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Lemon Trees In California

Anne Stark | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Anne Stark

Before the weather turned, the Santa Ana winds arrived, and after my husband left me, I started jogging in the early mornings. The gray light spread ...

'Re: Alterity'

Tina Dybvik | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Tina Dybvik

At 50, Tina Dybvik began writing books for students who like art and science. Recent titles include Space Cowboy Caleb and the Night Sky Round Up and ...

How This Woman Is Connecting With The Mystery Of Life

Abbie Weinberg | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Abbie Weinberg

Abbie Weinberg was inspired by art at a very early age by her mother, who also was a sculptor. She attended Goddard College and Evergreen State. After...

Mine Rescue

Ruth Webb | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Webb

A coal mine is a singularly ugly place, she thought, especially in winter. There was hardly any snow left on the ground, just a few piles here and t...

Two Grocery Carts

Thomas Jardine | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Thomas Jardine

Thomas Jardine resides in Texas and has written poetry for over 44 years. He is the author of two small chapbooks, Virtual White Orchids and The Death...

Check Out The Amazing Shot This Man Took In The Arctic

Bob Klein | Posted 10.06.2013 | Fifty
Bob Klein

Bob Klein has been a serious amateur photographer for nearly forty years, but has only recently begun entering images in photographic competitions. Wh...

Ladies Room

Kevin McIlvoy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
Kevin McIlvoy

Len had spent eleven years cleaning the Mens rooms and the Ladies rooms in Mr. Prudowsky's three Asheville bars. Fine, private places. Marvelous ven...

'Gulf Tour Tongue Twister'

Daniel Bosch | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty
Daniel Bosch

Daniel Bosch's book of poems, Crucible, was published by Other Press in 2002. His poems, translations and essays appear in journals such as Berfrois, ...

LOOK: Does This Man's Work Represent Our Future?

David Trulli | Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty
David Trulli

David Trulli works primarily in scratchboard, scratching images into ink-coated, clay-surfaced wood panels that are often quite large by traditional s...

Everywhere, Now

Elizabeth Crane | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Elizabeth Crane

A big black dog sleeps on a sofa in Texas with his paws curled into his chest. The front door opens and a baby person comes into the house with the d...

'Herbal Tea'

Murray Shelmerdine | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty
Murray Shelmerdine

I run a cafe in the woods in London, England. This poem was inspired by one of our more eccentric customers.

LOOK: Check Out ThIs Man's Incredible Painting

Chase Langford | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
Chase Langford

Chase Langford, born in Pontiac, Michigan, is a Los Angeles-based artist well known for his geographically inspired paintings. He studied cartography,...


Christiana Langenberg | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty
Christiana Langenberg

Christiana Louisa Langenberg is the author of the bilingual collection of stories Half of What I Know. Her second collection of stories, Here is What ...

Owed To A Bagel -- (About 20 Lbs.)

Geoffrey Arnold | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Geoffrey Arnold

Geoffrey Arnold, 71, is the author of Journey to Spirit, a Kindle e-book, and has been retired from the US Postal Service for thirteen years. He and h...

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Woman Created Out Of Cans

Gretchen Green | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Gretchen Green

I consider myself a folk artist and have been making things out of bits and scraps my whole life. I am inspired by Primitive Art, Folk Art and Outside...

Long Pond

Eamonn Lorigan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Eamonn Lorigan

It was Debra, her headstrong one, who insisted that they go to Long Pond. At first she demured, citing Willard's condition as an excuse. "It's a lo...

LOOK: The Poem That Helped This Woman Find True Love

Constance Goodyear | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Constance Goodyear

Constance Goodyear, soon to be 63 years old, is recently retired from her practice in family medicine. She very much loved her work in a rural setting...

LOOK: Check Out The Photo This Man Shot During A Storm

Chris Alvarez | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Chris Alvarez

Chris Alvarez has been taking photographs since he was in his teens. However, he waited until his 50s to begin doing it "full time." His business is i...

And Hope Will Not Disappoint Us

Neva Bodin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Neva Bodin

Hulda Kleinschmidt felt the cold November wind filter through the coarse weave of her black sweater as she guided her three children away from the Dak...


Eli Shaber | Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty
Eli Shaber

Eli Shaber is a retired surgeon who is now a poet, traveler, and raconteur. Eli has previously published an epic-style novel curiously entitled "The D...

LOOK: You Won't Believe The Shot This Texan Snapped In A Pasture

Barbara Shallue | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Shallue

Barbara Shallue, 54, writes and blogs from her empty nest in the hills outside of Austin, Texas. While raising three children with her husband, Barbar...


Robert Morgan Fisher | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Robert Morgan Fisher

Two days after the earthquake--not the Big One, just a tectonic joint-pop--Burrows hiked into the hills behind his Tarzana neighborhood and made an in...

The Deal

Benny Sims | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Benny Sims

Sometimes, if you give someone enough rope, they'll hang themselves. Or, if they do what's right, they'll use it to tie up their demons. That's what h...

Dark Matters

Laura Friedman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Laura Friedman

"Ha! They've found the 'god particle'!" Ra exclaimed, raising his hand. An ornate mahogany table instantly appeared as he brought his hand down with a...

'Sleepless In Seattle' Turns 20

Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

On June 25, 1993, Sam Baldwin and Annie Reed officially met at the top of the Empire State Building, pleasantries were exchanged and audiences wept wi...