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Creative Counting in Cribbage

By Eilene Lyon

“Aren’t you going to count your pairs?”

“Oh yes. Pair, two. Pair, four (cupping breasts), plus a pair of legs, a pair of arms, a pair of ears…” 54 more words

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Unfinished Business

Someone said to me once, half-joking, but only half, “you will end up an old woman in Greece…”

Only when I recently unearthed photographs of the years I traveled to that country did I unexpectedly recall that voice in my mind. 1,439 more words


The Sexist Censorship of Simone de Beauvoir in Translation

Simone de Beauvoir is a renowned feminist icon and French Existentialist philosopher. She worked amongst the likes of Camus and Sarte. She didn’t spear-head dyed armpit hair or Miley Cyrus’ nipple tassels, but rather did something almost greater than that; her corpus of feminist, ethical and political writings articulately attacked the passive sphere of ‘imminence’ which females have been relegated to acceptingly- everywhere apart from Matriarchal tribes. 1,713 more words

I'm Maybe Definitely Not Who I Used To Be

The internet will tell you what you are, how you should live, and who you’re supposed to be. If you let it, that is. After a few weeks of sleepless nights due to unexplained insomnia my usual rock solid cynical suit of armor was worn down so far that I let the internet tell me all the things. 825 more words

Ice-Scream Treats and Friendships

Ice-Scream Treats
It is ice-scream treats
and unsaid words that
bloom into internal
bleeding. Red flows in Red
You see Blue. 

I wrote this poem in my poetry class when my tutor gave us a task to write a poem as dense as I possibly can. 646 more words

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Bride at Eleven.

If I were asked, “What is one thing you’d change and experience in the past, if you had the superpower to do so?”

I’d probably answer, “Nothing. 814 more words

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Time Out

I have posted previously about the importance of taking time and the impacts as well as benefits blogging can hold for mental health.

I did not intend to be absent for so long following my latest posts, but as a result of exploring such intimate trauma, the cathartic release was accompanied by a period of unpublished contemplation.  353 more words

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