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joshua-keidan's picture
Feb.05.2012
It must have been such an awesome experience. Just one that makes you pauses and think. 15,000 years ago people went to sleep praying that the sun would come up in the morning. They knew there were mornings, but they never knew if the next morning the same thing would occur. In fact if you look at...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.05.2012
  January 5 THE BAG   I saw a bag at the top of a tall tree.  Full of air, the wind pushing it; it rocked back and forth, held by the stub of a branch.  It is so beautiful, so lucky, so blessed. My sponsor frowns.  “Beautiful, yes,” she says.  “Lucky and blessed?...
yolande-barial's picture
Dec.08.2011
I was listening to Joel Osteen on television and he was talking about having the right perspective. He said that perspective is about how you see a situation. He told of a man that complained that he didn't have any shoes until he met a man who didn't have any feet. If we complain about where we...
randy-mitchell's picture
Nov.29.2011
 The Holidays in general gives us all an opportunity each year to reflect on the people, circumstances, and things we have to be thankful for. The energy in the air during December always seems to be (at least for me) very positive and uplifting; a little cleaner and crisp, and filled with...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.23.2011
I write science fiction and fantasy/urban fantasy. I've been reading Peter Hessler's "River Town" along with non-fiction books regarding WWI and the Korean War. These are useful for helping me shift out of my paradigm of cozy middle class America and looking at my alien worlds with new eyes. Anyone...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.28.2011
I made pancakes for breakfast yesterday. I don't often fix a big breakfast anymore. My teenagers stumble out of their rooms like moles emerging from their tunnels; blinking and shading their eyes from the bright sunlight. With a few mumbled syllables they head for the t.v., the computer or the...
lisa-heeren's picture
Jul.24.2011
E. E. Cummings once wrote that "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."  Many of us, me included, have let life kind of happen to us. We've not created what we wanted us to be, but have just reacted to whatever way the wind blew us.  Jobs, friendships, situations seem...
keith-pyeatt's picture
Jul.18.2011
Perspective is important. We learn and re-learn that as we grow older (or so I hear *smile*). Perspective helps control anxiousness. It's easier to let go of worries after stepping back and realizing that we're worked up over something that doesn't matter much in the bigger picture of our lives...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.06.2011
  I remember as a little boy pointing to things, and calling out their names to one parent or another. As I got older and watched other tots doing the same thing, it occurred that this wasn't just an exercise in recognition and naming through language. This was what now seems a deep-seated...
carol-wiley-cassella's picture
Feb.08.2011
Twenty years ago, right after my boyfriend presented me with his great-grandmother's diamond engagement ring, I decided to buy him a gift. I wandered into a men's store near Pike Place Market. The windows were filled with black leather vests and motorcycle boots, but a few mannequins were tucked...