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Apr.24.2014 - 7:56 pm
World of Change Reading
Featured reading by authors whose poems and prose appear in the World of Change anthology. Jeanne Powell is one of the features. JEANNE POWELL is a published poet, essayist and film critic. Her books in print are CAROUSEL (essays), MY OWN SILENCE (flash fiction and poetry), and WORD DANCING (...
Apr.24.2014 - 7:54 pm
Rule #100: THE SOUTHERN BELLE'S HANDBOOK 
Letting go is the best revenge. It frees your heart for much more satisfying pursuits. Rule #100: THE SOUTHERN BELLE'S HANDBOOK     The Southern Belle Sounds Off: http://www.lorainedespres.blogspot.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/SthrnBelleRules Buy THE SOUTHERN BELLE'S HANDBOOK on...
Apr.24.2014 - 6:00 pm
Skorts
Warning:  This post is a rant.  If you are not in the mood, or you're super sensitive, or maybe even if you bring your dog into Starbucks.  You should close out and come back later. Take Our Daughters...and Sons to Work Day. Stop.  This has really got to stop. The day was...
Apr.24.2014 - 5:08 pm
New Darling Of The Right, Cliven Bundy, Exposes Himself As A Racist
Here in the St. Louis area we have a name for ignorant, backwards, illiterate, hillbilly racists. We call them "hoosiers"; no, not necessarily Indiana natives, but people who have cars in their yards and might be missing a few teeth. The wheel is still spinning in their heads, but the hamster has...
Apr.24.2014 - 4:50 pm
A Pen to Kill For
   Got an empty evening?  I found you a companion.  I just finished Suzanne Tyrpak’s unsettling Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales. It sucks sustenance from the same throbbing vein of amorphous, human dread opened by King and Serling.  Taut, spare writing packed...
Apr.24.2014 - 3:50 pm
Stereotyping with Author Lisa Bergren
With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters. Produced by Cynthia Brian   Dividing, labeling, and categorizing, in other words, stereotyping. We know it’s rude; we know it’s insulting; and we know it creates embarrassment. Hosts Youngjoo Ahn and Henna Hundal dive deeply into this...
Apr.24.2014 - 3:04 pm
The Archduke and the Pervert
My latest -- can't beat that title, huh? -- is up at http://broadstreetreview.com/cross-cultural/dwaine-tinsley-and-the-vagaries-of-history It begins: In 2005, five years after his death from a heart attack in his Simi Valley living room, I decided to write about Dwaine Tinsley.  The idea was...
Apr.24.2014 - 2:14 pm
The Harvest Moom
I had stepped in to the openingand my breath caught on a sightof unbeknownst beauty my heart pounded in the twilightand the silence of the woods gaspedas I looked upon a celestial moment with such a bewitching quality thatthe quietness crept, and I daren’t movelest I break the reverence all I know...
Apr.24.2014 - 2:14 pm
The Harvest Moom
I had stepped in to the openingand my breath caught on a sightof unbeknownst beauty my heart pounded in the twilightand the silence of the woods gaspedas I looked upon a celestial moment with such a bewitching quality thatthe quietness crept, and I daren’t movelest I break the reverence all I know...
Apr.24.2014 - 1:50 pm
Fine Dining - or not - From The Pages Of Famous Novels
Having written two-thirds of a trilogy concerning onions, I'm very interested in these photos of meals from famous books. It does not harm that I look forward to each of my meals with relish. And, I gotta luv a book that includes a meal for the main character in Kafka's The Metamorphosis....
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