Nonfiction

    THE COUNTRY OF THE PAST – By Michelle Cacho-Negrete

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    COUNTRY OF THE PASTBy Michelle Cacho-Negrete My husband Kevin and I drift along the Finnish-Russian border as though suspended on the edge of a dream, my dream of Russia,...

    FALLING FROM GRACE – By Ron McFarland

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    FALLINGS FROM GRACEBy Ron McFarland The little priest came from Ghana and had retired but remained active at Grace Episcopal in Oak Park, an upscale Chicago suburb where the...

    HYPERION – By Thomas N. Hackney

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    HYPERIONBy Thomas N. Hackney According to Drake’s equation, there should be something like 10,000 alien civilizations in theMilky Way galaxy.  Okay, the galaxy is a big place but 10,000...

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY – By Patrick Hahn

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE CHAPTERSBy Patrick D Hahn Chapter OneThis story begins many years ago, back when I was still almost-young, after I had finished with graduate school – or, graduate school had finished...

    CLIMBING CROAGH PATRICK – By Ellie White

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    CLIMBING CROAGH PATRICKBy Ellie White  “Fortune Assists the Brave” – a Scottish battle cryAbout halfway up the mountain, the air feels thinner. If this were another day, on another trip, it might be...

    “THE TRUTH OF BEING AS NON BEING” A Search for Truth within...

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    THE TRUTH OF BEING AS NON BEINGA Search for Truth within a Limited PerceptionBy Lauren Bush In “The Medium of Fiction”, William H. Gass suggests, “That novels should be made of...

    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...

    HANDBOOK – By John P. Midkiff

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    HANDBOOKBy John P. Midkiff Another day kneeling on the purple-carpeted spring floor. Cartwheel, back walkover, back handspring, round-off two. Skill after skill, every kid is different, and I spot...

    SOME THOUGHTS ON TRAVEL – By Royce Adams

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    SOME THOUGHTS ON TRAVELBy Royce Adams The other evening, my wife suggested we should travel to Japan based on kudos from friends who had just visited. Usually, when my...

    THE CRYING THRESHOLD – By Emma Fuhs

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    THE CRYING THRESHOLDBy Emma Fuhs Annie stops crying when she reads an article about how the saddest people are too sad to cry.  It’s called The Crying Threshold.Since Annie...