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sherrie-theriault's picture
Nov.03.2013
November 3     Liminal     Not everything which is birthed arrives here alive; sometimes struggle is answered with stillness.  I love thee in thy loss for there is no life to love thee in.  Hope can be a bubble that breaks returning to whatever it was before that...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Oct.29.2013
I’m gazing into one of the deepest holes I’ve ever seen. On July 1, 1916, British soldiers made this hole in the ground as they bombarded the German defense line in the beginning moments of the Battle of La Somme. Today, it’s known as Lochnagar Crater. It's grassy, with a circle of small wooden...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.04.2013
Can a novelist predict events or does he assume by relying on common sense? Tom Clancy's obituary pieces, while paying a tribute to his hugely popular espionage genre, have invariably mentioned his 'predictions'. He had believed so himself when he stated, “I hang my hat on getting as many things...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Oct.02.2013
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card Age Group: ? With the movie quickly approaching, I got my hands on a copy of this almost cultish book. As a kid, I gobbled up science fiction - Dune, anything by Mary Stewart, Martian Chronicles, every Stars Wars book ever written. But Ender's Game came out way...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.27.2013
         Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Signoret: my wife and I named our daughter after these two courageous women who were such a major part of the intellectual, artistic, and political life of twentieth century Europe and the world.  An important...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.27.2013
My brother had a stroke a few weeks ago. It left him partially paralyzed and with some mental impairment. I just found out that my son-in-law has pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver. Our oldest grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident two years ago. I hear stories like this on...
karen-devaney's picture
Sep.20.2013
  Yesterday seemed to have a deranged spell cast on it that brought a mixture of cheer and angst.  Both were effective in jarring my senses.  This all began when I was en route to an interview at a local University desperately seeking to teach English courses.   I was...
hi-dong-chai's picture
Sep.19.2013
In my professional career as an engineer and a professor, I published 40 technical papers including the textbook, Electromechanical Motion Devices, Prentice Hall, 1998. I was the inventor or a coinventor of 49 inventions that were either filed for the U.S.Patents or published in the IBM...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Sep.17.2013
The similarity between football and the situation is Syria is that everyone has an opinion about it. Was John Kerry’s remark that the USA would refrain from taking military action if Syria handed over its chemical weapons a slip of the tongue or not? Watching John Kerry is like watching an episode...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.16.2013
It happens so often, doesn’t it? Something burrows its way to the surface of your awareness in the little world of face-to-face, and then you see the same dynamic writing itself across the globe. For instance, I spent Yom Kippur in services with dear friends, grateful for the opportunity to...