Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why I Love Amanda Knox

I just finished reading Waiting to Be Heard, and I am in love with Amanda Knox. Why? Because she is me—and the daughter I never had. We were both students abroad. She was 19 in Perugia, Italy, and I was 21 … Continue reading

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No Goodbyes

By Martha C. Zavala Ruben turned to me as we stood at the boarding gate and smiled. “No goodbyes,” he said, “I’ll see you later.” I watched as he walked towards his gate, handed over his ticket and disappeared through … Continue reading

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June 22: Celebration of Writing and Open Mic at Goodman South Madison Library

If you’re in Madison, consider joining us in South Madison for the 10th Annual Celebration of Writing and Open Mic at Goodman South Madison Library next Saturday, June 22. Begin with workshops at 1pm; stay for Open Mic from 2:00-3:30. … Continue reading

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By Nancy Eberle I wanted some land so badly.  Just a little piece—five acres would be fine.   And a ramshackle little cabin perched in the middle.  Is that too much to ask?  I know my husband Paul and I have … Continue reading

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Contest theme “Family”–entries due June 30

“‘Family’…the we of me.” —Carson McCullers If you’re a “woman with stories to tell,” your essay on “family” might be the winner of the Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition offered by Story Circle Network. (I am a member and occasional … Continue reading

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Madison’s “A Fund for Women” needs your stories

At last night’s AFFW “storycapture” session we heard from… a young woman inspired by her grandmother’s example of feminism before there was a word for it… a Domenican sister grateful for her mentor and eager for young women to realize … Continue reading

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In The Shadows of My Mother’s Bedroom

By Jeanine DeHoney My late mother Evelyn’s bedroom was her sweetest sanctuary especially after my father died. It wasn’t a large room; she had given that room to me and my sister as children for our twin beds. Her bedroom was … Continue reading

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