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A Thanksgiving Poem

11/22/2016 16:43:00 PM

How We Give Thanks, 2016by Albert HaleyYou’ll remember the room off the front doornear the hallway where everyonemeets, greets, slides into hugs.The room where we pile upon the bed the coats, the scarves, the hand bags, Aunt Louisa’slumpy ...

Amazing Quote From a Favorite Work of Fiction

03/21/2013 09:57:00 AM

So I was rereading a quirky, one-of-a-kind book by the gifted

My Top News Story for 2011

01/01/2012 06:23:00 AM

Strictly speaking, it's clear to me that I'm not qualified to name the top news story.What do I know about

End of a Year: Dreaming in 3-D

12/27/2011 11:36:00 AM

 Marty invites you to put on the 3-D glassesfor his latest film. A couple of weeks ago I did something that was forbidden to me one year ago when I was still Van Winkled. I went to the Century 21 Cinema and took in a newly released film.My ...

Baby Baby: Thoughts on a Crowded Planet

10/20/2011 07:04:00 AM

Is it coming to this? Packed in tight, togetherness...As I very slowly get caught up on some of the news I missed during The Van Winkle Project I still haven't looked at the newspaper I saved that heralds arguably the biggest news story of 2011: ...

The A,B,C's of the News - C is for (Sorry) Charlie Sheen

10/14/2011 09:18:00 AM

Today I conclude my brief foray into learning about what is probably some of the least consequential news of last year.

The A,B,C's of the News - "B" is for Brett

10/11/2011 06:18:00 AM

All I wanted to do was learn more about Super Bowl XLV which was played back on Feb. 6 in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The A,B,C's of the News: "A" is for Anthony (Casey)

10/07/2011 11:19:00 AM

It's been almost a month since I woke up and allowed myself the freedom to once again know what's happening in the world.The earth turns and I confess I find myself yawning. I'm not really following any of the going-on's as closely as I used ...

A Grave Time - Report From Austin No. 3

10/04/2011 06:17:00 AM

Last weekend when I went to a conference in Texas's weirdest city ("weird" in a good way) I realized something. We were sleeping beside the dead.Located on the east side of I-35, across from downtown, the Oakwood Cemetery is the oldest city-owned ...

Sandra Bullock Licks Her Lips - Report From Austin No. 2

09/29/2011 05:11:00 AM

As I was saying last time...I was at a statewide meeting of creative writing teachers in Austin, Texas over the weekend.On Saturday morning I sat on a panel that discussed using research in creative writing. I shared how I was drawn to research ...

A Novel Idea - Report From Austin No. 1

09/27/2011 06:50:00 AM

I was in Austin, Texas over the weekend.The occasion was an annual