Category Archives: Guest writer

Excerpts from “At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories”

Last week I posted an interview with Betsy and Mark Blondin, author/editors of At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories. This week, they share with you some excerpts from their book.   “…home is wherever I can find a moment to … Continue reading

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The Extreme Beauty of January 21, 2017

  By Gloria Peterson I wish I could personally thank every man, woman, and child who participated in the worldwide Women’s March protests on January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States.   I … Continue reading

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cool black electric hum

  By Doug Elwell Doug tells me, “this was inspired by a vivid dream the other night…In a departure from my usual p-o-v, I wrote it in the second person following your earlier lead with your Italy stories.” You won’t see … Continue reading

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The Bank Book

By Doug Elwell Truman Davis is one of those men who came into my life when I was just a boy and at the time I took him as I found him, a nice man. But over the years since, when … Continue reading

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Inside the Walls: Bob Dylan, teen delinquency, and my own bad behavior

By Jeremiah Cahill My wife and I differ in appreciation of Bob Dylan’s music. She first heard his songs during an overnight train trip while a young man at the back of the coach played early Dylan all night on … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Voyeur

By Doug Elwell But first, this note: Doug has been writing his life story for some time. He has begun revising some of his  pieces, creating the lightly fictionalized story of his alter ego “Harry.” “The Reluctant Voyeur” takes place during … Continue reading

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By Paul Ketterer Just yesterday I had an Ove (pronounced Oooo veh) moment.  For those not getting the reference, I refer you to the recent movie A Man Called Ove,  a gourmet meal or better, the book a weeklong feast of tears … Continue reading

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