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michael-seidel's picture
Jun.17.2013
To honor this new burst of soul summer in me, my mantra today is imagine.  I've been using it as my mantra for several days, if you're going to push me for truth in thinking.  I've been addressing it to force change in my life.  Jane Wilson's post, Just One Little Boy, with a Gun,...
karen-devaney's picture
Jun.14.2013
 Last week my brother in law committed suicide.  My initial response was disbelief and horror.  I thought things were better, happier? My sister had swooned on the phone three weeks prior about their trip to Colorado to see their son; the hike up a gorgeous mountain, the sightseeing...
jane-wilson's picture
Jun.08.2013
I have strong opinions.  Too often, I keep them to myself, which is cowardly.   I promised I would not write another sad story for at least awhile.  This isn't a tale.  It's true and it happened, here.                    ...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.16.2013
  By Christopher Cudworth It's horrid. It's tragic. One cannot really take it in as yet no matter how many online videos there are, or how many heroes rushed to the aid of others. Those stories will unfold. There will be analysis. Discovery. And hopefully, justice. But then we will be forced...
sande-boritz-berger's picture
Apr.06.2013
                          Shortly before she passes away, my 99-year-old Aunt Irene asks if I would continue the upkeep of her sister’s grave. Something she had done for decades...
raissa-falgui's picture
Mar.16.2013
My mother's maid said when my cousin committed suicide that it was "uso"--that is, she had heard of a lot of people killing themselves lately. I dismissed that as absurd, but hearing that a University of the Philippines student had just poisoned herself, I have to think again about that. Last...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.13.2013
The One Billion Rising campaign demanded “an end to this violence”. Violence does not knock on doors and seek permission to enter. It has been almost three months since the Delhi gang rape of December 16. Ever since, the media has been carrying articles or doing television stories on different...
anne-saker's picture
Mar.12.2013
No. 13: Clopen At UPI, the term was “short turnaround,” but for the Nametag Brigade that keeps three quarters of the economy on the march, it’s “clopen” – close the store at 9 p.m. open it at 7 a.m. I have explained to Amanda my love of regular sleeping patterns, and she has been sensitive when...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.07.2013
The Atlantic, March 2013 Maybe I’m guilt plagued for berating a magazine I’ve read for so many years, but I smile now, happy that The Atlantic has its journalistic mojo back. The magazine clearly has an excellent stable of writers, from Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Fallows, and magazine is...
sarah-byrd's picture
Feb.18.2013
Once upon a time on a cold winter’s night in a land not so far away two ladies were engaged in separate battles. One a beautiful princess lay dying of a terrible disease. She knew she would not see the light of morning. The princess longed to find comfort and give in to the pleas of the death angel...