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Cody O'Dog

A few times in my life, I have found myself in abusive romantic relationships. Go on, shake your head. I really did write “timeS… 1,960 more words


French Toast

A neighbor, a hefty woman with floppy arms, lived alone, and liked children. Whenever I stopped in for a visit, she’d have a treat to offer me. 323 more words


connecting: an opportunity for growth

“I have a confession to make . . .” my substitute yoga teacher said last week at the beginning of class. Her tight face admitted guilt, matching her sheepish eyes. 322 more words


Maps of my worlds

I’ve started writing a time-travel, historical novel. There are lots of things floating around in my head, and there are various ways I need to put it on paper before it can be exposed to the “real world.” 258 more words


Sex and Power

My first real kiss happened when I was sixteen years old, in a dark basement coffee house by the flickering light of an ancient Coke machine. 876 more words


Silver Star ~ Jeanette Walls

Rating: 4.5/5

Walls did it again for me. She wrote a lovely memoir that flows smoother than the White River in Vermont. In this story, she tells the tale of the time her mother left Walls and her sister alone at home for an extended period of time, which resulted in their journey to Virginia to stay with their uncle in their mothers hometown. 185 more words

Book Review

connecting to my writing by disconnecting to it

New Year resolutions come and go. They are made with a vengeance, fade mid-year and then are soon forgotten. The many resolutions I see and read, in print, on broadcast, in the stratosphere of the internet, once private, are made public with an outpouring of mind, body and soul. 476 more words