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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.03.2009
I lit the stove tonight and the kindling took off into wild spits and crackles and orange glows and so I settled myself down on the couch with the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.03.2009
I lit the stove tonight and the kindling took off into wild spits and crackles and orange glows and so I settled myself down on the couch with the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.04.2009
 This morning, I was unwittingly drawn to unearthing this photograph of my sons. It depicts them on Inishbofin Island, off the coast of Galway, about...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.06.2009
There was a snow storm over the blue bowl this afternoon. Each time I delved into the flour to stir and sift, the blizzard buzzed and drifted ...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.07.2009
There is nothing between me and the words, nothing, only myself. The words want to come but they hesitate, they get stuck somewhere between me and...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.09.2009
I go to make some jasmine tea but when  I pour out the contents from the kettle the cup is only half full. I go to boil some more water and wait. The...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.10.2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_QR_FTt3E Dog leashes thrown on the patio and a pair of striped green flip flops, redundant in their purpose now lie...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.12.2009
Missy is about to embark, no pun intended, on a brand new career. She is in the process of becoming an Irish Therapy Dog and I am proud to say, the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.12.2009
To the south of this house and immediately fronting it, there are no street lights. The bonus is that the sky is clearly visible when the clouds...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.14.2009
A leaf fell from the tree and I heard it fall to the ground with a rustle or was it a crackle, anyway it  sounded like a sheet of paper being crushed...
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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.01.2010
Aside from my college losing its accreditation (which was a possibility a little while back.  Now we are on double secret probation), my job is...
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jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Apr.26.2010
You know a good time was had by at least one at the winery when that one sleeps all the way home.  The good news is that it wasn't I who was sleeping...
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May.06.2010
Because I have commercial hatred (except for the Jimmy Dean sausage and Kindle commercials), I record almost all the shows I watch.  My two favorite...
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sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Feb.12.2010
We can't all like everyone all the time. But we can work harder at tolerance, compassion, empathy, generosity, and a genuine desire to recognize that...
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Mar.17.2010
“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big...
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thomas-burchfield's picture
Oct.29.2010
I've recently finished reading an independently published collection of unique short stories, The Space Between, (Furnace Press, 2008) by famous...
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kathryn-stripling-byer's picture
Mar.05.2009
Looking for a good book that will take you out of the swamp of American best-seller lists? Give JASMINE AND STARS: Reading More Than Lolita in...
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Apr.11.2009
Our poem-tag began the day after Inauguration Day. Since both of us had been underwhelmed by the Inaugural Poem, we wrote our own, sending our...
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angela-k-nickerson's picture
Mar.13.2009
My husband and I love to pack up the car and head out for a drive.  We talk.  Take photos.  And get out and walk where we can.  Today I'm blogging...
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Apr.21.2009
It's Italy Cruise Week!  Yesterday:  tips for before you set sail.  Today we disembark in Venice, Italy's watery wonderland. Most of the millions of...
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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.