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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.01.2009
I cannot figure out what happened to the day. One minute I was making coffee and toasting scones for breakfast and the next I am here at my computer...
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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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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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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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Sep.17.2013
  My College Essay: 50 yrs. Later    An Education   When I think about it, as I often do, the decision about my college...
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laurie-stone's picture
Oct.08.2010
Twice a day I walk a three-mile course on a country road that banks the colony where I am staying. A writer there has a method for letting go of...
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ben-campbell's picture
Aug.05.2009
     Weaving through the macramé of this world, how does a person discover, embrace, tap into and maintain happiness? This theme has been my lifelong...
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sheila-english's picture
Jul.14.2011
p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { } Imagine a world where all religions have the same basis, a common source... In 1887, a Russian...
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bob-mustin's picture
May.11.2010
Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news...
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bob-mustin's picture
Oct.05.2011
image via galbraith.org With Steve Jobs' passing, we've lost an innovator of the caliber of Thomas Edison, or George Washington Carver. But Jobs...
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Aug.28.2013
    Poets & Writers, September /October, 2013   Ah, me. We all know what I think of MFA programs by now, how they homogenize...
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Oct.03.2013
Zealot - The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan   Many people raised in the Christian faith assume that the historical Jesus...
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rachel-bussel's picture
Mar.13.2011
Click through to read my latest SexIs Magazine column, "Why I'm Taking The Year Off From Sex and Dating."
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tom-flanders's picture
Dec.05.2010
I spent most of November participating in National Novel Writing Month, or nanowrimo for short. I managed to complete the required 50,000 words...
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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.