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  • Two Strangers Meet

      I met Tina in Catherine Deveney’s excellent Gunnas writing class http://www.catherinedeveny.com. We happened to be sitting next to each other and had to tell a bit about ourselves so we could introduce each other to the class. Tina is beautiful and intelligent. She talked......

  • A Woman in The Crowd

    99% of this little piece came to me as I wandered around the Salamanca Market in Hobart taking photos. I was intent on taking a photo of the bustling market with the backdrop of Mount Wellington. Probably the billionth time that scene has been photographed. I was unaware of the woman in sunglasses in the foreground. When I saw her in the photo later I was delightfully surprised and intrigued. She stood out and there was a story there. Who was she and what was she doing there? I was pleased with the outcome of my writing. I hope you enjoy reading it. ...

  • A quiet word about lust on the Chicago Transit Authority

    Guest writer Tanya Hunter and her story “CTA” Early morning. Crowded close, but the air is still cool. The bus smells of soap, perfume and aftershave. Nothing recognizable – just the mingling of scents into a general aroma of clean. The smell of morning before the......

  • A quiet word about…..performance and improvisation

    Guest writer Andrew Morrish "My entrance into performance and specifically improvisation....was driven more by a need to explore my “vulnerability” rather than my ego."...

  • Men Get Depression

    I now have very good immunization against depression; I have healthy daily routines, I am building a small business idea that engages my skills, passions and preferences. I know the early warning signs of depression and I have good tactics I put in place that seem to be working for me right now. Life is still a challenge—I have good days, bad days, very bad days and excellent days....

  • Do we as men dare to be authentic and different?

    Many men are too intimidated to be different in their behavior to what mainstream culture subtly and not so subtly dictates. Men can be as bullied & seduced, as women have been, by social gender stereotypes. ...