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kate-marshall's picture
Sep.04.2013
Raise your hand if you took time to count your blessings today. Do I see a few hands? Now give yourself a gold star if you can't even remember the last time you complained about how terrible your day was. Heck, give yourself two gold stars. Because my own positive attitude is a work-in-progress (at...
michael-warren's picture
Sep.01.2013
My kitchen has always been the center of , and reflective of, my emotional life. In my first marriage, because we lived in an apartment, the kitchen was tiny and cramped. On the narrow stove, I cast lead balls to shoot in my muskets. A lead spatter on the wall by the stove testifies to the result...
michael-warren's picture
Aug.20.2013
My internal calendar never moves beyond 1969. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. The moronic chapter of the Aquarian story had just been written in Chicago by the Chicago Seven-teen-year-old-mental-capacity co-conspirators. The ornate funeral for the Counterculture had not yet...
orna-b-raz's picture
Aug.20.2013
When my husband was ill many friends offered their help. Some asked me explicitly what we needed, and others made different and thoughtful gestures. I remember a group of friends from work who came over and took my husband to sit by the sea. One of my friends, a widow herself, called me and said...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Aug.18.2013
Relationships … An Ongoing Series of Negotiations By Bernadette A. Moyer I have often thought that relationships should be called negotiations. Isn’t that what any relationship requires? A constant series of negotiated issues infused with some ever changing negotiations. We all come to our...
michael-warren's picture
Aug.13.2013
In my literary novel, The Estrangement Of The Rain God, 2nd. Edition, the hero makes this statement, "Love is the only truly precious thing we humans have." Love has singular value because it is the very thing which makes us human. Chimps have 99% percent of our DNA and they fish for termites with...
rhonda-frost's picture
Aug.13.2013
If at all possible, I want you to log on to YouTube and find the song “Neither One of Us” by Gladys Knight and the Pips, and listen to it while you read the below lyrics. Anyone and everyone who has ever been married and divorced or loved someone who they had to let go of will be moved by the words...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.10.2013
I ran into writing friend Becky on Thursday.  She related that she was going to the Family Y to exercise every day.  I passed that on to my wife later and she replied that she'd seen Becky exercising at the Y on Wednesday. "She seems very fit," my wife said. I nodded.  "Yes, her...
michael-warren's picture
Aug.08.2013
As I am single and searching for a suitable woman, I have now reviewed thousands of single female dating profiles. Based on more than a cursory examination, I am happy to report there is an incredible super-abundance of passion in America. I speculate that a concordance of the texts of online...
jm-cornwell's picture
Aug.06.2013
It's all about labels. People feel more comfortable with labels, even if the label says generic and inside there is nothing of value. It's labeled. It's known. And so too with people. I was taught that in a group of people at a party, or anywhere people are gathered, there are three subjects you...