Nikki Stern
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Author "Hope in Small Doses" and "Because I Say So: Moral authority's dangerous Appeal." Blogger, presenter, opinionator, occasional crankster, still crazy after all these years but who isn't?
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A Terrible Beauty

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 11:06am 8 Comments

(this post was originally published at

“All changed, changed utterly:   

A terrible beauty is born.”


When the poet William Butler Yeats wrote those lines, he was casting his mind to the “Easter Uprising” of 1916, during which Irish rebels protesting British colonialism were killed, captured and later executed. Yeats’ poem, “Easter, 1916” repeats the phrase "a terrible beauty is born" to emphasize his…



Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:01am 7 Comments

Falling apart,


in love,

out of favor.

Falling for a line,

a thought

a thing;


to pieces

Failing to learn

to look down,

grow up,


take in stride;

Failing to take it slow,

Take it easy,

Take a chance,

Take a break,

Take it in…


On Not Writing About Death

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 8:00am 17 Comments

This morning I ran into my neighbor while I was walking my dog and he was gently persuading his aging retriever to do the same. As part of our usual exchange, he asked how I planned to spend my day.

“I need to write something for my blog, but…


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At 8:15am on November 25, 2012, Nikki Stern said…
Hey Mary Ann. Lorraine can help you get around. This seems to be a technology-friendly place to post. No trolls or spammers in evidence either. I get hung up posting on my own website but get here when I can.
At 6:59pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hey Nikki-

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???


At 1:44pm on September 16, 2012, Gary Justis said…

Thanks Nikki...ox

At 9:51am on August 1, 2012, Janitor said…

Hi Nikki - your book is available for purchase in our bookstore here,

with a note & link to your page for those who might want to purchase the paperback version.

Hope it helps!

At 10:37am on July 29, 2012, lorianne said…

Welcome here!

If you need help on how to use the site or set up your page,
there are some tips on the Site News page, or you can click the
link in your top menu bar and ask a question; or just wander around and enjoy!



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