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jt-ellison's picture
Sep.05.2011
So much to do, so little time. We are finally home. It's raining and cloudy, a little cool. The cat has taken up permanent residence in my lap, and I'm plowing through a to do list that longer than my arm. The new book launches in just 15 days, which means between now and 9.20.11, there are...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.16.2011
As everyone gets in line to watch the last Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part II, I have decided to stay away. It isn't that I don't enjoy the movies and the books -- I have and do enjoy both -- but I do not need to be first in line to watch the movie. It will still be there tomorrow and...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Dec.22.2010
Arnold Jansen op de Haar realises that apart from turning up for meetings, he is always too late or too early, he blames it on the zeitgeist: ‘Recently I killed forty-five minutes on a two seat sofa in a department store, until customers started to ask me about its price. One lady even asked for...
maria-espinosa's picture
Dec.04.2009
“La senora tambien...” –  words in rapid Spanish come from the two women sitting behind me on BART  I strain to understand, but can only make out a little of what they are talking about. How difficult it would be to live in Mexico, I think. And how difficult for immigrants who come here speaking a...
donald-nelson-gallinger's picture
Sep.15.2009
A recent editorial on Woodstock revealed something far more interesting (at least to me) about the remembrance of that event than any particular ruminations on its symbolic importance in history. Somewhere in the article, the author refuted the old joke about the ‘60s (“If you remember the ‘60’s,...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.15.2009
I've actually never felt that I was in a change, a set of changing times.  Maybe I was too young to feel all of them that happened to me in the 60's and 70's.  I was in my crib when my parents worried about the missiles in Cuba.  I was learning how to spell during the Vietnam war.  I was worried...