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Mar.14.2012
Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War
I have been entranced with the novel Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War by Joan Tewkesbury since it was released last year. The story is a literary wonderland of love, hate, darkness and hope and is steeped in the spices and flavors of Latin American magic...
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Oct.26.2011
I know it works. Millions of people around the world have risked life and limb to make it happen. But I don’t know, when it comes down to it, if I have the courage or moral strength to do it myself. In country after country, against the world’s worst governments, tyrants, military invaders and...
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Mar.21.2011
Buddha's Wife by Gabriel Constans
Excerpt from the novel Buddha’s Wife. Yasodhara was Siddhartha’s wife before he became known as The Buddha. Pajapati was Siddhartha’s step-mother (Yasodhara’s mother-in-law) and the only mother Siddhartha ever knew. His birth mother died shortly after he was born (as did Yasodhara’s mother...
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Mar.21.2011
Good Grief: Love, Loss & Laughter
A famous comedian once said that, “Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.” And as far as I know, it still happens to ten out of ten of us. So, is it OK to laugh about this solemn reality? Is it OK to poke a little fun at the Grim Reaper and not offend or upset anybody? I think so...
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Mar.21.2011
Don't Just Sit There, Do Something! Grief's Wake Up Call
Susan G. Komen was married, with two small children, when she was given a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. She fought a valiant fight with every known treatment at the time until her body could withstand no more and died in 1980. Before she passed away she had her younger sister,...
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Mar.21.2011
Saint Catherine's Baby - Stories
They stopped at 410 Stadler. Sy kept the gas guzzling, early eighties Plymouth idling, as Ruthie got her folder together and clamped her purse shut. “Got everything?” Sy asked. Ruthie had her lesson plan in hand. “Yep, all here.” Ruthie thought about her student, Mrs. Frankel, a seventy-five-...
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Mar.21.2011
Paging Doctor Leff: Pride, Patriotism & Protest
Fred Branfman emerged from the jungles of Laos carrying a heavy load. He wasn’t weighed down with ammunition, guns or rations. The international volunteer, who had been in and out of Laos for over three years, was burdened with something far greater than goods or a heavy backpack. What he...
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