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I used to intern for Elizabeth Coady, ex-producer of Oprah, for 10 months on a pop culture site she ran. She was a task master, but I will never forget her for the rest of my life. She taught me things I would have never learned in any professional writing course. Be clear, get the…Continue
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Rural towns don't really specialize in Ethnic foods, unless it has the name sweet and sour attached to it. I have to admit before I hung out in Berkeley, California, my knowledge of Indian food was basically Samosas, or a cup of Chai. After my frequent trips to the iconic…
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jenny on argyle…
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Whenever we had a picnic near a lake as a child, we were told to never EVER go swimming for at least an hour or you were going to have cramps and die. Each time I heard that particular ridiculous information, all I wanted to…
Two years ago I wrote a story about a den of sin in a retirement community called The Villages in Florida. Some told me it was all hear-say, but the…Continue
I used to make fun of old people who wore large hats that drove like they were in charge of a float in a parade years ago. I never thought that I would become one of them—surely it would never happen to me. After I suffered a stroke a few years ago I did not drive for over a year as I…Continue
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My Gnomes in my Gnometown are silent this morning as I eat my breakfast. There never has been a smidgen of loud partying, nor hushed whispers of a revolution to escape the yard. Heather Andrews from Pulaski, Tenn. on the other hand, has a…Continue
Some people get away with murder. I on the other hand get away with nothing. Even when I am doing nothing, I seem to look suspicious to the higher-ups. In Grade 4 we were lined up one morning to go to our classroom and the girls in front of me were giggling loudly. Miss Wells…
At the beginning of last year, Canada was seen as a gold mine of opportunity for foreign retailers. Target's hotly anticipated launch was just months away, and retailers such as Nordstrom were announcing expansions north of the border. Target's rocky launch, and…
She had heard that if she built it they would come—but they did not. Each day she wove another fine line, but instead of cobwebs-- they slowly turned into cables. Would they eventually become chains around her ankles with nowhere to escape she wondered. No matter how hard she worked on her creation, bare…
This is Chapter 2 of a chapter fiction piece I am working on.. Chapter 1 might be a bit much..for some.
I lay on a cold padded table blinded by the overhead light waiting for the aesthetic torture to begin. I was…Continue
Chocolate maker Cadbury Malaysia, a part of Mondelez International Inc, recalled two chocolate products after they tested positive for traces of pork DNA, the Nikkei Asian Review website reported.
The traces were found during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the Ministry…
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My best friend is sick. He can't tell me what ails him as he does not speak, so I am trying to help him get on the right side of health. Yesterday my German Shepherd Axel began spotting blood and as a former UTI Queen I knew he had a kidney infection, or maybe even stones due to his age. This…Continue
Last night I watched the film "Marley and Me" for the 15th time. As Woody Harrelson once said,
“I have not cried this much since Titanic".
When the film first came out I had no intention of watching it. I am not a Jennifer Anniston fan, and really did not know much about the story. How Linda the “Hallmark Queen” could have nearly missed this is…Continue
My friend Suze Hawken sent me this and I just had to share.. Enjoy!
One student turned in the following book report, with the proposition that they were nearly identical stories!
His cool professor gave him an A+ for this…Continue
If you live in San Francisco, be on the lookout for some mysterious white envelopes -- they may contain $100 bills. An anonymous person is going around the city, dropping off sums of…