Monthly Archives: May 2017

RX FOR AN ATTITUDE OF LASSITUDE: POETRY

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  RX for an Attitude of Lassitude: Poetry   Poetry is more necessary than ever as a fire to light our tongues.  -Naomi Shihab Nye, from Salting the Ocean   Don’t know about you, but since November I’ve been surfing salty, stinging waves of weariness and mostly wiping out. Sometimes, while reading a short story […]

Law of Attraction

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by Shelley Meredith What you resist, persists – Carl Jung After hearing about the nationwide Writers Resist movement, I was angered….and a bit shocked. I couldn’t believe that an entire body of people – especially those who know the power of words – would willingly participate in such a destructive movement. Here’s why: As you push […]

Love Army–One Soldier at a Time

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She comes into my office. Slight build, long brown hair, brown eyes. Sanja (not her real name) is about forty years old. A second generation Indian (as in from India). She married a man she met in college and has two children, six and nine. This is our intake session and all I know before […]

Pick Up That Tire Iron and Get This Rig Back On the Road

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by Scott Swanson From the introduction to Matt Taibbi’s Insane Clown President: “Yes, D_____ T_____’s* campaign was massively fueled by racism and xenophobia. But racism and hatred and fear of foreigners were not irreconcilable with hatred of the arrogant establishment that controlled major-party politics. Many voters out there hated both, and some hated the latter […]

Determination

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by Diana Dodd I have a photograph of a small bird that has in the grasp of its claws two separate pieces of pond grass. One leg is extended to the right and the other to the left, and then it is leaning forward to get a sip of water. That is what I call […]