WHAT WE’VE KNOWN ALL ALONG by Conor Mulvaney

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Title: What We Knew All Along It has been a long, preventable, predictable four years. This isn’t an essay about vindication. This is an essay about defeat. By Conor Mulvaney On November 7th, 2016, at 5:03PM, I...

THE EXTRAORDINARY INFLUENCE OF THE MOORS ON SPAIN

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THE EXTRAORDINARY INFLUENCE OF THE MOORS ON SPAINby Dr. Raymond Fenech “The reins of their horses were as fire, their faces black as pitch, their eyes shone like burning candles, their horses were swift as...

TWO DAYS IN BANGKOK by Teresa Yang

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Two Days in Bangkok Two days before my flight to Thailand, the phone rang. “Terry…” my father’s voice wavered. In our family, phone calls were always unidirectional, from child to parent. “Your mother’s not talking,” he said....

SHEPARD’S HAUNT by Wes Blake

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Years ago I heard that Sam Shepard drank here. Since then I’ve stopped in several times, and I hear a new Shepard story almost every time. When I say “here” I really mean Heirloom...

WHERE IS THE LOVE by Renata Hinrichs

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Where is the love?   “This time of year makes me feel sentimental.” Dad said.  “How do you mean?” I ask. “Remember, in Chicago, when you kids were small? Those are my favorite memories of Christmas.”  “Yes, mine too....

FINDING FAMILY by Stefanie Wass

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My husband has always known he was adopted. I found out by sticking my foot in my mouth. Early in our courtship, when we were both in our twenties, my over six-foot tall husband showed me...

REMAINS by Melissa Ballard

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Remains 2013 Mom died seven weeks ago. My husband and I are working at her condo, as we do every Saturday. We are cleaning and sorting and donating. Friends have come to claim what they want,...

HOME AND THE WORLD by Michael Mooring

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Home and the World “To be a mass tourist, for me, is to become a pure late-date American: alien, ignorant, greedy for something you cannot ever have, disappointed in a way you can never admit....

DEAR CHEATER, TELL ME WHY by Ben D’Andrea

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Cheating on an exam is more of a strike against self-respect than failing it by honest effort. Most college or university students who cheat resent cheating, as if someone or something pressured them into...

SHATTERED AT FIVE – By L. B. Boe

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SHATTERED AT FIVEBy L.B. Boe Uncle Mike built an apartment for us in his basement where the four of us—Mom, my brother and sister, and I—lived while Daddy was in Vietnam. It was a real...