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Cliven Bundy's Battle with the BLM

Jessie Benjamin is a colleague of mine from the Stanford Continuing Studies Creative Writing program.  She and I are active in an online writing workshop in which she recently posted this essay about the Cliven Bundy standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management. 1,271 more words

Deep, Sandy Thoughts

There’s nothing that a little summer vacation can’t cure. Being able to sit in your beach chair and listen to the rhythm of the surf puts you back in touch with the simple things in life that sometimes get pushed aside. 191 more words

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Finding refuge in a bookshop

Like many writers, I love a good bookshop.

That feeling you get as soon you take one step inside is just bliss… You’ve reached your sanctuary. 205 more words


Pride 2015: Love Wins

This is not an LGBT blog, in the same way that this is not an atheist blog, but you can’t always separate all parts of your life.   1,255 more words

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Houses

A serene farmhouse and its reflection in the water in the Western Cape South Africa.

 A deserted farmhouse in Gauteng

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Part I: In Limbo

Naime is from Aleppo. She is in her sixties, outspoken, warm. She reasons her fluency in Turkish to her Turkoman roots. Her husband is a little older than her, and hosts a gentle yet worn out expression. 773 more words

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A Perfect Moment: One with Nature

The sky is bright blue with an occasional fluffy cloud. I lie under a canopy of trees watching the vibrant green leaves flutter in the steady breeze of a warm summer day. 853 more words

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