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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  The holiday season can be one of the most joyful times of the year and also statistically one of the busiest times of the year between travel and shopping expeditions. It’s for this reason that the holiday season is one time of the year that families need to be extra careful with their...
darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  The autumn months bring with them the excitement of fall festivals and holiday seasons. For most children, and some adults, Halloween can be one of the most exciting nights of the year! Yet, amidst the thrills of dressing up and the unquestionable sugar rush that will soon follow at...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.22.2014
February 22     SAFETY IN MY CHAIR   Sometimes I have to sit with my knees tucked up under my chin.  My feet can’t touch the floor at these moments.  I hug my legs to me, I feel contained but somehow adrift in my chair.  I center my mind on breath and pulse.  Pure...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.27.2014
January 27     DEEP IN THE SEA   Under the mirror, there is a life.  Under what I reflect to the world, I am a world apart.  I smile sweetly, political in my response to confrontation and conflict.  Deep, deep in the sea, is a current of sadness I can’t always shake....
orna-b-raz's picture
Dec.26.2013
Shortly after our daughter was born we received an invitation to dinner and a seminar on baby safety. Since we were graduate students at the time and hardly ever went to restaurants, and the safety of our baby was a new concern, thus we gladly accepted. While the free dinner and the safety aspects...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.08.2013
December 8     Night Spaces   When it gets dark it gets dark fast.  They say, night falls, though sometimes it feels like it falls down.  What is little realized is there is a lifting when the light has gone away, the sky raises its roof and there is more air to breathe....
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.21.2013
Why has everything become about rape? The US ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, was asked why Americans did not come to India for studies. This was during her visit to an institute in Ranchi. She replied: "The concern for personal security and perceived increased danger to women as a result of the...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.26.2013
Blue sky escaped through Bandon's cloud coverage.  Then...sunshine.... Breaking away from writing, I hopped into the car and drove down to a state park and walked down to the beach. Sunshine, wind and surf.  Light skips off the cresting waves, and the interactions of smell, wind and sun...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.20.2013
September 20     Toolbox   I know just how hard it is to pick up the right tools.  It's like I know I have a hammer in the drawer, in fact I have two, so, why oh, why do I feel compelled to hit things with the heel of my shoe?  Trust and believe it is ineffective at best;...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.22.2013
June 22     Notice     I put myself on the auction block and wait to see how high a rate I will have to pay to become slave to my illusions.  I have worked so ardently to free myself from past enslavements and here I stand naked on this block, selling myself and hoping I...