~ Jackie Kearins
"Let's not tell him, and see if he notices!"
So we all
went on eating while he walked into the room.
up?" he asked.
hon. we're just having some pizza and..."
do you all look so strange?”
“We found a
kitten outside and it’s under the desk right now! “Blurted Alex.
where is it? I'm allergic to cats, you
Visiting Papa and Eva:
The Reagan Years
~ Kate Lydon
Papa went to the silverware drawer and retrieved a teaspoon.
"Here it is," he said, waving a spoon at me. "This is what
caused the whole damn problem."
Book Excerpt, Nonfiction:
~ David B. Tick, M.A.
One of the real tragedies of having a parent with a mental illness is how the very essence of that person can be so totally obscured by that disorder. I don’t know if my mother was ever medically diagnosed with a mental illness, but for those of us who were closest to her, it became evident, over time, that she suffered from a variety of psychological disorders. This likely diagnosis offered one answer to a very important question: How could someone with so much devotion and love for her children and grandchildren be so incredibly destructive to her family? That’s when I realize that it was impossible to separate her from her illness because I never knew who she really was as a person, only what I experienced from her, individually and as a part of the entire family.
Book Excerpt, Fiction:
~ Patrick Childress
"Isn't it all grand?" A slender figure stepped into the clearing, with arms spread wide. She spun, and tilted back her head. Her black skirt lifted slightly, revealing black, laced stockings. Her straight, red hair was pulled back into a neat ponytail, and leapt as she swirled beneath the vast cosmos. She looked like a gothic fairy, and to this day I still picture her with gossamer wings...
When I think of her...
A Review of Daniel Pink's Drive
One of Daniel Pink’s strengths is his ability to synthesize
past and current research about human behavior, and connect it to
problem-solving in everyday life.
Invasion and Escape
-- you’re wondering if it’s worth trying --
-- You’d expect some better --
-- You owe them that much --
-- You know they’re not real --
-- you know you just want --
IN NEVIS, REMEMBERING NEW JERSEY
MY SISTER AND I HAVE OUR PALMS READ
(an untitled poem)
WAYS OF SEEING A MIRROR
AT THE PARTY