Beanery Online Literary Magazine

August 11, 2010

A Sky Full of Diamonds

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

A SKY FULL OF DIAMONDS

Malaika King

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I wanted a star to hold and call my own

So I climbed the tallest ladder up to the sky

I was surprised to find that stars aren’t stars at all

I hold in my palms a handful of diamonds

Diamonds I picked from the sky

They cut my fingers and make them raw but I don’t care

These diamonds are mine

I reached for the moon, but missed

I reached for the stars, but was wrong

I reached for myself and found

I had a hidden sky

A sky full of Diamonds

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ADDITIONAL READING:

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

MOONSTONE RHYMES

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

August 6, 2010

The SUPPER CLUB in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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THE SUPPER CLUB in GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Carolyn C. Holland

     I’ve been remiss. A new restaurant, THE SUPPER CLUB, opened in mid-June at the Greensburg Train Station, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to dine there yet—perhaps soon it will happen.

Scroll down for information on its upcoming events: 

FARM FESTIVAL—Sunday, August 8th, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

LOCAL BEER DINNER— Sunday, August 8th,  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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     One of Laurel Mountain Borough’s residents, and a Beanery Writer’s Group member, Deb Driggers, is president/operations manager of the business. She not only lives on Maple Road, she’s connected with the Beanery Writers Group. When you visit, be sure to let Debbie know of your Laurel Mountain Borough and/or your Beanery Writers Group connection.

     Deb spent the last two decades in private, non-profit management positions. Three years ago she took advantage of an opportunity to work in the restaurant business with (more…)

August 4, 2010

Post World War I Issues

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POST WORLD WAR I ISSUES

Ashley

     Many issues rose to the surface during the aftermath of World War I. This time span, from 1918 to 1929, was filled with chaos and conflict. Three of the most eminent problems, ranking from the worst to the least problematic, were the issues of labor, the “red scare”, and racial tensions. 

     The most problematic issue after World War I was the unrest of the labor force. Labor problems reflect the unstableness of the economy, which clearly points out the weakness during this era. At the end of World War I, government agencies withdrew their control from the American economy, which released the restricted demands. While people hurried to buy goods which were rationed during the war, businesses increased the prices of their products. The result of this difference was swift inflation, or price increases, on the economy.

     An epidemic of strikes swept across the nation as a result of (more…)

August 1, 2010

A Trip From Long Ago

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A TRIP FROM LONG AGO

Fran

     I must hurry and brush my hair, my teeth, get dressed and wake up my sister. Today we leave for a train trip to California!  I’m 7 so this seems much more exciting to me than to my parents. We pile into the Kaiser (it’s a wonderful green/yellow hard top), and get to Boston early in the morning.

     I have to have help to climb aboard the train, it seems very large to me at the time. The Porter, named Bill, explains to me that the ice cream vendor will (more…)