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Me and Sylvia Plath

Me and Sylvia Plath

Readers of a certain age will remember how, in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, a list of eerie parallels between his life and death and that of Abraham Lincoln began to circulate.
A Guide to Make Telemarketers Quit Calling

A Guide to Make Telemarketers Quit Calling

by Angela Kubinec
 
The focus of my work is on ways to lie to telemarketers in a fashion that insures they will quit calling.
Does unconditional love really exist?

Does unconditional love really exist?

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Dogs are the truest, most sincere form of unconditional love, not to mention great wisdom about love.
The Great Neighborhood Debate of 1977

The Great Neighborhood Debate of 1977

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
The summer of 1977 was the summer of the great debate in my neighborhood.
A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

by Angela Kubinec
 
While browsing my local used book store, I came across a title I had not seen in decades. It was How to Make Love to a Man.
Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
From hula-hoops to cabbage patch dolls to fidget spinners. From goldfish swallowing to streaking to twerking.
The Unaccompanied Journey

The Unaccompanied Journey

by Jennifer Pruiett-Selby
 
This busy week is when the remaining members of my father-in law’s platoon will to travel to Tennessee for one final gathering.
The Self-Help Seeker’s Guide for the Self-Help Seeker

The Self-Help Seeker’s Guide for the Self-Help Seeker

by Angela Kubinec
 
Look in any bookstore. You will see the evidence of what I call “widespread anti-depressant failure.”
Justice in the Weeds

Justice in the Weeds

by Emile DeWeaver
 
I admire science fiction authors for their ability to study society’s poisonous weeds and forecast the toxic futures we face should those weeds run wild.
Dilemma: Patron or Partner?

Dilemma: Patron or Partner?

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
I can’t imagine a life without making art, but I’m worried about my partner.
I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 3: The Spectrum of Forgetting

I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 3: The Spectrum of Forgetting

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Most of the time we get frustrated when we can’t remember something. But then again sometimes we can’t forget things that we would like to.
The Town Dumps of Massachusetts

The Town Dumps of Massachusetts

Some say you can find the heart and soul of Massachusetts on the town greens of its many picturesque villages.
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

Dear Dr. Donna: What is the meaning of life?
Resistance and Catharsis: Changing the Focus

Resistance and Catharsis: Changing the Focus

by Emile DeWeaver
 
A friend asked me what advice might I give students about living with Trump’s administration.
Returning to the World of Words

Returning to the World of Words

by Jennifer Pruiett-Selby
 
There aren’t enough hours in the day. There’s never enough time. And no matter what we do to budget or plan, the inevitability of its expiration is omnipresent.

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