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  • The Christmas Party by Dorien Grey 12/24/2012 4:14:15 AM
    Once upon a time, very long ago, a young sailor wrote a letter to his parents from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga to relate the story of a memorable Christmas party. And this is it: 23 December 1955 Two days from Christmas a... more

  • Home sabotage by Lucille 12/23/2012 9:38:38 AM
    It must be terrible to be rejected, I see that, of course, and a body wants to get even somehow. Lily showed us. She told me tales of monsters waiting to leap out at me from dark corners. We had a three-story house at the time, and that long, long, ... more

  • saying Good bye to some Friendships by Dark Knight 12/21/2012 7:21:31 PM
    I have decided to for the New year to make a clean break with the past--friendships I thought might have had a chance of going somewhere productive only to realize it never will be anything more than it is -I have deleted from my life--in some case... more

  • First Son by Lucille 12/18/2012 9:35:25 AM
    Yes, Joe was something special. He married a woman who was my mother's friend. Lily -- a name I use in several of my stories and in Journey from Shanghai -- waited for him at his school and eloped with him to Hong Kong. My parents received a cable w... more

  • "De Profundis" by Dorien Grey 12/17/2012 4:12:31 AM
    One time, during my sophomore year in college, a girl I didn’t know very well said to me: “You know, Roger, you really are a pompous ass.” I don’t remember exactly what had provoked the observation, but I do remember that rather than being insulted ... more

  • TIME by Robert A. Mills 12/15/2012 7:50:22 AM
    I spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling on well-meaning emails from friends, in-laws, and outlaws advising me on behavior I have always taken for granted. They seem to think that because of Primary Lateral Sclerosis, and having suffered a brok... more

  • TIME by Robert A. Mills 12/15/2012 7:50:22 AM
    I spend an inordinate amount of time dwelling on well-meaning emails from friends, in-laws, and outlaws advising me on behavior I have always taken for granted. They seem to think that because of Primary Lateral Sclerosis, and having suffered a brok... more

  • The Bad Seed by Lucille 12/13/2012 9:08:38 AM
    Shall I reveal family secrets? Doesn't everyone have family secrets? My oldest brother Joe, older than me by 19 years, deserves credit for much of the catastrophes that befell us in Shanghai, and by their extensions the events that provided material ... more

  • Squiggles and Strokes by Dorien Grey 12/10/2012 5:16:13 AM
    How many people stop to think how amazing our ability to read and write actually is?... more

  • Metaphors of Life Journal: Meditations on an Inconspicuous December Day by Michael Robert Dyet 12/9/2012 11:28:31 AM
    Finding meaning beneath the surface of a gray and non-descript December day.... more

  • UGA by Robert A. Mills 12/8/2012 8:20:37 AM
    Thought occurs, I was only 10 years old when the Japanese sneaked up on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. My grandmother, the omnipresent Brit, ran through the house shouting we would all be slaughtered in our beds: “Those people fight with hatchets... more

  • CWC holiday luncheon by Lucille 12/8/2012 7:59:40 AM
    Somebody tell me to break a leg today. I am hosting the California Writers Club holiday luncheon that 30 - no, 32 - no, 29 - no, 30 members will be attending. Each day brings a different count as members change their minds about attending or not att... more

  • Falling capitalists by Lucille 12/3/2012 9:18:03 AM
    Denounced by the regime, their assets confiscated, businessmen began jumping off tall buildings. It is the highest irony that there are actually millionaires, if not billionaires, in China today. These people own mansions in Great Britain, staffed by... more

  • Validation by Dorien Grey 12/3/2012 3:56:15 AM
    Humans have a need to feel they are important to other people. Some take it to an extreme.... more

  • Commie heat grows by Lucille 11/28/2012 8:46:47 AM
    I am fleshing out a new story about those days I still lived there, 1949-1952, in Shanghai. It appears "Cicadas" has been a hit, winning awards twice and then being anthologized in, who nominated it for the Pushcart Prize. That is a bro... more

  • Wastebaskets and Life by Dorien Grey 11/19/2012 2:01:06 PM
    Because of the smallness of my bedroom, where my computer is located, my wastebasket is about five feet behind me. So every time I need to pitch something…usually wadded-up Kleenex…I have to turn my swivel-chair around to throw. I throw it. I miss. I... more

  • Traveling with a nun by Lucille 11/18/2012 8:37:39 AM
    I always wondered why Sister Maureen bestowed the honor on me, though I was able enough at carrying parcels. The penance on both of us was my carrying her umbrella. Rolled up, it proved a menace on trams that we rode on, and even on trams that did no... more

  • Marriage Before, During and After a Heart Attack by Frank Mundo 11/17/2012 4:03:59 PM
    My new essay published at the goodmen project... more

  • And the coms...come marching in by Lucille 11/13/2012 9:58:41 AM
    They had been told, was the word, No looting, or else. The columns of soldiers went on and on, the newspapers reported. Spectators stood on the sidelines as if stunned, the newspapers did NOT report. We were all relying on word of mouth and would fr... more

  • Once Upon a Time in the Navy by Dorien Grey 11/12/2012 3:57:16 AM
    To realize that this year's Veteran's Day marks the 56th year—well over half a century—since I completed my military service is, quite seriously, incomprehensible to me. I have only to close my eyes and I'm back in the Navy, back aboard the aircraft ... more

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