Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Prayer for New Orleans

I’ve visited New Orleans like a poor person, like a rich person, and after Hurricane Katrina, like a person for whom money had no meaning. The devastation was not equally distributed, but it impacted us all—even people like me with … Continue reading

Posted in Sarah's memoir | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Mother Odilia, Jimmy the Baker, and Me

Bread is the staff of life, they say. Bread is where my husband Jim got his start as a baker, before progressing to pastry chef. Bread turned up repeatedly on a recent day, in that way that says, “pay attention.” … Continue reading

Posted in Sarah's memoir | Tagged | Leave a comment

Leaving Alabama, 1965

By Jeremiah Cahill For the first time, I was scared. Really scared. Hitchhiking solo into Selma, Alabama in March 1965 had been youthfully naïve. Six weeks later, departing that civil-rights hotbed by sticking a thumb out was not only foolish—it … Continue reading

Posted in Guest writer | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Seize the Opportunity

By Bill Horne Seize the opportunity, no matter what. I recently took part in a writing retreat Sarah organized, Write in Nature. I should explain that I am also an Association of Personal Historians member, but had yet to do … Continue reading

Posted in Guest writer | Tagged | 1 Comment

Call for submissions for 2016 Midwest Review

I like the motivation of a deadline, the clarifying guidance of a promised audience to write for, the inspiration of a prompt to write on… how about you? Deadline October 1, 2015 The Midwest Review journal is accepting submissions for the … Continue reading

Posted in Call for action, contests | Leave a comment