Imagine yourself as a 19-year-old in a strange country far from what you call home.
You didnt get the chance to grow out of the nest yet life forced you to flee.
What you left behind are two little angels, whom you love to bits and can almost call your own.
They are nine and ten years old, they are about to grow up without your guidence, without you looking after them.
Tears roll down at the site of young boys you see on the streets, now you know that… Continue
Added by Treasure on June 30, 2008 at 12:54pm —
Dear Moonrat, Prolific Goddess of EDITORIAL ASS
, is celebrating reading this June with guest bloggers sharing books important to them. Check out your reading stacks from the past, and compare. My To-Be-Read pile has morphed this past month, with some bloggers definitely convincing me to try books I didn’t think I’d ever savor.
Today is my turn to pontificate, so check out my pick… Continue
Added by Linda on June 26, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I took a few days off from the day job, the night job, everything, and fled with my family to the Shenandoah Mountains.
Skyline Drive is a mere 2.5 hours away, an easy jaunt even with two young children. All weekend long, as we sat drinking vino al fresco whllst looking down 3000 feet, hubby and I kept asking each other: why haven't we… Continue
Added by Linda on June 26, 2008 at 10:02pm —
You woke up with a sore heart.
Saying “Good morning” doesn’t seem to be of much importance this particular morning.
You’re drifting in your own world and the mirror seems to be portraying an unimaginable image of this strange person with an aching heart.
The world around you is getting on just fine.
You don’t seem to be of any significance, nobody seems to be noticing your presence. Tears don’t seem to be rolling down and yet time still ticks… Continue
Added by Treasure on June 26, 2008 at 6:04pm —
Nothing can match the joy of taking a nap and sleeping but just what is it exactly?
The simplest definition of sleep/sleeping is,
A regularly recurring condition of body and mind in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed and consciousness practically suspended.
Note that, 'which the nervous system is inactive`?
We all know we have our own meaning of this inactive activity.
Now what is taking a… Continue
Added by Treasure on June 26, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Richard Williams is a personal friend of mine - he just returned YESTERDAY from the Honor Flight
to Washington arranged to have WWII vets view the new WWII Memorial - you can go on-line and read all about this fabulous trip and see a video he made. He is quite a remarkable man!!
Mr. Williams came into my life some 5 years ago, at a time when I was looking for a… Continue
Added by Susan Moody on June 26, 2008 at 4:08pm —
The kitten has a house full of roommates, they have one thing in common; they are from Quebec and speak French. I share those traits but do not insist on them the way they do.
If you have to travel 4000 km to make a living, maybe you should consider integrating to that culture. No luck here.
The TV is in French, news from Montréal’s issues with riots and all. The radio is in French; Darn I haven’t heard that in a long time….
I come home to a soap opera set up.… Continue
Added by Mike Rochette on June 25, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I find lately, distracted by Spanish language classes, that I either have nothing to say in English - or far more than six sentences. I created an expectation amongst my dedicated readers and now have disappointed them. I'm sorry. Where does one go when anything less than seven sentences just won't do? This morning I was overcome by the need to tell an entire story which amounted to almost one thousand words. And, since I am bound by the rules here and therefore unable to share it with you -… Continue
Added by Maraya Loza Koxahn on June 21, 2008 at 11:30am —
I'm having 6S withdrawals...right now, I'm packing up my house and helping my husband look for a new job. Let's just say that my days are a little crazy right now. I was packing boxes in the basement this morning when I realized that I have not written a single 6S in days! Anyone up for a quick story about boxes, dust, tape, and moving trucks? The only time I have to write is when I should be sleeping. I console myself with the thought that in the next 3 months, we will be finished with the job… Continue
Added by Lisa Miller on June 17, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Holy Moly, Gang! We've been mentioned in the New York Times!
I kid you not! Specifically, in the Shifting Careers
column in the Times's Small Business
section! Check it out HERE
Added by Robert McEvily on June 16, 2008 at 11:38am —
The trek was rough, harder on the mind than anything else. I found out what happened to the others, Strong Cat, Prissy Cat, Dopy Cat, Newfy Cat. It’s sad. It’s a lesson; I need to think on it.
Back to the alley, one of the rescued Kittens has a closet I can borrow for a bit. I slam the door on Jack and Bud’s noses. No need for these guys right now, just think, do it straight.
The big questions; now what? Is that all there is to life? Can I make a difference? Could I have… Continue
Added by Mike Rochette on June 15, 2008 at 1:00pm —
I'm leaving for Ireland tomorrow, beginning my Irish residency for my MFA Creative Writing program, part of Carlow University, Pittsburgh and Carlow College in Carlow, Ireland. I'll be studying with Brian Leyden, author of The Home Place, Departures and Death and Plenty.
Added by Louise Yeiser McAlpin on June 11, 2008 at 8:20pm —
The other day you stared out the window wishing it would rain. You wanted a heavy rain, one that would send transparent sheets sliding down the window. You wanted to sit there in your warm room and watch the ground swell and the sky tint a shade of purple, you wanted to spot the starred halos of outdoors lights and catch the commotion of people splashing their way home with improvised umbrellas. But you will never see it rain on the moon. The moon is the absence of everything you once had taken… Continue
Added by Matthew on June 9, 2008 at 11:35pm —
So, I get the email from Rob today....I have another 6 that has been accepted and will debut on June 21st. I am very excited about that! Woo hoo! So that's two! Time to work on number three! = )
Just had to brag....so unbecoming....but had to anyway!
Added by Michelle Davis on June 9, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Although you would never see someone carrying a thermal travel mug in Buenos Aires, you might see them carrying all of the paraphernalia needed to make Mate – the national drink. According to a Guarani legend, Mate is the gift of 'a drink of friendship' from the Goddess of the Moon and the Cloud. If they don't have a bag (much like an over-sized binoculars case) in which to carry the paraphernalia, you will recognize them by the thermos (of hot water) tucked under their arm. Yerba Mate leaves –… Continue
Added by Maraya Loza Koxahn on June 6, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I refuse to remove my Penguins jersey, shower or leave home. The clocks have been stopped and mirrors draped in black. All the curtains and shades are drawn. I wander through the dark house, wringing my hands and sighing. I love my Pens; I miss my Pens; and I'm going to be like this until I'm not like this any more. Then I'll go do something else―hopefully something less dismal.
Added by Louise Yeiser McAlpin on June 6, 2008 at 9:30am —
Alleys change fast, Toms come and go. It’s a struggle out there, there is an insidious disease going on. You pretty well have to see to believe; crystal and snow claimed many and are working on many more.
There won’t be much competing in the wheel chair races at the retirement home.
Added by Mike Rochette on June 5, 2008 at 3:30am —
The Stanley Cup is over. Detroit won. I'm a little sad because I was rooting for Pittsburgh...but I love love love hockey and I love to watch them skate around the rink with their trophy!
And I owe my kid $10. He picked Detroit last fall. Little bugger.
So now, I have the draft to look forward to, old games on ESPN classic or the NHL channel...I might just have to watch Slapshot a few times over the summer...and wait. For next October.
Added by Lisa Miller on June 4, 2008 at 11:08pm —
My favorite massage therapist is a tennis ball. Always available when I need her, she meets me in the location of my choice. Although her abilities are limited, she knows how to get into those nasty trigger points in my gluteals with just the right pressure and sustain it for as long as is needed. She doesn't feel compelled to ask me about my personal life, nor go on and on about her own. She never divulges her inabilities nor her preferences because she knows that it's my time and not an… Continue
Added by Maraya Loza Koxahn on June 2, 2008 at 9:19am —
Thanks for your warm response and information. Just so you know, I am out of the office for the next month with only business email available. So, if your making any comments or send any emails/friend requests and I am not answering its not because I'm not interested, I'm just not here. Do look forward to joining you all again in the near future. Cheers -- Phil
Added by Phil Stewart on June 2, 2008 at 8:40am —