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dixie-swanson's picture
Jan.14.2014
Time passes and change can be difficult. But why is it so hard for American women to mature with grace and finesse? In France, there is a gentle, respectful term for a woman in her middle years. She is “une femme d’un certain age.” A woman of a certain age. She respects herself and therefore...
ashen-venema's picture
Aug.19.2013
Knowledge is not the rare gem it used to be. Then again, without recording, analysing, sorting, summarising, calculating and disseminating mega quantities of data we’d have none of our ingenious toys to play with. Without statistics our systems would grind to a halt, and, yes, it’s annoying that...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.21.2013
This morning I posted a whine on Facebook - - all the things I need to do around the house, what with my wife suffering cancer, my aching, cartilage-less left knee - - and oh yeah, the impact of all this on my writing. As I re-considered that post while eating breakfast, I had to ask myself: Why...
michael-warren's picture
Jun.19.2013
According to the inventors of the Imago Therapy pseudo-psychological counseling technique, the Imago is "the person who can make us whole." This is akin to the psychological meaning of "an idealized image of a person." Living life as an image of your true self and looking to others to make your...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.20.2013
Here's a round-up of inspiring, intimate, important posts you might have missed, about fashioning your lives to fit you and being in the world as only you can be. To all of you, as Shirley Rivera -- who you'll meet below -- would say: big puffy heart. The bolded lines are Tweetable, so share...
mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.16.2013
It's official. Today I turn 54 years old and am quite happy about it. Compared to a year ago, I'm feeling like Lance on EPO, Barry on the Clear and Cream and Roger on HGH. I could throw myself a 90-mph slider and hit it in McCovey's Cove while riding a bicycle backward. How much you wanna make a...
steven-belanger's picture
Jun.21.2012
photo: book cover, from its Wikipedia site   "1922," the first one, was very good, far outshining the other three stories here, but slightly disappointing in the final paragraphs, which felt comicbook-like.  The writing is King's best in a long time, even if the theme and unreliable...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.03.2012
I am so inspired by the writings of Nebo and this is no less spawned by his seminal insight into spiritual awakening. There is a place in you and me that is the place of Divine Grace - where we've been touched, or are being touched even now, in ways inescapable...inexpressible...inexplicable....
joan-hovey's picture
May.25.2011
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen." --Willa Cather As a young girl I accompanied my grandmother to visit an aunt in the mental institution, once call The Provincial Lunatic asylum. We went in the streetcar. She spent much of her life...
katerina-kostaki's picture
Jul.23.2010
I was hovering at the bottom of a vast ocean abyss…My human essence  was buried within darkness and uncertainty, submerged in a dark and  impersonal void . Slowly I began to emerge from the dark abyss, and soon floated  to the point where the first ray of light spread most promising in abysmal...