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Colleen 1/16/2015 – She

16 January 2015 Perhaps it’s the former columnist in me, but news stories often lead me to ask questions above and beyond. If enough facts fail to surface, I invent narratives to explain why people do what they do. Last … Continue reading

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Mary 1/15/2015 – Be You

January 15, 2015 Dear M, You have been shutting yourself off from the world lately. You had slacked off writing due to situations surrounding you, and your perceptions have changed somewhat. Life goes on. Remind yourself that you’re a writer … Continue reading

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Sigurd 1/13/2015 – Shoot the Moon (Reprise)

[Editor’s note: Today we present a reprise of a letter Sigurd wrote in November 2014.] Tuesday 04 November 2014 Hey Bro, I’ve been watching you up close and personal for some time now, Sig. You know, scoping out the inside … Continue reading

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Elaina 1/12/15 – Mothers of Terrorists

1/12/15 Dear Elaina, You’ve been spiraling in your thoughts since Thursday, trying to make sense out of something senseless. You know your thoughts and views originate from your experience and your white, middle class, American culture, yet, arrogantly, you want … Continue reading

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Mary- 1/11/15 A Part of Life

January 11th, 2015 Dear M, As the month of December 2014 came to a close; two family members were rushed to the hospital. They survived, but the news they received about their medical condition left them and the family devastated. … Continue reading

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Colleen 1/9/2015 – Self-flagellation

9 January 2015 Dear Colleen, Beating yourself up, are you? Sure go ahead. As Elaina said, it’s not as though the world came to an end because you didn’t post a new letter today. But you can’t bloody stand it … Continue reading

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Sigurd 1/6/2015 – Camp 14

Tuesday 06 January 2015 Sig, Move your elbow and you change the periphery of the universe. A high school English teacher named Gordon Wood told me that the year before I dropped out. Hmph—what a thought. A fragmentary remembrance that … Continue reading

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Colleen 1/2/2015 – On the Threshold: An Editor’s Message to Our Readers

2 January 2015 It seems such an arbitrary thing, this idea of the birth of a new year in mid-winter, and indeed the reason why January 1st is our year’s opening day has been lost to the mists of time. … Continue reading

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Sigurd 12/30/2014 – The 9th Degree

Tuesday 30 December 2014 I have spent the day with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The chorus singing Ode to Joy has always moved me. It lightens my spirit. I like listening to powerful music. Beethoven or Led Zeppelin—it matters not. Listening … Continue reading

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Colleen 12/27/2014 – Animal Print Woman

27 December 2014 She sat at the bar in her painted-on black and white animal print top, a “Reserved” card before her and a glass of red wine parked within reach. Her petite body curved in concert with the animal … Continue reading

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