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marissa-mullins's picture
Oct.20.2011
The Red Sunblazes some newtruth – you fillyourself up onits hot-wet flow.Turn, to walk away – wiseas your skin peels, flakesaway – like ash – nothingbut extra weight, you say. The hairon your head singes,turns dark blue, slipsfrom your scalp,strand by strand. Nothingbut aggravation, you say. Your...
mya-speeks's picture
Jul.25.2011
A friend who happens to be family was going through somethings recently and they needed some encouragement about rectifying the mistakes they'd made in their lives in their younger "more ridiculous" years. You know the one's  Those years when you believed the commercials that told you if...
patricia-struntz's picture
Jul.24.2011
Even in a down-turned economy $1,000 goes a long way. But sometimes, when the $1,000 are counted in pesos, we Americans can momentary feel shorted. South of the Boarder it costs around $99 pesos for a sack of dog food, $55 pesos for a meal at Burger King, and $49 pesos for a movie theater...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Jul.17.2011
  "What is man, that You should magnify him, And that You should set Your mind upon him? " Of all the questions and statements contained within Holy Writ, there is none more profound, which leaves man in a quandary. Moreover, this inquiry followed on by the statement: "God made man...
mya-speeks's picture
Jun.28.2011
You know, there are times in your life when you stop fighting. the pushes and the shoves from people on the outside don't bother you as much as they used to the arguments over whats yours, whats mine become less and less and you  can stand in a crowded room and hear snippets of what you used to be...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.12.2011
In case it doesn't make sense that writing partners - working hard and conscientiously - might turn out a product better than either of their capabilities...all I can say is try it. To the best of my understanding, this is how it works: You've considered a piece you want to write, you've put it on...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Jan.08.2011
  To the "Heart" of the Matter Part I Welcome back my spiritual friend, I trust things went well for you! For those of you who have been with me for some time, know the beginnings of the New Year sets the stage for the years' journey as well a as tie in to the previous one.  Thus far, we...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.03.2010
Higher TruthIn her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction by  Marc Tracy   Ruth Franklin. Curtis Martin   A mini-controversy happened a couple months ago when the New York Daily News reported that The New Republic planned to “pan”...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Nov.21.2010
  Dealing With Perception & Projection Words and actions follow a person similar to a shadow when exposed to the light. These same are, in truth, fraternal twins, for one manifests the other. Thus, just as a shadow is a reflection of our physical body, so too are actions a manifestation of...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.25.2010
October 25     Behind Closed Doors     The children of happy fathers make no sense to me.  I have known no such peace.  What is it to live in a world where there is a man who likes you, someone who approves?  I feel like my chin would have always been out there to see, no...