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michelle-cuenant's picture
Nov.11.2009
I just read "Heather's" really beautiful essay on "Revolution". I have to tell you, I am with you. And you didn't have to marry "early" to get messed up or even get married, period. You just kind of get led astray. And that's ok. As long as you don't  keep following...
abe-f-march's picture
Nov.11.2009
An insular upbringing can be repressive. Many Fundamentalists churches sought to maintain the faith of their flock by discouraging higher education. Enlightenment was a catalyst to revolt. Blind Patriotism can be a detriment to truth. Being fed the party line and/or being influenced to believe...
tonya-pinkins's picture
Nov.11.2009
I staged my first revolution when I was nine years old. I was tall for my age but still had been nicknamed chicken legs and bag of bones. The oppressor state was my mother. We were about the same height but she more than doubled me in weight. And her arsenal of weaponry included extension cords,...
fusun-atalay's picture
Nov.11.2009
 “Revolution consumes its own children.” G. Büchner   I am a tale-end Baby Boomer. I became familiar with that term in my later life as its implication bonded many of my generation, regardless of our origins, in a life time's worth of warm reminiscences or sad memories which, to new...
robert-bullock's picture
Nov.11.2009
Le quatorze Juillet or the Fourteenth of July was the date in 1789 that the storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris. The Bastille was a heavily fortified prison in Paris where political prisoners were sent by the corrupt and unpopular monarchy. Although at the time of the storming there were...
heather-koelle's picture
Nov.11.2009
I was suprised and happy to see this week's topic.It actually validates what is happening with me right now and for the past 9 months. I hadn't thought of it as a revolution,but rather a rebirth with a long protracted labor,probably breech postition! Nine months ago I was vacationing in Florida...
debralscott's picture
Nov.11.2009
Revolution Came Knocking    by Debra Louise Scott She was long & leanlike a defiant willow standing alone in the crowd Long arms blew with sinewy musicLong nose hovered over willowy lips             Smiling,  the calypso entered her souland she drank full its happy poison Revolution came...
ron-nesler's picture
Nov.11.2009
My youth, my young adulthood, my maturity, and even the beginning of my old age were all lost to me in a maddening rush of self imposed safety-isolation, because I was deceived, for all that time, that my "I" was an internal kernal of being, that must be stoicially protected and...
deborah-rodney's picture
Nov.11.2009
A BROKEN OPERATING SYSTEMBy Deborah Rodney The bad news is the global economy is failing. Many of us have lost our savings, our homes and our healthcare support or live in fear of losing them. Americans, for example, lost 1.3 trillion dollars in savings, home values and other material wealth in the...
brenna-d-lyons's picture
Nov.11.2009
Once upon a time in e-publishing, there were the indies. Well, they still exist, and they rock. These people came in and did it right. They turn on a dime, adapting to the freshest voices and subgenres of work available, work that scares the marketing folks in NY to death and back. They offered no...