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July 18, 2010

Ghosts Unseen

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GHOSTS UNSEEN

Malaika King

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Light from the moon spills across your face where the curtain was left parted

 Even though we are inside

Buried under sleeping bags it still feels as if it’s below freezing

You sigh

Icy cold air comes out of your mouth

Forming shapes between us

 

Outside a cloud moves in front of the moon

Every line and crease on (more…)

July 17, 2009

Halfway Through Tomorrow

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HALFWAY THROUGH TOMORROW

Kathleen Clark

 

          There’s always going to be pain

                        something quirky and insane

                                    about life.

Halfway through yesterday

I found myself flying head first into tomorrow,

            trying to outdistance (more…)

April 5, 2009

Impact on Western Civilization: Julius and Augustus Caesar vs. Jesus Christ

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IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION:

JULUS & AUGUSTUS CAESAR vs. JESUS CHRIST 

Ashley

     Western Civilization has been impacted greatly by various prominent individuals.  Many have helped to mold western society in various ways. The most influential individuals have been the Caesars, Julius and Augustus, and Jesus Christ. Although the Caesars and Jesus Christ focused on different areas of impact, I feel as though Jesus Christ had the greatest impact on Western Civilization for many reasons.
     First of all, the two Caesars, Julius and Augustus, had (more…)

August 28, 2008

IN DEFENSE OF THE OLDER EMPLOYEE

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IN DEFENSE OF THE OLDER EMPLOYEE

LOIS

Years ago I ran a blind post office ad for a graphic artist. I worked for a small publishing company and we needed someone for freelance artwork and design. I received about eight responses to the ad. They were from artists/designers with varying degrees of experience.

One response was from a woman in her 50s. She frankly admitted that she had been out of the workforce while she was raising her son. She did have experience prior to that, and had just received an associate degree in graphic art as preparation to re-enter the workforce. Her letter was sincere and honest, and we hired her. She was just as I expected: mature, hardworking, uncomplaining, and grateful for the opportunity to work again. Her experience with my company lead her to a full time, more lucrative position with an established regional newspaper. It was gratifying to hear her say, “The fact that I had done something recent really helped.”

I didn’t post this article to discourage the hiring of younger employees. I was in that position once (hey, we all were), and everyone has to start somewhere. But the topic of older vs. younger workers recently came up between a few of us at the Beanery Writers, and I wanted to relay this experience.

ADDITIONAL READING

ON THE EVE OF 27

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

HOT DOG LIMERICKS

SOCKATORY

A KUDZU COVERED VEHICLE GRAVEYARD

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

THE CORPSE FLOWER (Amorphophallus titanum)—A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING-Is in Bloom

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

MY SIDE OF THE VIGIL

ARE YOU LIVING IMPAIRED?

August 1, 2008

BROKEN CIRCLE

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BROKEN CIRCLE

—written by Barb

 

     The sun shone brightly on this mid-September day, although the gentle breeze had to it a hint of fall. The blue sky was unbroken by clouds. The mountainsides were just starting to don their fall apparel of crimson and of gold.

 

     Thirty-one year old Rachel Graybill sat on a bench, deep in the woods on the grounds of the Somerset (Pennsylvania) Historical Society. The society’s annual Mountain Craft Days arts and crafts festival was in full swing. Rachel munched on a homemade maple sundae as the river of show patrons ebbed and flowed around her.

 

     Rachel loved coming here. She enjoyed dressing (more…)

May 22, 2008

BEYOND COMFORT

—written by Regina

Paul wrote, “This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 (NRSV)

My life’s greatest pleasures have come from knowing, that I have so much to learn about life, and my experiences in the unknowing. I am willing to walk into the uncertainty as a child ready to receive both joy, and sorrow.
 
I sat with her. We cried. She sat there on the edge of the hospital bed, hands clasped, my arms draped around her. She was dying. The diagnosis was Cholangiocarcinoma, more commonly known as Bile Duct Cancer.

“Jean, my doctor was here. He informed me about the cancer, and then he suggested surgery. I’ve agreed to the insertion of a stent, which will afford me more time, but I am not having treatment. The physician said I have eleven months to live if I decline the cancer treatment.  I want to live out the remainder of my natural life as is.”

It began. The pacing.  Running, walking, or moving away from the problem helped when I needed an objective view. My mind desperately (more…)