Archives for June 2010

I Feel the Cold Embrace

by Hannah Whitman I feel the cold embrace of these sullen shadows thats all thats left of my reflection. Reaching out to touch my face I feel your cheeks are sallow yet you’re still the picture of perfection Hannah Whitman is 16 years old. She has loved writing short stories since she can remember, and […]

A Breeze of Wings

by Cynthia Beecher They switch places To learn what the other knows She usually leads Her arrows ready The gold dipped tips Sharp and intuitive It’s her turn to ride in back He rides forward Free to lead her He can no longer say I only went along She never before saw his flowers turning […]

Walmart and Parents Elated With Childrens’ Draft Incentive

A Satire by Stefanie Freele Ballpark, Michigan: Mary Martha Seaton, age 42, eight months pregnant and proud mother of seven, pushes one full grocery cart and tugs another through the “Bed and Bath’ aisle of her nearest Walmart, ten miles away from her home in Ballpark Michigan. “I’ll be so glad when they build the […]

Advice from an "Expert in Failed Relationships"

by Patricia Volonakis Davis Text, Love, and Marriage Dear EFR: I’ve been with my husband for nine years. He lost his job and took one as a security guard out of town for one month. Five months later, I picked up his phone one day and saw a text from someone saying, “Hi love, how […]

Advice from an “Expert in Failed Relationships”

Note from editors: Every since our editor-in-chief’s book, Harlots Sauce, was published, she has been receiving dozens of emails and Facebook messages each week from people seeking her advice on their life and love problems. About this she has said, “People seem to feel comfortable asking my opinion, even if they haven’t met me. Maybe […]

Harlots Sauce June Book Reviews

32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Amistad (June 2010) ISBN-10: 0061957844 Reviewed by Jo O’Neil Nicknamed ‘Monkey Night’ by those who taunt her mercilessly in high school, Davidia Jone’s life-defining, tragicomic moments with an abusive mother, repulsive father, and the rich, unattainable boy she has a crush on are narrated via […]

Meet Me in Morocco

Just in time for summer, representatives from 88 nations gathered in Agadir, Morocco, for the 62nd annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission on June 21st. The high ratings of Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” and national newspaper headlines showing a giant Louisiana oil platform burning, sinking and spilling—on Earth Day—are among the telltale signs suggesting […]

ARTIST’s Madonna and Child Breastfeeding Paintings Removed from Facebook as “Obscenities”

After the birth of my son in 2007, I felt an incredible energy and drive to make art. Contrary to the popular belief that art-making is one of the things that fall to the wayside after the birth of children, I felt not just inspired but compelled by my experience of childbirth and motherhood. The […]

Podcast Interview with James Redford: “I Ask Myself ─ Even if Nothing Comes of It, Will it Enrich My Life by My Having Spent Time on It?’”

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UPDATE ON James Redford Screening of MANN vs. FORD Wednesday, July 6, 7:00 p.m. at The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Director Maro Chermayeff and producer James Redford will introduce and discuss a screening of their powerful new documentary Mann v. Ford, focusing on one of the largest toxic-waste cases in American history. Just […]

John Robbins and Dan Millman Will be Keynoters at the 2010 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

by Barbara Santos John Robbins (Healthy at 100, Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution) and Dan Millman of the ever popular Peaceful Warrior books will be the keynoters when the 2010 San Francisco Writing for Change conference returns this November 13 and 14. This will be John Robbins first appearance at the […]