S&L #78 Winter 2004

Frozen Inside by Cindy #78

    Maybe we need 100 new words for when our friends or acquaintances or partners assault or rape us.

Crossroads by Carolyn #78

    In the early morning hours on October 29th, the wildfire came.  I woke up to howling wind ripping through the canyon, shaking the window panes, and freeing the blue tarp that covers the firewood.  As I lay mostly asleep, the thought entered my mind of what would happen if a power line fell in the forest.  Still, the idea of a fire was rather abstract and distant and I fell back asleep.

Radical Motherhood by Candyce #78

    I recently came across a quote by a Russian philosopher that goes: " We are one of those nations that...exist only for the sake of teaching the world some kind of terrible lesson." Maybe the same could be said for the U.S., at least in regards to some things. Aside from foreign policy I am thinking of our education system. If you read the local and national news, not more than a day passes lately without mention of our faltering schools or education reform. It seems like everyone agrees that the U.S.

Ketchup #78

Flashbulbs and Tornadoes and Time Capsules that Grow on Trees

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”                     
-William Blake

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