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Okay, so pretty much everyone I know knows that I am doing National Novel Writing Month this month and most of you know that I am struggling with my word count (nothing new for me toward the ...
by Caedy
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM PST with 4 Recommends
It's just astonishing to us how long this campaign has gone on with no discussion of what's happening to poor people. Official Washington continues to see poverty with tunnel vision - "out of sight, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 03:58 AM PDT with 114 Recommends
I had been on Ritalin, sense I was 3 years old-Yep, that's right. My mom used to give me it. I've been on so many variations of Ritalin and Haldol that I’ve lost count of the names of all of them. ...
by daeros
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
“…A long-term crisis, after a certain point, no longer seems like a crisis. It seems like the way things are.” From: “[http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2012/04/30/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 147 comments on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM PDT with 214 Recommends
Update: There is no reason to be concerned for me. I've had a few ups and downs of late, nothing too serious, but it has me in a reflective mood. I'm just singing the blues...but I'm okay. :-) That'...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 128 comments on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 06:11 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
You may have missed this quotation from Rick Santorum last fall, talking about how government programs like food stamps and housing assistance make children feel like “they’re entitled to so ...
by Doggerelo
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 03:00 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I hope you find this relevant considering the time and attention devoted to religion in our politics and public discourse. People claim to have revelations all the time about god and from god. ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 405 comments on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 09:13 AM PST with 233 Recommends
I realize this is winter in northern India just like in New York, but I had thought that India would be warmer and greener. The countryside is often drab, so different from the vibrant rice fields ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 02:14 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Four years ago I wrote the most-read piece of my life: Will a Vow of Poverty Fill the Void in My Soul?
by jimluce
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 09:16 AM PST with 7 Recommends
There are now so many American Citizens living in pain and misery, and so many of them need help - it has become overwhelming for many of us. We hear and read about the dire situation of millions ...
by Evolutionary
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 08:17 AM PST with 31 Recommends
I prefer to write my own material, but every once in a while, only the Bard will do: 2nd Witch: "Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm­'s sting,
by The Wicked Fairy
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM PST with 0 Recommends
I am tutoring at a poor public school . And I work with students one on one. So, I get to know them. And so I met a student I will call Joe. His story below the fold:
by Vote4Obamain2012
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 04:22 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
GAMBLING: Mr. Mayor, let’s talk about Zuccoti Park and the protesters. How do you end that thing? BLOOMBERG: The protesters are protesting against people who make $40-
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 128 comments on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 05:12 PM PDT with 146 Recommends
This is the opposite of hope. This is despair. Honestly, I don't think I can survive another Great Depression. These are the years of tears and salt. I wanted a family. A wife. Kids. A home to ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
( h/t to Calculated Risk ) Here’s the latest spin on Main Street’s “new normal,” from the Wall Street Journal blog, earlier tonight: [http://online.wsj.com/article/...
by bobswern
Comment Count 219 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 11:43 PM PDT with 293 Recommends
Way to look "serious". Remember that time George W. Bush hired some regulator to watch porn all day? We will get back to that in a minute, but first, let's see what is on the DEATH TO AMERICAN JOBS ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 78 comments on Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Rich and gentle voice singing strong with the conviction that Love is stronger than any hatred That Truth will win the victory Over every lie and calumny. That your body may be beaten Sliced Burned ...
by mftalbot
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 09:06 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I've recently been reading the late UK novelist's Muriel Spark's book The Comforters . Her first effort at the genre, it describes in detail the life of Caroline Rose, a recent convert to ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 06:52 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Some color has reappeared in the sky after what has been a rather short and mild period of winter. The blue hue beneath the violet and red a radical, bordering on impossible departure from the norm. ...
by epjmcginley
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 09:11 PM PST with 14 Recommends
A famous story in our area is the awful tale of two girls, sisters, who went missing many many years ago. They had gone to the local shopping mall (one of the early, non-enclosed malls -- like two ...
by Tamar
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Dec 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM PST with 7 Recommends