PAGES PENNED IN PANDEMIC brings together poetry, short stories, flash fiction, essays and more, tangible reminders that something can always be made out of nothing, that transforming the tribulations and trials of the everyday into art is not only enough, it’s everything. The Picnic Table is a canvas of family memories and future hopes.
They were where we played games, read, and performed music before TV took over. As a piano teacher zooming in, I see family life thriving there once again.
In 2016 I vowed to take action against Donald Trump every day he was in office. Those actions led to the formation of an action alert group of over 300 members. As Election Night 2020 draws near, this is my invitation to the group.
After the 2020 VP debate the image of The Fly kept buzzing in my head just like a fly. I finally found a window to let it out.
You’ve seen and you’ve heard them. The Zoomers. There’s the Yeller, the Crasher, the Facer.
What child would think of connecting God with Santa? Yours truly. And the results were life changing. At the bridge’s end I pressed up the incline that led to the Getreidegasse in Salzburg where Mozart was born. Now I, a student at the international music conservatory Mozarteum, was going to that same church.
No one wants the journey of chronic illness but if you choose your travel companions wisely you will find comfort, courage and care.
How to protest when all you’re wearing is a penis gourd.
Surgeons are tough. But so am I. I would not be bullied into compromising my post-cancer care.
Sometimes what you find in your pockets is unexpected.