As someone running a small, successful and well-known business in the town where I live, I often have young and older women alike coming up to me and asking me the secret of my successful work-life balance. I feel good that these women consider me as someone who can dispense them with good advice but many times it becomes a bit overwhelming too. I feel like telling them, “It’s heart-warming that you are sharing your troubles with me, but I can assure you that I still haven’t figured out life…Continue
Added by Sue Miles on May 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
A poem in remembrance of my brother, who died May 5, 1990:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 5, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Alexandra Miles on April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Posted a videotaped performance by poet Sholeh Wolpe, who reads from her collection 'Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths':
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 7, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Born in Yugoslavia in the 1970s, Marija Bulatovic, along with her parents, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s just ahead of the 1990s Yugoslav wars and the breakup of the country. An accomplished business professional with years of experience driving enterprise business with Fortune 500 companies, Bulatovic graduated from Colgate University. Marija Bulatovic lives in…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 29, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments
Posted '29:56', a new poem about the extensive surveillance footage released by the City of Cleveland as the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice, 12, continue:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 20, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments
My mother gave from her heart all year long, but tripled her efforts during the holidays. She loved everything about the season: baking, cooking, cards, caroling, shopping, wrapping, giving to charity, hosting and attending parties, and decorating. “You need a little bit of Christmas in every room,” she’d…Continue
I've reposted a poem I wrote for my brother: "Called to Thanksgiving".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 25, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments
“So,” some may ask, “is that you on the book cover?” I shake my head…no. There’s no need to explain that the child adorning the cover of my novel, The Sweetness, was born years before me; and no need to say “but we are related,” and certainly no need to mention…Continue
Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 25, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments
I've posted a video of Echo Morgan's extraordinary performance 'Be the Inside of the Vase':
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 24, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments
I've posted 'Family Ties', a new poem.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 23, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments
My essay for the TweetSpeak Poetry column "Journey Into Poetry" appears today.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 17, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments
Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 1, 2014 at 12:12am — No Comments
“Mary Campos’ room?”
“Who are you?”
“I am her granddaughter.”
The hallway was sterilized but smelled of human excrement mixed with bleach and cheap air fresheners. From either side of the hall came cries and moans – loud from the patients, “take me home”. The workers stood impervious, as anyone who wishes to be able to work another day, would.
The showers were running, and trays of food rolled down…Continue
Added by Virgilia Campos on August 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
This weekend is a special weekend for my husband. For the past thirty years, he and two of his friends spend at least one weekend, sometimes a week, in the "great outdoors." They always travel to a different spot and have even gone as far as the Boundary Waters in Canada. Yes, this is their weekend to do some "male bonding," as I like to call it.
I don't begrudge him this time away. He works hard and I think he deserves some time to get away and have some fun with his friends. These…Continue
Added by Cindy Knapper on June 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
I remember back when I was little. Things were so simple then. My parents bought a house they could afford and sent me to the local school. That was it. There were hardly any researches about the most family-friendly neighbourhood. They liked the house, the surrounding and the people who…Continue
Added by Samantha WInterland on May 26, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments
I am really excited to announce that I have finished my e-book, Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids.
What’s it about?
This e-book will include readers in a personal journey of understanding and learning about how to navigate family estrangement in their family, with their children. The book is organized into sections, which were topics that have been identified over and again by the people who have shared their stories and…Continue
Added by Fiona McColl on May 9, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments