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You Feel That? I Don't...

One day during this past winter, I awakened from a deep sleep to a house that was, more or less, freezing cold. Quickly, I bundled up and made the long trek from my bedroom to the part of the house where the thermostat is located. 491 more words


The Art of the Chameleon

In modern society, adults are often blind to the fact that children are not entirely impervious to the conditional expectations placed upon them. While the standards set are done so subconsciously, the ramifications upon a child’s psyche are permanent and often detrimental. 199 more words


The Empathy Exams

What a marvelous book is The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. A collection of essays published by the local Graywolf Press, it actually spent time a little time on the bestseller lists. 1,287 more words


the festival of the book

“Why don’t you write a blog about this?”

Although I write and publish my thoughts and family life to the world each day, it still startles me to find out that someone knows I’m a writer. 1,120 more words

Alice Keys MD

The Four Great Reasons for Writing

In his essay “Why I Write (1946)“, George Orwell details on the four most plausible reasons for writing:

(i) Sheer egoism. Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, to get your own back on the grown-ups who snubbed you in childhood, etc., etc.

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Ce-am Mai Citit


About a month ago I started to write this piece on my view of relationships. After going over it countless times – mainly out of fear of exposing some people in the process, I realized that I wasn’t being honest with myself. 638 more words


Scott Saalman: Saving class reunion is like saving the whales

Herald: September 4, 2013


“I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee.”
—Carly Simon

My 30-year high school class reunion was canceled this summer because of low interest. 862 more words