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saying goodbye | saying goodbye

christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.17.2014
Dropping my dog off for his grooming appointment is always a mixed bag of emotions. The little guy has such a tragic backstory. Based on his early abandonment in life, he owns a little separation anxiety that also goes along with his breed. That is, he's part terrier, part poodle and part fuzzy...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Apr.25.2013
     Today was the last class for Dreamworks, a workshop I teach on writing from dreams.  Have taught this since 1985.  There tends to be more emotion that in "regular" writing workshops.  The material is less analytical or purely intellectual, more imaginative...
naseem-rakha's picture
Jul.15.2011
Last summer, my ten-year-old son read Harry Potter. The seven book, 1,091,123 word phenomena that has swept the world. When he was done, he asked me to read it. I like to read what my son is reading. It gives the two of us opportunities to talk about books and characters. Protagonists and...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Apr.06.2011
In my house, a man is dying. This man has spent months short of eighty years as a proud American, a fiscal conservative, a walker in the woods, an admirer of the sport of tennis, a card shark, a man with an appreciation for order and above all independence. He has been a husband, lover and father....
rand-bishop's picture
Jan.03.2011
She seemed light as a feather. Tiny, in fact. I’d never thought of her as tiny. But, here on the curb of Nashville International Airport, as I embraced her and whispered, “I love you,” my wife was much smaller than I remembered. In the last four months, we hadn’t shared many hugs. Tears, by the...
jodi-cutting's picture
Aug.26.2010
Over the last five years my daughter has attended day care.  Literally, at 13 weeks old I dropped her off for the first time and headed to work in the hopes that the woman caring for her was truly all I had been told she was.  It’s hard to find the words to describe how extremely difficult it is...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Aug.05.2010
Today a friend of mine arrived back home. Of course home for her is actually no longer NYC proper but an outpost of culture she's made and found in Austin, Texas. So, as she stood on a Brooklyn corner and typed her status to the world many of us laughed and chimed in at her unique New York moment....
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Aug.05.2010
Today a friend of mine arrived back home. Of course home for her is actually no longer NYC proper but an outpost of culture she's made and found in Austin, Texas. So, as she stood on a Brooklyn corner and typed her status to the world many of us laughed and chimed in at her unique New York moment....
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jan.29.2010
Rain falls on the patio of this hotel room and the gas fire attempts to warm the soul and fool me into thinking that I can pull up a chair and fall into its promise. Papers fall to the floor like leaves in fall and I clad myself in a white robe that feels rough against my skin. It chafes and...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jan.28.2010
In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven storied rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of...