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Fifty Years to Graduation by Susan P. Blevins

Fifty Years to Graduation by Susan P. Blevins

My poor health and frail physique, the result of a bad bout of whooping cough when I was two and a half, presented me with two life choices at a very young age: I could retreat into my sickly health, and watch life from the sidelines as a spectator, or I could plunge into the […]

November 27, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Screened In by Alexandra Hamer

Screened In by Alexandra Hamer

— Alexandra Hamer is a woman of many talents and interests including drawing and painting. She incorporates in her art her focus on the human body based on years of study and practice in bodywork therapies. She practices Aikido and is building a studio in which to have space to make art. She is based […]

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Mother and Child by Alexandra Hamer

Mother and Child by Alexandra Hamer

— Alexandra Hamer is a woman of many talents and interests including drawing and painting. She incorporates in her art her focus on the human body based on years of study and practice in bodywork therapies. She practices Aikido and is building a studio in which to have space to make art. She is based […]

November 1, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
Sleepless by Alexandra Hamer

Sleepless by Alexandra Hamer

  — Alexandra Hamer is a woman of many talents and interests including drawing and painting. She incorporates in her art her focus on the human body based on years of study and practice in bodywork therapies. She practices Aikido and is building a studio in which to have space to make art. She is […]

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Shifting Lands by Farheen B. Khan

Shifting Lands by Farheen B. Khan

We were in London during the great storm of 1987. The winds howled outside our small terraced home all night as the five of us children and our parents huddled together in one room to stay warm during the long power outage. The next day we all worked together for the huge cleanup. Growing up as part of an immigrant […]

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Cold Comforts by Ann Churcher

Cold Comforts by Ann Churcher

In 1964 the country in Africa, Nyasaland, where I had lived since I was four became independent from Britain. I returned to England in the same year – mother in tow – to seek my own independence After completing my measly few ‘O levels’ at my hated government boarding school in Nyasaland, it began to […]

September 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Spitting Watermelon and Inconsequential Fortunes by Jeannie McGinnis

Spitting Watermelon and Inconsequential Fortunes by Jeannie McGinnis

His name was ‘Gunner Mac’, a legend in that part of Louisiana. Beneath his jaw was a tiny fragment of steel from an exploding mortar, which he refused to have removed, and wore as a silent badge of honour.  He earned that title as a highly distinguished gunnery sergeant who commanded tank units in World […]

September 2, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Rest by Alexandra Hamer

Rest by Alexandra Hamer

  — Alexandra Hamer is a woman of many talents and interests including drawing and painting. She incorporates in her art her focus on the human body based on years of study and practice in bodywork therapies. She practices Aikido and is currently building a studio in which to have space to make art. She […]

September 1, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Nightfoil by Alexandra Hamer

Nightfoil by Alexandra Hamer

— Alexandra Hamer is a woman of many talents and interests including drawing and painting. She incorporates in her art her focus on the human body based on years of study and practice in bodywork therapies. She practices Aikido and is currently building a studio in which to have space to make art. She is […]

September 1, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Sonnet for Autumn by Ann Churcher

Sonnet for Autumn by Ann Churcher

A rolling sea of sky drowns out the land. A shoal of meadow pipits glitter through To where the ash trees on the shore line stand. And ploughed and furrowed earth soaks up the blue. When I was young I had the time to gaze. To add the moments to my growing store. To write […]

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