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  • Commercially Speaking by Dorien Grey 10/30/2014 2:43:08 AM
    I love TV commercials. One of my current favorites is, "Tell your doctor if you've been to a place where certain fungal infections are common." Like I'd know? And I'm impressed by the number of commercials--I see at least a dozen every night... more

  • Little Boxes by Dorien Grey 10/27/2014 3:10:05 AM
    I am a hoarder of memories. I keep them all in little boxes stored in a special Closet of Time in the attic of my mind. I carefully pack the good/happy memories in sturdy boxes wrapped in special mental wrapping paper tied with bows, the elaboratene... more

  • Ursula's World by Dorien Grey 10/23/2014 3:01:28 AM
    I've long ago given up wondering what triggers my thoughts and memories, but for some reason I found myself thinking of my friend Ursula. I'd never in my life met anyone like her before, nor have I since. And doubt I ever shall again. I met ... more

  • When "Then" Was "Now" by Dorien Grey 10/20/2014 2:59:35 AM
    Every now and then I like to go back to the letters I wrote to my parents so very, very long ago, when I was a wide-eyed kid stepping out into the big world for the first time as a sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. I consider it a f... more

  • Our Difference Makes Us Great by Herman Yenwo 10/16/2014 8:56:10 PM
    We are all different; and that is our Treasure.... more

  • The Bouncing Ball by Dorien Grey 10/16/2014 3:00:49 AM
    While it is unlikely that you are of a sufficient age to remember when movie theaters, as part of their programs, would include an assortment of "short subjects" along with the feature film. "Sing Alongs", in which the audience was encouraged to...we... more

  • The Sound of Laughter by Dorien Grey 10/13/2014 3:08:27 AM
    Laughter is one of the greatest gifts bestowed on humankind. And while certain other animal are capable of it, laughter is part and parcel of what makes us human. The sound of laughter is often associated with our warmest memories. (A teacher once as... more

  • Ah, If Ye Only Knew.... by Dorien Grey 10/9/2014 2:58:48 AM
    While I don't often presume to speak for others, I think I'm on safe ground here by making an exception and speaking not only for myself but for every other writer I've had the pleasure of knowing over the years. This blog was prompted by a... more

  • Hourglass by Dorien Grey 10/6/2014 2:42:20 AM
    Each human life is an hourglass filled with a specific number of seconds/minutes/hours/days/years, and I, for one, am excruciatingly aware of each one that passes from the top of the glass to the bottom. Since they are numbered, they are precious, an... more

  • The Gourmet Chef by Dorien Grey 10/2/2014 4:00:18 AM
    I know, I know, I've regaled you with heart-rending tales of my inability to eat like normal people and my incredible bravery and nobility in dealing with this challenge. But this does not prevent me from being a superb cook...I may be so immodest as... more

  • Greedheads by David A. Schwinghammer 9/29/2014 7:49:35 AM
    Why are American CEOs paid so much when businesses fight paying a living wage? ... more

  • Why do we women feel bad about our bodies? by Tascha Lee Dresser 9/24/2014 10:32:09 AM
    On Sunday, September 21 2014, I attended my brother's wedding dressed in a blue tank maxi dress,great fedora hat and even had my hair done for the occasion. My sister is a wonderful photographer and took all the photographs at the wedding including ... more

  • Banned Books Week 2014 by Brian C. Poole 9/24/2014 6:11:14 AM
    [This post originally appeared on] Here we are in the middle of Banned Books Week 2014. This annual ALA-sponsored event is crucial to raising awareness about censorship. It highlights the ALA’s ongoing efforts to... more

  • The prez would rather be reading my books or writing his by Herman Yenwo 9/23/2014 8:24:31 AM
    I know he hates war! He pledged to bring our troops back from Iraq, and he did.... more

  • Once Upon a Town by Dorien Grey 9/22/2014 3:01:57 AM
    I moved from northern Wisconsin to Chicago some eight years ago, now, but every now and then I think of my 23 years there and shake my head in contemplating the differences between the two. Pence, Wisconsin, is a tiny, time-warped town in an... more

  • The Illusionist by Dorien Grey 9/18/2014 4:15:40 AM
    This is the second blog I've done recently touching upon the lengths to which the mind will go to avoid the unpleasantness of reality, but I think it is sufficiently interesting to warrant two posts, and hope you agree. I'm always intrigued by a ... more

  • BLANK by Robert A. Mills 9/17/2014 8:46:45 AM
    I often sit at this computer on a Thursday and have no idea what to write about for next Wednesday. Such is the case today. Perhaps I have taken on too much, trying to fill Wednesdays and Saturdays, having this plague of PLS all the while.... more

  • Grandpa's Hands by Kathleen L. McDonald 9/16/2014 1:32:17 PM
    Sometimes a person comes along and wakesus up to something we have been taking advantage of without appreciating the gift we were given.I read this and felt I had to share it with everyone of my friends. ... more

  • SkyWriting: Essays on the Art and Craft of Aviation by Byron Edgington 9/16/2014 8:19:41 AM
    Price reduced. For a limited time, SkyWriting: Essays on the Art and Craft of Aviation is on sale: $4.99 E-book, $11.99 paperback. ... more

  • Words as Food by Dorien Grey 9/15/2014 2:50:55 AM
    Long before I lost my physical sense of taste, I fortunately had developed a “taste” for words—their flavor, their texture, the pleasurable sensations they elicited in me. I delight in and savor them. According to my mother, the first word I ever spo... more

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