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I am a mime turned writer. There are stories in my head scratching and screaming to get out...

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Annoying Thoughts on the 4th of July

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

I try to stay focused on one thing. But I can't. I look at something and the more I look, the more I see. Maybe I am part insect. Their eyes are like a clear kaleidoscope. They see images in multiples upon multiples. Me too. It is cool and annoying.

I woke up remembering it was The 4th of July, and then it started. I thought about how this celebrated not only a Declaration of Independence from England (ahem...for white men), but the invasion and conquest of native…


Giggling gods

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

People make plans and the gods laugh...

A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive. 

I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…


Gift Story for My Husband (instead of another tie)

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 11 Comments

I knew George would be my husband before I knew his name. That was good because I didn't liked the name "George". True story.…


Oddly Hopeful

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 6 Comments

I thought I would be at my hermitage for a week end retreat today. I reserved it soon after the election. This was my first free week-end and I knew I’d need it by now. I do but I’m not there. Last night a friend called. Her husband was put on life support and she’s given permission to take him off. “I need you.” I didn’t tell her my plans, how happy I was leaving work that day knowing the next morning I would escape for three days of quiet, walks in the woods, time to sleep, read, think,…


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At 8:15am on January 6, 2013, Phyllis said…

I have not heard of sparkpeople.com. I will go check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.




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Little Red Rooster

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The Media and the Midterms

Posted by Ben Sen on October 18, 2018 at 9:30am 6 Comments

Not Since 1916...

Posted by Ron Powell on October 18, 2018 at 9:30am 8 Comments

A Feature, Not A Bug

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Hitman Jesus

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