Monthly Archives: June 2011

Book review: “Little Bee,” a novel

Little Bee is a bestselling novel about a young Nigerian refugee who, with the English woman who befriends her, faces a disturbing past and uncertain future. But I don’t read novels. My bedside stand (and bookshelf by the sofa) are … Continue reading

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Courage (A Report from the Walker Protests)

By Carolyn May Photographs by James Rhem For the first time in my life, I would take action. I was against this “Budget Repair Bill” of Governor Scott Walker’s.  The bill with NO compromise was more than this retired teacher could … Continue reading

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Please let me publish your true stories, well told!

In the Northern Hemisphere (where I live) the Summer Solstice begins tomorrow–for me, at 1:16 P.M. CDT.  I’ll hold off celebrating until next Saturday, when you’ll find me at Madison’s own goofy Parade of Species. Summer… the time when we let … Continue reading

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The Hippies of Carmel

By Sarah White This essay takes up where “The Gangs of Carmel” left off… From Wikipedia: Hippie action in the Haight centered around the Diggers, a guerrilla street theatre group that combined spontaneous street theatre, anarchistic action, and art happenings … Continue reading

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Musings on the Narrator from Jon Franklin

I subscribe to “WriterL,” a listserv published “more or less daily from somewhere near Chesapeake Bay” by Lynn and Jon Franklin. Jon is the author of two books I admire;  Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of a Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner, … Continue reading

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“My Words Are Gonna Linger”

In February 2009 the Association of Personal Historians published an anthology of members’ work, to celebrate the full range of life story writing its members pursue. The idea for My Words Are Gonna Linger was conceived while former APH President Jeanne Archer … Continue reading

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One family, three memoirs–musings from Pat McNees

In One Family, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths, Lynn Neary explores one family’s experiences as told by two brothers and their mother, each from their own point of view. Each story deals with the family’s mental health (or lack of it). The family in … Continue reading

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