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I Meet a Masked Man on a Bus and We Attend a Museum Movie

By Nancy Levinson I am sitting on a front seat reserved for the elderly trying to catch a read of a few paragraphs at the red lights. At Wilshire and Greenley a man boards, and although he’s not elderly, sits … Continue reading

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Follow the Naked Guy (Part 3 of 3)

By Joshua Feyen Click here to read the first two posts in this three-part story. I stopped to ask Jay about his time in the Hotel. We walked for a while in silence, and then he shared how frustrated he … Continue reading

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Follow the Naked Guy (Part 2 of 3)

By Joshua Feyen Click here to read the first post in this three-part story. I explored a couple more hotel rooms, rifled through a suitcase full of trinkets and more letters, climbed into a wardrobe and discovered it had a … Continue reading

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Follow the Naked Guy (Part 1 of 3)

By Joshua Feyen We arrived at 7:30 p.m. for our 8 o’clock entry, and shivered in line for 20 minutes on a dark and wintry New York City side street in Chelsea. The line moved, and we were grateful to … Continue reading

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Oh, Christmas Tree

By Faith Ellestad Yes, it’s that most wonderful time of the year. I know this because it’s cold, its December, and the neighbors have thoughtfully left clues-festive bow-bedecked evergreen swags festoon one’s porch railing, and another’s orange Halloween lights had … Continue reading

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Not Always Bah Humbug

By Patricia LaPointe “Grandma, it’s time to light the tree.” “Hang on there, Charlie. We’re missing two things.” “Oh, we forgot the angel!  But I don’t think there’s anything else.” “Hmm, I think there’s something we need that’s pretty important … Continue reading

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AWOL

By Suzy Beal I write, it’s what I do. But recently, I went AWOL. Absent without leave. I closed the door to my writing studio and walked away. My schedule hasn’t changed for the past eleven years. I shut myself … Continue reading

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Not sure why you’d write your family’s history? Read this.

By Sarah White I wrote this in 2013. Today, I believe just as strongly in the importance of preserving family history as I did then. “The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest … Continue reading

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How Now Brown Cow

By Marlene B. Samuels Of course it had to be so, my eight-year-old self reasoned. Jake, my twelve year-old brother, and I sat in the kitchen eating breakfast. That particular morning we were enjoying a special treat: the chocolate milk … Continue reading

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Me and Marching Bands

By Sarah White Forward Marching Band at the Orton Park Festival, August 2021, Madison Wisconsin In the 1960s, a high school stood behind our house in Carmel, Indiana, separated from our yard by a chain link fence. Beyond the fence … Continue reading

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