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Kodachrome - Snap, Click - Understanding

Kodachrome – Snap, Click – Understanding

What is better than live theater when it comes to getting a human to contemplate life — and death? Maybe church, meditation, or yoga… but in a time when attention spans are so clipped close to the neuron, one could argue that dangerously live, up-close and personal performances offer an above-average backdoor entry into a...

“Tick, Tock, Rock . . .” By Brandy A. Rogers

Press Play for the audio. Read along 😉  or Listen away.   Tick, Tick, Tick Nervousness in the Tick Kindergarteners at the circus Running Amuck & mocking me Tock, Tock, Tock Knocking at the door Trying to find a rhythm Like Poe’s Hopeless LeNore Or…   Tick ,Tick, Tick Tock, Tock, Tock Rock, Rock, Rock...
It's A Thing ~ by Jill Massie

It’s A Thing ~ by Jill Massie

“Step on a crack, break your mother’s back”, perplexed her as a child. Her mother was already dead. But the warning seemed tremendously important. So, she avoided the cracks. At all costs. Even to the point of tiptoeing on tiles so as not to touch the grout lines. It was tremendously important though she did...
Hunger - by Anna K. Gorisch

Hunger – by Anna K. Gorisch

The Queen had a gift. She could communicate much more clearly through silence than through speech. Her words turned out to be meaningless, useless bullshit. Sentences sent you in circles, paragraphs perplexed. With words, she simultaneously conveyed admiration and disgust, her smile a lousy disguise for her condescension. Her language left me feeling unstable and...
Anxiety About Cancelling an Afternoon Interment - by A. Almond-Harvey

Anxiety About Cancelling an Afternoon Interment – by A. Almond-Harvey

Tomorrow will probably not take care of itself, so please do not wait to sleep until you are dead. How will you build memories of now, then?
True Story: in two parts ~ by Sean Siple

True Story: in two parts ~ by Sean Siple

This is a true story of anxiety and foreboding, in two parts. It happens all at once, so it is not quite a flow from beginning to middle to end, or flashback style or even linear much at all. Both pieces appears in Skyline alone and hopefully will stand that way too. Alone, separate and...
On the Tracks ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

On the Tracks ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

“It feels like a slow apocalypse.” My 19-year-old daughter, on a short trip home from college for Thanksgiving, put words to the lurking cloud that had not yet fully shaped, much less been acknowledged and named, in my brain. I’d not yet come across this term used in dystopian theory, but it certainly resonated. Devastating...
Remembering I have what I need - by Sean Siple

Remembering I have what I need – by Sean Siple

Using a standard Myers-Briggs evaluation tool, I was typed as a ENFP twenty years ago and just recently I have been typed a distinct ENFJ. The P says I am a perceiver and the J says I am a judge. According to Jungian Typology, these designations indicate a preferred approach to life. The J sees...
Moonlight Quilt ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

Moonlight Quilt ~ by Amanda Cantrell Roche

This is where we walked.   Where our feet left imprints of the stages of our lives. Where the earth resonates with who we were, and speaks it back to me in vivid memory.   Here we walked, under the Sycamore, her bone-white branches’ open embrace from above, roots surfing the ground under bare feet....
What the Egg Says ~ by Jill Massie

What the Egg Says ~ by Jill Massie

                                                What the Egg Says….                                                                                Where are you, hatchling? What was the wonder that distracted you...
Between Two Worlds:  Voices of Turkish Dissidents

Between Two Worlds: Voices of Turkish Dissidents

Five Turkish men and women who fled their homeland and President Erdogan’s authoritarian regime speak of their fears, what they left behind, and their hope that Americans will speak out against ongoing injustice and human rights abuses. Between two Worlds: Voices of Turkish Dissidents from Amanda Cantrell Roche on Vimeo.  
Turkey: a defining moment in our democracy

Turkey: a defining moment in our democracy

by Sean Siple On May 16th, 2017, on the same day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited US President Donald Trump at the White House, protesters gathered at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. to express their dissent with the Administration’s decision to embrace Erdogan. Turkey’s President has unleashed a massive government attack on...