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kate-clinton's picture
Nov.17.2010
The mid-term auction kicked my ass.  The gushers of money, the belly-up Dems, the betadyned Reps, the gloating media, my bummin' friends.  At first I tried to be cheery but the jowly seditious Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Michele Bachman's pretzel logs of thought, the face of W on his...
rosy-cole's picture
Nov.14.2010
    They have cut down the trees on which I hung my thoughts for rearrangement into coherent patterns     The branches were arteries that turned my inspiration into textured leaf evergreen, sturdy, holm oaks     from the Mediterranean whispering of sunflowers...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.24.2010
  The last article of the Two Minds theme I've fabricated from the October/November 2010 issue ofThe Writer’s Chronicle has to do with D.H. Lawrence and his fascination with the Etruscan culture in what is now Italy. Lawrence was well-traveled and had a consuming interest in antiquities. This added...
allan-james-cox's picture
Oct.10.2010
It's What You Do And When You Do It That Matters 1. When you wake up tomorrow, make your cells happy. Give thanks to your blood, water and amniotic fluid. Where would you be without them? 2. Tech guru Alan Kay has said perspective is worth 80 IQ points. He couldn't be more right--a carload of...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.12.2010
  Stalingrad – How The Red Army Triumphed, by Michael K. Jones   I loved it, I hated it. First, let me give you the thumbs-down part, and then finish on an uptick.   The book is promoted as that awful battle seen, not through the eyes of generals and strategists, but through the...
lynda-fitzgerald's picture
Jun.09.2010
What does age take away from us?  More than it gives?  Ask a dozen people, and you'll get a lot of different answers, but all to many will say a simple, "Yes." Some see age as a bad thing.  Ironically, these are usually the same people who were in a hurry to get to high school or turn...
mary-wilkinson's picture
May.26.2010
Coley is lucky because he gets to wear muddy Wellington boots all year long and a tatty woollen hat and a ragged sweater and stand in his yard and look at the sheds and the shit and the wheelbarrow and the cat basking in the corner by the white wall where the wild flowers grow, cascading like blood...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Apr.01.2010
I preface this piece with the knowledge that both my mother and sister follow my blog postings.  I hope what I write here provokes them to write their own version of events, whether fact or fiction, adding their own unique perspective, their own truths. Let our words find the same type of...
robert-gray's picture
Mar.03.2010
  lost cause in a few thousand yearswhen the remnantfragments of our lostcivilization siftthrough the fingersof an eager archaeologist will she feel after allthe documents and dvdsthe rage that runs throughthe credit cards and christmaslights the empty tea bagscoffee cups and jesus prints and...
kasmik-zenter's picture
Nov.10.2009
Curiously, I have been a prisoner of my own mind, awaiting someone or something to release me. Thoughts and perceptions had deceived me into thinking I  possessed an open mind as I watched life through a glass prison door. A catalyst move me; a liberator of perspective relinquished the hold and...