Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 25, 2010

Wildlife Wonders

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WILDLIFE WONDERS

Kathleen Clark

     “Where shall we go this weekend?” My mother would ask. Dad would raise one quizzical eyebrow, and I’d wonder whether she was planning an educational or a recreational trip.

     “Someplace new or someplace we’ve already been?” I’d ask.

     Yep, my mom’s responsible for turning me into a “wild child.” She steered me ‘off the beaten path” just far enough, so that I enjoy spending a Sunday morning gazing out my two by four foot porch into the lush green growth, admiring the birds and blooming buds, much more than sitting in the plushest pew in the finest church.

     At least once a month we packed a picnic lunch and headed down the highway to explore local places of interest—Falling Water, Powdermill Nature Reserve, the Flagship Hotel or Busy Run Battlefield. If mom was in a recreational mood, we’d grab our (more…)

February 22, 2010

Truth

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TRUTH

Joe F. Stierheim

     During the week I found a plastic grocery bag hanging on the front door of the Unitarian Universalist Church. I looked in the bag and saw that it contained two videotapes and, thinking it was a delivery that someone in the congregation had requested, I took it into the church and out of the weather.

     On Sunday I found out that no one knew anything about the tapes. On closer inspection it was found that the tapes were a two-part copy of “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. It is assumed that they were left at the church as an act of (more…)

February 14, 2010

To Andrea Bocelli: A Valentine

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TO ANDREA BOCELLI: A VALENTINE

Joanne McGough

My Tuscan tenor,

                  My glorious man.

I see your image, hear your voice

                  And catch my breath ‘ere I drown in both.

Abandoning all pride

                 I succumb to your (more…)

February 6, 2010

The buried city

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THE BURIED CITY

Kait

     What am I thinking of?  I’ll give you three hints: a thriving city, a settlement for disaster, and finally, a city ending in a pitfall.  Ok…I’ll tell you… (more…)

February 3, 2010

Announcement: Deborah Nelson Ligonier speaking engagement cancelled

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ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Cancellation of Deborah Nelson speaking engagement at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ligonier:

I just received the following message:

The snow storm which is predicted to occur here and to shut down 
transportation in our speaker’s Washington DC area on Friday has 
forced a cancellation of the Friday, Feb. 5th lecture at the UU 
Fellowship of Ligonier Valley.
Ms. Debra Nelson. our speaker on Investigative Journalism  will be 
speaking, as scheduled, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 
at 7:00 PM on Thursday, Feb. 4th in Village Hall before returning to 
Washington. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dean Nelson (Unitarian Universalist Church)

Read about the speaker: Deborah Nelson: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

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February 2, 2010

River Song: Part 3

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RIVER SONG Part 3

Tim Landy

     Tim’s story is posted in three parts. To read Part 1, click on: River Song: Part 1 .  For Part 2, click on: River Song: Part 2

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          The subject of this article is a fascinating woman who lives on the line between nature’s chaotic and man’s organized worlds.

      After graduating from high school, Joan matriculated at Pomona College, a small college in California established to educate westerners in the New England liberal arts tradition.  Here she majored in sociology and art.

            After completing her degree, she and several friends went to Europe.  Eventually she settled in Paris for two years, where she studied etching at a private studio.  Having finished her course of study, she decided to stay on for two more years, working as a secretary in the American Consulate.  When her job was upgraded to that of personnel assistant, she was able to take a position with the State Department in Germany.

            Finally returning to the United States, she soon met her future husband, Charles, a native of Western Pennsylvania.

            “After I married, my focus was on my family,” she says.  I wasn’t ready for a career in art.”

            These days, having reared two sons and two daughters, Joan has more time to (more…)