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January 31, 2009

THE SWEETNESS LASTS A LIFETIME!!! An Adoption Reunion Story

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THE SWEETNESS LASTS A LIFETIME!!!

AN ADOPTION REUNION STORY

Fran

     1964, a warm June day when my daughter began life. Placed in my arms, the sweet face, dark hair, such tiny feet and hands. All five pounds of not much of anything.
But such an impact on my life!
     As I sat there after she was taken to the nursery, I realized that her life was to begin anew, with someone else to love her, care for, and raise her to adulthood. Not my choice, but at age seventeen, with no support, and no way to provide a home, I knew, deep in my heart that she needed (more…)

January 29, 2009

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN) VOL. 2 ISSUE 1: JAN. 1, 2009

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BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)

VOL. 2 ISSUE 1

JANUARY 1, 2009

Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.

(Forward this newsletter to the writers you know!)

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The BOLM (www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com) accepts submissions (in any genre) from guest writers. Items may be edited, but if there are any significant changes your work will be returned to you for your approval.. Submit your post to beaneryblog@yahoo.com with the word “Submission” in the subject line.

REINSTATEMENT OF THE NEWSLETTER
As facilitator of the Beanery Writers Group, and editor of this newsletter, I must extend an apology to our subscribers for what must appear an abandonment of this project. It has not been abandoned—it has merely (more…)

January 28, 2009

CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION IN MACON LEARY

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CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION IN MACON LEARY

Ashley

The Beanery Online Literary Magazine welcomes new youth writer, Ashley, as a contributor.

     Transformation yields both positive and negative effects. Often times, transformation comes from those who are closest, and the changes mold actions and thoughts. 
     Ultimately, there are two types of people: those who help others in becoming a better person, and those who (more…)

January 27, 2009

OLD FRIEND RETURNS

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OLD FRIEND RETURNS

Photodoctor

home alone
reading
shadow shifts
floor creaks
my eyes arise (more…)

January 25, 2009

TURKISH TOILETS IN A DARJEELING (India) TRAIN STATION

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TURKISH TOILETS IN A DARJEELING (India) TRAIN STATION

Sally Martin

An excerpt from

MUSTANG SALLY’S GUIDE TO WORLD BICYCLE TOURING   

     During the Beanery Writers Group meeting the Friday after the President Obama Barack’s Inauguration, I shared a post from my site on one of what I considered the most difficult of the problems facing the Inaugural committee—the title tells all: PONDERING THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION PORTAPOTTY PROBLEM—(this post actually inculdes historical events: Louis Phillipe and his travels through Southwestern Pennsylvania in the 1790s, and the Essenes in much earlier times). Then Sally Martin, author of the boom Mustang Sally’s Guide to World Bicycle Touring, read the following excerpt from her book, written in the humor her friends know is only Sally. She preceded the reading with a warning: it isn’t for the faint hearted!
     Read on…if you dare…

     I wouldn’t write about this if I had not read all of Bill Bryson’s novel books. Bill tells it like it is. If you don’t really want to know how it is, don’t read this.
     I had to get my ticket for the train to Darjeeling. Mr. Singh, my dear taxi driver promised to take me to the ticket place and wait there while I bought the ticket. It was a handsome building, built, no doubt, by the British in better times. There were huge, multiple ticket lines inside the building. Perhaps three light bulbs brightened its dank interior. I had need for he ladies room. That is not unusual.
     At a huge train station there should be a ladies room. Right? I could not see one and when I asked there were a lot of (more…)

January 23, 2009

EVENTS, COMPETITIONS & MEETINGS January 22, 2009

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EVENTS, COMPETITIONS & MEETINGS

January 22, 2009

 

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE: Call for Submissions
BEANERY WRITERS GROUP MEETINGS
WORKS in PROGRESS POETRY & PROSE READING
DR. UWE STENDER (www.TriadaUS.com)
WRITER’S RELIEF 15th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CONTEST

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
Call for Submissions

     The Beanery Online Literary Magazine (BOLM) is seeking submissions in all genres. Especially needed are items that celebrate Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and July 4 (or any other holiday that occurs in this time frame). Contributors are welcome from the United States and the global village.
     The BOLM is sponsored by the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, (Southwestern) Pennsylvania. It’s global readers include (more…)

January 22, 2009

ALWAYS IN THREES

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ALWAYS IN THREES

Pat

             In life things break down when we least expect it, be it appliances, health, marriages, or relationships. I was reminded of this when I purchased a new windshield wiper. I thought of how things break down in threes: broken windshield wiper, broken dryer, and really banged up knees. When my washing machine refused to work, my kitchen faucet broke and my hot water heater wouldn’t start!
     Always in threes. These little annoyances made me chuckle, because (more…)

January 19, 2009

CURLS AT TWELVE YEARS OLD

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CURLS AT TWELVE YEARS OLD 

Erin

 

I remember:

His hair bounced,
Silken smooth apple butter color,
Causing me to turn back twice
With the way it moved.
Sometimes now, I wish I had his hair
With all the curls.

I remember:

My fingers jumped in and swam,
In the (more…)

January 17, 2009

JOAN’S VICTORY RIDE

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JOAN’S VICTORY RIDE

KATHLEEN

 

my mission, nearer, clearer, the older I become
the country of France. . .united as one
Riding, riding
riding, riding
day and night across this scarred land,
riding, riding, hard against the wind
banner flying free.
My army (more…)

January 15, 2009

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part II: VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS

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WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part II: VOCABULARY DEFINITIONS

      The “word of the year” is determined by any of various assessments which determine the most important word in the public sphere in the past year. Before continuing reading this post, click on WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST (or check the WRITING ARTICLES folder at www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com and scroll down to the post WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST) and take the vocabulary test.
     Answers to the test that the Beanery Writers Group concocted are listed there. Below are the ACTUAL definitions of the words on the test. No peeking until you take the test.

     carborexic: A person who is (more…)

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