DOES BURKE MATTER By Judson Blake

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DOES BURKE MATTER?by Judson Blake When I was small, in what seems like pre-history now, I had passionate arguments with college students about the National Debt, which I believed was a problem that would grow...

LESS WE FORGET by Gretchen Weaver

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“Her name is Dua Lipa, mom, not Leepa Dupa,” says my very exasperated 15-year-old son.    “Oh, you know who I’m talking about,” I laugh it off, but ugh. My own mother does this too—goofs up the...

CAMPING AS SOLACE byJosie Hughes

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CAMPING AS SOLACEby Josie Hughes 1992Pregnant with my youngest son, between semesters working on a PhD in playwriting, I planned a trip with my husband and 3-year-old son to visit my family, mostly living in...

MEMORIES OF BASEBALL By Daniel Bailey

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MEMORIES OF BASEBALLBy Daniel Bailey   I: Why Am I Telling You This?All right, everybody get this straight. This is a sensitive topic for me. I was 14. It was the summer of 1965, my second year...

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...

NO DRUDGE, NO GRUDGE

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NO DRUDGE, NO GRUDGEby Nancy Wick  I was thirty-nine and I was finally getting married. After years of entanglements with inappropriate men leading to heartbreak and disappointment, I had found a good man who wasn’t...

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A BIRTH STORY by Tom Sibley

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Great Expectations: A Birth Story “She could be here by tomorrow morning.” my wife Rachel beamed.             I was equally as excited, “I just can’t wait to meet her.” Somehow under the impression that my newborn...

THE DOMESTIC SIDE OF IMPERIALISM by Mariana Graciano

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The Domestic Side of Imperialism: An Argentine Mother Raising Black Kids during the Presidential Transition in the US By Mariana Graciano Fantasmas The night before the election my 3 –almost 4– year old son, Camilo, woke up with...

THE WORLD’S SEXIEST TIME MACHINE By Dominic Laing

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THE WORLD’S SEXIEST TIME MACHINEBy Dominic Laing  Imagine my love as a piece of string. As a timeline.Hold out the string in front of you. Your right hand marks The Future; your left hand, The...

LOST AND RE-FOUND By Jane Babson

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LOST AND RE-FOUNDBy Jane Babson  It may well be true that my son David’s Chromosome 7 is partly responsible for anovernight journey to Lost Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest that I recently took...