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Apr.20.2014 - 5:40 pm
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  I’ve often felt humbled by the book I’m reading, especially historical fiction. Here I am, lounging in the twenty-first century, clad in paint-spattered sweats, hair...
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Apr.13.2014 - 5:40 pm
  I grew up in the Methodist church. Pot-luck suppers and Christmas sales in the basement, choir practice on Thursday evenings. A white clapboard steepled church, simple in...
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Mar.22.2014 - 2:30 pm
  There is a comfortable rocking chair within a poem whose lines rhyme. If not a rocker, then at least a cushiony window seat. What schoolchild of a century past wasn’t...
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Mar.11.2014 - 4:46 pm
  Once asked for my definition of literature, I replied that for me literature contains the author within, the author who takes chances and exposes her soul in the words on...
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Comments from Mara

Apr.14.2014 - 11:32 am
In response to: Of living fronds
I must bop over to FB and thank her, as I thank you, nan, for all your continued support. Bringing justice to the...
Apr.14.2014 - 11:17 am
In response to: Of living fronds
that for millenia has embraced and discarded truth as a plaything of the moment, and we are each wise enough to...
Apr.14.2014 - 6:59 am
In response to: Ring Out Wild Bells
'tis not a bodice-ripper, but a bodice-chuckler stuffed with characters masterfully minipulated by Mistress Cole! I...
Mar.21.2014 - 8:30 am
In response to: So Long Fred Phelps, Don't Let the Door Hit You On Your Booty On The Way Out
sister! There are slices of history so absurd that they provoke a "Say what?" response. Fred and the Westies and their...
Mar.21.2014 - 7:12 am
In response to: Home Alone Again
some of us have to finish the journey, although we know we shouldn't. Consider that final trip to Africa as your "...