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#amreading: A Friend's Memoir

The friend is Kathleen J. Burkhalter, and her memoir is called The Greatest of These Is Love: Selections From Kathleen’s Celebration of Daily Life, edited by David Bell… 133 more words


We are Hearts Among Others

Though my eyes were open, I wasn’t even out of bed this morning when I was planning on a day stuffed with creative choices: drawing and/or painting, starting on a montage, dancing to some bossa nova, electronica, soul or flamenco, maybe singing a song or two, taking my daily walk if the rain let up a bit, and perhaps starting a poem that I felt in sync with rather than a moderate connection to, for once. 1,795 more words

Beautiful Old Tree

Peaches are scrubby little bushes from the Gobi Desert, that live to be fifteen years old, more or less, before they succumb to their many fragilities. 105 more words

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you know mums cooking?

Poem #7 from Small Town Kid

Back to Small Town Kid – Introduction

you know how sometimes your mum
can be really over-the-top
with cooking traditional food in the way… 101 more words


Remembering my father and the gift of a love of literature

My father was born on this day, April 26, in 1928. Marking his birthday for the first time since his death last July is bittersweet. My father was a difficult man, he rarely played with us or talked about his childhood—I would not even begin to appreciate why he was this way until I was in my 40s—but he gave me my love of literature. 534 more words


Disaster Falls

Disaster Falls by Stephane Gerson is a real life account of a tragedy. Eight year old Owen was on a rafting trip with his family when he drowned. 393 more words