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hope-edelman's picture
Jan.27.2011
If anyone had told me when my daughter was born that one day I'd take her to a shaman for healing, I would have laughed. Me? Ha! Never. But soon after she turned 3, I found myself carrying her into a Mayan healer's cabin in Belize. I tell the story in "The Possibility of Everything," a...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Jan.11.2011
A copy of my book, Beer, Blood & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, is going to be a piece of set décor on a primetime network sitcom. You know, like that statue of Superman that Jerry Seinfeld keeps in his apartment, or the still in Hawkeye's tent in M*A*S*H* or the framed...
david-valdes-greenwood's picture
Nov.21.2010
The stranger purses her lips and then shakes her head sadly. “Well, I guess I didn’t make an impression on you.” When she says this, we are standing in the busy playground across from Diva’s school. I’m happily passing a sunny late fall afternoon chatting with other parents I don’t yet know. Except...
david-valdes-greenwood's picture
Nov.05.2010
“So when, exactly, does the ‘threat and reward’ period end?” When I asked this innocent question two summers ago, I was sitting in the home of The Hubby’s cousins, The O’s. The O’s have four school-aged children, and they always make the whole damn process of parenthood look so manageable that it...
pamela-hawley's picture
Jul.28.2010
An Early Start on Entrepreneurship This was an early memory, and my earliest memory as an entrepreneur.  At age 10 I set up a store called  “Pam’s Place” in my room.  I had this Dutch half door in my room.  I put up a colorful sign for my new business, unlocked the top portion of the door, and...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
Jul.11.2010
Everyone has a To Kill a Mockingbird story, and Friday night, late, someone asked me if I had one, too. Of course, I did. It wasn't the story that people who know me might expect, although I do have a couple of good ones. Among them is this, an exceprt from the short essay you can read if you want...
w-russell-robinson's picture
Jun.02.2010
Patterns, I function well when I have structure and patterns. With systems in place, I feel more secure. Today, I reached out to a friend to help me restore some fiscal order in my life because simply put, how things went down this month were sloppy. I hate sloppy. When things are sloppy, the...
george-h-schofield's picture
Apr.09.2010
-as published in Living Family Style  http://www.livingouteast.com   He was a small man, bald early in life. I remember him wearing suits and ties and striped silk boxer shorts and tank-top undershirts and garters at his calves to hold up his socks. The pockets of his maroon silk bathrobe...
barbara-boyer's picture
Jan.27.2010
Jen, my daughter, and me were in the garage partaking in some nicotine when my daughter began to share a conversation she had with my 4-year-old grandson, Lex, the evening before. Lex affirmed to his momma that he used to sleep in the bassinet that is now in the playroom downstairs. Yes, my...
jessica-doyle's picture
Dec.07.2009
I'm starting to seriously wonder about the sanity of anyone who choses to become a parent.  I mean, I totally see how traveling the accidental pregnancy railroad ends in parenthood.  I understand how incredibly tempting it is to climb aboard that train (or its conductor) with little thought to how...