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david-valdes-greenwood's picture
Jul.27.2011
My first reaction to the big news stories last weekend, first the shootings in Norway and then the death of Amy Winehouse, was to feel more sympathy for the slain Utøya kids. They were completely blameless. They had no hand in their own destruction; no one arrived to help until it was too late; no...
red-room-well-red's picture
Jun.19.2011
By Gina Misiroglu To celebrate Father's Day, June 19th, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about their dads, their own experiences as fathers, or other memorable stories about fatherhood. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to AOL's ParentDish and MyDaily channels, or to...
matthew-biberman's picture
Jun.19.2011
I am a father and I am a son. My father, Sid, lives with me and has since 2001. Back then, I was 34 and deeply resented this turn of events. People I knew assumed that somehow I had failed and had to boomerang back to live my dad. This is the story our culture has come to expect. It is the...
michael-boatman's picture
Jun.17.2011
"Daddy ... I don't feel good." I groaned. Loudly. I was hoping to "accidentally" wake up my wife so she could deal with my 4-year-old and her sick stomach. It was 3 a.m. I was tired and I had a TV show to do. But my wife, exhausted from continuous breast-feeding and caring for our teething 1-...
gina-misiroglu's picture
Jun.09.2011
To celebrate Mother's Day last month, I had pleasure to shepherd twelve exceptional and varied articles about mothers to AOL's Parentdish, Black Voices, Holidash, and MyDaily channels, or to Red Room's Editor's Picks blog list. I hope you'll read each one, and leave a comment on their Red Room blog...
chris-rodell's picture
May.09.2011
I don’t know of any writer who is satisfied with the number of readers he or she has. We all crave a larger audience. But if that larger audience for me remains elusive, let me express my sincere satisfaction that my readers include so many here at Red Room, including the people who organize it and...
red-room-well-red's picture
May.08.2011
By Gina Misiroglu To celebrate Mother's Day, May 8th, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about memorable motherhood moments. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to AOL's Parentdish, Black Voices, Holidash, and MyDaily channels, or to Red Room's Editor's Picks blog list. I...
zoe-fitzgerald-carter's picture
May.08.2011
If childhood had a soundtrack, mine would be the hammering keys and intermittent "ping" of a busy typewriter. From as far back as I can remember, my mother would regularly disappear into her study to write on her IBM Selectric, emerging hours later with piles of papers and empty coffee...
elizabeth-eslami's picture
May.08.2011
When I was 10, my mother took me out to the shed behind our house to ask me if she should divorce my father. "I'm thinking of leaving him," she said. "But you need to know what that would mean." She explained that she would have to go back to work for the first time since my...
jenny-block's picture
May.08.2011
I remember being scared. That's what I remember most about bringing my daughter home from the hospital 12 years ago, being scared. She was so tiny and perfect. A clean slate. I was afraid I would mess her up. What if I dropped her when I was carrying her? What if I smooshed her while we were...