The Dangers of Fracking for Natural Gas

May 6, 2012

I’d like to post an email I received from a friend: Hello All, I am writing this letter to you because I am truly fearful for our country, my own children and their children. The only way that I can think of combating this fear is to try and let people know what we have been learning about […]

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Is There a Chocolate Conspiracy?

April 2, 2012

It seems that study after study has been touting the benefits of chocolate – eat more of the (delicious!) dark stuff and you might find yourself losing weight, suffering fewer or less severe heart attacks, possessing cleaner arteries, and having a lower blood pressure. Despite the theoretical explanations for chocolate’s health benefits, it is usually […]

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Pollution Inside Your Home

December 4, 2011

You may have already heard that the air inside our homes is more polluted than the air in most modern, industrial cities. As the winter months approach, and as we batten down the hatches to stay warm and cut down our heating bills, it is important to remember the potential hidden costs to our health. […]

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Hot Start

September 23, 2011

by C.B. When I find the center of your center I’ll unwind you And coil you around myself instead And slide my fingers down your seams And dreamily undo you Make spaghetti of your arching primal spires By candle flame, I’ll dextrously denature all that tethers you Until you quiver bodily A harp string And […]

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Death’s Angel

September 21, 2011

by Jude Dippold When he lay dying, she crossed the backyard each day, carrying no more than her black bag full of love and morphine for the old man her children loved as a Grandpa. She had helped her own parents die just years before, but then she had no choice. Now old ties summoned […]

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September 20, 2011

by Erica Tesla It began with the accident: three feet of lost flesh made way for plastic, the living and the inorganic interfaced, and I systematically learned again to grasp. When I get the other shoulder inked, I leave that arm covered. The parlor-man, he thinks he can suss me out: a hippie who mistook […]

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September 19, 2011

by Oliver Riley We remember those who came before. Without direction the dream-thoughts wander On the edge of waking memory razor thin Like the first gasp of sunrise on Ganymede. We remember a windowsill overlooking a city at night The smell of tobacco, of lemons Deep in our collective archive, the vigil of all things […]

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You’re Only Part of a Machine

September 19, 2011

by Matthew Cannizzaro Amputated human beings, only gears, nuts and bolts that make up the machine. Oh woe, who are we post industrialization but the first positive proton to survive its opposite, the first fiery bursts of fusion to breathe light into blackness. The first hydrogen atom to find its partner, the first galaxies swirling— […]

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Waiting Room, and Heartbeat

September 17, 2011

by Conrad Geller Waiting Room In the emergency waiting room, each visitor sits, Humble and cold. The TV is too red, Its sound hollow and fuzzy. The New Yorker Fleers and scoffs at all solemnity. Exits are clearly marked, but the visitors Do not move. Something has enchanted them. With each rustle of entrance, nurses […]

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September 17, 2011

by Jon Duckett There are gaps Gaps in the discourse Unspoken moments where a woman A woman just stares Unsure, unknowing, unaware of implications Unprocessing Just the news, Test results, Things to tell her family Everything is white Everything, stark Trapped in a colour Can it be stark and dirty? Searing, yet flecked With the […]

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A Four Minute Heaven

September 15, 2011

by Kevin Nusser Heaven lasts four minutes the duration of hyperactivity from the oxygen-deprived brain this is my four-minute stroll It opens with me beside the bathtub washing Sarah’s hair, she is 6 years old I’ve used too much shampoo to get extra bubbles and they are running down the wall above Sarah’s hand “Ah, […]

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Microscopy Slide of the Spinal Cord

September 14, 2011

by Tabor Elisabeth Flickinger The spine is built of butterflies; Each spreads its wings upon a slice Of sky stained myelin-blue. When trapped, extracted, scrutinized, The mottled pinion shows its scales’ Designs of subtle hue As tinted nerve cell bodies make The eyelets of the checkerspots Of caught Nymphalinae. Meticulous collectors keep Their beauties under […]

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September 14, 2011

by Nykki B. You are O! she comments, as I pass her by So pretty pregnant today. Blossomed they say, with a smile. You have a sparkle. Perhaps some women are made to blossom for naked silhouette pictures empire waists Pastel print jumpers Not I. Gravid, I am – half-moon heavy, full and round. There […]

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The Sunlight Came in Through a Measurable Door

September 13, 2011

by MJS the sunlight came in through a measurable door that opened on water and danced at the shore the beams were but particles I caught in my gaze that turned and returned in the form of great waves it’s a certain uncertainty, a past made pluperfect for what had transpired led to different verdicts […]

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September 12, 2011

by David Lewis Banging, clammering, frosted glass, muffled shouts Beside me white wraiths give comfort “We have the answer to World Peace” No way to share, then …. Nothing Black sausages with red faces swaying Rearing up to overwhelm Purple clad person floats stage left Disappears to the right… Silence Coloured orbs float around me, […]

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