No Strings Attached

For hundreds of years, marriage has been an institution with a weighty importance, both for religious and legal reasons, but is increasingly falling by the wayside. Replacing this rigid concept is a modern theory of happiness as it relates to sex and relationships. Grand Master Laozi, author of The Tao Te Ching, asks, “Must you […]

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Mother Superior

  Dawn Elana Blocker was born on 30 March 1961, in Happy Camp, California. She entered the world early that Thursday morning, and that was the last time anyone ever called her a morning person. The small town of Happy Camp was composed mostly of her extended family, as her mother, Darlene Blocker nee Breidenstein, […]

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Share the Sheets

We lay here Not speaking Pushing and pulling and silently, politely asking each other  To share the sheets Never making a sound  Never speaking truths and hurts Never soliciting trivia or consequence Sharing space Sharing air Sparing a moment To kiss and tell Kissing hips and finger tips And biting tongues and licking lips You […]

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Feeding Your Children is Hard

I write about real stuff. I have always given advice in a no-frills manner, and I’m very direct. When I tell you that feeding my child nutritious meals every day is the hardest thing I have ever done and will continue to do for at least 15 more years, you know that I’m being serious. […]

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Label Picking

Loving him was one long lucid dream A tall glass of fluidic expression Sweating drops dripping onto the table Pooling puddles of perspective Bleeding rings into the reality Happy stains of him On her boring day-to-day The single dream in color against hundreds of monochrome moments Melting away the lacquer of real life Adding a […]

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