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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...
steven-belanger's picture
Sep.13.2013
So I've been away for much longer than usual.  Exhaustion, work, sinus infections and some serious insomnia (so bad that, despite a lifetime with the issue, I had to take a sick day for it for the first time), but I'm plugging along.  Here are a few quick considerations in the...
dale-estey's picture
May.27.2013
Of an early Saturday morning I was roused from my bed by the klaxon sound of the fire alarm. Intense and insistent. It meant business. We are told not to take fire alarms for granted. I acted accordingly. Out of bed. Into clothes. Grab my memory stick. Out into the hallway. There was no smell of...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Dec.30.2012
Back from Utah, we foraged for fruit on the deserted campus: olives in a small grove, grapefruit down the block, rotting on the ground, lemons across the street, persimmons behind the bookstore, out of reach, even with the fruit-picker. A few tourists. We walked home via a pomegranate. Unpacked the...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Nov.02.2011
Last week, I walked into Verizon with my younger son andbought a new phone.  Wait, it's not a new phone.  It's a tiny, itty computer with the notion of phone.  It's a "phone" with more power, 8 times over, than the first computer that I purchased back in the stone ages.  It's a...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.07.2011
      I was away for the weekend and returned late. There was a phone message. I would do nothing about it at that hour but . . . I listened to it anyway. It was a garble of words just out of reach and sounds as if through water. The backdrop to a horror movie or an opaque dream. It...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Feb.11.2010
Like all of you I have a myriad of day to day chores, most of which I'd like to wriggle my nose at and make go away. But Samantha is no longer with us and even if she was it's still our problem not hers.  Each day the choices sits before me like they were written on a chalkboard: start the laundry...
frances-talamantes's picture
Jan.13.2009
  The phone can be a source of great irritation to me. What drives me up a wall –high up a wall- is making business calls. It sounds so nice that you can do your commercial dealings by phone. Why, you are just a phone call away, so they say. What they really mean is that you are maybe 20 to 30...
brenda-farrar-ejemai's picture
Nov.29.2008
HANG UP THE PHONE!  10 to 15 years ago, the number of people who owned a cell phone was much less than it is today.   I can remember having a cell phone when many people didn’t.  However, post-9/11 has made having a cell a necessity. I know this is true, being a person born and raised in New York...
edmund-jenks's picture
Oct.14.2008
In the 1980s, McKinsey & Co forecast a world maket of 900,000 phones by the year 2000. Today, 900,000 handsets are sold every three days. Image Credit: The Next WebEnterprise Mobility Born Twenty-Five Years Ago It's hard to imagine but yesterday, Oct. 13, 2008 marked the 25th anniversary of the...