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mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.03.2012
  While waiting for the mechanic to give me my oil change bill today, he mused how suddenly he saw Christmas decorations in the stores.  He complained that he hadn’t even had time to be happy about Thanksgiving.  I laughed and told him Christmas decorations have been up in the stores...
judee-fong's picture
Oct.08.2012
Today is the Canadian Thanksgiving.  To take a page from Mary Wilkinson's blog, "En Route to the Laundry Basket (Oct. 6)", we too, have a beautiful Autumn day here in Victoria, BC and we have declared it a day free of things that have to be done--just not today.    The trees...
mark-miller's picture
Oct.08.2012
My good friend and author Sudè Khanian is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the holiday. She asked me to join the celebration and I had to say yes! For my part, I am contributing the first story from the Oneseries. Meant To Be introduces the series, but also tells the story of a small...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.03.2012
  September 3   HARD TIME       Sometimes I pack the earth down so hard that weeds can’t even grow up through. I try to make nature inert.  I try to kill my alcoholism.  I confine my disease to this tiny path of compacted dirt and wear blinders as to warn off...
jules-jacob's picture
Nov.29.2011
On October 31st, 2011, I was enjoying the Halloween candy I bought for the non-costumed adults. I was looking forward to our daughter’s wedding and spending time with family on 11-11-11. RJ and I were somber on the morning of 11-1-11; the tenth anniversary of my sister-in-law Marguerite’s suicide....
sue-glasco's picture
Nov.28.2011
Many things did go better during this last full week of November.  Only two days left now until the Christmas season.  I drove home from Katherine’s last night enjoying all the beautiful lights so many people put up over the weekend. We celebrated my birthday last Wednesday when Gerry,...
g-kasten's picture
Nov.28.2011
Over the weekend, I accompanied a friend on his annual trip to Sebastopol, California to buy five bushels of apples. The ones he doesn’t eat, he presses into cider. It’s become a ritual that marks the change of season. Apple season is different every year, with the different crops ripening earlier...
wendy-brown-baez's picture
Nov.28.2011
 What I lost cannot be returned and the grief of that took years to heal. It took years to unravel the story and to count the cost.   What I lost was the place I called home, refuge, where I could hide form the world and rest or walk naked out of the shower. A place to invite the...
teresa-vratil's picture
Nov.28.2011
I've just walked in our house, home from a visit with our daughter in Philadelphia.  I had great hopes that in a six-day period something Crazie enough would come up to post on my blog. The opportunities were limitless.  Upon arrival, Ash showed me the list of items we would be cooking...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Nov.28.2011
I had an absolute blast in New York City, gang!! In fact, I'm feeling kinda melancholy about being back home. I even caught a cold. But now I suppose I'd better get crackin' because the holiday season is officially upon us and, as always, I have a ton of work to do. I wanted to stay in bed all...