THE RACIST INSIDE US, AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE by Bill Portela

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The Racist Inside Us, An Evolutionary Perspective THE RACIST INSIDE US: AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE By Bill Portella Out of three-billion sequenced DNA codes in the human genome, chimpanzees share 99% of our hieroglyphs letter for letter. Would eyebrows...

IT LEFT A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH by Carol Glick

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It Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth I have yet to find a dentist who delivers top-notch services and a billing system that doesn't drill holes in the bank account. On a recent check-up, the...

STORM AND THE PARABLE OF LOOKING AT THE FENCE by Bruce Hoppe

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Storm and the Parable of Looking at the Fence Me: My writing time is my best time, hands down. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Rrrrrreally? Wwwwwwhy’s that? Me: Cuz that’s when I’m safe. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Oooooh? Hooooow so? Me: It’s complicated. Wind-humming-through-the-windbreak: Hmmmmmmm. Me: Look,...

THE BUS RIDE by Susan McCartney

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Into Africa I fly on a one-way ticket. Journey through fourteen countries in twenty-two months on local transportation. A woman without advantage of youth or money. Learning. Resting. Changing. The journey has many pieces....

NOTES FROM THE FATHER FIELD by Lisa Romeo

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Notes from the Father Field by Lisa Romeo Though my father never touched the large-number cell phone I once gave him, I like to think that, if he’d lived longer, and had I the patience to...

THE MOST SCARIEST THING by Riley Winchester

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The Most Scariest Thing I am obsessed with time. The obsession started my sophomore year of college when I had to take a science class with a lab in order to fulfill the science...

CHANGING THE SCORE by Natasha Rai

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CHANGING THE SCORE ‘When trauma affects us, we can’t fully engage with the present.’ My therapist, Sue, sits back after this pronouncement, face brimming with empathic concern. I stare. What the hell is she talking about?...