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it has been so, so many years. dormant.


hurts and atrocities.


you did not know you said it.

did not remember.

did not mean it.


sixty years later, passed it forward

when you shouted.         this is how

things go                                   round.


for which i apologise.

hurts and atrocities.






Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on February 20, 2017 at 11:33pm — No Comments



Also available as a Paperback or Ebook; ISBN: 978-1494918453, $9.49 86…


Added by Stacey Chillemi on February 20, 2017 at 4:47pm — No Comments

No Sleep With All This Worrying

My brother sent this email to me: "My bed is a magical place where I can suddenly remember everything I was supposed to do."

I've always been a rotten sleeper. My brother also used to be a rotten sleeper but now he says he just waits until 1 a.m. before lying down. Such tricks don't work for me: As soon as I shut my eyes, I'm met with an elaborate display constructed by the Freudian Fireworks Company spelling out the word…


Added by regina barreca on February 20, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Added by Deborah Ailman on February 20, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

The Troll Bridge by Larry P. Auerbach

The Tr…


Added by Theodocia McLean on February 20, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

Creative Courage

I love to ski, but seem to come to it with more injuries every year. Right knee, upper back, right wrist, left foot. I got a cortisone shot in my heel this time, determined not to miss out. My sister puts it somewhere between crazy and brave. Poised above an icy run at the top of Jackson Hole, for the first time I…


Added by Ellen T. McKnight on February 20, 2017 at 11:42am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: Dominion by Doug Hewitt

D.A. Hewitt is an award-winning author of four novels and over a hundred short stories. One novel was awarded a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for best regional fiction. He attributes his success to hard work, honing a skill and providing an outlet for his passion for…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on February 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Edna St. Vincent Millay at Vassar

Monday Muse spotlights the Edna St. Vincent Millay exhibitions at Vassar College and Millay's home Steepletop.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 20, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this sunny Monday, the first day of the work week for many. Whatever this day brings you, open yourself up to the possibility of what can happen when you trust that all is unfolding as it should. See where this day takes you and make the most of it.

Make it a great day!…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 20, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments

..the end of january ..

darkness descends upon our houses.

watch  it unfold as predicted. you

did not listen.


you said it will all be great again,

not that it ever was. now we watch

as darkness descends.


descends upon our houses.


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on February 19, 2017 at 10:35pm — No Comments

How Professional Make Boiler Installation Process Safe And Correct

During the stage of an economy crisis, most of the people find it very important to understand the various ways how more and more energy can be conserved which ultimately will lead to a better amount of savings for the households. Apart from some of the obvious things like weatherizing the home, one must even ensure that there are no drafts from the doors and windows. This can definitely save a good amount of heating bill as well. Apart from these, one might even consider generating a better…


Added by Amelia Hill on February 19, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How I Wrote Two eBooks in Three Days

Hope Is Not Enough When You Are Working On Your Dreams

Image via Psychic World

I’m guilty of something I believe many writers have issues with: procrastination. But I’m not alone! Statistics show that approximately 20% of the population is affected by it! In fact, some researchers claim that procrastination has more than quadrupled in the last three decades. In an increasingly…


Added by A.D. Vuittonet on February 19, 2017 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Here it is – a brand new day in a brand new week. But what will this week bring for you? Will it be more of the same- but if things are going well then more of the same is a good thing but- what if things are not going too well. What if this new week just brings you down just thinking about it.

Think of…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 19, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Do You Have These Peri-Implantitis Symptoms

Peri-implantitis is where there is some bone loss for various reasons around your dental implant. The condition can usually occur and you won’t even be aware that it happened. A lot of different factors can be the cause for this taking place. In certain patients, it can develop in an early stage shortly after a crown was implanted, and for others, it can take years before it happens.…


Added by Bronwyn Minnie on February 19, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

The Thought for the Day is from Mai Ghoussoub.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 19, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Sunday morning. You know, life is truly what we make it. So what will we choose? Will we choose to focus on all that's wrong or make the choice to embrace all that is right in it? The…

Added by Deborah Ailman on February 19, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

..automatic ..

ceilings, automatic doors. tread carefully the red carpet.

watch.                                                the landscapes quietly.




building where I lost myself, found one    worn stair,

walled words                                                  on bravery.


we laughed at his phone         vibrating the glass table,

automatically.                           there are no  heros here.


just quiet and…


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on February 18, 2017 at 11:24pm — No Comments

The Look of Fear on the Human Faces of Misogyny


We hear the word “misogyny” so often in the litany of worries about a Trump administration that, like other words in that long list, it begins to lose meaning – although the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was a great reminder. Behind that word, however, are the faces – and lives - of women, both inside the U.S. and further afield. We need to hear their stories, in their own voices, to remind us what’s at stake for women when a government is headed by a man who gloated…


Added by Elayne Clift on February 18, 2017 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Writing and the ability to Process our emotions in a healthy manner

Not too sure about writing, I just told myself. Fortunately, I have writing skills like never before. 

Writing has been like therapy to me and it always will be. 

Here's the bottom line: if you are going to write, then write. The bible is full of examples of writing like the chapter I am about to mention. …


Added by MaryMagdelena1 on February 18, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Ya gotta keep going…when you want to effect change in your life.

You wouldn’t exercise one time and think that made you fit for life, would you? You wouldn’t eat dinner one time and think you never had to eat it again, right?

So taking action one time isn’t going to get you where you want to go…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 18, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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