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til death do us part

09.25.09 Posted in today's words by

One of our friends from Virginia, Kay Middleton, brings us a choice item today! Men: don’t be scared. At first read it might seem like you’re being teased (and, I have to admit, every time I read it, I swear that line is going to say: “I hear women … say they never expected the […]


Cuts Both Ways

09.24.09 Posted in today's words by

Thoughts that occur to me every year on the eve of the birthday of my two little girls who sometimes read to the cat. Cuts Both Ways By Annmarie Lockhart It’s not the silvery stretch marks sliding along my hip, nor the spider veins crawling a web up my leg; it’s not even the baby-weight […]


An tAmhránaí/The Singer

09.23.09 Posted in words to linger on by

It is an extraordinary honor to inaugurate this page with the art of Manny Beltran and the poetry of Dr. Louis de Paor! Dr. de Paor is the Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at National University of Ireland, Galway. He is an acclaimed poet whose work has won many awards. He is the […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, What the tree has seen

09.23.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

And so the series closes, as it must, with words that tie this terrible experience to the continuity of human existence. Thank you for reading. Contributor Series 1: 9/11 What the tree has seen By Cassie Premo Steele (written in the aftermath of 9/11 for a women’s peace rally) In the middle of a city […]


Contributor Series 1: 9/11, Armageddon 9/11

09.22.09 Posted in Contributor Series 1, today's words by

Contributor Series 1: 9/11 Armageddon 9/11 By Jean M Hendrickson (written September 12, 2001) The golems bring warships to worship. The priests pretend they believe. The heathens heap coal on the altar. A magician pulls fire from his sleeve. Clowns run the liturgy at high mass sycophants bay at the moon. The terrorists paint faces […]


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