Charlottesville: We Cannot Wash Our Hands of This

The year after my son was born, my husband had a wonderful job opportunity in Charlottesville, Virginia so we moved our life and newborn to this lovely location for a few years.  We bought a little house that I adored in a suburb outside of “city limits” and settled into the gracious living the place […]

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THE BIG THAW

New Yorkers have a reputation for being cool.

Nay, more than cool. I say now, fellas, what’s cooler than being cool? Uh, “emotionally frigid.” Yeah, that’s just about right.

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Meet OTV’s Author In Residence: Lisa A. Listwa

Lisa A. Listwa is wife to the nicest guy on the planet, mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, and reluctant but devoted owner of three rotten cats, affectionately nicknamed “the Rottens.” Her eclectic career history includes being a legal secretary, member of the human resources staff for a major day-planner calendar company, editorial […]

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Missouri Summer Night by Sandra de Helen

Tonight I wish I could dress in taffeta, put rhinestones on my ears, Evening in Paris on my wrists and dance in the arms of my lover all night at the Stardust. Every night I wish I were already grown and gone.

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Some Like it Hot

It was a crisp fall day when I got the wonderful news that I was pregnant with my son;  shortly thereafter, however, I received a bit of information I felt more ambivalent about…he was actually due on MY birthday. I immediately knew that was not what I preferred.  To have the one day a year […]

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