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Dreaming: special instruction or pizza dream?

Sid Roth coined the phrase “pizza dream” to describe a dream that is very vivid, the cause of which is eating too much pizza right before bed. 588 more words

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Senior Field Trip - Keller’s drive in!

There aren’t a whole lot of places where senior citizens can go anymore, for a one-day field trip. But, Keller’s Drive-in in Dallas, is one of the best if you’re looking for a good old fashioned hamburger. 521 more words

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I Will Not Waste My Life Part Two, OR: Inviting My Kid to A Friend's House on a Sunday Morning in a Desperate Effort to Write

Long time.

It’s almost the end of National Poetry Month and I haven’t even posted one poem. This time of year is a killer: taxes, mid-terms, spring soccer, and a rash of birthday parties. 1,854 more words

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A different "take" on audio memoir

The audio part isn’t so hard, but the pix….

In working on my memoir textbook, I reached the section about doing a recorded version of one’s story, which I reasoned wouldn’t be terribly difficult. 705 more words

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Mom's Report Cards

Second in a series of posts about my mother.

I found my mother’s report cards from St. Donato’s School in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she attended 1st through 8th grade. 348 more words

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Banned Books 2016 - APRIL READ - A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

What’s it all about?:

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. 803 more words

Book Reviews

100-word story: Birds

The mother saw birds, not blue jays or cardinals, wrens, the sweet birds other mothers saw, no, dark creatures with prehensile talons, massive wings, raptor faces, 82 more words

Writing