As I listen to the commentary and interviews in broadcast media and read op-ed pieces about the recent stabbings and shootings, I struggle to accept the truth: there but for some sort of grace goes my family. We could have been chasing after my mother on a paranoid spree of violence. We could any day be the victims of someone else’s unstable loved one. So could you. How do we face such a threat? How do we diffuse the ill, who are so often victims themselves.
Because screaming at Trump on a TV screen at the gym while pedaling an elliptical machine wasn’t helping, I got in my car and drove 628 miles to Lexington, Kentucky, to attend […]
by Lee Lynch So here I am, trying on men’s dress pants for the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards ceremony, and I keep thinking of the photos of our people in Orlando. […]
With events like this literary pub crawl, Wordier tries “to engage new readers, people who wouldn’t typically go to a literary event, and show them there are local authors out there that […]
In the wake of yet another tragedy at a university, a reminder of what it’s like to be on campus as the tragedy unfolds.
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In response to Amanda Lauren’s XOJane piece suggesting her mentally ill friend’s death was a “blessing.” Content warning: suicide; ableism; mental illness; abuse; caregiver abuse; psychiatric commitment; violence;…
by Heather Jones I make my online Creative Writing class do a video poem, and so I felt I should do one myself. I wrote the first draft of the poem at Alfred […]
Hey friends! This is the first in a series on meditation. You—yes you—can meditate. You don’t have to “clear your mind,” and there are a lot of different ways to do it […]
“When I feel disconnected from my body, I don’t take care of it. When I embrace my body, when I appreciate what it does for me, I do. Learning not to hate […]
—by Giselle Haas Yes, political correctness can be annoying…in the same way that learning how to say “please” before Mom gives you your lunch or actually having to walk to a bathroom […]