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christopher-cudworth's picture
Nov.07.2012
In late October 2005 I worked for a newspaper and had gone to the office early to make some phone calls and get ready for a sales appointment that morning. Sitting at a desk outside the photo department, I could hear the police scanner barking a strange yet familiar address over the crackling...
james-hoch's picture
Nov.04.2012
Throughout the years, life presents us with many hurdles to overcome. I am sure everyone has encountered something that has pushed their buttons so hard to make them mega upset and discouraged that they just want to throw in the towel, bag it, chuck it all, yell hasta la vista, baby … well, you get...
james-hoch's picture
Oct.21.2012
While I am out running in the morning, my mind races from one idea to the next. After I get through “kvetching” regarding the current political nonsense, my mind recently centered on “what music would I want played at my memorial” (that is if there is one??) I have no idea where that came from....
james-buchanan's picture
Sep.23.2012
I had two thoughts this morning, one on running and the other on sleep. What connects them is that both can be used to clear the head and provide the brain with a chance to organize, sort and process the myriad bits of data that come to it through any given day. I have been lucky in my life that...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Sep.06.2012
  by Christopher Cudworth   Heading into the Labor Day weekend and an anticipated participation in The Wright Stuff, a hilly 100, 64 or 30 mile ride in southwestern Wisconsin, it was the climbing that was a primary worry. The hills in SW Wisconsin are humbling to say the least. But as...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.22.2012
The summer of 1998, I lived in the Central West End with my friend Tamara and working at the St. Louis Business Journal, a great newspaper that I enjoyed working for and appreciated even more in retrospect. Things were going well. Sort of. Every day when I got home, I fed the cats, took Tamara's...
shannon-huffman-polson's picture
Aug.02.2012
  At my final MFA residency at St. John’s College just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, we are discussing Cormac McCarthy, Richard Rodriguez, the art of rhetoric, describing smell. The one thing we are not discussing this week, oddly, is the Olympics. I love the Olympics. Because my family...
aliki-mcelreath's picture
Jul.25.2012
My daughter is eight, and she is still learning to ride her bicycle. She’s always had developmental issues with her balance, from a young age. I think this has affected her confidence in terms of feeling stable and secure atop a bicycle. She is generally wary of doing anything that makes her feel...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Jul.18.2012
It was the saints vs. the sinners Sunday at Golden Gate Park. In what has come to be the  Exotic Erotic Ball of running, the 90th Annual Examiner Bay to Breakers attracted Jesus Freaks and presumed atheists to heckle them. It attracted nudists and semi-nudists, bare-asses and - eegadzook –...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Mar.04.2012
This time last year I turned 49 years old – a few weeks after our youngest kid went to college and in the middle of the FORGE book tour. Immediately I started to think about what it would mean to turn 50.         In the decade between my 40th and 50th birthdays, I wrote and...