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Ride or Die - short essay

Ride or Die

Jane Binns

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…

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Added by Jane Binns on March 22, 2017 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Deep Calls To Deep: How to Remove the Sting of Condemnation from the Devil

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…

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Added by MaryMagdelena1 on March 22, 2017 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Staying the creative course with a little help from my friends

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…

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Added by Pam McGaffin on March 22, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Capture This

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…

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Added by Julie Henderson on March 22, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

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…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on March 22, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Ode to the Grape

Consider for one moment the grape:

its blood red color--

its tough skin--

its sinful contents.

In love acts between nurture…

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Added by Julie Henderson on March 22, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Make It Vivid

It is not enough to say

her touch was delicate—

so it was tender like

falling petals that

ride the wind before

touching ground

and it won’t…

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Added by Julie Henderson on March 22, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

10 Tips for Your First (or Next) Trip to an Archives

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…

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Added by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre on March 22, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Replacing your refrigerator – Signs that you badly need a new one

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…

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Added by Liza Gonjalwis on March 22, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] CUT: A Medical Murder Mystery

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…

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Added by Amy S. Peele on March 22, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Terry Winters

Wednesday Artist offers a brief profile of internationally exhibited artist Terry Winters:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2017/03/wednesday-artist-terry-winters.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 22, 2017 at 6:35am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this beautiful Wednesday. You know, there will always be things that irritate us- they will never go away. But it's our reaction to them that makes all the difference- do they continue to grow…
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Added by Deborah Ailman on March 22, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments

.milk of magnesia .

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.                          …

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 21, 2017 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Book Excerpt: The Heatstroke Line by Edward L. Rubin

Title: THE HEATSTROKE LINE

Author: Edward L. Rubin

Publisher: Sunbury Press

Pages: 223

Genre: Scifi/Cli-Fi (Climate Change Science Fiction)

Nothing has been done to prevent climate change, and the United States has spun into decline.   Storm…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on March 21, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

It’s not wasted- time, when you use some of it to relax.

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…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on March 21, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments

A Season's Passing

Posted 'A Season's Passing', a found poem:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-seasons-passing-found-poem.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 21, 2017 at 7:06am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Tuesday. You know, a kind word will go much further than one that stings. We all know that "sting" it hurts. So whenever we can, let's choose to be kind instead.

Make it a great…
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Added by Deborah Ailman on March 21, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

. cipher spoken clear .

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.

sbm.

 …

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 20, 2017 at 11:35pm — No Comments

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