Civility Disobedience by Sean J Mahoney

Many people currently are placing the blame at the feet of the president. That’s too damn easy. This problem has roots deeper than that

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Celebrating Motherhood: Essay by Lisa Amaya

By Lisa Amaya Some want to live what I call ‘the typical life.’ To me, this means getting a job, marrying someone you love, having children and making beautiful memories together. My life has only sort of fallen into this category. After graduating from college at 23, I worked as an education reporter at a daily […]

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All I Want For My Birthday Is…

Birthdays have a way of putting a spotlight on your life, drawing into focus all those questions like: what have I done? What am I doing? Am I happy? #MondayBlogs #Birthdays #Wisdom

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Summer of ’85: When You Look Up…

…you should see something brighter than stars By Sean J Mahoney 1. “One headline why believe it?” So Somalia was in the news recently and nothing reported had to do with pirates. It did instead have to do with drought and famine. And around the same time as the Somalia story, news broke of a […]

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The Very First Time–can anything ever be as great?

But there’s also something amazing about the way she experiences everything for the first time: like, being on land! Having legs! How she preens & poses in that torn sail, because it’s her first outfit! And who can forget the moment she sees a fork in the wild for the first time? Delight!

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In Bohemia with Djuna Barnes

By LindaAnn Lo Schiavo    “Bohemia is a place where everyone is as good as everyone else!”   In January 1971, when I was working a full-time job while attending college and trying to launch myself as a freelance writer, I had recently moved to 4 Milligan Place in Greenwich Village. Our difficult Hungarian landlord Manny […]

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Why We Fight for Peace And Freedom: America Unified

I hate to say it. I’m not sure I can. Perhaps an epi-pen on hand is necessary. EMT & Emergency First Responders are here so I’ll sputter this out. I apologize ahead of time. My throat tightens as my pulse races, but here goes…Damn it, I have to thank DJT. Holy F*ck Balls. Seriously, stay […]

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Grim Family Tales

The women of my family have a flair for telling stories. …where people die.   I suppose my melodramatic turn for blogging is inherited. Sit with my assembled extended family of women for any period of time and you’d think you were overhearing the plot of a complicated soap opera: we love telling SAD FUCKIN’ […]

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Lend An Ear

By Jacqueline Cioffa Those who live on in our minds, those ones we can hear eyes closed, are the familiar bonds that can never be broken or diffused. I’m a mutt, Black Irish, German with a pinch of Italian thrown in. I know this because I have always been curious about where I came from, […]

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