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sibling rivalry | sibling rivalry

kim-packard's picture
Nov.01.2013
I got to attend the annual Texas Book Festival  http://www.texasbookfestival.org/ again this year, last weekend. Some of the topics that interested me were: bringing the classics back, the importance of shared mythology whether it's about mermaids or DJs, genesis in the writing process or...
janet-ruth-heller's picture
Jun.09.2013
            Age nine, Peter Warren Hatcher often gets angry at his younger brother Farley Drexel Hatcher, called Fudge (age two and a half).  Fudge gets into trouble frequently, but he rarely gets punished.  Also, Fudge gets too much...
cynthia-brian's picture
Apr.27.2013
  Sibling rivalry is very common in families. Statistics show that we spend over thirty percent of our time with our siblings, and during that time, we don’t want to be constantly calling each other names, wrestling, or plotting revenge. Today on Express Yourself!™ our teen reporters examine...
tim-haywood's picture
Mar.26.2013
The guy is sitting next to me on the Metro, not standing behind a counter. He's reading a book, not cracking a fresh roll of quarters and camouflaging himself in the green, orange and red of an American institution. It's the same uneasy feeling I get from thinking of Batman doing his laundry...
chris-bohjalian's picture
Feb.03.2013
Among the Super Bowl storylines we have followed this week with a tenacity we usually reserve for nipple slips and ingenue wardrobe malfunctions is this: The head coaches of the two teams squaring off later today are brothers. That’s right, after the nation has consumed somewhere in the...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Oct.22.2011
Montreal in the sixties. Brown buses. That's what I remember most. Orange bus tickets, I think. 10 cents for kids. Lots of cars with giant fins..all turquoise or pink. And that  alluring sweet smell of their lead- laden exhaust.. Ummm.   Anyway, today I started to watch a 2010...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.08.2011
When you’re single, you’d better pick your shade of crazy. Why go for fiery red crazy when you’re melancholy blue? But, then again you never know, fiery red crazy might just be what melancholy blue needs. How about moss green mellow? Would she go crazier with a bright yellow fellow? He’d irritate...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
May.07.2011
"Whoever gets a D in math has to sit in back." That's how I'd call shotgun when it was time to squeeze our teenage bodies into the family's tiny Honda. My younger sister Monika didn't appeal to my mother at the wheel. This cruel, impromptu rule was imposed by a straight-A sibling, and...
susan-brown's picture
Dec.01.2010
About ten-thirty on the night before Thanksgiving, KidThree was fixing herself a cup of tea when the cup she was using exploded, splashing scalding water over her lap.  She called me and I wanted to call an ambulance, but of course I hadn't put the emergency phone numbers for that town in my new...
susan-brown's picture
Nov.23.2010
It's been a while, I know.  It's taken me this long to start to get over the kick in the pants that was finding out my mother had changed her locks because of concerns about my integrity, and putting together bits and pieces that I'd been hearing prior to that that had not made sense at the time of...