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steven-belanger's picture
Mar.05.2014
 Photo: Cover of the book, from imagesbn.com (bn.com; Barnes and Noble)   My friend Sheryl Sorrentino has crafted a sort of unique novel in a style that she calls "real fiction."  In an Afterword, she describes "real fiction" as "...provocative, culturally-inclusive stories that...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Feb.15.2014
                                                     I have known many people that constantly bring up the past... http://susanmarieschulhof.blogspot.com/2014/...
tracy-ewens's picture
Dec.31.2013
Ink. It is one thing to sit at a computer and type words on a screen.  I will admit that takes discipline and a mind for creating something out of nothing, but putting ink to paper seems like more to me. I know I tend to glamorize the past, but when Jane Austen sat down to write she used a...
fran-lewis's picture
Dec.16.2013
Recipes for A Sacred Life: Rivvy Neshama Recipes come in many tastes, varieties, and books, presented on cooking shows and sometimes created by you in your own kitchen. But, the recipes I am going to share with you are not ones that you can eat but are recipes that will embrace you as a person,...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.07.2013
Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, andThe Road To Roughneck Grace, by Michael Perry   There’s a lot to say about this book, and I don’t think I can say it all in a blog post. First, the serendipity: some 6-7 years ago, when I was doing a lot of driving for various reasons, the missus gave me a...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.29.2013
I thought I saw you walking by. But light, time and memory were toying with my wistfulness. You’d been replaced by a bush.  Funny, because I thought it was walking.  I thought it was moving. I thought it was you.  There was no one to tell, no one to understand.  Only you would...
evan-pullins's picture
Nov.26.2013
Dark grey roads and signage ahead, I do not falter. Freezing rain and whipping winds, I do not stumble, for I know where I am going. The clouds parted as I left; their heavy bodies moved just to let the light fall on my face. The warmth nuzzled close to my skin, oils and blemishes, dry and cracked...
susan-marie-schulhof's picture
Oct.27.2013
 Buddha offered the advice, "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." This advice could not be more appropriate for me today.  Read more...
ashen-venema's picture
Aug.04.2013
Starnbergersee     Two languages, two rhythms, two patterns, two spheres, two perceptions … last week I attended a re-union of my primary school class in Bavaria. Around 20 of us turned up.  The event included a ship ride on the lake that marks the geography of my childhood – ...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.04.2013
    Creative Nonfiction, Spring 2013 - Lust, Lies & Bad Behavior, True Stories of Southern Sin   This was an interesting issue - and one I submitted for. I didn’t expect to have my piece accepted - it’s always a bit like grabbing the brass ring. Nonetheless, I held off reading...