Upgrades are happening in so many ways. Causing me to pause and simply relish in the moment. Gosh, the last few years have been a challenge. 742 more words
Submission by Dr Geoff Wilkes
Ilse Aichinger (1921-2016) was one of the most significant prose writers to emerge in Austria after the Second World War. Her work was acknowledged by numerous national and international awards, and has received considerable attention from scholars around the world. 287 more words
It may seem easier to stay cut off and closed up. Safe. Protected from all the potential harm of heartbreak, rejection, dismissal, and the worry of not being good enough. 436 more words
Flashpoints in family dynamics can happen fast.
Actually, Motel 5 conducted a survey to quantify just how long family members have over the holidays to enjoy each other before the situation becomes, well, unbearable. 151 more words
When sexual violence is made public, suddenly the experience itself no longer belongs to the survivor. Instead, I think people genuinely think they own a part of it, and that their opinion and reaction to it carries a deeper significance than it actually does—as though they are part of the story of it. 943 more words