Ride or Die
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever settle down again. The most recent stable relationship I had was with my ex-husband and that was fourteen years ago. We were married for twelve years. He died from liposarcoma in 2014. It came on like a storm and in two and a half months, he was gone.
I’ve been in a revolving door of unstable relationships since our divorce in 2002. I fell hard for my last boyfriend because he listened…Continue
Added by Jane Binns on March 22, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments
I learned today that in order to grow as a woman, I must confess my sins rather than ask for forgiveness from God. For ages, I believed the lie that I would need to ask God for forgiveness once I sin and ask him to wash me clean of that sin.
I can safely tell you, that is not true of women today. Look closely at the devotional below:
1. The sacrifice of Jesus and the way he gave his life for me reveals his love for me by reminding me that he gave it all…Continue
Added by MaryMagdelena1 on March 22, 2017 at 5:05pm — No Comments
I thought my novel, The Leaving Year, was done when I started my “final” round of queries to agents and publishers a year ago.
Now that I’ve been turned down by everyone who had expressed interest, I’m going through yet another major edit of a book that has already…Continue
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Wild jasmine and gardenia arrest the senses,
and the shores of Haleiwa are crowded with cliff-diving natives.
Rain cascades down walls of molecules that hide themselves in sun rays;
we are heathens but we breathe in their mana, assuming it is ours to…Continue
Added by Julie Henderson on March 22, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments
You can… if you really want to. Yes, we all have doubts- we have moments when we think things like “no way” or “I must be out of my mind” and then we want to give up.
But then, there it is again- this idea. And then you think “Could I?”
So, take a deep breath, grab that idea and run with it and…Continue
Added by Deborah Ailman on March 22, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Consider for one moment the grape:
its blood red color--
its tough skin--
its sinful contents.
In love acts between nurture…
Added by Julie Henderson on March 22, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments
It is not enough to say
her touch was delicate—
so it was tender like
falling petals that
ride the wind before
and it won’t…
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Added by Michelle "Chella" Magee on March 22, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
It's the moment before everything is revealed, or nothing is. You sit in a library or archives for the first time. You have stuffed your bag and coat in a locker, jiggled the lock (that never seems to work quite right), tried to remember everything you need (and is allowed) to avoid having to go back outside to it.
The room is quiet. The materials await in a cart or on a table. Will they contain one of those…Continue
Added by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre on March 22, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments
Would you agree if it is said that your refrigerator is one of those household appliances which don’t make you face any trouble? Bet you would! If you had invested in a good quality fridge, it can last for many years and this is why it is tough to tell when exactly you may require calling a technician for help and when you would actually need to buy a new refrigerator. Nevertheless, before your refrigerator completely surrenders, it will definitely give you certain indications that it’s…Continue
Added by Liza Gonjalwis on March 22, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments
Almost three years ago my friends asked, “What are you going to do when your retire? You’re only sixty.”
My response was, “I’m just getting started and I need time to follow my other passions, writing, yoga and swimming.” Having worked in the busy and chaotic transplant world for thirty-five…Continue
Added by Amy S. Peele on March 22, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Wednesday Artist offers a brief profile of internationally exhibited artist Terry Winters:
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Added by Deborah Ailman on March 22, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments
it says that most people are aware of the dangers of sunbathing
and that it is another adjective.
we had some of those yesterday. plain words affect me deeply.
in the btahroom there is a book about womens’ health and beauty.
chapters on skin care from years ago before the war, the second.
paragraphs on the dangers of being tanned, it says it looks common
like a working person out of doors. …Continue
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 21, 2017 at 11:54pm — No Comments
Nothing has been done to prevent climate change, and the United States has spun into decline. Storm…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on March 21, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments
The truth is that you do not have to have a major goal every minute of your life. Sometimes we get so obsessed with trying to do as much as we can all the time that we burn ourselves out. And then from there we end up just messing things up because…Continue
Added by Deborah Ailman on March 21, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Posted 'A Season's Passing', a found poem:
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passed over by accident, the
thing occured naturally,
without clerics. without beatitude.
given by friendship, yet
piety slowly eroded.
they come now with learning,
holding large words, a different language.
the charm now gone,
perhaps they did not need it any more.
once again, it is said, that,
they speak latin. made
the word bleed.
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 20, 2017 at 11:35pm — No Comments