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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jun.24.2009
With Guiding Light coming to an end, it’s time to pay tribute to something that many fans cursed sometimes, fast forwarded, and why soaps were...
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Jul.13.2009
  Michael Jackson's death reminded me of a big thing back in the eighties.  Back then, all shows used songs to enhance a storyline. Who...
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Mar.31.2010
  People who can do math always amaze me. You have to understand, I've had problems with math my whole life. I failed math twice in fifth grade. In...
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May.13.2010
When I was a kid, I used to get sheets from the linen closet and put them over my head, then walk around the house saying "Oooh, I'm a ghost!" Once I...
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Jun.16.2010
Dear Paula,   Next month it will be six years that you left, in Anne Lamott’s words, this funny blue marble. There’s so much I wish you could’ve...
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Nov.10.2011
The big news in Hollywood was the fact after Brett Ratner resigned from producing the Oscars ceremony next year (due to a homophobic comment he...
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Nov.30.2011
I just checked out from the library Fire and Rain by David Browne, which details 1970,one of those years which in music, even if you don't believe in...
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Jan.06.2012
The first time I reinvented myself, I was eleven. After having a disastrous year at my Catholic school, my mother made a decision that saved my life...
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Jan.18.2012
I woke up feeling blue. Wasn't sure why. I was in a warm bed, NPR on the radio. The sun was coming out, but I heard rain was on the way. I got a cup...
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Jun.04.2012
    I woke up to coffee, oatmeal and Katherine Gregor's lovely lovely review of I Woke Up In Love This Morning on Smashwords. Now I'm...
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Nov.17.2012
I continually research information about the trades in the Middle Ages: how things were made, what crafts and activities took place in a village....
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Jun.26.2011
This blog post has been deleted, because as of Friday May 31, 2013. The case and issue has been settled. 
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Mar.24.2009
My girlfriend text me the other day asking me if I thought a person can be in love with two people at the same time.  As you could imagine  the texts...
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Dec.09.2012
A poem . . . begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness…. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words...
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june-casagrande's picture
Dec.02.2008
This is for Dennis Shay, who's clamoring for more grammar lessons. It's an installment of my weekly grammar column, which ran in October (as will be...
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May.11.2013
The Great Gatsby was written before gay liberation, a time when homosexuality was not only condemned socially, but was actually illegal througout...
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tim-wise's picture
Feb.27.2010
Recently, I received an e-mail from a college professor who shows a video of one of my speeches in her classroom. She explained that she was in need...
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tim-wise's picture
Dec.31.2007
Fundie Christians are an interesting bunch. On the one hand, they profess to love God "with all their heart," and yet, on the other, they...
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Apr.10.2011
“Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to throw of his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked...
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Sep.27.2012
  (801 words)  When I heard a famous Pittsburgh sports figure was announcing he was gay I thought, man, I hope it’s Joe Greene. He’s maybe...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.