Monthly Archives: December 2015

Studying is for the Birds

I do everything but study for the LCSW exam. Tonight, I pulled the clarinet from the back of the closet and am trying to play it. It’s been silent for the better part of the last decade. What once was … Continue reading

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I’m feeling the rush of the season, but I haven’t bothered to set up my tiny fake tree or the Nativity scene yet. There’s a push to meet productivity numbers, always, but more so during the holidays. Every week I … Continue reading

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I was hoping to sit by the bank of windows, their light murky and scattered by years of grime. Ceiling tiles overhead have been removed to reveal years of dry, and maybe, wet rot. A spare classroom. Used for students … Continue reading

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Nelson Algren Literary Awards: $3,500 Short Story Prize (Submission Guidelines)

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Holy Doors of Mercy | Catholic Pilgrimage Sites List of US Catholic Churches with a Holy door / door of Mercy; good for the jubilee year.

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