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Blame it on Little House

Recently I found myself on an airplane watching Little House on the Prairie for the first time in approximately thirty years.  I choked up a little as it all came flooding back- the funked-out 70’s theme song, the pinafores, the bonnets, Pa’s high-rise britches, Ma’s saintly smile, Mrs. 959 more words

Parenting

How To Bury Your Mother

by Leslea Newman (Holyoke, MA)

Slip out of the dark limo
into the bright light of day
the way you once slipped
out of your mother: 371 more words

American Jewry

A Tiny Ripple of Hope

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0830-lopez-romero-20150829-column.html

I don’t know if you can understand this, but … made me realize that no matter how much hope you have, it can be taken away in a second.  496 more words

PTSD

Cleaning House

To clean a heart and soul,
the way we clean a house:
scrub away
the grime and grease,
bleach away
the mold and mildew,
polish away… 81 more words

Lesbian

Creative Notes

I receive email updates from Barbara Crooker.  One of the pages on her website is Barbara Crooker’s poems published online.

This weekend I also enjoyed visiting Lora Zill’s site, … 37 more words

Art

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I’m trying out different comic strip styles lately. I’m liking this one I just finished working on for its mixture of hand-drawn and digital colouring. I often appreciate art with a minimal colour palette and so enjoyed limiting myself here. 18 more words