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mayra-calvani's picture
May.26.2012
The Realms of Animar is an enjoyable read, one that will appeal to teens who are fans of fantasy and science fiction.   Set in a world where people have two forms, one human and one animal, this is the story of Thane, a teenage boy whose life is suddenly turned upside down when his...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Apr.23.2012
  April 23   CRUMPLED PETALS IN MY POCKET       I can’t bring back the bloom.  Cohesion, lost in ripeness, is left only to memory.  I carry home the parts, folded, petite, fragrant bedding for my wistful desires.  I put these colored remnants into a jar of...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Mar.18.2012
If there’s thunder, plug your ears. Putter around the house in something loose and elastic, flashlight in hand. A power outage should turn your focus toward storm drains and generators, away from the memory of one specific cheek- curve, how it bloomed with palm prints the day he spoke his mind and...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.14.2012
Alice Herz-Sommer has lived a remarkable (and long) life. Her dealings with Kafka are admittedly a small portion of her existence, but it says a lot for the man that he still holds such significance for her. Kafka's own sisters all died in the concentration camps, as did others from his life. It...
SharonWalling's picture
Feb.17.2012
I’m afraid if I don’t write I will lose the words that are smooth, and rough and satiny and taste like warm brandy, or muddled fruit drinks, and glisten like diamonds and ripple like black velvet and hang heavy like rain-soaked wool and lift like gentle smoke from families’ hearths and soar like...
jillian-bullock's picture
Feb.14.2012
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jillian-bullock's picture
Feb.14.2012
HERE I STAND is my new memoir which took me over 15 years to write. It’s a good thing though since I’ve been fortunate to live a truly challenging, interesting and unusual life. The book, which will be out in mid-February 2012, tells the story of a young, African-American woman who defies the odds...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Jan.08.2012
  Tonight’s full moon is the wolf moon. The last full moon I honored was the blood moon. Blood and wolves, they go together like Scotch and ice, hugs and kisses or meat and bone. (Read a great post about the wolf moon.)             Tonight...
nancy-devine's picture
Jan.05.2012
Reinvention is the cool word that encapsulates all the terrifying, challenging, specific, fuzzy, esoteric, and particular things I had to learn to be socially acceptable. I encountered the desperate need to reinvent myself when my best friend from first grade moved away in fifth grade. Gulp. Then...
suellen-ocean's picture
Nov.18.2011
Yes, acorns can be gourmet food and if needed, survival food. My favorite aspect of acorns is how delicious they make everything taste. Complete directions for preparing acorns are available at the website www.californiaoaks.org. You'll see Acorns And Eat'em cookbook and field guide to eating...