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sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.15.2014
February 15   SHAME   I push shame around my plate like a chunk of spoiled meat, the toxins leaching to every interface and cavity.  With an inverse half-life, the lethal substance grows, reinforcing, sending runners and tendrils to worlds known and those yet undiscovered.  I...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jan.18.2014
The REPAIR program means nothing, even if you have made it through Recognition and Entry, unless you move through the third stage, Process. My best friend Webster says that process is a series of action or operations conducing to an end. Here is where we hit the details of this program. If you made...
tom-lucas's picture
Dec.17.2013
It’s kind of hard to admit this But I did something stupid It wasn’t the last stupid thing I have done But it was perhaps the greatest   I was at a party Downtown, in a warehouse Old slaughterhouse turned hipster I was bored so I wandered   Up and up.    Seven stories until the...
orna-b-raz's picture
Nov.15.2013
Last week I read  with my students an excerpt from Marilu Hurt McCarty's book Dollars And Sense: An Introduction to Economics (1985) about the connection between work and identity. The author claims that in western society most of us derive our sense of identity from our work: “we do...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Aug.17.2013
(I would like to share with my reader an excerpt from my book, REPAIR Your Life.) Webster defines incest as "sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry legally."  It is a simple, almost clinical description that does not in any way imply trauma or abuse.  The all-...
mya-speeks's picture
Jun.28.2013
First and foremost THANK YOU for sharing your time with me. Never in my deepest dreams did I envision myself being this open about myself, my life and my dreams. But I'm a Leo: expect the unexpected, besides I love a spotlight dammit... its catnip to us Second the universe is a wondrous being...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.01.2013
June 1     I’m not Brian     I thought life was based on a system of ‘I will suffer and that will exempt you’.  Then I would be horrified when you suffered, after I had already done so ahead of you.  In an attempt to ease my dismay I would look to see who had broken...
hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Mar.12.2013
  Why Muslims kill Muslims? When you believe Allah as great and Him  What makes you to behave different? That makes you so intolerant to hate? Do you believe Islam is great religion? Why do you interfere and advocate in other regions? Are they not true follower of Islam? Why such is...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.22.2013
Ace
  February 22     Ace   Like an ace in my pocket step one is the beginning and end of my step work.  This step carries the high and low count; its rise is so near to the ground I didn’t have to lift my chin to clear it as I crawled my way in here, its appeal so exalted that...
tom-lucas's picture
Sep.04.2012
  Although it sometimes brings mitigating results, I like to dig through the old notebooks from time to time. I have never knowingly thrown away anything I have written. I have boxes of old notebooks. I try to spare you most of my overwrought writing from my youth, but occasionally something...