Beanery Online Literary Magazine

September 10, 2010

The Twin Towers

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

THE TWIN TOWERS

M. I. Marcum

     The World Trade Center, from its earliest conception, held a unique place in the heart of New Yorkers. There were many opposed to the project because it would diminish their cherished landmark, the Empire State Building. Others were excited by the challenge of building, not one but two monuments of such unknown scale.

     The Twin Towers, as they became known, slowly rose higher and higher until they overshadowed the skyline of Manhattan. They could be seen for miles. It was difficult to encompass the scale of their massiveness as you stood looking up from ground level.

     Still, many were reluctant to embrace them as part of the New York City, which they knew and loved. Others streamed to take the ride to the very heights. My sister was one of those people. She described to me an adventure, an experience of incomparable wonder. She insisted I visit the restaurant located on the very top floor to enjoy what she had seen. I promised I would one day.

     The years went by. The Towers became not just tourist attractions but an important piece of New York’s business and commerce, employing thousands of people that streamed to its offices from surrounding states and boroughs and Long Island. People you saw on the Long Island Railroad, on the expressway, in the restaurants, at the hot dog stands, shopping at Macy’s.

     Then on that beautiful September day, the Towers (more…)

January 25, 2010

Announcements for Writers: January 24, 2010

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WRITERS: JANUARY 24, 2010

UPDATE ON CLAUDETTE KANE

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

JOURNALIST DEBORAH NELSON TO SPEAK IN LIGONIER, PA.

DEBORAH NELSON TO SPEAK AT UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH, GREENSBURG

CBS CORRESPONDENT BYRON PITTS TO SPEAK AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PA.

WORKS IN PROGRESS WRITERS GROUP MEETING DATES

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CLAUDETTE KANE

Claudette Kane, a Beanery Writers Group member who was in Petionville, Haiti, when the earthquake struck, is expected to arrive home in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Monday, January 25, 2010. She’s been in Florida for a number of days.

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Investigative Journalism in a Democracy (more…)

November 2, 2009

Apologize to a Vet

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

APOLOGIZE TO A VET
Joe F. Stierheim

     Last year I attended a meeting on Veterans’ Day. Before the meeting started, one of the attendees came up to me, hand extended in friendship. “Thank you,” she said.
     “For what?” I asked, genuinely confused.
     “You’re a veteran, aren’t you? Veterans are supposed to be thanked on Veterans’ Day.”
     It wasn’t until after the end of the meeting—after I had had a chance to get my thoughts in order—that I talked to my friend a second time.
     “I appreciate you doing what you thought you should,” I said, “but next Veterans’ Day, don’t thank me or any other veteran. Instead, (more…)

June 27, 2008

INTEGRITY: A JOURNALISTIC CODE OF ETHICS REVIEW

Responding to a telephone complaint, an animal shelter representative, Nadine, visited Erica, who had taken in forty homeless cats. Nadine, director of the no-kill shelter, confiscated all the cats but ten. She takes three to the animal shelter. These she advertised as “rescued” cats that need a home. She claimed that the others are not spayed, and have not had their shots. In addition, they are so disease ridden that she took them where they were euthanized. The next animal shelter newsletter published an article on (more…)

May 30, 2008

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS

—written by Carolyn C. Holland

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States. The national organization debuted in 1909.   

Preamble: Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to (more…)

May 27, 2008

WRITING CONFERENCES, COMPETITIONS, ETC. May 28, 2008

BELOW IS INFORMATION ON SEVEN WRITING EVENTS/COMPETITIONS, LISTED BY DATE: 

FIRST, from the Works in Progress Writers’ Workshop, Somerset, PA.

FISHING for Feelings: Using Poetry as Bait
 
                                      Poetic Consciousness Workshop
 
Presented by (more…)

May 21, 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER Vol. 1 Issue 2 May 2008

BEANERY WRITERS NEWSLETTER (BWN)
VOL. 1 ISSUE 2
MAY 1, 2008
Edited by Carolyn C. Holland and BWG members.
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MEMBER PROFILE
Because Patricia Orendorff Smith was expecting her fifth child when she developed cancer in 1972, her treatments were delayed until the infant’s birth, three weeks early. She was inspired to write of her trials with the disease both as a personal outlet, and to nurture hope…this article continues in the The BEANERY ONLINE NEWSLETTER (BWN.

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April 29, 2008

WRITERS CONFERENCES, BOOK SIGNING, NEWSLETTER 080429

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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE: 12th Annual University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg CHILDREN’S LITERATURE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD (more…)