Burn ~ Part 1 Investigation

Burn ~ Part 1 Investigation

by Nancy Grayum We got burned. But as I simmer over the dismantling of the EPA, the outrageous bloating of a so-called “Defense” budget, the construction of pipelines, rolling of coal and oil trains and the fracking for natural gas, I also initiate an...

Aleppo

The smell of laurel and olive trees is impregnated in my skin. The scent is integrated and meshed with generations of my family. It was my great grandfather Elias, who had the original idea of planting laurel and olive trees on the small piece of land that he...

RX FOR AN ATTITUDE OF LASSITUDE: POETRY

  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...
Burn ~ Part 1 Investigation

Love Army–One Soldier at a Time

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...

In Praise of Writer Buddies

Posted on riverchildbooks.com   November 9, 2014 by Alice Robb I’m a hermit scribbler, alone in my cluttered office, pecking out my sentences, paragraphs, blogs, letters, stories, novels, memories. Scrawling, sometimes almost illegibly, in my diaries, making outlines,...

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