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The Caregiver

“Did I plug a cord into the charger for water?” my father asked.

It was the weekend before Mother’s Day. My sister had come over to help with the morning routine, and to give my dad a chance to take a shower. 1,306 more words


# 1538 seize the poem prompt # 79. Rings (Olympics) .

Watching the 2016 Olympics on television
as I have all the Olympics since I have had a television
I think this is the most amazing cauldron and flame… 64 more words


The Perfectly Musical Storm

I was fortunate to spend my childhood in a small town where my imagination was sparked by whatever I might encounter day by day. My friends and I would build dirt forts and re-enact great battles we imagined from the last war. 472 more words


I forgot to bring my credit card

..with me to buy the new Nook. I had to go back home to get it. I used to get upset in these situations; I’m “wasting time”, I didn’t plan ahead, etc. 175 more words


Growing Up Jewish and Racist

My wonderful wife has a heart of gold. After all the years we’ve been married, she still amazes me. For one thing, she cares deeply for people. 1,643 more words

Not Feeling Brave

Or in fact like doing anything at all, except hiding.

Yesterday I went to storytelling. Fine. Talked about stigma, my idea for how to talk about it. 345 more words


I call your attention to this:

Notice the last line on this magazine cover: Eleanor & Park’s Rainbow Rowell. Yes that’s really the author’s name.

Here’s the full cover:

I picked this up at my local Barnes & Noble about a week ago but I had no time to read it. 206 more words