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jill-jepson's picture
Jun.04.2012
My mother was a fearful person, and mainly what she feared was shame. She was terrified that someone might enter her house when it wasn’t span clean. That one of her children might pick her nose in public. That her slip might be showing when she went into the Liberty Supermarket for canned beets....
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
May.12.2012
Here we are at that day of days, celebrating our mothers. Each year I have knots in my stomach as I think of my mother.  Mothers are meant to nurture us, to give us love and support, to make us the most important thing in their life. Ideally they are disciplinarians, firm but not harsh, guides...
barbara-froman's picture
May.10.2012
I have a long, raw silk, fuchsia scarf—a color so electric that it screams “Morning person,” which I am not.  But I wear it because the shade is silly enough to make me laugh, and the silk is soft enough to make me feel pampered.  Mostly, though, I wear it because it was a gift from my...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Apr.19.2012
she walked on knives to gain a voice                                     I was There, Axel, Adrienne Rich     The...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.17.2012
Deborah Batterman's new ebook, just published as a Kindle Single, is intimate and inventive. The linked essays in Because My Name is Mother are rich with telling details. Objects and everyday acts resonate until we can see ourselves in the vivid moments the author creates. There's the photograph...
lou-allin's picture
Apr.04.2012
Recently I was able to get in touch with a friend from my childhood in Cleveland. I hadn't seen her since we graduated from high school. I learned to my gladness that her mother was still alive and nearly eighty-eight, but that she was very ill. Not long after, she passed away. Looking at the on-...
joan-hanna's picture
Mar.27.2012
My husband's mother, Marilyn, passed away last week on the vernal equinox which was fitting since spring was her favorite season of the year. During the course of preparing Marilyn's funeral the family shared stories about how much she loved spring and how she was always gardening. In fact,...
leah-maines's picture
Mar.21.2012
  What My Mother Taught Me                         for Beth and the girls     The teacher takes the time to teach It is much easier to do the job one’s self But The...
carl-david's picture
Mar.20.2012
My interview aired today at 12pm PST at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself . If you miss it, it will be downloadable tomorrow http://expressyourselfteenradio.com/ Literacy and Writing | VoiceAmerica™ www.voiceamerica.com Literacy and Writing Be the Star You Are!® is a literacy...
carl-david's picture
Mar.20.2012
My interview aired today at 12pm PST at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself . If you miss it, it will be downloadable tomorrow http://expressyourselfteenradio.com/ Literacy and Writing | VoiceAmerica™ www.voiceamerica.com Literacy and Writing Be the Star You Are!® is a literacy...