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charles-killeen's picture
Oct.31.2013
I'm angry! Dylan Thomas said it and I understand it too well. "Rage, rage, against the dying of the light!" I'm in that mode. Friends say, "oh, you're not gonna die, you're gonna live another twenty years." My first reaction to that is, "what did I do to you?" Another twenty years of this? Sorry,...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.25.2013
August 25     Echidna’s Child   The difference between perplexed paranoia and procrastination is sometimes a subtle distinction.  The confusion which swirls, confounding me along my trudge, gets the name of procrastinator.  I am not at all sure I should continue to call it...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.17.2013
I admit, my first thought was not one of sympathy, but “Hope it is not a Muslim” on hearing about the bomb blasts.   Is she dead? Injured? Her limbs blown off? I will never know. I knew her only as a pseudonym. She often spoke about training for the marathon. She was, from all accounts,...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.27.2012
Everyone has a hobby, don't they?  Well, they should.  Doctors say that a good hobby can reduce stress.  Others say it gives you something to do.   Hobbies of scrapbooking and dollhouses fascinate the edges of my mind.  I don't go out looking for information about these...
moni-schott's picture
Oct.22.2012
He sits hunched at the kitchen table in a dark cap and sunglasses tinted orange. A murky blue curtain on the window opposite is part way drawn to reveal only a slice of the waking morning. He’s already thinking about how he must drive to the supermarket today. His eyes dart around him. What if they...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.18.2012
Ennui, more than rage. How many Muslims with open mouths does the world want to look at? What demons, what paranoia is it? Why can't I get to see Terry Jones on a magic carpet burning a book and spreading its ashes on the 'secular' believers? Oh, we are not like that. That is Rick Samtorum, Pam...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.30.2012
If you walk into a New York restaurant and hear some people talking in Urdu, they could be terrorists. That is what NYPD wants you to believe. It boggles the mind that after years of US occupation of Afghanistan, the city police have not figured out that the Taliban – assuming they are the...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.25.2012
  August 25     AUTUMN       The falling leaves slap my hand as I ride the road at fifty miles per, my arm dangling The trees are shedding their masquerade Exposed they stand stark, stripped Naked to the soul The growth of this year's yearning waves on the fringe I can...
alex-fraser's picture
Mar.15.2012
Another welcome wet day in the Bay Area. I spent my time attempting to send off an important piece of information to my correspondent in the East.  Unfortunately, my computer kept failing just as I was about to send it off.  [Do the demons of several days back still lurk about?  Is...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.16.2012
It is not people of the faith that are fearful of their belief being damaged but the purveyors of phobia who are scared stiff that their little world is not as large as they’d like it to be.   The timing could not have been more serendipitous and ironic. Around the time when the Deoband Darul...