#ArchiveDay You are ever present in everything I do. I remember you driving us to school because we hadn’t learned to drive yet. You saw me panic. You could read it on my face. You taught me to pray. You said, “God is not worried about what language you speak, or if it is from a holy book. Talk to God. He will hear you.”
By Tim Clark I am not much of a conversationalist. It might be genetic, maybe environmental; but somewhere I was left off the list, or missed the boat, or didn’t get the memo. You choose the excuse. I am okay with a monologue, as long as it is brief. There is little risk involved …
By Ira Rabois We all have things we fear. For several people I know, spiders are high on their list. For me, it was only big, hairy ones. There is something so primal about them. In 1969, I served in the Peace Corps in a small village in the jungle of Sierra Leone, which is …
Suffering is a crude yet incredibly effective teacher. So if you are in such a position, consider the lessons I’ve learned, and know that you’re not alone in your struggle.
It is difficult to view complications as anything . But to keep moving forward in life, it is important to stop seeing the obstacles in our path as permanent and immovable dead ends. There is always a way around – even if it means we park the car, get out, and walk the rest of the way.
I’ll be completely real: I’ve gone through a lot of phases in my life.
The “pink hair” phase.
The “peanut butter on everything” phase.
The “wearing old knee socks as gloves” phase
For school last year, my son had to read one of the most epic journey stories of all time, Homer’s The Odyssey. This sweeping poem chronicles the hero Odysseus’ 10-year struggle to return home following the Trojan War. He battles with mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods in his determination to recapture …
Passion exists everywhere. It infuses every element of our lives. It lives in our relationships, our pursuit of goals and dreams, our efforts toward self-improvement.
We were married. A new life, together. The heat climbed to a new intensity, a different level.
Heat in the heat.
Her heart beats
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.
#ArchiveDay I don’t believe in angels, yet I have many. I have only one course of action: my own bravery, strength, survival, and happiness.
I will save myself, love myself, appreciate myself, understand myself, and protect myself so that she may one day not have to worry if I will be okay. I’m okay, She saved me once and the rest is up to me.
I’m standing here talking to you.”
I’ve known exactly how he felt
every day of my life
My heart is so full
When I was in second grade, I was cast as the cow in the Christmas (yes, Christmas ‘cause I went to Catholic school which I’m told explains so freaking much) concert. I didn’t want to be the cow because…COW, and talked my way into the prized part of sheep. Why it was prized I don’t …
By Charlotte Chadwick Self-Portrait at 18: I was secret and becoming wolfish 1. I walk on the beach and the breeze slaps my face and as usual I talk to you and I almost hear you respond I have so many questions unspeakable frozen hot all the small details you have so far …
We looked up at our real stars from within her song,
not stoned, too young to drink even,
interlacing fingers, my arm inside of yours,
and you pressed against me like a drug, my drug, and
the mental image of the above shutter-clicked for my lifetime
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 …