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Apr.20.2014 - 5:40 pm
  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

Mar.20.2014 - 4:29 pm
In response to: The world needs your words
you are, Jane. Methinks the apple (uhm, writer) doesn't fall far from the tree. The pen is indeed mighty... Mxo
Mar.19.2014 - 3:58 pm
In response to: Sparks
the life out of literary seems to be a set goal of the system, Mary, and I die a little bit inside when I read the...
Mar.19.2014 - 2:09 pm
In response to: ...and YOU are judging me?
I don't believe I have ever beheld in the flesh those who've judged my literary submissions, but I've pictured them,...
Mar.19.2014 - 12:39 pm
In response to: Rocking The Dynasty
I first read this as “the pilot rides those…” and I thought, “Hmm, that doesn’t sound like our Rosy. Is she hopping on...
Mar.11.2014 - 6:17 pm
In response to: Honesty
my thoughts so often, Mary, from across that silver sea. I've been less and less on Red Room, submitting to journals (...