by Dr. Donna RobertsA childhood friend recently posted a nostalgic meme on Facebook. It was all fun and friendly. Until it wasn’t.
by Angela KubinecI have written a volume of poetry, a manuscript intended to be read as a body of work by someone with refinement and sensitivity, such as yourself.
I love fixing things—fixing problems, leading committees, volunteering for the needs of the community, etc., etc. The problem is everyone knows this and I can never say no.
by Dr. Donna RobertsDo you have a good memory? Are you sure? After all, you probably don’t remember what you don’t remember.
by Emile DeWeaverI have this thing I do when I see a book lying unattended. I check the copyright page to see what printing the book is in, and then I read the first sentence of the first chapter.
Dear Dr. Donna: My daughter is in an abusive relationship. Her husband is very controlling and there have been times when he has gotten physically violent with her.
Our pulses are quickened by the prospect of a literary catfight, just as the hearts of men beat faster when they approach the scene of a high-stakes sporting event.
by Dr. Donna RobertsRegrets: everyone has them to some extent. Harsh words, career mistakes, missed opportunities—these are all common experiences.
by Emile DeWeaverSomeone was about to perform a musical, and while Les Miserables and childhood memories of The Sound of Music have seeded some appreciation for the genre, a musical is hardly something I’d shirk work to watch.
Dear Dr. Donna: Come Friday night, my partner just wants to don her yoga pants and curl up with a book and the cat. She would be happy to spend all weekend in a Netflix haze.
by Jennifer Pruiett-SelbyAs I began working on this column, I had just discovered a countdown website loaded with symbols attributed to the so-called Illuminati.
By Dr. Donna Roberts“It is quite true that man lives by bread alone—when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled?"
Dear Dr. Donna: My problem isn’t a new one but it’s new to me. In fact, when others said they had this problem I just thought they were making excuses and procrastinating.
by Emile DeWeaverA poet held a workshop in San Quentin and told the class, “We shouldn’t fool ourselves. Poetry is not going to change the world.”
by Dr. Donna RobertsTurns out we were damaged in childhood. We didn’t realize it at the time, but now we are enlightened.