching for a short hike to the falls, but my four-year-old knew he’d have none of it. We’d...
modi-ramos's picture
Jan.30.2012
First and foremost, I just want to say that pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Growing a life inside of me is more fulfilling than anything else I have ever done outside of being a wife to my husband. That being said, pregnancy is also one of the strangest, happiest, emotionally intense, over-the-top...
aliki-mcelreath's picture
Jan.15.2012
  I've shifted the time I swim laps at the pool from lunchtime (around noon) to 8:00 am. While others might shudder at the thought of jumping into a lukewarm pool at 7:45 or 8:00 on these wintry dark mornings, I like it. I hate feeling groggy, and a brisk swim workout first thing certainly...
naseem-rakha's picture
Jan.09.2012
  About these photos, they were taken on September 11, 2001 on Lake Champlain in Vermont. Chuck, Elijah and I were on vacation when we heard the news.  Reeling, I took Elijah to the backyard where we played until sunset. Elijah, throwing stones off the dock and watching them splash and...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.28.2011
I’m reading a very unique and clever book called, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, by Carolyn Preston. Ms. Preston creates the fictional story of a young woman in the 1920′s through pictures and cuttings from a scrapbook. Frankie’s scrapbook begins with her high school...
mary-wagner's picture
Nov.23.2011
I'm not a photographer with a "fancy" camera. While I learned to love shooting film a long time ago in journalism school with a borrowed 35 millimeter SLR, the last few years have seen me celebrate the joy of shooting with a digital camera. And my specifications for a digital camera are only two...
aliki-mcelreath's picture
Nov.14.2011
A friend of mine is trying to practice mindfulness--that is, the practice of stopping and reflecting on the moment, what you are feeling now as separate from what came before, and what might come after. You focus on physical and emotional sensations, and on your body's needs and reactions, in order...