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Two Tales of a City- Pt. 8

Our first day in New York was a full one. The first stop was Battery Park. As we headed for the southern tip of Manhattan our bus took us down West Street and past Ground Zero, offering us a view of the under construction Freedom Tower. 1,076 more words


My travel journal 1968: a metaphor

It is difficult, almost impossible, to work at a full-time job and to write creatively at the same time. My first writings were straight journal entries.  1,339 more words

Short Story

If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran

by Carla Power (Holt 2015; ISBN 978-0-8050-9819-8)

According to the copyright page, this book should be searchable under “Muslim converts–Biography”, which is peculiar because Carla Power, a secular American journalist, never converted to Islam during (nor, so far as I can tell, after) the year she spent studying the Quran with her friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi. 277 more words


4 Days In Christchurch (part 2)

Day 2 (or, the rest of Day 1)

At the Pop-Up

Day two emerges as the morning after the day before. What time is it? How many beers? 1,294 more words


Creative Juice

Myth is the secret opening… A myth we re-quicken in our minds and our lives, brings creative juice… Joseph Campbell

During the early 1980s my search for understanding, my quest for meaning. 355 more words

Nancy Wait

A Taste of Thanksgiving

My mother always began preparations on Wednesday for our abundant home-cooked Thanksgiving feast with a main dish of turkey, ham, chicken, duck, or goose–sometimes more than one. 533 more words


Thanksgiving at the Riverside 2015/TPOS prompt: food of love

Thanksgiving at the Riverside
has become my family tradition
since Stacey and the girls moved to Texas.

Stacey always made the Thanksgiving Holiday… 136 more words