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Not Everyone Is Born With Turquoise Eyes

At three months of age, Maria Lopez Smith’s eyes turned blue, not just any ordinary blue, but turquoise, the color of the sea near Porto San Sebastian, where Sophia Henrietta Vargas, Maria’s maternal grandmother, lived; she too had turquoise eyes. 967 more words


Elston Clinic: Chicago: More Magical Thinking

In January 2015, two activists at the Elston clinic in Chicago illustrate their beliefs in magical thinking.  The one on the right, Cathy, believes she can read people’s minds.   141 more words


Along the Same Lines

What I will not say
burns me like fire;
reflects like campfires
in your eyes.

I cannot tell
and that is my sin.

You see. 79 more words

Creative Writing

Recursive Recrimination--Beating Yourself Up (For Beating Yourself Up)

Several decades ago, I made the decision to not let negative feelings about my body rule my life any more.  I decided to stop putting my life on hold until I reached a certain size or shape.  663 more words

Magical Thinking

“Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making. He will believe in witchcraft and sorcery, even though he may otherwise be a heretic, an atheist, and a rebel.” –  351 more words


Fear of Flying

Happy Tuesday! I’m starting to feel recovered after Saturday’s race, and I’m finally able to think about other things :) I’m flying to Portland this weekend for a conference for work, but lucky for me, my best friend lives there too. 560 more words