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amanda-m-thrasher's picture
May.15.2011
There’s a castle in Texas?  Pythian Home - Weatherford, Texas Looks can be deceiving, castles still need funding.   Texas not known for large castles but there’s one, the Pythian Home in Weatherford. I recently had the opportunity to visit and spend time with the children that live there. I was...
joslyn-corvis's picture
Feb.28.2011
http://www.reverbnation.com/emceerex#!/artist/artist_songs/890459 There is not a lot of new music that really grabs me.  The music industry seems to have been suffering for the last several years, at least in my opinion.  There is a widespread lack of talent because it has become all about the...
joanne-tuck's picture
Jan.28.2011
In 1988, as I was one year into practicing a 12 step recovery program, I realized I had decided at an early age, that it was safer, and more fun, to shed my femininity in favor of a more masculine job, drinking with the boys, and shying away from 'fru fru clothes'.  Boys seem to have more fun.  I...
bernestine-singley's picture
Jan.12.2011
Note: Seven years ago, I wrote my tribute (below) to Marty Haag, WFAA-TV's longtime News Director, a few days after he died around this time in early January 2004. I tried to get it published-first in print, then on the air-in Dallas where Marty reigned.  It didn't happen.  But, after watching the...
hector-briones's picture
Dec.16.2010
 I relish reaching far back into time to truly gain perspective on my favorite holiday gifts.  Its the mid to early fifties in El Paso ,texas. I am 4 years old. we live on brown street, in a snug house with a unit in the back.  If we were lucky during christmas, it would leave a blanket of snow all...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Dec.08.2010
Austin in Pictures, for John Lennon In pictures that speak I walk and listenthe streets here like the ones back home, are covered in the steps of workers and machines that claim the intersection with the ubiquitous assistance of pylons and other orange colored pieces of plastic. The new shrubbery...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Dec.02.2010
I've been in Austin now for just over two months. Soon, it will be time to go. Already Thanksgiving has come and gone and I've said so very little. Whereas this time, just a year ago I would have so much to say about the holidays, I am, mute. It's not that I'm cynical. It's more like I'm waiting. I...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.02.2010
There's an empty place in the American literary canon where orphan stories belong. With the shift away from orphanages that began in the ‘60s during the Civil Rights Movement, the unclaimed baggage of America's underclass became invisible, swept under the shifting rug of foster care where the word...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Nov.18.2010
I didn't much care for Boulder's poetry scene. Divorced from Denver by a just long enough to be annoying on a week day bus ride, the poetry scene was heavy with the scent of death. Ginsberg, as lovely as he is, held service over a slew of voices mostly unwilling to do anything but repeat and remain...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.08.2010
For whatever  reason, I've kept humor writing at arms length as my chops have developed. So as I near the finish line for a twelve-story series about life and love in and around an Alabama pool hall called Sam's Place, the need for humor came calling.  I knew that one key to humor is in...