Monthly Archives: November 2004

The Value of a Dollar

| By Lisa Horak | My kids have a hard time grasping the concept of money, which is completely understandable. After all, to Molly and Isabel, who are six and four, their food, clothes, and toys seem to magically appear. …

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Poetry: Tonight I Ate Like A Warrior

| By Barbara Marlowe | Feasting on bones gnawing and grunting belching and burping no shame of eating a previously live animal or of an appetite too strong for gentle women. Laid down the struggle nutrient or poison, five pounds …

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Try, Try Again

| By Celia Miles | Given half a chance and less than a teaspoon of encouragement, I’ll try what others try—from weightlifting to writing. The Phyllis Diller of crafts and skills, the despair of Heloise, I am forever taking up …

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Poetry: Power in Excess

| By Maria Fire | The wife got me to the doctor last week to check my sugar. In the waiting room I read a magazine about a place in Africa where red baboons wake early each morning, stand still …

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Peggy Millin: The Write Stuff

| By Kelle Olwyler | On this afternoon, one of many during the year, women of all sizes and appearances call to each other in greeting as they wind their way up the driveway and through the door into Peggy …

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Patty’s Crush

| By Lisa Horak | My friend and neighbor Patty is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Now don’t for a minute worry about her; she’s fine. In fact she’s better than fine. She has a crush on a …

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One Man At A Time

| By Barbara Marlowe | What woman hasn’t wished that men would just go off somewhere and fix themselves? Take care of their own business and learn how to feel? Become better husbands, fathers, brothers or lovers? Grow up and …

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Poetry: Ode to the American Worm

| By Maria Fire | O you sassy ones! You can celebrate antedating dinosaurs – 350 million years of plowing soil for mites, nematodes and bacteria. All that digesting, aerating, and then fertilizing with your castings (better known as your …

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Profile: Lynette Miller

| By Arlene Winkler | To the informed eye, it is obvious that Dadaist collage and the Bauhaus tradition of experimentation (specifically that of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy) have been major influences in the work of Lynette Miller. And it is obvious …

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CosmiComedy: Living At The Speed of Light

“Now! Now!” cried the Queen. “Faster! Faster!” Lewis Carroll – Through The Looking Glass It’s Halloween and I’m at the Biltmore Estate, with its 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms, packed from floor to ceiling with precious art from Dürer to Renoir. …

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Irisha and Dominique

I met Irisha Pomerantzeff several years ago; we were both involved with a group of people looking to establish some sort of community living situation. Irisha specifically wanted to create a healing center on land in the area. She had …

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Mothers of Invention

One of the things I am looking at these days is how to become more self-sufficient and get better efficiency from my heating system, hot water heater and electrical usage. Today I am looking at how to enhance my heating …

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In Time With Time

| By Cynthia Drew | After I began piano lessons three months ago, I decided that the cruelty of scoring explains why musicians survive while the rest of us shuffle off to Buffalo. My first few piano lessons should have …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

| By Jeanne Charters | Ah, it’s “sweet November” once again. Why does November always seem sweet—and a little melancholy—I wonder? Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of watching the final leaves of summer and autumn swirl and dance to the waiting …

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